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Female Adult Hound (Unknown Type) Basenji (mixed)

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About Pheonix

Adoption Fee: $585

Pheonix is a sweet hound/ possibly basenji mix, she is about 35lbs, and is 3-4 years old. She is full grown and won't get any larger. Phenoix found herself at animal control at no fault of her own when her previous owners decided they no longer wanted her, and no longer wanted to care for her. They dropped her off at animal control and didn't look back. Pheonix on the other hand was so sad, for days she wouldn't eat, she cried and every time a volunteer walked in she would get her hopes up thinking her owners had come for her, she was so withdrawn for the first few weeks being at the shelter. 

Afer about 2  weeks Pheonix adjusted to her new normal, she became close to some of the staff at the shelter, and made some doggo friends. The volunteers say she is a sweet medium sized dog, who loves to play and is affectionate with people. and good with dogs. She does need slow intros with some dogs. While she is 3-4 years old she is still playful, and enjoys playing with other dogs and not all dogs appreciate her desire to play. 

 Pheonix would do wonderful in a home with a fenced in yard, so she has a safe place to run and play. She would do well as an only dog, or with one dog sibling. She would do best with kids 10 years and up, due to her playfulness.  She has no been tested with cats so we are unsure how she would do with cats. Pheonix is housebroken, and crate trained and walks ok on leash, and does good in the car.

 Pheonix TN foster family have told us how sweet, and silly she is, and shes just so happy that people haven't given up on her and left her in the shelter.  Pheonix arrives in New England on 03/18/2023 and is in need of a FURever home, or a temporary foster home, where she can be loved and cared for while she awaits her FURever family.



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White German Shepherd

Arlo NEEDS A NEW ENGLAND FOSTER!  He needs a hail mary, before he is returned back to TN. We are a smaller rescue, that is NOT  backed/f... show more

