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Buster Brown Senior Beagle Dog Adoption Happy Ending

Adopting a dog  is a great way to add to your  family!  Paws New England recently shared an update of one of their senior dogs  Buster Brown.

Here is Buster Brown’s Story 

Life has certainly not been kind to Buster Brown, but that doesn’t keep him from smiling! He Buster Brown Senior Beagle Dog Adoption Happy Ending  Paws New England was adopted in 2014 and then returned to the shelter. With his great personality, he was quickly adopted again, only to be surrendered to a high kill shelter. Luckily, he’s now a PAWS pup and we can’t wait to find him a true forever family!

At 11 years young, this Beagle mix enjoys the finer things in life. Like strolling around the dog park with his canine friends, playing when the mood strikes him, taking leisurely walks with his people and smelling all the good smells life has to offer! If you picture your days taking walks on the beach or hanging out in the park, then Buster is your guy!

and a month later they shared

Buster Brown Senior Beagle Dog Adoption Happy Ending  Paws New EnglandBuster Brown is sure to win you over with his big, soulful eyes! At 11 years young, Buster has certainly had his fair share of adventures and is ready to retire and spend his days taking in the sights and seasons of New England.

Buster is good with dogs, and we think he’d do well with cats and kids as well! He recently found out that he loves the ocean and going for long walks with his foster brother (followed by a long nap of course). He also loves to be around people and joyfully welcomes all visitors. Buster knows his commands – sit, stay – and will signal when he needs to use the bathroom. This sweet boy is sure to steal your heart! Are you Buster’s lucky forever family?! If so, we can’t wait to hear from you.

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Buster Brown found a new home in Newport.

Buster Brown Senior Beagle Dog Adoption Happy Ending  Paws New EnglandBuster Brown is happy and healthy, living the dream life in Newport and enjoying ham treats. He is as dapper and jolly as ever. This sweet senior boy sure hit the jackpot! His new mom reports he’s feeling great and enjoys frolicking in the yard with his canine sibling.

About Paws New England

We  save lives, one dog at a time.

We rescue abandoned, neglected, and abused dogs from high-kill shelters and desperate situations, provide them with veterinary care and much needed TLC, and bring them to New England where we place them in safe, loving homes.  We are a volunteer, foster home based rescue. We do not have a shelter location. Our foster homes are located throughout New England.  PAWS operates via volunteers throughout New England

Here’s how our adoption process works.

1. Find a dog

Check out our list of currently available dogs. The list is updated regularly, so if you don’t find the perfect match today, check back soon!

2. Submit an Adoption Form

When you find a dog you like, submit an Adoption Form.

Your form gets routed to one of our adoption coordinators, who will contact you to discuss your decision to adopt.

(We are staffed entirely by volunteers, and sometimes it can take us a few days to contact you. Sorry in advance!)

Unfortunately, you may not be the only one interested in adopting a particular dog. If you don’t get your first choice, don’t worry! PAWS has plenty of great dogs in need of loving homes.

3. Bringing your new dog home

After you’ve been accepted, your dog’s foster parent will coordinate with you to get your new pack member home.

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Oliver James A Senior Pug Rescue Adoption Love Story

We recently asked on our facebook page did Did you purposefully choose to get your dog breed or was it just random?   Julie answered  Purposely. I looked forever at shelters and rescue groups to find a pug 🙂 found a 6yr old one at the shelter finally. He’s 12 now and I am totally in love with him.  

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Julie also shared in more detail her adoption story of Oliver James and how she fell in love

I adopted my pug from Second Chance in East Brookfield MA. I had just lost my Boston terrier and was not ready to get another dog. But knew I eventually wanted a pug. I had a younger Boston still so I was just going to spend time with her even tho she was sad without her older brother. So i had decided to volunteer at the shelter with my niece and we went to orientation one Saturday morning and while they were showing us around the dog room, every dog was barking and getting excited that people were there except one little pug who was in the back of his kennel with a look on his face like “omg what is going on” So we were just staring at each other lol. He reminded me of my Boston a little he was the same way and get nervous sometimes. Once we left I could not stop thinking about him. So I filled out the application and was approved in no time. Had a meet and greet with my other dog and they got along great. He had some medical issues that they had to finish up treating (lyme, some teeth removed and he had to be neutered) once he was medically cleared he came home and it seems like he has always been with me. Everyone thought I was crazy because he was already 6yrs old but he is now 12yrs old and his only medical issue he has had was a positive mast cell tumor on his leg that Tufts removed 2yrs ago and so far so good. He has made me only want to adopt older dogs from now on. I love the seniors.

