My name is Walter Oliver!

Pit Bull Terrier Dog for adoption in Barrington, Rhode Island - Walter Oliver
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Facts about Walter Oliver

  • Breed: Pit Bull Terrier
  • Color: Unknown
  • Age: Young
  • Size: Large 61-100 lbs (28-45 kg)
  • Sex: Male
  • ID#: 10200396-2016478
Now Fostering in New England!!

How happy is this fella?!

If you are looking for a friend to play ball or run with then Walter Oliver is your guy. He was given two names to represent his big personality. Walter has a beautiful block head and small, muscular body and wants to run and play everyday. He loves to hike and can show you around the Blue Hills. He loves his toys and will relax with a kong or rawhide when it is quiet time.

Found as a stray wandering the streets, Walter had an injury to his tail - an extreme case of 'happy tail' that required two tail amputation surgeries to correct. His tail may be pretty short now, but his happiness level is still off the charts. He still wiggles that tail and bum and loves to get belly rubs from his new friends!

Walter Oliver is a strong boy and will require training to perfect his leash walking skills, as well as basic doggie manners. He is food motivated and takes treats gently. He is crate trained and doesn't have accidents in the kennel. However, he has learned the boarding schedule and may need time to adjust to a new schedule in a home environment. Walter will do best in an active home and his larger than life personality may be too much for small children.

Name: Walter Oliver
Sex: Male
Breed: Pitbull
Age: 1 year old
Weight: 54 pounds
Spayed/Neutered: Yes
Vaccinations: Up to date
Microchipped: Yes
Heartworm: Negative

Good with Dogs: Yes, with proper introductions
Good with Cats: Unknown
Good with Kids: Yes, has met kids in public situations and did well. Flops right over for belly rubs.

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.