My name is Costello!

Terrier (Unknown Type, Medium)/Pit Bull Terrier Mix Puppy for adoption in Barrington, Rhode Island - Costello
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Facts about Costello

  • Breed: Terrier (Unknown Type, Medium)/Pit Bull Terrier Mix
  • Color: White
  • Age: Puppy
  • Size: Med. 26-60 lbs (12-27 kg)
  • Sex: Female
  • ID#: 10814562-2016757
Adorable video of Costello and her friend Buggy -

Update: Foster mother reports that she believes Costello may be deaf - this would not be surprising given her all white coloring. We have not had her formally evaluated for deafness as the testing is very expensive and tells us what we already know. She does not respond to loud noises when she is asleep or if noise is behind her.

Costello is adorable - very dog friendly of course and a joy to watch during play. She loves her canine siblings and is doing great in foster care with her puppy milestones.

The Imposters are a group of five absolutely adorable puppies - not related biologically - but very much so socially as
they have been together since almost the beginning of their lives.

Dumped at a shelter outside of Nashville, TN, one of our rescue partners was asked to take the group as they were in the shelter with ringworm - highly contagious which therefore put them at the top of the list to be euthanized at approx. 7 weeks of age - not a chance we were going to let that happen.

The group is thriving in foster care and are just adorable. 

Breed: Pit Mix (will be a 'pocket pittie)
Sex: Female
Age: 16 weeks (as of 11/21/16)
Weight: 15 lbs (at 12 weeks)
Spayed/Neutered: No, will require commitment to spay/neuter upon adoption (see below)
Vaccinations:  Up to date including rabies vaccines - all puppy vaccines will be given by 11/11/2016
Heartworm:   Too young to test
Microchipped: Yes
Special Needs: Yes - dog is thought to be deaf.

Good with Children: Yes
Good with Dogs:  Yes
Good with Cats: Unknown, due to age may do well with proper introductions

Adoption Donation: $500.00
Puppy Donation:  $500.00  (includes spay/neuter surgery to be arranged by Paws New England at a partner veterinarian in several locations throughout New England).  If adopter wishes to have his/her own veterinarian perform the surgery, $100 will be reimbursed upon proof of spay/neuter.
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, Arkansas) and New England.  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.
Visit our website below for an adoption application and answers to your most “Frequently Asked Questions:
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.