Dixie, and another pup, were abandoned at a house in Midtown Memphis by a college student who moved away. During her homeless time, Dixie and her canine friend were attacked by a pack of dogs. Her friend didn't make it but Dixie was rescued in time and with proper veterinary care she made a full recovery. Although she was defensive and anxious around other dogs when first rescued, she has made tremendous progress and with slow and proper introductions she enjoys playing, chasing, running, and wrestling with other dogs. Dixie does not enjoy rough play with dogs or people. Although we have not had her with small children, we believe Dixie is best suited for a home with older children.
Dixie is a super sweetie pie who is very affectionate and loves being with people.She keeps her toys and bedding neat and prefers to sleep in a crate. She’s trained on a doggy door and only rarely has potty accidents. Dixie’s favorite past time is to sit on her bed and watch what’s going on around her. She is well behaved and calm when free to walk around indoors but gets very excited at meal time. She knows how to walk on a leash without pulling and comes when called.
Dixie has so much love to give and can’t wait to find a home to call her own.
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Name: Dixie Rose
Breed: Pit bull, Rottweiler Mix
Age: Approx 3 years old
Weight: Approx 46 lbs
Vaccinations: Up to date
Heartworm: Positive and treated, Negative as of 8/12/17
BASED ON OUR OBSERVATIONS:
Dogs: Dixie will do well with non dominant dogs of both sexes after slow/ proper introductions
Kids: Would do best in a home without small children
Adoption Donation: $200
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Paws New England is a rescue, not a shelter, and as such we do not have our dogs housed in one location - they are in foster homes both in New England and in our southern foster homes. If you're interested in a specific dog, please complete a short online application and you will receive a reply within 48 hours so you can ask questions.
At present, if a dog is listed on our website, the dog is considered still available HOWEVER, may have applications that have come in before yours but it's still too early to know if any are a good match; therefore we encourage you to apply.
NOTICE WITH REGARD TO LOCATION OF DOGS: 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.
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