My name is Tank the Hunk!

Labrador Retriever/Terrier (Unknown Type, Medium) Mix Dog for adoption in Barrington, Rhode Island - Tank the Hunk
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Facts about Tank the Hunk

  • Breed: Labrador Retriever/Terrier (Unknown Type, Medium) Mix
  • Color: Tan/Yellow/Fawn
  • Age: Adult
  • Size: Large 61-100 lbs (28-45 kg)
  • Sex: Male
  • ID#: 10821858-2016669
Hi, my name is Tank!
I am a handsome guy with a fawn- tan color, white accents on my chest and paws, and a black muzzle. I am a big boy currently weighing 90 pounds and appear to be a lab/terrier mix. I was found curled up in the middle of the road, with puncture wounds on my neck/ears, and very malnourished and underweight. I didn’t seem to care if I got ran over in the road or not.

A nice lady took pity on me, picked me up out of the road, and contacted a PAWS volunteer who kindly took me into his home. That was over a year ago and now I am ready for my permanent home. I am currently enrolled in obedience training and I have learned to sit, stay, and lie down. I take treats very gently. I am very loving and personable and love to meet new people. Sometimes I want to jump up to greet new people, but I get down when commanded to. I am friendly and always wagging my tail. I am rather active and love to go on walks and for car rides. I am always ready to jump in the car at the slightest invitation. I am crate trained and kennel up without hesitation. Even though I am not in a home with other dogs, I see them at obedience class and on vet visits and I am always friendly and social.

I enjoy hanging out with my foster Dad and going to the dog park. I have been enrolled in obedience lessons regularly now for several weeks and I have learned basic commands and my manners have improved. I will sit/stay for up to 1 minute, heal when walking, and do not pull on the lead as I once did.

I love my trainer/training and am very motivated to continue to push for learning. It’s my favorite part of the day and sometimes I get rewarded with a ball to retrieve. I enjoy everything about my training. I have been neutered, current on vaccines, rabies, and microchipped. I did test heartworm positive, completed my treatment in September 2016, and doing very well after that. I would love to have my own family so I can become a member of a family who will give me lots of active play time and tons of love. Since I am strong and a large size dog, continuation of my training would be a great idea. I would make a great running partner for someone. I am very loving and promise to be your best friend.

Name: Tank the Hunk
Sex: Male
Breed: Pit bull terrier-Lab mix
Age: 2.5 years
Spayed/Neutered: Yes
Weight: 90 pounds (as of 9/23/16)
Vaccinations: Up to date
Heartworm: Tested positive (treated for HW on 9/22 and 9/23), on preventative
Microchipped: Yes

Children: Yes, older children due to large size
Dogs: Yes, not fostering with other dogs but does well when interacting with them in public
Cats: Unknown

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.