My name is Ginger Shadow!

Carolina Dog/Labrador Retriever Mix Dog for adoption in Barrington, Rhode Island - Ginger Shadow
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Facts about Ginger Shadow

  • Breed: Carolina Dog/Labrador Retriever Mix
  • Color: Unknown
  • Age: Adult
  • Size: Large 61-100 lbs (28-45 kg)
  • Sex: Male
  • ID#: 10085190-2016403
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Shadow just arrived in New England on 9/26 and is his foster family is already head over heels in love with this handsome gentleman! He's settling in nicely with his foster parents and canine brothers and everyone is excited to see his true personality come out.

Shadow’s mother was abandoned while pregnant at a remote oil field in Texas. She and another pregnant female were rescued by a kind worker and brought back to his farm where Shadow and his littermates were born and raised for the past 3 years.

He grew up around a lot of other dogs, but had little socialization so new situations and new people can be very scary for him. He made his way to one of our experienced foster homes so he can received more one on one attention.

Shadow has made tremendous progress in the past few months with his incredible southern foster family 6! In the beginning he would have two spots in the home where he would hang out and observe from a far, but now he is getting more comfortable and is actually seeking attention from his foster parents. While still shying away somewhat, he is getting much more comfortable on walks when walking by other people and around different sounds. He recently went on an outing and he loved trailblazing one of the hiking trails in a local national forest.

Shadow knows the commands come, sit, outside, and bedtime. He's very well behaved in the house and can be left out of his crate while his foster parents work 9-5. Shadow is housetrained, cratetrained and doesn't give any trouble during baths or nail clippings.

Shadow is a sensitive boy and will need a patient family who is willing to give him the time to adjust to a new forever family. He doesn't have a mean bone in his body and take treats ever so gently from your hands. He has shown us that with some love and patience he will blossom into a wonderful companion, he just needs to find the right person to give him that chance. Shadow is looking for a home on a quiet street and a fenced yard.

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Name: Ginger Shadow
Sex: Male
Breed: Carolina Dog/Labrador Mix (best guess)
Age: 3 years as of 6/5/16
Weight: 62 pounds as of 9/2016
Spayed/Neutered: Yes
Vaccinations: Up to date as of 6/5/16
Heartworm: Negative, on preventative
Microchipped: Yes

Good with Dogs: Yes- currently fostering with dogs and needs a canine sibling to build his confidence.
Good with Cats: Unknown
Good with Kids: Unknown. Due to timid nature would likely do best with older children.

Adoption Donation: $450

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.

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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.

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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.