My name is Sam the Man!

Pit Bull Terrier Dog for adoption in Barrington, Rhode Island - Sam the Man
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Facts about Sam the Man

  • Breed: Pit Bull Terrier
  • Color: Unknown
  • Age: Young
  • Size: Med. 26-60 lbs (12-27 kg)
  • Sex: Male
  • ID#: 10522554-2016612
Sam the Man was dumped at a home in Texarkana and luckily the lady that owns the home is an animal lover! Initially Sam was very skittish and would not let his foster approach him. He would smell her hand then back away. After getting him into the house, Sam wouldn't let anyone pet him for several days but has warmed up, however he can still be jumpy if there are sudden movements. His foster says Sam appears very smart as evidenced by speed with which he potty trained.

Sa gets along great with dogs after slow introductions. Sam's foster mom has a 3 year old son who he enjoys playing with. Sam seems to enjoy company and gets along well with all family members! His foster says he doesn't growl, and is becoming more playful as he is getting comfortable in his surroundings.

Sam's ideal family would be one who would love him and treat him as part of the family. Sam enjoys playing with children, so a family with children would be great for him. Sam might take several days or a little longer to adjust since he has bonded closely with his foster family, so a family with patience would be in Sam's best interest as well.

Name: Sam the Man
Sex: Pit Bull Terrier Mix
Breed: Male
Age: Approximately 15 months
Weight: 42 pounds
Spayed/Neutered: Yes
Vaccinations: Up to date
Microchipped: Yes
Heartworm: Negative

Good with Dogs: Does well with female dogs
Good with Cats: No
Good with Kids: Yes- fostering with a three year old and does well

Adoption Donation: $250

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.

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.