Arlo NEEDS A NEW ENGLAND FOSTER!  He needs a hail mary, before he is returned back to TN. We are a smaller rescue, that is NOT  backed/funded by the governmemt, we are not sponsored by large corporations,l and we have never received a grant. Our rescue runs on small donations from individuals and our adoption donations. We are a foster based rescue, which means we DO NOT have a physical location to house dogs who don't find a foster or adoptive home. If we DO NOT have anyone to take a dog in, we have to send them back to TN.  We are a volunteer run organization, each person in the rescue is a volunteer.   Arlo is a YOUNG dog, at 1 year old. He had a hard life, where he was never loved or cared for. It evident in his behaviors when we got him into rescue that he had no idea how to dog. Arlo had done amazing in the 6 months we have had him in rescue, even with set backs he has shown us time and time again, that he tries his best to learn and understand.  Arlo was with us in TN for 5 weeks before coming to New England, Arlo spent 6 days a week at doggy day care, and did wonderful! With dogs of all ages, sizes, genders and breeds.He was basically an over grown puppy. He was eager to meet all people, with a friendly and excited hop! He worked on his basic commands and learned how to sit, and was housebroken. He made his way to New England and was placed in a foster home with a dog and a cat, and he was doing wonderfully. Until one day he played a little roughly with the cat. The cat WAS NOT HURT. It was him just trying to play, but because he is so much bigger than his feline friends he should go to a home with no cats.  **NOVEMBER 2022** Arlo was adopted into a family. A couple of months later, Arlo began displaying signs of behavioral issues that were unfortunately unable to be worked with. He was taken to training in which the trainer mentioned it would take more time for him. We had taken him back at this time. Arlo was placed in another foster home. We let the foster know hes a rough player, he's young, and he needs some work. He is not good at reading cues from other dogs and is possessive with toys.  He was doing well with his foster brother for the first 2 months he was there. On Saturday, January 14th, Arlo went to a 5 hour adoption event, with a bit of a car ride to and from the event. Events are highly stimulating for a dog - It raises their cortisol levels, and without decompression, that cortisol continues to build and build until a dog will react. Sadly, after the event, he went home, and was given a toy ( as a reward for being a good boy at the event), and his foster brother was also given a toy. With cortisol levels high, stressed from the event, and he can already be a bit toy possesive, (like kids, dogs DO NOT understand that I have a toy, and my friend has a toy, they just want the one the other one has. Arlo went to get the toy, from his foster brother, and Arlo had accidently bit his foster brother trying to get the toy.     We can list Arlo as "Not good with other dogs", but thats is ignoring the root of the problem, and cutting his chances of finding a home in half. He is good with other dogs, great with many, but until he learns how to dog, and how to read cues from the other dog in the home, toys should be given only when separately. Arlo has bounced from house to house to house, never getting the chance to really settle in. He never gets to the part where he feels at home ( both his past adopter and last foster had him under 3 months, 3 months is the time it takes for a dog to feel completely comfortable in their home, and feel at home). With being moved before settling in his leads a dog to never truly feeling comfortable and confident in their home.    What ARLO NEEDS: He needs an experienced dog owner, He needs someone who has some experience with toy possessivness, and/or rescource gaurding, ( Arlo does not gaurd anyone or anything, excpet having an incident over a toy once), a family who will give him TIME, and continue to work with him on his training. No cats, No small pets like rodents, birds, he does have a high prey drive ( he loves to watch birds and squirels from the window) No small children, Arlo loved children but he jumps, and has a lot of energy and can unintententionally knock a small child over).  EITHER NO, other dogs in the home, OR a dog whose energy MATCHES Arlos - ONLY IF THE ADOPTER HAS EXPERIENCE the breed and (TOY POSSESSIVNESS). A fenced in back yard, where he has a place to run around and play safely. Arlo is really a good dog, and very smart, he learns quickly, and he is a true sweet heart of a dog, and in the right home he could be a wonderful dog and make a wonderful companion. He is smart, housebroken, crate trained, sweet, and playful, and wants to do his best. He just needs the right home, and the right guidance to get him there.    Arlos history when we saved him: We saved Arlo from a kill shelter, he was picked up as a stray and brought to Animal Control, he was given 3 days for his current owner to claim him (if he had an owner), or find a new adopter, or be saved by a rescue. Paws Rescue League works hard to save many dogs facing this situtation. Healthy, young good dogs are euthanized for space, as Animal Control needs to respond to calls about strays, so if they are full of dogs that no one claims, or adopts they would be unable to pick up any other dogs. We as well as the local Humane Society, and a few other rescues, work tirelessly to save these innocent dogs lives, who want nothing more than to be loved. Arlo is a bright light of happiness and joy! Even when in the scary shelter where he was unsure where he was or what would happen, he was trusting of everyone, and was as wiggly as a worm, and a huge smile on his face. He was just beaming with positivity. To think this beuatiful light could be extinguished soley because he was taken up a kennel is awful.   Arlo was temperament tested, and taken out of the shelter and placed in a TN foster home, where he got lots of love, and affection, and went to the vet for a physical exam, and HWT, neutered and vaccinated. Arlo is currently in his CT foster home, and he is very much a Husky Shepard mix! You have never met a sweeter, more loving and happy dog. Arlo is truly a wiggle butt! He wags his tail with such happiness his whole body wags, it is the cutest thing, then add his huge happy smile! He is truly a great dog, who loves everyone and has never met a stranger ( everyone is a friend).    Arlo is a male,  White swiss shepard/husky mix, who weighs about 38lbs. When he was picked up by Animal Control is was very clear he was very under weight and malnourished. His ideal weight should be about 50-55lbs. He is not a fan of the crate, after his adoption and return, he has picken up on house breaking amazingly well, our guess is he spent much of his short life on his own, outside, and eager to meet and interact with people. Arlo is good with other dogs, he is too rough and too much for cats, he is good with children, we suggest older children as he is still learning all "indoor manners", and how to be the best FURbaby! Arlo is still working on his training to be a dog, and learn how to communicate with other dogs. Arlo does have at times have a  hard time sharing toys, or understanding that he cant have a toy, and needs someone who can help him work on that, or keep toys up and away when other dogs are around.  Alro just needs someone willing to give him time and understanding. show less

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Treeing Walker Coonhound

Baron is about a two-year old male Treeing Walker Coonhound mix. He is a very sweet boy, with a great temperament. He is great with kids... show more

