My name is Scruffles!

Standard Schnauzer/Terrier (Unknown Type, Medium) Mix Dog for adoption in Barrington, Rhode Island - Scruffles
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Facts about Scruffles

  • Breed: Standard Schnauzer/Terrier (Unknown Type, Medium) Mix
  • Color: Black
  • Age: Senior
  • Size: Small 25 lbs (11 kg) or less
  • Sex: Male
  • ID#: 9803810-2016024
Fostering in New England!!

Scruffy (with Abagail) was surrendered by his owner in March of 2015 to a dog sanctuary in Tennessee. The owner was moving and could not take the dogs with him. What a tragedy for Scruffy and Abby, who found themselves displaced out of their forever home as seniors! Very quickly, the sanctuary staff realized that the boarding situation was too overwhelming for these pups, and they were moved to a foster home in TN, where they spent several months before Paws New England was informed of their plight and moved them North. They arrived in New England on January 30 to a new foster home.

Scruffy defies his age! While he is a senior and is very calm and laid-back for the most part, he does show some initial excitement when people visit, and he makes it a point to seek out attention from people. He loves to be walked daily and is very good on leash, but also loves an opportunity to occasionally run around in a fenced yard and protect his territory from squirrels.

Scruffy is very good with other dogs (after the initial introductions). He is getting along fine with the 6 other dogs he is currently living with. Scruffy will lick and groom other k9 members of the household, but he probably would be happiest as an only dog or being adopted with Abby, his life-long companion. Sometimes, he can be grumpy over food or chew toys and is not eager to share with the other k9 members. Scruffy has decided that his bed is only for him if he’s there first, but he’ll happily join another dog that’s already on a bed.

This sweet senior deserves nothing less than a fantastic home and we’re determined to find that for him!!

Name: Scruffles aka Scruffy
Breed: Schnauzer-Terrier Mix
Sex: Male
Age: 11 years old as of 03/20/2016
Weight: 19 pounds as of 01/13/2016
Spayed/Neutered: Yes
Vaccinations: Up to Date as of 01/13/2016
Heartworm: Negative and on Preventative
Microchipped: Yes

Good with Dogs: Yes
Good with cats: No
Good with Kids: No

Adoption Donation: $200

Dogs transported to New England are done so at a fee of $125.00 paid directly to the transporting company by Paws New England; no additional transport costs are responsibility of adopter. This fee is included in the adoption donation.

Visit our website below for an adoption application and answers to your most “Frequently Asked Questions:

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Adoption donations cover pre-adoption vet costs (vaccinations, spaying/neutering (when age appropriate), heartworm testing/treatment when necessary,

Donations for our young, healthy puppies and dogs support their fellow canines of advanced age or suffering from injuries and abuse whose donations are reduced but whose veterinary costs are typically much higher - we appreciate your understanding that your dog will help others in need.

All known information about the animal is listed above. We do our best to give accurate information, but most of our dogs are rescues and do not come with a known history.

Paws New England dogs are boarded in private fosters home/training facilities and are not housed in a central facility; these accommodations are located throughout New England and are not necessarily in the state of Rhode Island.

Paws New England abides by the dog importation regulations set forth in the states of MA, CT, NH and RI.


About Our Rescue Group...

PAWS is comprised of a small group of volunteers from New England and Tennessee trying to reduce the euthanization rate (previously 90%) at the Tipton County Animal Control shelter in Brighton, Tennessee. This shelter is forced to euthanize thousands of animals each year due to irresponsible pet owners that do not spay/ neuter their dogs in the area. Millions of dogs in America are euthanized each year due to lack of space and lack of funding to try and find them better homes.

Our mission is to save as many animals as possible, removing them from the shelter, having their veterinary needs met prior to traveling and then finding them loving homes throughout New England. We do this only with the assistance of many people volunteering their time by going to the shelter, transporting the dogs to the vet, fostering dogs who need special care, and arranging for their new and happy homes in this area. Most importantly, we cannot do any of this without those people willing to open their homes and hearts to these lovely creatures.

Come Meet Our Pets...

All of our dogs are located either in foster homes in New England or Tennessee/Missouri. Please email our volunteers to ask about the specific pet that you are interested in.

Where Your Purchase Helps Support Rescue!

Our Adoption Process...

Donation: $450.00 (includes $140.00 transport fee paid directly to USDA approved transport company)

Interested in adopting this wonderful dog? Please visit our website and complete an online adoption application.

The adoption donation covers all pre-adoption vet costs (general health exam, vaccinations, heartworm testing/treatment when necessary)

Puppies under the age of 4 months will not be spayed/neutered prior to adoption upon advice of our veterinarians; small dog breeds may not be altered prior to six months if size prohibitive. Paw New England has a spay/neuter program in place with partner vets or if adopter chooses veterinarian of their own choice, reimbursement of $60.00 provided to adopter.