My name is Goober!

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

  • Breed: Pit Bull Terrier
  • Color: Black
  • Age: Adult
  • Size: Large 61-100 lbs (28-45 kg)
  • Sex: Male
  • ID#: 10649337-2016701
Meet the adorable Goober. He was found wandering the streets of Randolph by himself and turned into the local shelter. He has quickly become a shelter favorite with his adorable face and goofy personality. He runs like a lanky teenager still growing into his legs and is a little clumsy. Goober loves food and cookies and will go in his crate and wait patiently for them. Once in awhile, he forgets his manners and growls if you try to move his food bowl before he is quite finished. He loves his crate and will happily sleep in it all night or hang out in it when needed. In the shelter, Goober doesn't really care about the other dogs in their crates and tries to play with dogs he has seen outside, although he has not yet had the opportunity. House training is going slowly in the shelter, but we expect that to pick up once he is in a home.

Goober has a skin infection that is currently being treated and he may need to be on special food in the future. The most unique thing about Goober, other than his stunning good looks, is that he is deaf. This does not add any special medical concerns, but does mean that you have to get creative with his training. So far he has mastered sit, and currently we are trying to find out if he responds better to training with vibration or light signals.

Goober's ideal home would have a fenced yard, so that he can have a safe place to run around and expend energy. He will need a family that will be patient while he learns what is expected of him and will be dedicated to working with a trainer to teach him appropriate doggie manners. Goober is smart and has already learned where he gets fed and the schedule of the day. We believe once we figure out the way he learns best, that being deaf won't prevent him from learning all kinds of things.

Name: Goober
Sex: male
Breed: Pitbull
Age: approx. 2 years old as of July 2016
Weight: 55 pounds as of 10/5/16
Spayed/Neutered: yes
Vaccinations: Up to date as of 10/2016
Heartworm: Negative as of July 2016
Microchipped: Yes

Dogs: has done well with meeting dogs, both male and female and various ages, through a fence. tail wagging and trying to play, no barking, growling or signs of aggression
Cats: unknown but can arrange to be tested
Kids: currently has not met any kids, but based on personality may do well with older kids

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.

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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.

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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.