Espy is a very sweet 2 year old Border Collie/Lab mix that doesn't let a setback stop her from loving life. This pup may only have three legs but nothing gets her down. She enjoys running, jumping and playing! She constantly wants love from everyone and to give out many kisses. Espy is joyful with everyone she meets and people talk about her bubbly personality when they meet her. She knows her name and will gladly come when called, but also understands a correction word such as “eh-eh”.
This southern gal has beautiful soulful eyes, loves the outdoors, going on car rides, kids and other dogs. She sleeps quietly through the night on her own dog bed and is very reliable with potty breaks. Sweet Espy knows sit and takes her treats gently. This precious funny girl is content to be alongside you with a good bone or a good rub behind the ears. Espy would be a perfect family member addition to any great family!
Name: Esperanza (nickname Espy)
Breed: Border Collie/Lab mix
Age: Approximately 2 years
Weight: 52.9 pounds as of July 2017
Vaccinations: Up to date
Medical: back right leg amputated
BASED ON OUR OBSERVATIONS:
Dogs: Yes – Espy had several kennel mates at the shelter & vet techs said she was great with all of them. She was also around smaller dogs in foster home and did very well.
Cats:Unknown – she has only encountered one cat at the vet’s office while on a leash & did okay. But has not been around them while roaming around or in a home.
Kids: Yes – better fit with older children just due to size and puppy play.
Adoption Donation: 450.00
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.