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Rescue Group: PAWS NEW ENGLAND
|Breed:||Labrador Retriever Mix||Color:||Black||Age:||Young|
|Size:||Med. 26-60 lbs (12-27 kg)||Sex:||Female|
For more information about this dog, please contact his/her adoption coordinator:
Pickles is a 3 year old, 48 pound female black lab mix. Poor Pickles found herself at a high kill shelter in Tennessee. She did not have a good start in life. Her previous owners had many dogs that they refused to spay and neuter and often dumped off litters of puppies to the shelter. The owners decided to surrender Pickles and a companion of hers to the shelter. Once there, she caught our attention and was rescued.
Update from foster mom with new pictures (11/9/12):
Pickles is doing fantastic in the crate! She sleeps there every night and whenever her foster family has to leave the house. Pickles rings a bell to go outside and is great at basic commands like "come", "sit", "down" and "stay".
She is quick to greet you and roll over for a belly rub. She has learned to trust people and loves her humans. Pickles wants to be at your side and to relax at your feet.
She is great on a leash and very responsive to commands. She is very smart. She loves other dogs and would be a great addition to any play group or dog park. She is a happy, playful girl.
Pickles loves the car and is easy to take on trips. We believe Pickles would be great with an active lifestyle (hiking, etc.).
Pickles has been cat tested and did fine with them. She was curious, but showed no agression towards them.
She is a very sweet girl, and is shy and timid. She needs a patient home who can show her that people are good and kind, and how wonderful life can be. Because she is timid right now, probably a quiet home to help bring her out of her shell would be best. She has lived with multiple dogs in the past and is good with other dogs.
She is spayed, microchipped, up to date on all of her vaccines, and is heartworm negative.
Could you be the home Pickles has been dreaming of?
Please consider adopting this sweet girl and spoiling her rotten. You will not regret it!
Thank you for your interest in a rescue dog. They are just the best!!
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.
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 5 days. This is a great program and PAWS is thrilled to be participating in for our adopter
The adoption donation covers all pre-adoption vet costs (general health exam, vaccinations, heartworm testing/treatment when necessary).
PAWS of New England is not shelter but a rescue and thus is not funded by any city or state organization - we rely solely on the donations of our adopters to help defray the costs associated with saving these precious lives.
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.
PHOTOS UPDATED ON 8/1/12.