My name is Groves!

Labrador Retriever Dog for adoption in Barrington, Rhode Island - Groves
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Facts about Groves

  • Breed: Labrador Retriever
  • Color: Unknown
  • Age: Senior
  • Size: Large 61-100 lbs (28-45 kg)
  • Sex: Male
  • ID#: 10683194-2016724
Groves was picked up as a stray by a concerned citizen and turned into the shelter on October 1st, 2016 in poor condition. At 75 pounds he is underweight. He has signs of neglect and is heart worm positive. He was pulled from the shelter and moved to a foster home on October 15th.

Groves is calm and relaxed and seems happy just laying on his bed. He has already mastered the doggy door and is housebroken! He is expected to be ready for adoption December 10th.

**Update 11/3
Groves is a sweet senior who exudes warmth, love, and patience. Although his body isn't as limber as it once was, he still has joyful moments where he tries to jump and play. His tail almost never stops wagging and his smile will light up a room. Groves is happy from the moment his eyes open until he goes to bed. We may never know about his past but it's clear that he loves people and other dogs and seeks out affection and company. Groves would be a wonderful companion to sit on the porch, watch television with and take for short walks. Due to his age and size he would do best with elevated food and water bowls and an elevated bed.

Groves is a slow eater and prefers wet food. He may need to be monitored to be sure he eats enough. He does not like to be let outside alone yet but this may change as he builds confidence.

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Name: Groves
Sex: Male
Breed: Labrador
Age: 9-10 years old
Weight: 86 pounds
Spayed/Neutered: Yes
Vaccinations: Up to date
Microchipped: Yes
Heartworm: Treated on 11/10/16

Good with Dogs: Yes
Good with Cats: Passed initial cat test. This means that he is not living with a cat but may do well with proper and slow introductions.
Good with Kids: Unknown but based on personality expected to do well

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.