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Puppies and dogs in Groton, Connecticut

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These adorable dogs are available for adoption in Groton, Connecticut. To learn more about each adoptable dog, click on the "i" icon for fast facts, or their photo or name for full details.
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Dozer

Labrador Retriever

Male, Adult
Monson, MA
Size
(when grown) Large 61-100 lbs (28-45 kg)
Details
Good with kids, Good with dogs, Not good with cats,
Story
Dozer is a good dog overall. He’s a loving dog that likes to be pet and hang out. He’s always down to hang out at home or go for a ride. Dozer is 8 years old and is still very mobile. He has a littermate that he runs off with. If they get outside they are gone! If they go outside alone they’re both fine and come right back in after doing their business. Please reach out if you have any questions.
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Max

Beauceron

Female, Puppy
Southbridge, MA
Size
(when grown) Med. 26-60 lbs (12-27 kg)
Details
Good with kids, Good with dogs,
Story
I got Max as a gift for my 2 years old son, max is part of our family but I am getting divorce and I won’t be able to take care of max because I travel a lot and he deserve to be with somebody that can at least play with him. Max is still a puppy, he just turn 1 a week ago, he is good with children and other dogs.
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Timmy

Terrier (Unknown Type, Small)

Male, 1 yr 3 mos
Barrington, RI
Size
(when grown) Med. 26-60 lbs (12-27 kg)
Details
Good with dogs, Spayed or Neutered,
Story
This is Timmy, just an extremely friendly pup with the absolute cutest spotted snout! His foster named him Timmy because he remined him of a little boy.This boy has plenty of energy, but not excessive. He is submissive to other dogs and loves to play. He knows commands like sit but stay is still a bit challenging.Timmy would love another dog to play with and kids would be great, too. He is living with many dogs including an older female dog, but when he gets too playful for her taste, she puts him in his place and he does what she says. So he is good in taking doggie cues…which is just the best!Timmy will go into his crate when a treat is tossed in and he's happy to enter. Though he'd rather be out in the action, he doesn't fuss when he's in there. He loves the fresh air and would be perfectly content playing around outside most of the day. He had his initial exposure to some snow a bit ago, and just loved it!!! so he would be fine during all of New England seasons. Once inside after his outdoor romps, it is snuggle time!He also rides fine in the car and would love to go for adventures. He is truly a dream.Name: TimmyBreed: CrossbreedSex: MaleAge: 1yearWeight: 40 poundsSpayed/Neutered: YesVaccinations: UTDHeartworm: Negative on recent testingHousetrained:  YesMicrochipped: YesLocation of dog currently:  Memphis  TN  Adoption Fee:  $500Adoption fee also includes transport fee.IMPORTANT INFORMATION - Paws New England is a foster-based rescue - our dogs reside in various locations throughout the south and New England.  Adoption donations cover pre-adoption vet costs (including vaccinations, spay/neuter when age appropriate, and heartworm testing/treatment when necessary), a microchip, and transportation to New England if necessary.Donations for our young, healthy puppies and dogs support their fellow canines of advanced age or suffering from injuries and abuse whose donations are reduced but whose veterinary costs are typically much higher. We appreciate your understanding that your newly adopted dog will help others in need.IMPORTANT INFORMATIONPaws New England is a foster-based rescue - our dogs reside in various locations throughout the south and New England. Adoption donations cover pre-adoption vet costs (including vaccinations, spay/neuter when age appropriate, and heartworm testing/treatment when necessary), a microchip, and transportation to New England if necessary.Donations for our young, healthy puppies and dogs support their fellow canines of advanced age or suffering from injuries and abuse whose donations are reduced but whose veterinary costs are typically much higher. We appreciate your understanding that your newly adopted dog will help others in need. Paws New England abides by the dog importation regulations set forth in the states of MA, CT, NH and RI.
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Tyla

