My name is Russell!

German Shepherd Dog/Treeing Walker Coonhound Mix Dog for adoption in Barrington, Rhode Island - Russell
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Facts about Russell

  • Breed: German Shepherd Dog/Treeing Walker Coonhound Mix
  • Color: Unknown
  • Age: Adult
  • Size: Large 61-100 lbs (28-45 kg)
  • Sex: Male
  • ID#: 10838457-2015277
Russell was rescued from a backyard in Tennessee along with his six siblings. For years, seven large hounds were kept confined in an outdoor pen with little to no interactions with people or other animals, making for some very insecure, unsocialized, desperately broken dogs. Paws New England rescued all seven, and one-by-one, each made their way to New England to foster homes. Russell is from a group of dogs who were given zero chances in life but who survived. He is a survivor.

Hello there, My name is Russell. My foster mom calls methe cowardly lion, I know I look so big on the outside but I am a little cowardly on the inside. I do love my ball though and love it when my foster dadgoes outside and plays ball with me, I could fetch that ball for hours and Ieven like to chomp on it walking around the yard it makes a really squishy kind of sound that makes me feel good.

I am housebroken and know my basic commands. There are some things that the cowardly lion doesn’t like either like riding in the car- it’s so scary to see those people and bikes going by I like to bark at them and then they leave. I also get really scared at the vet.

My best friends are my foster sisters, I love girl dogs, I mean who wouldn’t I love running with them and just hanging out with them it's the best. My foster brother is ok but I really like girls. I think my ideal forever home would allow me to go outside and hang out but come in and lie on a softbed. Hang with my owners and I also do like my crate too since that is my special place when there is too many scary things I like to go in there andjust relax. Little kids scare me they run too fast and get crazy but I think I would like older kids.

Name: Russell
Sex: M
Breed:Shepard/tree walker coonhound mix
Age: 2
Weight: 98lbs
Spayed/Neutered: neutered
Vaccinations: (include date) UTD 8/2016
Heartworm: Negative

Dogs: yes( not a dog park dog) slow introductions
Cats: Ok with dog savy cat.. sometimes barks at cat
Kids: Older kids..who are respective of his need for space

Adoption Donation: $450

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.

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.