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
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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Dogs are outside in the freezing cold
Dogs are outside in the freezing cold

It has been a busy winter so far this year, but what is now unfolding is the true meaning of what your contributions are going towards. 

 

Record breaking cold is sweeping the country, and while you might be reading on the news how many customers are without power, what you aren’t seeing in the news is the faces of the dogs who live outside in this cold. Some have homes where they remain chained outside - with a crate, perhaps with a tarp to shield the wind. Others are strays who may miss the touch of human’s hands scratching their ears, but may also be lucky in their ability to hide under a warm house.

 

Our southern volunteers are teaming up with All 4s Rescue League who have been going around Memphis trying to help where they can - with tarps, straw or dog food. We’ve asked our volunteers to round up as many dogs as they can and get them to the safety of a boarding facility. Here are a few of their faces that have been saved from the cold. There are 40 so far, but our volunteers are working so hard- we don't quite have info on all of them yet! 

 

Iggy Pup was not just cold- emaciated as well! He screamed from the pain of his red feet. 

 

For several days, our rescuers have been trying to save a litter of nine puppies who were not allowed in their home. The owners finally handed over all nine and have agreed that mama, an inside dog, will be spayed by our organization but stay with her family.

 

Jane's owner said she would be fine outside in the cold - she was "just a junkyard dog." Luckily, her owner agreed to let our volunteers take her. 

 

Ziya's story is hard to hear. Her canine yard mate froze to death. She was confiscated due to animal cruelty, and will be joining our rescue.  

 

The adorable beagle pup was left outside with a canine friend. Both of them are inside with us. 

The conditions are not survivable.
The conditions are not survivable.
Our volunteers are rounding up as many as they can
Our volunteers are rounding up as many as they can
Iggy Pup is emaciated and his feet are frozen
Iggy Pup is emaciated and his feet are frozen
Nine puppies were saved from living outside.
Nine puppies were saved from living outside.
Jane's owner said she would be outside in the cold
Jane's owner said she would be outside in the cold
Ziya's yard mate froze to death.
Ziya's yard mate froze to death.
This adorable beagle pup was left outside.
This adorable beagle pup was left outside.

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Dani Marley on her forever porch
Dani Marley on her forever porch

October Report for GlobalGiving 

 

The past few months have been busy at Paws New England! We thank you for your support and are pleased to share with you some of the stories you’ve helped us achieve. 

 

Dani-Marley

Sweet Dani-Marley needed some time to learn what being a dog meant. She came to us from a place that didn’t teach her life beyond a crate. She learned to eat from a bowl, to slowly explore new spaces, and to relax on the couch. Over about a month of time we focused specifically on leaving the house during daylight hours; once she knew the outdoors were hers whenever she went to the door, she would want to stay out all day long. Dani was adopted into a home with a fur-brother who is a registered therapy dog, and the huge strides she’s made by having him as her guide is heartwarming! She settled into her new home so much faster, and adores her big brother who continues to show her all of the ways to have fun! 

 

Tanker

Tanker was surrendered from a home that could no longer care for him. Most of his fur was gone, and he needed treatment for skin allergies to regrow his hair. Despite the discomfort he was in, he loved every second he was with you. He settled right into his foster home with me, and from what his new mom says, he owns all of his new home. His fur has come back in, and what a coat he has! This little guy is a spunky fella who knows it and requests ALL of the love, even with his new brother around (who’s also a PAWS alum)!

 

Sweetie

Sweetie was rescued from the place where she was born in Tennessee where she was kept in a kennel /barn stall for the first 5 years of her life. She had no socialization - no human touch besides the handler that fed her daily in her pen. Sweeties paws/legs initially white were stained from the excrement she had to endure standing in.

 

Coming to Paws New England, Sweetie was very withdrawn. She would stay in her crate and face the wall. She had never touched grass and would tiptoe outside in the yard on the grass and almost be on her front paws so her back feet didn’t touch the grass. 

Her foster  started working with a volunteer behaviorist who suggested we hand feed sweetie. She would not leave the house as she was terrified for leaving the front doog. Little by little her foster family was able to get out and take a walk in the woods. 

 

She made such great strides in foster care she would sometimes make eye contact ..allow for some pets and be hand fed. She was adopted by a wonderful family who has continued to work with her and now named Ellie has a loving family full of cuddles and hikes!

 

Coralen

Sweet Coralen was rescued from a life on the end of a chain in TN.  She and her puppies lived outside in often chilly conditions (we rescued the puppies too!!).  Coralen went through alot after being rescued- she was heartworm positive so was treated for that and then had to have FHO surgery to repair her hip.  Throughout all of this, she just wanted human attention and love.  She deserved the best and when she came up to be fostered in New England, she was able to find her forever home.  She is spoiled, loved and doted on everyday.  She has a dog neighbor she loves playing with.  She takes hikes around the land of her new home.  The family who adopted her is immensely grateful to PAWS for helping them to find this sweet girl!  

Tanker meeting his forever home
Tanker meeting his forever home
Sweetie on a hike with her family
Sweetie on a hike with her family
Sweet Coralen
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