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"KODIAK aka KODI"
Pit Bull Terrier Mix, 3 years, Neutered Male
Mass Humane Society - Partnership & Courtesy Post for PAWS New England
This sweet boy is Kodiak (aka Kodi). He’s a 3 year old neutered pit bull terrier mix, UTD on all shots, Heart Worm negative, microchipped, weight 65 pds. Kodi needs to be only pet in household - no dogs or other animals. He would love to find a forever family that will cherish him. Kodi was rescued from a life of being stuck in a crate for 23 hours a day. Even after living such a dreadful life, he is full of smiles, affection and kisses!! Regardless of his hours stuck in a crate, lack of exercise and basic training, he is completely house and crate trained. Kodi has mastered the basic commands such as sit, wait, and off, and has almost mastered down, drop it and leave it.

When he first came to us, he was not overly food driven, but he has since developed a love for food and treats. He loves sharing bananas, apples, and peanut butter. Kodi loves playing tug of war, chasing after balls, going on long walks and runs, running on the beach, and going for walks in the woods. He is a goofy, lovable dude who is very outgoing and loves attention. Who can blame him?! Since he joined his foster family, he has learned that snuggling on the couch is the BEST!! He even likes to burrow under the covers with you. Freedom certainly smells good to Kodi!! He has found out that going for car rides and hanging your head out of the window is just awesome. There is nothing like sniffing all those great smells!!

Kodi is a quick learner, but still needs to work on some habits that formed from being stuck in a crate 23 hours a day. He has some anxiety and can display that through being vocal. As part of his past life, he was used as a breeding dog and wasn’t socialized with dogs properly. Through slow introductions, time and patience, he has learned to coexist with his canine foster sibling, and sometimes they even play together! However, the ideal home for Kodiak would be one where he is the only dog as he loves having your undivided attention.

Kodi recently worked with our trainer friend, Heather, and graduated the Pits and Pals C.L.A.S.S. His foster family is also working with a vet to try to figure out some allergies that Kodi seems to suffer through. Kodi is looking for a home who can make a commitment to continue his training and vet care, but most of all, he needs patience and love!! Despite all he has been through, Kodi is a sweet boy who trusts and loves humans. He would love to be the center of your wold!! Kodi is enjoying freedom so much, we think he would make a great activity partner. A decent-sized fenced yard is a must for this pro-runner!

Kodi would be a loyal companion who will brighten up your day and bring a smile to your face. Did we also mention that this sweet boy gives kisses on command? Adorable!! If you think Kodi would be the perfect fit for you, please submit an adoption application!

Adoption donation: $200

Visit the Paws New England website below for an adoption application and answers to your most Frequently Asked Questions: Paws New England

For more information about this particular dog, please email: PAWSNECoordinator@gmail.com
"OTIS"
Terrier Mix, 12 years, Neutered Male
Mass Humane Society - Partnership & Courtesy Post for PAWS New England
Otis is a kind, loving 12-year-old terrier mix who was found wandering the streets of Baltimore, Maryland. The people who found him tried bringing him to the SPCA, who said that he would have 24 hours to live. Being the kind-hearted people they are, they held on to him and called PAWS so that he could have a chance at a new life.

Otis bears signs of abuse and neglect, and he has certainly seen some things, but you would never know it by how he behaves. This guy is a cuddler and would love nothing more than a place on the couch next to his humans. Otis has loved everyone he has met, good with dogs & cats too! He loves belly rubs and playing with his toys, especially some tug-of-war with his foster brother! Otis is always excited for a game of fetch – as long as it’s a bit slower pace due to some arthritis in his back legs. He loves being around his people so much that he will bark and cry when he is first left but he will settle down quickly. Despite being insecure about being left alone he has not chewed or destroyed anything in the house. He has never even had an accident!

He is crate-trained, is learning common commands, and is working on his manners while on leash. Otis is great with other dogs and recently met 2 cats on his Thanksgiving vacation. He was absolutely fabulous with the 2 resident dogs and 2 resident cats! He recently met a 7 year-old girl and loved her.

He will do well with a family who will take him on walks and who will give him all the kisses and cuddles that he can handle. He’s a tad hard of hearing and can be skittish due to his past history, so a family who can give him the time and patience to get comfortable in his new home would be perfect for this gentle old soul.

**Update 5/8

Otis arrived in his New England foster home and is doing amazing! He’s settling in nicely and getting along with the resident dogs. Foster dad reports that Otis is a low-key guy who just loves hanging out with his people. As we get to know more about this dapper senior, we will update his bio!

Adoption donation: $200

Dogs transported to New England are done so at a fee of $125.00 paid directly to the transporting company by Paws New England; no additional transport costs are responsibility of adopter. This fee is included in the adoption donation.

Visit the Paws New England website below for an adoption application and answers to your most Frequently Asked Questions: Paws New England

For more information about this particular dog, please email: PAWSNECoordinator@gmail.com
"BO"
Hound, 1.5 years, Neutered Male
Mass Humane Society - Partnership & Courtesy Post for PAWS New England
***Bo has arrived in New England and loving life! Bo is a beautiful 1.5 year-old neutered hound, UTD on All shots, heart worm negative, 45 pounds, good with dogs, No cats. He recently joined PAWS from our sister rescue in Texas. He was rescued in horrific shape and very underweight. With fantastic veterinary care and amazing foster parents, Bo is a healthy boy waiting to join his forever home.

He is a sweet boy who is timid upon first meeting. Once he gets to know his people, he is very affectionate and walks around shaking his bobbed tail with happiness. Bo is a young, playful pup with energy to burn. He especially loves his kong toys and running around in the back yard. We’d love to see him join an active home where he can get the exercise and training that all young dogs need. We think he would do best in a home with a fenced yard.

Bo is completely house trained and even lets his family know when he needs to go outside. He walks well on a leash and rides in the car like a champ! Bo even knows some commands including sit and shake. He has been working on basic house manners as he thinks food on counters are up for grabs. He has made great progress and usually stays clear of the kitchen.

He currently lives with 4 and 6 year old girls, a 6-year-old pointer and 10-year-old lab. He loves to wait at the bus stop, take car rides and play at the beach. He has a calm demeanor, an obedient spirit and a grateful heart. He would make a great addition to a loving family.

Bo has become confident in his new foster home. He has adjusted to loud noises and no longer gets frightened. Bo still has guarding behaviors in regards to his food bowl. He is improving but it is best to feed him alone and put away his bowl when not being used. He sleeps on his bed and awaits permission to get on furniture. He follows the family’s schedule and goes straight to his bed at lights out and has even started asking to cuddle. He is trustworthy when left uncrated, but is perfectly content in his crate. Bo will need a patient and loving home. He will need time to adjust to his new surroundings and a family who can understand that. Watching Bo blossom is going to be a truly rewarding experience.

**We would love for Bo to have a fenced yard so he can run and play freely. This is not an absolute requirement. And those who can provide enough exercise for this young dog will definitely be considered.

Adoption Donation: $450

Dogs transported to New England are done so at a fee of $125.00 paid directly to the transporting company by Paws New England; no additional transport costs are responsibility of adopter. This fee is included in the adoption donation.

Visit the Paws New England website below for an adoption application and answers to your most Frequently Asked Questions: Paws New England

For more information about this particular dog, please email: PAWSNECoordinator@gmail.com





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