found a new home!
Plenty of my friends are looking
for one too. Find a pet to adopt.
I am already spayed, housetrained, up to date with shots, good with dogs, and good with cats.
Betsy has not had an easy life – she and her mom were surrendered by their owner to the ACO because of neglect and inability to provide food/shelter for them, being found chained outside. Poor Betsy weighed less than 10 pounds and did not even have the strength to stand on her on.
The change in her before and now pictures is amazing. She was SO skinny.
Betsy is 1.5 years old and appears to be a beagle/pointer mix. She is steadily gaining weight (up to 20.8 pounds) and is thriving in her foster home alongside her mom. She has other doggy friends and cats in the home to spend time with. But she especially likes to play (gentle wrestle) with her mom.
Betsy is housetrained (with regular time outside – she has never had a single accident inside). She likes to sleep on a doggy bed or even on the floor, and sleeps undisturbed through the night (sleeps on foot of foster’s mom bed sometimes).
She enjoys attention, petting, and is always ready to great a stranger. She is a happy little dog and loves to be indoors with her caretaker. She is not destructive in any way and does not get on the furniture. She is learning stay and down (has a tendency to jump up on your legs). When outside, she likes to stick close by, not one to stray far from your side and comes when called.
She has pretty light chocolate brown and white fur. Betsy is just a delight and is very gentle and loving, especially with children. She does well on a leash but you can tell this is all new to her.
Betsy does well with a bath and doesn’t even mind her toenails being clipped. Betsy is trained to the invisible fence system. At mealtime, she waits patiently for her food and has no food aggression with people/dogs.
Here is a link to a slideshow we made for her:
Betsy is spayed, up to date on vaccines, heartworm negative (on preventive), rabies, and microchipped. If you would like to hear more about Betsy, her foster mom would love to tell you all about her.
Donation: $450.00 (includes $140.00 transport fee paid directly to USDA approved transport company where applicable).
Interested in adopting this fantastic canine? Please visit our website and complete an online application – we respond much quicker to applications than to emails as we receive a voluminous amount of email each day and it’s impossible to respond to all of them in a timely manner even though we try.
An application does not mean you are required to adopt – it just lets us know you are seriously considering this dog 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.