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Matilda (LOCAL - RI)'s Info...
|Breed:||American Bulldog Mix||Color:||White||Age:||Young|
|Size:||Med. 26-60 lbs (12-27 kg)||Sex:||Female|
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 - firstname.lastname@example.org
However, we do respond to applications before emails which can often be voluminous; don’t miss out – complete an online application: http://www.pawsnewengland.com/adoption-form/
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.
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.