found a new home!
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I am already spayed, up to date with shots, good with kids, and good with dogs.
Salem is a young, beautiful collie/blue-heeler mix female puppy. She is 7 months old and was surrendered to a local high-kill shelter in Tennessee along with her two siblings (Starbrite also up for adoption). Salem weighs 28 pounds and will most likely remain a medium size dog with beautiful black/white fur.
She is a shy, timid dog and is adjusting well in a foster home family with 2 young children, three canine friends, cats, and chickens. She loves the children and is a snuggle bug, being very gentle in her nature.
She is not totally housetrained but is making great progress as she follows the example of her foster siblings. She is crate trained and is generally a calm, sweet girl. She is a little unsure of what leash walking is about but making progress there as well.
She is just waiting for her own family who will spend time with her, love her and additional training. All of her siblings have the same temperament (shy but gentle) and were probably kept outside with little socialization in their early weeks of life. Salem is not food aggressive with people or other dogs.
Salem has been spayed, current on vaccines, rabies, microchipped and heartworm negative (on preventive).
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.