My name is Punky (LOCAL MD)!

Shepherd (Unknown Type)/Pug Mix Puppy for adoption in Barrington, Rhode Island - Punky (LOCAL MD)
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Punky (LOCAL MD)'s Info...

I am already spayed, housetrained, up to date with shots, and good with dogs.

Punky (LOCAL MD)'s Story...
Breed: Shepherd/ Pug (our best guess)

Age: approximately 8 months

Weight: approximately 35lbs

Medical: spayed, up to date on vaccines

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Personality Info:

When PAWS volunteers first saw the above photo of Punky with the caption: "This baby is so terrified she won't even stand up. She never growls or act aggressive in any way she is scared to death.She needs someone she can trust and who will show her that she is loved," we melted. Volunteers immediately stepped forward and sent her into our foster program.

Her story is a true testament to the power of love and some TLC! Within just a few days in her loving foster home, Punky started to come out of her shell. Now- three weeks later- she is a happy-go-lucky, well adjusted puppy!

Punky loves playing with the other dogs in her foster home. To get her a little more socialization, she is going to doggie daycamp two times a week and meeting all sorts of other doggie friends. She is AWESOME off leash and Punky believes hiking is just the greatest thing ever ;)

She is outstanding with people and a huge snuggler! Punky loves attention, but is sometimes a little timid when she first meets a stranger. She does have a tendency to submissively pee when scared, but this has improved over the last few weeks. She is also terrified of the leash and will either roll over on her back and freeze or buck to try and get free. We have worked with her by keeping her in a harness that has grown accustomed to and using the leash at the end of hike when she is tired and easiest to train. Punky would love to snuggle in bed with her family every night, but she is a good girl in her crate and even know the command, "get in your bed!"

Punky's new family should expect typical puppy characteristics. She needs at least an hour of exercise a day and a family committed to her training. Punky has the potential to be an exceptionally well trained dog and would excel in agility classes. She has some herding dogs tendencies and her foster family laughs every time we see the puppy herding our two border collies.

This little girl deserves a family who will spoil her rotten and teach her that she never has anything to fear ever again.

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.

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.

QUARANTINE: Paws New England participates and abides by the quarantine rules and regulations set forth in the states of MA, CT, RI. In certain instances, a $75.00 quarantine fee will be applicable.


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 Punky (LOCAL MD)

  • Breed: Shepherd (Unknown Type)/Pug Mix
  • Color: Tan/Yellow/Fawn
  • Age: Puppy
  • Size: Med. 26-60 lbs (12-27 kg)
  • Sex: Female


Why Adoption is a Great Option

Punky (LOCAL MD), a Barrington Shepherd (Unknown Type)/Pug puppy was adopted! Here's how you can benefit by looking at adoption as an option to buying a Shepherd (Unknown Type)/Pug for sale in Barrington, or seeking a Shepherd (Unknown Type)/Pug puppy 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 Shepherd (Unknown Type)/Pug breeders who help with Shepherd (Unknown Type)/Pug rescue. One puppy or kitten adopted in Barrington paves the way for another one to be saved.