My name is Sophie Sweets!

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

  • Breed: Shepherd (Unknown Type) Mix
  • Color: Black
  • Age: Adult
  • Size: Large 61-100 lbs (28-45 kg)
  • Sex: Female
  • ID#: 10555399-2016631
Sophie Sweets certainly hasn't had an easy time in life. She was adopted from our partner shelter as a puppy 5 years ago. At some point she ended up at a nearby high volume/high kill shelter absolutely terrified. Workers at her originating shelter quickly retrieved her and helped her gain some confidence. She was recently adopted again only to be returned after the family adopted a puppy. Sophie deserves better than this and we're determined to help her find a true forever family!

Sophie can be initially shy, but quickly warms up and even more so with another friendly, confident dog in the home. She enjoys going to the dog park and romping with her canine friends. She warms up quickly and has become friends with all of the shelter workers. In her previous home she was completely house broken and loved her people very much. She enjoys going for walks and continues to work on her leash manners. We think she'd do great with an easy walk harness or the like.

This girl has become a shelter favorite. But we know there is a true forever family out there just waiting to find her!

**Update 9/25
Sophie has been treated for heartworm and is now in a local foster home in TN. Her foster mom reports that she's the sweetest girl who is a pleasure to have in the house. She's does well in her crate and hasn't had an accident in the home in over two weeks! She's a smart gal as she knows sit and down. And she can easily be bribed with cheese and bits of hot dogs, which will be great for continued training. Sophie is fostering with 4 kids and super sweet with them. Her foster mom says she's very gentle and loving. Her favorite spot is her foster mom's lap- if she'll let her! She's loving foster family life and especially enjoys rolling out in the grass in the back yard! This girl has been failed so many times and it's wonderful to see her doing so well. We can't wait until she has a family of her own!

Name: Sophie Sweets
Sex: Female
Breed: Shepherd Mix
Age: Approx 5 year old
Weight: 74 pounds
Spayed/Neutered: Yes
Vaccinations: Up to date 07/12/16
Heartworm: Positive, treated on 9/13 and 9/14
Microchipped: Yes

Dogs: Yes
Cats: No
Kids: Yes, fostering with 4 kids and doing great

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.

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.