American Pit Bull Terrier

Female, 2 yrs 1 mo
Barrington, RI
Size
(when grown) Med. 26-60 lbs (12-27 kg)
Details
Good with kids, Good with dogs, Spayed or Neutered,
Story
According to Tyla's foster mom, there has never been a dog as perfect as sweet Tyla. Tyla was found in a very rural area of North Mississippi. She was at an old abandoned house wearing a collar that was much too small and a broken chain hanging from it. Tyla was spotted by a kind woman and her son, who saw Tyla sitting alone in the driveway. They immediately reached out to one of our southern fosters, and Tyla hasn't spent one moment alone or afraid since that call.Tyla immediately fit right in at her new foster home. She gets along well with all of her foster siblings. She eats with them, sleeps with them, plays with them, and has never had any problems at all. She loves them all. Tyla LOVES to go for car rides. She sits in the seat during trips, takes in all of the scenery, and is always ready for a road trip. She is thoroughly house-trained, leash-trained, and crate-trained. She stayed in a crate at night while her foster parents worked during the day for the first week, but now she stays at home unattended and uncrated without any issues at all. Tyla is wonderful with children. Her foster mom has grandchildren that are 9y/o, 2y/o and 4y/o. She loves them all. She gets excited when they come to play, and after she tires out from playing, she loves to snuggle them while they watch TV or play video games. Tyla gets along with the very tame family cat. The cat can walk up to Tyla, and she will sniff him and have no other reaction. However, her foster family does have a few feral cats in their neighborhood that run when they see any dog. When they run by Tyla, she will chase them. Dog savvy cats should be okay, but timid cats who run may not be a match for Tyla. Tyla will fit perfectly into any family. She really is the perfect dog!!Name: TylaBreed: Pit Bull Terrier/CrossbreedSex: FemaleAge: 1-2 years (estimated)Weight: 50lbsSpayed/Neutered: YesVaccinations: Up to dateHeartworm: Negative on recent testingMicrochipped: YesBASED ON OUR OBSERVATIONS: Good with Children: YesGood with Dogs: YesGood with Cats: SelectiveAdoption Fee: $500.00  (includes transport fee when applicable)Location of dog currently:  MississippiIMPORTANT INFORMATION - Paws New England is a foster-based rescue - our dogs reside in various locations throughout the south and New England.  Adoption donations cover pre-adoption vet costs (including vaccinations, spay/neuter when age appropriate, and heartworm testing/treatment when necessary), a microchip, and transportation to New England if necessary.Donations for our young, healthy puppies and dogs support their fellow canines of advanced age or suffering from injuries and abuse whose donations are reduced but whose veterinary costs are typically much higher. We appreciate your understanding that your newly adopted dog will help others in need.IMPORTANT INFORMATIONPaws New England is a foster-based rescue - our dogs reside in various locations throughout the south and New England. Adoption donations cover pre-adoption vet costs (including vaccinations, spay/neuter when age appropriate, and heartworm testing/treatment when necessary), a microchip, and transportation to New England if necessary.Donations for our young, healthy puppies and dogs support their fellow canines of advanced age or suffering from injuries and abuse whose donations are reduced but whose veterinary costs are typically much higher. We appreciate your understanding that your newly adopted dog will help others in need. Paws New England abides by the dog importation regulations set forth in the states of MA, CT, NH and RI.
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Raven

Labrador Retriever Terrier (Unknown Type, Small)

Female, 1 yr 10 mos
Barrington, RI
Size
(when grown) Med. 26-60 lbs (12-27 kg)
Details
Good with dogs, Good with cats, Spayed or Neutered,
Story
Sweet beautiful Raven was found wandering in a rural area of Texarkana, TX. Several people were feeding her, but none claimed her as their own. She was picked up by a Good Samaritan, who then contacted PAWSNE for help. Poor Raven looked awful with an untreated skin condition, and like many strays in the south, she is heartworm positive. Under the care of her fabulous foster, Raven's skin is just about healed, and she has started on her Heartworm pretreatment. She has done well with the dogs she's met and has a BFF (female her size) at her foster mom's house. Raven would love a home with another playful dog. She loves her foster mom's big fenced yard, we feel her new home will need a fence. She is still working on her leash skills so a fenced yard will also help with getting some energy out.Raven was cat tested and did just fine (see videos)https://youtube.com/shorts/NZwIzqgZYhQ?si=7x-GWu_nFjp1HjN-https://youtube.com/shorts/JQgYAAnywH0?si=xHqii-cJxEpUkaUqRaven has not been around young children but is fine around old children that she has met in public. She rides well when crated in a car, with no car sickness. She is friendly to all people, fairly confident, and would make a great addition to any loving, active home.Name: RavenBreed: Lab/Terrier CrossbreedSex: FemaleAge: 1 year 9 months (estimated as of 1/25/24)Weight: 45lbsSpayed/Neutered: YesVaccinations: Up to dateHeartworm: Completed heartworm treatment!!Microchipped: YesBASED ON OUR OBSERVATIONS: Good with Children: Over 7 never lived with a childGood with Dogs: YesGood with Cats: Yes!Adoption Fee: $300.00 (includes transport fee when applicable)Location of dog currently: Texarkana Tx IMPORTANT INFORMATION - Paws New England is a foster-based rescue - our dogs reside in various locations throughout the south and New England. Adoption donations cover pre-adoption vet costs (including vaccinations, spay/neuter when age appropriate, and heartworm testing/treatment when necessary), a microchip, and transportation to New England if necessary.Donations for our young, healthy puppies and dogs support their fellow canines of advanced age or suffering from injuries and abuse whose donations are reduced but whose veterinary costs are typically much higher. We appreciate your understanding that your newly adopted dog will help others in need.IMPORTANT INFORMATIONPaws New England is a foster-based rescue - our dogs reside in various locations throughout the south and New England. Adoption donations cover pre-adoption vet costs (including vaccinations, spay/neuter when age appropriate, and heartworm testing/treatment when necessary), a microchip, and transportation to New England if necessary.Donations for our young, healthy puppies and dogs support their fellow canines of advanced age or suffering from injuries and abuse whose donations are reduced but whose veterinary costs are typically much higher. We appreciate your understanding that your newly adopted dog will help others in need. Paws New England abides by the dog importation regulations set forth in the states of MA, CT, NH and RI.
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Luke

