My name is Suzy, Clementine!

Chihuahua Dog for adoption in Barrington, Rhode Island - Suzy, Clementine
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Facts about Suzy, Clementine

  • Breed: Chihuahua
  • Color: Unknown
  • Age: Senior
  • Size: Small 25 lbs (11 kg) or less
  • Sex: Female
  • ID#: 10784366-2016790
If you are looking for not one, but two, cuddle bugs, Clementine and Suzy are the girls for you!

Clementine and Suzy were surrendered to a shelter by their owner because she didn’t want them anymore. They had been living in the house of an unscrupulous backyard breeder with a dozen other dogs in Tennessee. Lucky for them they were rescued from the shelter by a PAWS NE partner. Cleaned, spayed and vaccinated, they were brought north when they were ready, and became lucky PAWS pups.

Clementine is about 9 yrs old and as sweet as they come. She is very overweight and is on a limited calorie diet. She also has cataracts. There is also another problem with her right eye that we are working on with our vets. It’s unclear why this eye bulges making it hard for her to fully close her eye lid. She is currently on a lengthy regiment of antibiotics in hopes that it is an infection behind her eye. Whatever the cause, Clementine will not be able to go to an adoptive home until this issue is resolved. But that doesn’t mean you cannot apply for them!! It would be wonderful for an adopter to be waiting for them when Clementine’s health is back in order! In spite of her problems and tough life, Clementine is a happy girl. She loves to be with her people and cannot cuddle close enough. She loves belly rubs and is a kissing bug too.
Suzy is Clementine’s daughter and just the cutest little girl you’ll ever see. She weighs a whopping 3.2 lbs. and is 2 yo. She is the braver of the two but still stays very close to mom. Suzy squeaks like a mouse when she wants to be picked up and cuddled. She has learned how to go down the steps independently and will come up with encouragement and she’s beginning to figure out how to play with toys.

Both girls are timid and stick together and they Must be adopted together. They have become comfortable in their foster home and are beginning to explore more, but are quick to scoot back to their favorite bed when frightened or unsure. They are being fostered with other small dogs and a cat. They pay no attention to any of them. They are content to snuggle with each other and their foster mom. They are housebroken, crate trained and will use a puppy pad if one is left for them. They were quick to learn the routine of the house and get very excited when it’s time to eat. They are quiet and sedate and want nothing more than a warm bed with blankets, something to eat and lots of love.

Given Suzy’s tiny size and Clementine’s visual limitation, only an adult home will be considered. A fenced yard would be a huge plus. Another dog in the home would be fine as long as it was a small, quiet dog not more than 20-25 lbs. They do not play with their foster siblings, but a larger dog would likely terrify them. It appears they have had limited socialization. They do not bite but will bark and growl when they feel stressed. For these reasons, it is believed that a rather quiet home would be best suited for them.

If you have any questions you’d like answered, please feel free to email their foster mom at

Name: Suzy (Daughter)
Breed: Chihuahua
Sex: Female
Age: 2 years old
Weight: 3 lbs
Spayed/Neutered: Yes
Vaccinations: Up to date
Heartworm: Negative
Microchipped: Yes

Name: Clementine (Mom)
Breed: Chihuahua
Sex: Female
Age: 9 years old
Weight: 10 lbs
Spayed/Neutered: Yes
Vaccinations: Up to date
Heartworm: Negative
Microchipped: Yes
Medical: Clementine is mostly blind so an adult only home is necessary.

Good with Children: Unknown
Good with Dogs: Yes
Good with Cats:  Seem fine with cats in foster home.

Adoption Donation: $250 for Suzy & Clementine
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Please note: Paws New England is a foster-based rescue. We do not have a brick and mortar building to house the dogs we rescue. We have found that dogs in foster homes are much more adoptable because they have been observed in a home setting. Dogs listed with Paws New England typically reside in various locations throughout the south (primarily Tennessee, Texas, and Arkansas) and New England (not necessarily in the state of Rhode Island). You will be notified by the adoption coordinator of the location of the dog you are interested in so you have the ability to decide whether to pursue adoption or not.

Dogs transported to New England are done so at a fee of $150.00 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.

Adoption donations cover pre-adoption vet costs (including vaccinations, spay/neuter when age appropriate, and heartworm testing/treatment when necessary), a microchip, and transportation to New England if 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 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.