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Tia (LOCAL 2/2)'s Info...
|Breed:||Labrador Retriever Mix||Color:||Black - With White||Age:||Puppy|
|Size:||Med. 26-60 lbs (12-27 kg)||Sex:||Female|
For more information about this dog, please contact his/her adoption coordinator:
Please send inquiries to this email address and not the general info email.
Meet Tia! Our sweet black lab girl!!
Update from Tia's New England foster family:
Tia is really sweet, loves to give kisses, likes to sleep at your feet when you are working, loves to play with the other dogs and is crate trained. She also loves snow, so her foster parents promise to send new pictures of her from the blizzard of 2013.
Tia and her sister, Tamara (also listed) are lab mix pups that are about six months old (as of November 2012). Their mama, Wynonna and their mama's sister, Ashley, were dodging bullets from a man who wanted to "scare" them away. Unfortunately, their brother was not so lucky:(( Our foster mom was told about this and she rushed to get the two girls and discovered that there were a litter of 9 puppies there too!
The puppies were very ill and only Tia and Tamara survived. They are miracle pups who truly "beat the odds". Had it not been for the incredible care that our foster mom gave them along with the thousands of dollars spent in veterinary expenses to fight for them "at all costs", they would have never survived.
After months of keeping these pups in quarantine, they have finally received their veterinary clearance to go to adoptive homes. We hope families will be willing to reward their incredible courage and strength and overlook the fact that they are no longer "little puppies". Both pups do need to develop their social skills and would benefit from a basic puppy obedience class. They are both just the friendliest dogs and yearn to have a family that they can love.
Please consider giving this sweet "survivor" the home she so deserves!!!
Thank you for your interest in a rescue dog. They are simply the best!!
Donation: $450.00 (includes $140.00 transport fee paid directly to USDA approved transport company where applicable)
Please complete an online application – we respond to applications MUCH QUICKER than we do email inquiries which are quite difficult at times given the number that we receive – don’t miss out on this dog – complete an application -http://www.pawsnewengland.com/adoption-form/
An application does not mean you are required to adopt – it just lets us know you are seriously considering this girl for adoption.
PET INSURANCE: 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. There are also numerous other pet insurance programs available to shelter animals.
QUARANTINE: Paws New England participates and abides by the quarantine rules and regulations set forth in the states of MA, CT, RI.
UNLESS OTHERWISE STATED, ALL OF OUR DOGS ARE LOCATED OUTSIDE OF RHODE ISLAND BOARDED EITHER PRIVATE FOSTER HOMES OR TRAINING FACILITIES. If a dog is listed as "local", he /she is at one of our foster homes in New England.
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.
Rescue Group Info...
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.
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.
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.