Baron is about a two-year old male Treeing Walker Coonhound mix. He is a very sweet boy, with a great temperament. He is great with kids, dogs of all sizes, and even cats! (He was tested with cats, and he didn't pay much attention to them). He is playful, smart and silly. He has come a long way from being a dog that no one cared about, or put any time into. Now he is a happy go lucky, dog, who has learned a great deal while in his foster's home. Baron is dog door trained, and crate trained, and leash trained. Baron would do best with a family who can continue helping him be the best dog he can be! He would love a doggo sibling, and maybe human siblings. He would also love a back yard to run around and play in! Breed experience is a plus!    Barons Story: Baron was found as a stray, picked up by Animal Control where he was given three days for an owner to claim him, or a new adopter, or a rescue to save him, before being euthanized (put to sleep),for space. His owners were located and they had let him "loose" because they no longer wanted him, because he wasn't a hunting dog and that was his purpose when they got him. The family felt it was ok to just let the dog go, and not care about the his safety. Once it was discovered that a family wasn't coming for Baron, his only hope was an adopter or a rescue. On the last day of his stray hold, we picked him up before he was to be euthanized. Once in rescue , we got Baron fully vetted, and we learned he was Heartworm positive. We began treatment, and he has now been in his TN foster home for the last six months while he got healthy and kicked heartworms butt!   Now Baron is in New England and is very excited to find and meet his FURever family! **Pupdate** Baron found a family in New England, but unfortunately it was not a good fit. Baron needs a home with structure and an experienced owner. Baron needs an active family. He has also been expressing some food posessiveness. We prefer an adopter who is willing to help him overcome this and provide him the training he needs. show less

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Golden Retriever

Buddy is a 2 year old neutered male Golden Retriever mix, who weighs about 50lbs. He is full grown and will not get any larger. Buddy go... show more

Buddy is a 2 year old neutered male Golden Retriever mix, who weighs about 50lbs. He is full grown and will not get any larger. Buddy got his freedom ride out of the shelter a ccuple of weelks ago, and has been in a loving TN foster home while he awaits his Freedom ride up North! Buddy arrives in New England on 03/18/2023!  Buddy is a sweet boy who wound up at Animal Control when his owners decided that he just took up too much of their time, and they no longer had the time for him. When he was dumped at the shelter his owners reason was" Not enough time for him, and he has too much energy." ...... He is a Retriever mix. They are playful dogs, who enjoy some activity. His prior family got him as a puppy, and had him for one year and 7 months before they gave up on him. Buddy has sat in the shelter confused to what he did wrong, why his family left him there. We got this sweet boy out of the shelter and into a loving foster home, where he was showered with love and affection.  Buddy is dog friendly, and super friendly to people, he is good with kids (we suggest 8 years and up, due to size) Buddy has not been cat tested, so we are unsure how he would with cats.  He is a sweet boy who just wants to be loved and find a new family who will not give him up, for being a happy playful boy.  Buddy is good on leash, ok in the car, he is housebroken and crate trained, medically UTD, including negative 4DX testing.  show less

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Haylee came to Paws Rescue League Inc when the local Humane Society asked if we could take her in, due to both Animal Control and the hu... show more

Haylee came to Paws Rescue League Inc when the local Humane Society asked if we could take her in, due to both Animal Control and the humane Society being full. Haylee was picked up as a stray, she was microchipped, and when her family was contacted, they didnt want to take her back. They surrendered her to animal control. Haylee then had an adoption lined up, but her new people never showed. At this point she was now OUT OF TIME, and the director of the Humane Society knew we were her last chance at a happy life.   We placed her in a loving foster home, and got her spayed, and medically up to date with her annual vaccines and testing. She has done wonderfully in her foster home, and is now ready to make her way to New England!   Haylee is a young dog, at about 1 year old, she is assumed to be a husky/shepard mixed breed, both breeds are quite active, and smart. Haylee will require a home that will continue to mentally and physcially stimulate her ( hiking, jogging, training, making her work for meals, etc). Haylee would love a back yard of her own where she can safely and freely run around and play!   Haylee is people and children friendly, cat friendly, as well as dog friendly. Haylee currently attends doggy day care and has many doggo friends! She is truly a sweet girl and will make a family very happy!  show less

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Border Collie

 Janice, Monica, Emma, Emily, and Rachel were being given away by their owner "free to homes", the owner stated they were going to put t... show more

 Janice, Monica, Emma, Emily, and Rachel were being given away by their owner "free to homes", the owner stated they were going to put them in a box and drop the box off at Walmart. We had one of our volunteers go see the puppies and ask about the mom, so we could ask to spay her to prevent future unwanted puppies. We were told mom wasn't available for us to fix. We asked to take in the remaining 5 puppies (originally there were 8), the boys were already given away. We took the 5 females who were left. All the puppies looked heatlhy aside from wormy bellies and not eating nutritious food. Except for Janice, we noticed her face was swollen, and we took the family of 5 puppy sisters and got them to the vet right away.  Janice we noticed right away she had some swelling to her face, within a day she had started loosing hair on her face and around her mouth, she went to the vet for tests, to test for mange, infection and allergies, she was cleared for everything but her face continued to get worse, until it was raw, scabby and painful. Janice has been treated, and is recovering amazingly well! This girl would have died in a box behind Walmart had we not took her in. Every person would of turned her down based on the swelling in her face. This sweet loving pup was rescued, and her life saved. Now to complete her rescue journey she needs to find a family to love her, and care for her. With her illness behind her, she only has lots of love to give. Janice is hoping she has a family waiting for her when she arrives to New England on 02/18/2023!  She is mostly black, and will grow to be a medium sized dog, Janice is happy go lucky, and gets along great with kids, cats, and dogs, as well as all people! She will make a loving addition to most homes! Check out her YOUTUBE link: show less