Retriever (Unknown Type)

Male, 1 yr 11 mos
Barrington, RI
Size
(when grown) Large 61-100 lbs (28-45 kg)
Details
Good with dogs, Spayed or Neutered,
Story
This handsome pup is Luke, found as a stray in TN. Luke checks all the boxes on behavior and vetting. He’s just an all around good playful loving boy.This boy enjoys being loved on and he plays well with the other dogs. He will thrive with another dog to play with or a person to give him activities to do. If someone were to teach him to fetch, that would be ideal. He loves rough housing and sometimes does not know his own strength, but he never ever means any harm. He just wants to have fun.Luke's activity level is medium. He will play with another dog if there's one to play with, but he'll be a couch potato, too. The best of both worlds.He's perfectly fine with a crate. He knows that's his safe haven. House training is still a work in process, but he is quite smart and will catch on.Luke is great in a car. He loves going for a ride.If you are looking for an all around good dog, this is your boy!Name: LukeBreed: CrossbreedSex: MaleAge: 1-2 years  (estimated)Weight: 65.0Spayed/Neutered: YesVaccinations: Up to dateHeartworm:   Neg on recent testingMicrochipped: YesBASED ON OUR OBSERVATIONS:Good with Children: Over 5; he could inadvertently topple over younger kids.Good with Dogs: YesGood with Cats: UnknownAdoption Fee: $500.00  (includes transport fee when applicable)Location of dog currently:  Memphis  TN  IMPORTANT INFORMATION - Paws New England is a foster-based rescue - our dogs reside in various locations throughout the south and New England.  Adoption donations cover pre-adoption vet costs (including vaccinations, spay/neuter when age appropriate, and heartworm testing/treatment when necessary), a microchip, and transportation to New England if necessary.Donations for our young, healthy puppies and dogs support their fellow canines of advanced age or suffering from injuries and abuse whose donations are reduced but whose veterinary costs are typically much higher. We appreciate your understanding that your newly adopted dog will help others in need.IMPORTANT INFORMATIONPaws New England is a foster-based rescue - our dogs reside in various locations throughout the south and New England. Adoption donations cover pre-adoption vet costs (including vaccinations, spay/neuter when age appropriate, and heartworm testing/treatment when necessary), a microchip, and transportation to New England if necessary.Donations for our young, healthy puppies and dogs support their fellow canines of advanced age or suffering from injuries and abuse whose donations are reduced but whose veterinary costs are typically much higher. We appreciate your understanding that your newly adopted dog will help others in need. Paws New England abides by the dog importation regulations set forth in the states of MA, CT, NH and RI.

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Connecticut Humane Society - Waterford

169 Old Colchester Road, Waterford, CT 06375

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New London Animal Control Facility

120 Chester Street Bates Woods Park, New London, CT 06320

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Another Happy Tail (Connecticut)

New London, CT 06320

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Town of Groton Animal Control

68 Groton Long Point Road, Groton, CT 06340

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Circle Of Hope K9 Rescue CT

Groton, CT 06340

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Montville Connecticut Animal Control

225 Maple Ave 300 Norwich New London Tpk, Uncasville, CT 06382

Pet Types: cats, dogs

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CT Animal House

P.O. Box 343, Waterford, CT 06385

Pet Types: dogs

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Animal Rescue Fund, Inc.

P.O. Box 238, Waterford, CT 06385

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