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Rescue Group: PAWS NEW ENGLAND
|Breed:||Basenji Mix||Color:||White - With Black||Age:||Young|
|Size:||Med. 26-60 lbs (12-27 kg)||Sex:||Female|
Applications get first consideration before emails - if interested in this dog, you should complete an application.
Meet Kopher! She is such a sweet girl!! Be sure to watch the video of her getting very excited before she eats at her foster home!
Kopher is a four year old, 35-40 pound, spayed Basenji mix that was found wandering with her two puppies on a very busy rural road in the south. (Her female pups, Ionna and Ivy are adopted.) Kopher also found an adopter, but was returned because she was a bit skiddish with the farm animals that they had on their property.
Since that, she has been residing in a foster home in MA for several months. She loves it there, but still longs for a home of her own.
Foster mom says sheis a very lovable dog once she feels trust with you. Kopher can be nervous and timid when first meeting new people or animals, but once she get to know and trust you, she is such a sweet loving dog, who actually thinks she is a 40 pound lap dog!!
Kopher is wonderful on a leash, and is fine with free range of the house. She lives with adults and two older children (12,14) She sleeps all night without a peep (in her foster mom's bed) and is a HUGE cuddler. She is housetrained and has a low to medium energy level. She is fine with the two dogs and cat there in the home, but may be happiest being the sole center of attention.
Kopher would do fine with a dog savvy cat, but is still too nervous around younger children, so she would be best in a home with children that are over 10 years old or an adult only home.
Kopher has waited so long to find her forever home. Could you possibly be her hero and give her that? She will reward you with much love and affection.
Thank you for your interest in a rescue dog. They are the best!!
Paws New England as recently joined VCA Animal Hospitals in a program providing new adopters with a certificate for an initial health exam at a VCA Hospital and treatment of certain conditions free of charges for the first 7 days. This is a great program and PAWS is thrilled to be participating in for our adopters.
Interested in adopting this wonderful dog? Please visit our website and complete an online adoption application.
We are often asked, ""Why would you charge ""so much"" for a rescue pet? Why not just place it in a good home?" ..... The answer is because we need adopters who are willing to support ALL rescue pets, not just the dog they adopt. A young, healthy dog might cost us $150-400 in discounted vet care, and many people will want to adopt it; an older dog with health issues can easily cost $500-1500 in veterinary expenses, and it may require months of foster care for rehabilitation yet we can only ask a minimal adoption fee, and it may be a long time until anyone comes forward to adopt him/her. Fees from the younger, more adoptable dogs help offset the cost of caring for the others.