My name is Norma Jean!

Terrier (Unknown Type, Medium)/American Staffordshire Terrier Mix Dog for adoption in Barrington, Rhode Island - Norma Jean
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Facts about Norma Jean

  • Breed: Terrier (Unknown Type, Medium)/American Staffordshire Terrier Mix
  • Color: Brindle
  • Age: Adult
  • Size: Med. 26-60 lbs (12-27 kg)
  • Sex: Female
  • ID#: 11394201-2017484

Like her namesake, Norma Jean has not has an easy life so far. This sweet girl was picked up as a stray by animal control after being found tied to the fence of an abandoned house in Buffalo. It is clear that she had several litters of puppies during her lifetime. She is also underweight, has a 'hot spot' on her back from an untreated flea allergy, and has a torn cruciate ligament in her knee. To top it off, immediately after being pulled from the shelter, poor Norma Jean came down with a very serious case of pneumonia and had to be hospitalized for several days.

But Norma Jean has battled back from pneumonia and is ready to go about becoming the Marilyn that we know she is meant to be! We don't know very much about her background, but this sweet lady is a dream! She knows sit and down, is housebroken, loves humans (including men!), is good with other dogs, and was very gentle with her 2 year old foster niece. Norma loves laying out in the sun or rolling around to scratch her back. But more than anything, she loves giving kissing and hanging out with her people. Norma is feeling much better and her foster family is loving watching her show off her true personality.

Norma is currently receiving medicated baths for her skin (which she seems to actually enjoy!). Next up, she will have surgery to repair her torn cruciate ligament (similar to human ACL surgery) and then she will be spayed. She will have to be on limited activity after her surgery, but her foster mom would be happy to answer any questions that you might have about that. Norma is not a high energy dog by any means, so she seems like she will get through recovery like a champ.

Norma is hoping that her forever family can see the star that shines brightly inside of her. Will you help Norma become a Marilyn??

Name: Norma Jean
Sex: Female
Breed: Terrier / American Staffordshire mix
Age: approx. 2-4 years old as of April 2017
Weight: 55 pounds (underweight - needs to gain a few pounds)
Spayed/Neutered: Will be prior to adoption
Vaccinations: Up to date
Heartworm: Negative
Microchipped: Will be before adoption
Medical: Torn cruciate ligament. Will be repaired surgically prior to adoption.

Dogs: Yes, fostering with two dogs currently
Cats: Unknown
Kids: Does not live with children, bu was very gentle with her 2 year old foster niece

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.


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.