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Labrador Retriever

Madeline came to paws rescue league when another local rescue had reached out to us. Madelines previous owner, had reached out to a bree... show more

Madeline came to paws rescue league when another local rescue had reached out to us. Madelines previous owner, had reached out to a breed specific rescue, for German Shepards. Madeline and her sibling are clearly Labrador mixes. When we called the previous owner we were told, that she had driven 8 hours to Georgia to buy 2 sibling purebred german shepards, she had paid a lot of money for them. As they got older she realized they did not look like German Shepards, and had bought them for protection of their property. She reached out to a German Shepard rescue and asked that rescue to take them. Since they are clearly Lab mixes, the German Shepard rescue asked if we could help.   We were able to take Madeline into our rescue, she has been living in a loving foster home, and has been spayed, and fully vetted, she has all of her annual vaccines, and heartworm testing, she is current on her monthly preventatives, and has been cleared for adoption.  Madeline is crate trained, and housebroken ( she uses a dog door that she has access to at all times, she will also alert you by going to a door, once she is familiar with a new environment). She walks well on leash and does ok in the car. Madeline is good with other dogs of all sizes, she has been in a foster home with 6 little dogs, ranging from 8lbs - 24lbs, she has also been fostered with a 60lbs hound mix. Her previous owner had young children and Madeline was very good with these children. Her prior owner told us she would sleep in the bed with them at night.  Madeline has NOT been cat tested, so we do not know if she would do well with cats.  Madeline is a 6 month old spayed female lab mix, with a yellow coat. She is still in her puppy months, and is eager to learn, and find a home who will continue to socialize her, to all kinds of sights, sounds, smells, people, dogs and animals. She is active, being a lab mix, they tend to be on the more active side, so a family who would like to take her on long walks, hikes, or jogs would be great! She would love a fenced in yard, somewhere she can play safely!    show less

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Rat Terrier

Mazzy was found as a stray and picked up by animal control, where strays are given 3 days to find an owner, new adopter or a rescue. Aft... show more

Mazzy was found as a stray and picked up by animal control, where strays are given 3 days to find an owner, new adopter or a rescue. After 3 days by TN state law the dog can be euthanized. Paws Rescue League Inc. works tirelessly along side the local Humane Societies, and volunteers to save these dogs. Mazzy was in awful condition, it was evident from her urine/feces soaked and stained paws, that she was caged in a small area and left there to defecate, and live in her own filth. Aside from the stains on her paws, and coat, she was skin and bones, weighing about 13lbs. Every bone in her body visible. Her ears and body covered in fly bites. She did NOT have a good start at life, she has been terribly neglected. She was found on someone's property along with another dog, its believed the owner of the 2 dogs ( Mazzy and the other dog), had dumped them in a community in the middle of the night. Mazzy found a home with a porch and hunkered down, and waited for people to arrive, so she could get help. The owner of the home fed her and called Animal control so she could hopefully find a loving home. Since we got Mazzy in to rescue, she has been living in a loving foster home, who is giving her ALL the love she didn't receive in her past. She has seen the vet, and is now medically up to date, spayed and HW negative. She has been putting on much needed weight, she gained 5lbs in 11 days! She has received many baths to help remove the urine stains on her paws and fur.  Her foster mom raves about how sweet she is, and how great of a dog she is. She is shy at first, and doesn't understand how to dog. She doesn't play with toys yet but we believe that will change once she has spent more time in a loving home. She is about 20lbs now, and is crate trained, but prefers to be with her people/person. She is good with dogs, she is in a foster home with many other dogs. She will let other dogs know if she is uncomfortable and needs space, but comes around quickly, and then pays the dogs no mind. She is good on leash, and just really wants to be with her people. She loves to give your hand and face kisses to show her gratitude for saving her.   We feel young kids would be too much for her, a home with kids 12 years and up, or no children. A home with dogs, or another dog could help her build her confidence and teach her to be a dog. A loving owner, or owners who are willing to give Mazzy the time she needs to adjust from a life of neglect to a life of love. She has no been cat tested so we are unsure how she would be with cats.  show less