Rescue 75 Second Hand Dogs from the Deep South

by Paws New England
Rescue 75 Second Hand Dogs from the Deep South
Rescue 75 Second Hand Dogs from the Deep South
Rescue 75 Second Hand Dogs from the Deep South
Rescue 75 Second Hand Dogs from the Deep South
Rescue 75 Second Hand Dogs from the Deep South
Rescue 75 Second Hand Dogs from the Deep South
Rescue 75 Second Hand Dogs from the Deep South
Rescue 75 Second Hand Dogs from the Deep South
Rescue 75 Second Hand Dogs from the Deep South
Rescue 75 Second Hand Dogs from the Deep South
Rescue 75 Second Hand Dogs from the Deep South
Rescue 75 Second Hand Dogs from the Deep South
Rora Before Rescue
Rora Before Rescue
Rora (Aurora) came into the PNE family in June 2021. She was found as a stray as a new mom (no pups were found), suffering from a terrible pelvic injury, with embedded collar scars and skin that was covered in mange. She was scooped up and headed over to Memphis Veterinary Specialists where they provided her with love and care to nurse her back to health for six full months. 
In January 2022, she was well enough to travel to New England on New Year's Day. She arrived to her foster mom on a foggy winter morning and was petrified after her long journey north. In her new foster home, she spent six weeks exploring the sand and snow and learning to trust her new surroundings until being officially adopted on February 15, 2022 into the most loving forever home imaginable.
Now Rora's days are filled with adventures and cozy/luxurious beds to rest her beautiful head! Her new mom provides detailed updates every Sunday and declares,
"Rora is a dream! I feel so lucky to have had her enter my life. She makes me laugh everyday and charms each person she meets. Her confidence is continuously growing and each day I marvel at how far she has come! I'm grateful to be Rora's fairytale ending."
Rora never stops smiling and enjoys meeting new friends out on hikes and immersing herself in nature (flowers, rivers, fields) followed by many spa days to ensure that her coat stays shiny and healthy. Her adopter provides her with endless amounts of love and comfort and is always ensuring that Rora has the best of everything.
She's grateful to PNE for giving this lovely girl a chance at a better forever  - and she certainly got it!
Rora Before Paws New England
Rora Before Paws New England
Rora After
Rora After
Rora in adoption home.
Rora in adoption home.
Rora after adoption
Rora after adoption
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Harlem's shelter picture
Harlem's shelter picture

Harlem Meadows came to Paws New England at 11 years young. He was a shelter favorite in Tennessee, and Paws New England has a soft spot for seniors in need of retirement homes. We don’t know much about this boy’s past 11 years, but we sure know a lot about his future! Harlem’s story with Paws New England starts with a photo of his funny large ears and frosty face. They caught the attention of our intake coordinator. One of our foster parents lost their own frosty dog the very same day that Harlem’s photo came up. Our intake coordinator hesitated, and admitted via text that it may not be appropriate to share the photo -but this boy just had this foster family written all over his face. Harlem came that weekend to his foster home and the first day was tough. Harlem was tired - he had been on a 26 hour trip from Memphis. He had five foster siblings all around his size, and his foster mom was still quite sad. Harlem had some scabs on his body and those big sonar ears. He didn’t like being disturbed while he was sleeping (can’t really blame him) and would growl. Harlem was clearly used to being outside most of the time and found comfort and pleasure in wandering and sniffing. After a week of decompression, good food and comfy couches and dog beds - Harlem started to get comfortable. He REALLY liked his foster dad who was working on a bunch of projects outside and Harlem liked that foster dad was hanging out where he was comfortable. Soon, Harlem discovered these great things called TOYS, and his foster dad started to say that maybe Harlem was their newest addition. One day, Harlem’s foster mom presented him with a brand new toy- a stuffed dinosaur with a squeaker. Harlem was thrilled with his newest favorite toy, and decided foster mom was his new favorite person just as much as foster dad. That was the end of

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Bridgette Biloxi
Bridgette Biloxi

Paws New England had another successful season this fall/winter! In 2021, Paws New England rescued 881 dogs. Here are a few of the stories that your donations made possible: 

 

Bridgette Biloxi was found by a former New Englander who moved to Texas. Bridgette was found running in traffic and had almost been hit my a semi truck in the rural area she was found. Bridgette had a wound on her neck from a chain, and was found with metal pieces in her flank consistent with being hit by birdshot. Bridgette was very thin, but besides this she was always loving to her humans and other dogs. Bridgette’s rescuer brought her to the local shelter to ensure that she wasn’t a lost pet. When her stray hold was up, the rescuer went back and picked her up, contacting Paws New England to take her in. Bridgette was very lucky to have a foster home in the south that loved her until a space opened up north. She was then fortunate to find a home with a mom and dad who she can be the apple of their eyes. 

