My name is Matilda (LOCAL - RI)!

American Bulldog Mix Dog for adoption in Barrington, Rhode Island - Matilda (LOCAL - RI)
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Matilda (LOCAL - RI)'s Info...

I am already spayed, housetrained, up to date with shots, not good with kids, and good with dogs.

Matilda (LOCAL - RI)'s Story...
Meet Matilda.

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Matilda is a very pretty girl that Paws New England took from the Westerly Rhode Island shelter (where we quarantine our dogs); she had been there for a while and the shelter manager asked us for help in getting her adopted because there was absolutely NO REASON why she was not finding a home.

Matilda landed in she shelter after having puppies but they all died.

Matilda spent three weeks at John Gagnon’s Pet Resort for temperament testing before going to her Paws New England foster home – John stated she clearly did not belong there as she was a great dog with no issues – she’s been in daycare without any problems and enjoys the other dogs.

She is active, no question about it. We may say no very small children but only because she’s exuberant and sometimes forgets to not be so jumpy; we don’t want any toddlers knocked over but her exuberance may die down now that she’s had tons of exercise at Gagnons and is going to a foster home where she’ll learn how to relax.

She will need some work on leash walking and some basic manners. She does loves tennis balls and is not shy with her kisses. Favorite thing – belly rubs of course.

Matilda is housetrained, up to date on her vaccinations, and heartworm negative.

For more information about Matilda, feel free to contact her foster mom -

However, we do respond to applications before emails which can often be voluminous; don’t miss out – complete an online application:

Donation: $ 300.00

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.

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.

Facts about Matilda (LOCAL - RI)

  • Breed: American Bulldog Mix
  • Color: White
  • Age: Young
  • Size: Med. 26-60 lbs (12-27 kg)
  • Sex: Female


Why Adoption is a Great Option

Matilda (LOCAL - RI), a Barrington American Bulldog dog was adopted! Here's how you can benefit by looking at adoption as an option to buying a American Bulldog for sale in Barrington, or seeking a American Bulldog dog from a breeder in Barrington.

  1. Rescues and shelter volunteers in Barrington already know the personality and tendencies of their pets. This means they can match you with the right pet. That will makes it much easier transition to owning a pet for yourself and your new pet.
  2. On average adoption fees are much less than you'd pay a Barrington breeder, or pet store. Plus most often rescue pets have already been to the veterinarian for a check-up, had a round of vaccinations, and are spayed or neutered. That is a lot of savings!
  3. You will become a hero, and give a needy dog or cat a loving home. In fact, there are even American Bulldog breeders who help with American Bulldog rescue. One puppy or kitten adopted in Barrington paves the way for another one to be saved.