My name is Stitch!

Shepherd (Unknown Type) Mix Dog for adoption in Barrington, Rhode Island - Stitch
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Facts about Stitch

  • Breed: Shepherd (Unknown Type) Mix
  • Color: Black
  • Age: Adult
  • Size: Med. 26-60 lbs (12-27 kg)
  • Sex: Male
  • ID#: 10518726-2016343
Currently Fostering in New England!

How handsome is Stitch? He's a gorgeous 3.5 year old shepherd mix who can't wait to find a forever family! He was surrendered to the Tipton shelter in March after his family could no longer care for him. Luckily, volunteers came to his rescue and he now joins PAWS in hope of happily ever after!

Stich is a happy boy who LOVES to be with his people. That includes his foster parents and a 5 and 7 year old. He has the intelligence of a Shepard and the demeanor of a lab. He does not prefer to be crated but is working hard on this skill. He would love a family with a canine sibling for him to play with and teach him the ropes of indoor life. His most favorite game is fetch and will happily play in the yard with his foster siblings. Stitch enjoys playing with dogs and kids and has quickly learned how to interact with his senior canine siblings. He is working on basic training and has already become a little gentleman. He walks well on a leash. He will need to continue with basic training where he can learn the skills needed to be a great canine citizen.

He is a cuddle bug and enjoys belly rubs, napping on his bed and treats in his Kong

Stitch was recently diagnosed with double hip dysplasia. He's not uncomfortable in any way, but can sometimes be wobbly. Stair training was a success and is helping him build up muscle. Currently, treatment recommendation is weight management.

This handsome fella can't wait to join his forever home!

Name: Stitch
Sex: Male
Breed: Sheperd Mix
Age: 3.5 years old as of 5/10/16
Weight: 53 pounds as of 5/10/16
Spayed/Neutered: Yes
Vaccinations: Up to date
Microchipped: Yes
Heartworm: Negative


Good with Dogs: Yes
Good with Cats: NO, he was way too reactive to kitties in their kennel at foster home.
Good with Kids: Currently fostering with a 5 & 7 year old. He can get mouthy with play but is learning that this is not ok. He respondes quickly to 'No mouth'.

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.

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

For more information about this particular dog, please email:

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.