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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
"ZEPPELIN aka ZEPPY"
Boxer/Mastiff mix, 8 years, Neutered Male
Mass Humane Society - Partnership & Courtesy Post for PAWS New England
Hey guys. Zeppelin here, or œZeppy for short. Lots of changes in my life lately. After 6 months at John Gagnon’s Pet Resort, I have moved just in time to enjoy a beachfront summer with a real foster family. Although I have only been with this family for a few days, my foster Ma says she can already tell what a good boy I am. In my foster home, I live with 3 other (all girls, can already tell what a good boy I am. Zeppelin is neutered, Boxer Mastiff Mix (best guess), 8 years old, about 70-80 pounds, UTD on all shots, Heartworm Negative, best as only animal in house hold, but ok when sees dogs while leashed up - non responsive.

Medical: Hypothyroidism, only needs a pill once daily. Has no problems from it!

In my foster home, I live with 3 other (all girls, can you say LUCKY ME??), and 5 humans of various ages. I am not reactive to my furry housemates as long as I am crated or on leash. I prefer not to have them in my face, although I do enjoy sneaking a good sniff at their rear ends! As far as the humans go, I like all of them because they give me lots of love, belly and ear rubs, play time, car rides, treats and respect. I spend the nights cuddling with my foster sister on her bed “ apparently she does not mind my dragon breath. In the morning I have some grain-free breakfast and backyard time. Then I like to walk my foster sister to catch the big yellow bus. For the rest of the morning and early afternoon I hang out in my crate with a few backyard breaks. When the humans get back home from their various occupations they are always dying to play with me, so, hey, I comply. I like to chase a ball around, or play fetch with my Nylabone, or rub my back against the sofa cushions and then roll on the rug like a piggy in mud. All this playing makes me very hungry so I make sure to eat a hearty grain-free dinner. After dinner, it is my TV time. I enjoy watching re-runs of the Ghost Whisperer on the couch. And I do not get spooked! Sometimes I do fall asleep. My foster family says I snore like a truck. I do not know what that is, but it sure sounds delicious. I have very good house manners; I don’t climb places I am not invited, and I do all my messes outside. I get very sad when everyone leaves and very jealous when other dogs are getting belly rubs. I express my jealousy by whining like a little baby. My foster Ma says I look pathetic, but I can tell she likes it.

Please consider me and adopt me !! I am ready as ever !! Love Zep !!

Adoption donation is $200.00

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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