 

Chrissy is a smart dog! We aren’t sure what led her to being on the streets, but one day when our southern rescuers were at the pick up location where our dogs get on transport to come south, there was Chrissy! She must have said something similar to “hey, I hear this is where I can get myself a family?” Our southern rescuers opened the door to their car and asked Chrissy if she wanted to go for a ride - Chrissy didn’t respond other than just jumping into the backseat! Chrissy was thrilled to find her way into a home where she could get the love that she also gave to her foster parents. Chrissy found her way into a home, but it wasn’t a perfect fit. She came back to Paws New England and we know that we’ll find her a perfect home soon. 

 

Jasmine is another of our lab mixes that came into rescue and was adopted out. Jasmine originally was adopted back in June through Memphis Animal shelter. Her adoptive mom loved her, but unfortunately, her adopter’s living situation changed and couldn’t include Jasmine going forward. Luckily, Jasmine’s original mom reached out to one of our partners and asked if we could help. We were very happy to help Jasmine find a perfect forever home in New England! 

 

Ruby came to us after she was dropped off with her brother Rex to one of our friends in the south. Ruby and Rex came in as a very happy go lucky BOUNCY pup! These tree walking coonhounds were jumpy and energetic. They both found their perfect homes.

Chrissy
Chrissy
Jasmine
Jasmine
Rex & Ruby
Rex & Ruby
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Lyla & Rouge at rescue
Lyla & Rouge at rescue

Paws New England has been hard at work saving dogs! Here are a few of their stories:

 

Back in February, Paws New England took in a record number of dogs in a single weekend when temperatures in the south were below freezing- and outdoor dogs were freezing to death. We took in two dogs that were chained together in a backyard - Lyla, a pittie mix and Rouge a blue pit/lab mix. Lyla and Rouge were able to foster together, but eventually find their own forever homes. 

 

Rouge is a big puppy! She is loving her inside life - although she hasn't figured out the concept of dog toys, even after a month in her forever home! Rouge does love stuffies and blankets though. She thinks the softer the better. 

 

Lyla is a very loving pup, but she has lived outside most of her life. She is a bit older than Rouge, and we did learn that Lyla wanted to live a quiet life. While Rouge was happy to say hi to everyone, sounds and new people made Lyla nervous. Lyla found a home on the cape where she enjoys beach side picnics in her forever home!

 

Portia was originally a rescue at age 2 years old. Her human passed away, and she found herself in a new home. Nine years later, Portia's new owner entered hospice. Her family contacted Paws New England and asked if we could find a home for this 11 year old dog. Of course, we didn't blink an eye and moved Portia into a loving foster home, where she was ultimately adopted by family of one of our hardworking volunteers.

We can't wait to tell you the heartwarming stories that you are helping us to make possible in our next update. Thank you! 

 

had lived with the same family since she was 

Lyla
Lyla
Rouge
Rouge
Portia
Portia
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 Adoptable Spotlight: Engel


Engel is one of the “snow dogs” rescued from the freezing temperatures and snow in Memphis in February. He lived with three other dogs outside and their owner refused to bring them inside - even in the snowstorm. Engel's three family members - Harlow, Keilar, and Tapper were all adopted. Now its Engel's turn!Engel's a funny boy - he loves to play hard, but also wants to be a lap dog. He's lived outside his whole life, so he has been learning all about being an inside dog in his foster home. 

If you have a pup who needs a playmate, Engel is your guy! He's good with other dogs, people, and is incredibly smart. Engel enjoys hard chews such as water buffalo horns, but is gentle with soft toys, too. He carries his penguin around the way a retriever would. Engel is a 2 yr old male pit bull mix. He is heartworm positive, and is undergoing treatment, however, this does not deter him from finding the perfect home.  The costs of treatment will be covered by Paws New England.

