Want to know if Lafayette walks well on a leash? Take a look: https://youtu.be/2gjJ2HjaRk4
Want to know if Lafayette is good with kids? Take a look: https://youtu.be/OAThBLSVeBk
Is Lafayette a silly dog? See for yourself: https://youtu.be/ctjT4cIFqls
Eyes that almost speak to you - that's how the shelter staff describe Lafayette!
We've started working with a new shelter in Florida as a former adopter reached out on this boy's half. He was found as a stray and had been in the shelter for a few months and was coming up on his 'time.' So glad we found him first.
The shelter coordinator loves this dog!! Here's what she told us: He is playful and energetic. He doesn't jump all over you except when you go to feed him. He sounds like a pig because he snorts and grunts as he breathes. It's adorable. He is good with dogs and all humans. He likes going on long walks or running around in a big yard. He loves socializing with other dogs and playing as well.
Mastered: He comes to you when you call if you are knelt down. He knows how to sit and takes treats gently.
HIs foster family worked with him on leash walking as you can see by the video above - he lived in this home where children were in and out all day, playing in the yard and the pool and he loved every second of it!
Ideal Home: Preferably with family with kids and a fenced in yard. He loves children.
Breed: American Staffordshire Terrier/Shar-Pei
Age: Approximately 2 years old
Weight: 50 lbs
Vaccinations: Up to date
Heartworm: Negative at last testing 2/19.
BASED ON OUR OBSERVATIONS:
Dogs: Yes males and females. Would do best with dogs his size or bigger. He might be too rough with the little ones.
Cats: No cats
Kids: Unknown. Would do best with kids 8+ due to size
Adoption Donation: $250
Interested in a specific dog, please fill out an application if you are interested in a dog. The number of individual inquiries is overwhelming and we are finding it difficult to respond to each one. We cannot guarantee you will receive a timely response.
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.
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.