Special Needs Puppy ~ Deaf and Visually Impaired
On the morning of March 6th, our Three's Company(Chrissy, Janet and Jack) were found in a box by a Jonesboro, Arkansas animal control officer. They were cold but very loving. After examination by the kennel staff and a vet, it was discovered that this little girl is deaf and has very limited vision (shadows only).
Paws New England was contacted to help find these three special pups loving homes and we jumped at the chance.
They are all typical happy puppies. They are adjusting well in their foster home. They love playing with the other dogs and getting love from the people. Even the special little girl does not let her needs stop her. She is just as curious as everyone else.
Chrissy doesn't realize she's different - as you can see from the videos, she plays with her siblings and her friend Fluffernutter without any issues. It's amazing how they adjust and just go along in life....
Chrissy's adopter must be prepared for the training she will require - we don't require that you have experience with a deaf and blind dog, only that you have the love and patience to give her.
Check out these videos of the puppies playing
Breed: Red Heeler/Labrador Mix
Age: 10 Weeks as of 03/06/2017
Weight: All were around 10 pounds as of 03/06/2017
Spayed/Neutered: Too young. Will require commitment to spay/neuter upon adoption. See below
Vaccinations: Up to date in the puppy series. May require additional vaccinations post adoption at the cost of adopter
Heartworm: Too young to test
Microchipped: Will be before adoption
BASED ON OUR OBSERVATIONS:
Dogs: Yes, they are fostering with 5 other dogs and are doing very well. They love to get in the yard and play with everyone.
Cats: Should be. They are young enough, with proper training and introductions they should be fine with cats.
Kids: Yes. They are doing very well socializing with all ages of people.
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.
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.