 

Adoptable Spotlight: Georgi

Georgi was rescued from life on a chain after years of living outside in the elements. He had an amazing foster in Tennessee who helped him learn to trust and accept the love he never experienced before. A strong food drive helps with his training and he has already learned several basic commands with hand signs (sit, stay, hand-nose target, shake, go to your crate). 

Georgi is a wonderful mix breed dog who is deaf. This fact gives him superpowers: he does not get distracted by noisy neighbors, the barking of other dogs, or Fourth of July coming up? You guessed it - not a problem! As a result, he rarely barks and does not get distracted on walks by dogs barking from behind walls or fences. He loves to travel by car occasionally sitting up to gaze out at the countryside or sleeping in his crate. Training is straightforward as long as your hand signals are consistent.

However, his deafness does require a few accommodations:  1) use a gentle tap on his head or side to wake him or get his attention 2) we always keep him on a leash when outside so he cannot get lost and so we can be his ears to keep him safe from things he cannot hear like cars driving along the street 3) training relies on visual commands (not verbal commands)



Georgi is a very affectionate, calm, and quiet companion who loves getting pets, gives kisses in return and really wants to sit on your lap. He is always eager to please and easy to train. Much of the day he relaxes in his crate (loves his crate) or on his bed next to us, then occasionally will get up and patrol his home to see if he can find any treats we left out for him (intentional or not). 

Help us find Georgi a forever home of his very own! 

 

Adoptable Spotlight: Iggy & Pup

 

Iggy and Pup were rescued during our winter freeze efforts. Both were emaciated, chained out in the elements, and forgotten by their owner. They were so weak and sore, they had to be carried into their southern foster home after rescue. During their vet assessment, foreign objects were noted in Iggy’s stomach. He underwent surgery to remove what appeared to be copper piping. He is now recouped and healthy.

These two are truly best friends. They are never too far from each other and look to each other for support and confidence. We're committed to ensuring these two stay together.

Iggy is “super sweet”, per his foster! Iggy has only lived chained outside. He needs a home with someone committed to training and helping him learn to be an inside dog. He is eager to please and is treat motivated, great combo.

Little Pup has adapted to inside life easier than Iggy. Pup is an active young girl and rarely sits still! She is treat motivated, crate trained and her house training is going well. Pup is good on a leash and non reactive to dogs while walking.

These two best friends came from unimaginable environments and so deserve to know what it is like to be loving family members. With consistent training and their ability to rely on each other, this transition will be amazing to experience.

Here is a video of the two of them! 

 

Success Story: Alfred Major

Before his rescue life, Alfie( Alfred Major) was hit by a car and never got treatment. By the time Paws New England found him, it was too late to correct his injury. Alfie has two deformed legs on his left side and he walks in his own unique way. Most importantly he has no pain - and in a reminder to all of us, Alfie has adapted well to remain the active, happy guy he is. 


Rebecca (lucky human) applied for a Paws New England dog that just wasn't quite the best match for her. Our adoption coordinator, Terri, identified that while this wasn't a great forever fit, Rebecca was a great adopter. Terri worked with our adoption coordinator leader, Donna, who was working to find that perfect home for Alfie. You can imagine - a dog with two deformed legs was overlooked quite a few times! Not by Rebecca though. Rebecca jumped in and talked with Alfie's amazing foster, Peter. Peter knew Alfred Major needed someone who could look past his deformed legs to the great dog that he was. (and is!) Rebecca did that.  

Here's an update we got from Rebecca, where Alfie is truly having the wonderful life he deserves:
"Things are going amazing! Alfie came home with us and it was like he knew we were his new family. He adjusted so well and started learning immediately. He’s so smart and eager to please, I’m just the luckiest girl! I’m extremely grateful for Donna and Terri and Peter. If it weren’t for Terri seeing my passion and introducing me to Donna to learn more about Alfie, I might still be in the process of looking. Peter was great with the meet and greet and was helpful with all my questions. So thank you all so much! 

We’ve gone on a lot of adventures, including camping and the beach and we are always checking out new parks. We’re even making new friends!"

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