My name is Sansa!

Shepherd (Unknown Type)/Flat-Coated Retriever Mix Dog for adoption in Barrington, Rhode Island - Sansa
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Facts about Sansa

  • Breed: Shepherd (Unknown Type)/Flat-Coated Retriever Mix
  • Color: Black
  • Age: Young
  • Size: Large 61-100 lbs (28-45 kg)
  • Sex: Female
  • ID#: 10577979-2016441
Update - 10/22
Laid back doesn't even begin to describe this girl - she's very content to sit at your feet and wait for you to make a move and if you don't she's happy to do that too. At an adoption event today, she was 100% non-phased by the noise and constant petting - she loves the petting. She looks at you right in the eyes and it goes right through you.

Sansa was found as a stray in Tennessee and she was VERY pregnant at the time! She was saved by PAWS and had five puppies while with her amazing foster family. All her puppies have been adopted and she is now looking for a home of her own!

Sansa is approximately 18 months old. She is friendly with people of all ages and with all other dogs. Sansa is 90% house-trained - still needs some work on appropriate potty habits, but she is very smart and we are confident she will master it! Sansa cannot be crated. She hates being confined and will get out of any sort of crate, gate or contraption designed to keep her confined in a small space. Sansa can jump gates - as high as 5 ft fences/gates! She will not jump a 6-ft fence but will try to dig under it; she doesn't want to run away, she just wants to join her humans if they are on the other side!

She loves being wit her people. She enjoys snuggles and pets. Sansa is working on her basic obedience skills and walks great on a leash! She loves to counter surf- especially if there is chicken on the counter! Sansa also enjoys sunbathing at the beach.

Sansa is looking for an active home where she can relax and enjoy the good life!

Name: Sansa
Sex: Female
Breed: Shepherd/Flat Coat Retriever
Age: 20 months old as of 9/18/16
Weight: 50 pounds as of 8/16/16
Spayed/Neutered: Spayed
Vaccinations: Up to date as of 09/2016
Heartworm: Negative
Microchipped: Yes

Dogs: Yes- has interacted with dogs of all sizes and genders and does well
Cats: No
Kids: Yes. Has lived with kids as young as 9 months and as old as teenagers. Is gentle with the little ones. Is playful.

Adoption Donation: $200.00

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.