(check out the calendar for local shelters offering adoption days )

About Second Chance Animal Shelter

We are a no-kill animal shelter located in MA. In addition to our Adoption Center, we also operate a Wellness Center Veterinary Clinic in North Brookfield as well as Springfield MA. Through our many programs, we help over 26,000 pets a year. Our programs include adoption, low cost spay/neuter, veterinary care, community outreach programs, educational outreach to schools and youth groups, training, and a pet food pantry. We have a unique innovative approach to helping animals that is revolutionizing animal welfare. Our goal is to keep pets out of shelters in the first place by providing services within the community. Our reach goes beyond MA and we help wherever we can. Our approach is to get to the root causes of animal suffering and provide the services where they are needed to help prevent homelessness, overpopulation, and suffering. We are one of only a handful of shelters across the country that are now leading animal welfare by providing subsidized veterinary care as one of our programs. This unique approach helps to keep pets from suffering in the community and providing lifesaving medical care.

You can view pets available for adoption here from Second Chance

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Olive Beautiful Senior Dog Helps Completes her Owner’s Life

Susie Senior Dogs shared the story of Olive, a beautiful senior dog who has been a much needed companion to  her owner Andrea.    Andrea has found out that  the love of an old dog is a very special kind of love; a love that not many are fortunate enough to know in their own lifetime. Olive Beautiful Senior Dog Helps Completes her  Owner's Life


This is Olive. I’ve wanted to tell you all about her for a while now, but it’s so hard to put into words just what she means to my family and, more importantly, how she’s changed our lives. We met Olive just two months after having said goodbye to my first ‘adult’ dog Rocky- he’d been my companion through a deep depression, the death of a sibling at age 22, and the hardest part of my educational career. He was five or so when I adopted him and his calm demeanor had been the most welcome presence in my life. Six years later, he would develop a mental problem that made him aggressive toward even his closest person (me). I wasn’t sure if we’d ever recover from the emotional trauma that surrounded his departure. But our lives were empty and our house was quiet.

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One of our local shelters was at the forefront for pairing dogs with families that matched their dispositions. (check out the calendar for local shelters offering adoption days )
Olive’s face came up and, after reading her bio, I hoped deep down that we would be a match. ‘Let’s just go see if anyone clicks with us!’ was my gateway line. One visit and I was hooked, but the husband needed convincing. Olive had severe arthritis in one of her knees and it kept her to very short walks and not much other activity. But she was so sweet to the folks at the shelter (raining kisses on everyone) and her demeanor was just so youthful and enthusiastic, I couldn’t get her out of my head.
Olive Beautiful Senior Dog Helps Completes her  Owner's LifeThe timing was terrible- my husband’s grandfather passed away the day we met her and he was soon on a cross-country flight for the funeral. I followed a few days later, but not without visiting her multiple times daily, walking and chatting to her about how things were about to change. The morning I arrived back in town, I was waiting at the shelter door when they opened. She rode home in my lap and has refused to leave my side ever since.
At first, she could barely make it around the block- her arthritis was very progressed for her age (10 or so). After some expert consults, we were able to get her on a pain management regimen, feed her nutritional and joint supplemental food, and even began acupuncture!
We realized early on that our time with her would not be as long as we wanted. She showed an intense enthusiasm for exploring- seeing new places and smelling new smells. We made it our goal to show her as much of the world as we could. Five years later, and she’s seen more of WA / OR / CA than I had in the 28 years before I knew her. We go on ‘just us girls’ trips often, camping in the woods, or cozying up at her favorite beach. She gets me up with the sun, eager to go out and explore more. She gently suggests that we get outside on even the soggiest of PNW days. When my migraines have me laid up in bed for hours or even days, she’s by my side. She’s made some ‘best dog friends’ in our neighborhood, which means we now know our neighbors better! She is the antidote to my shy, antisocial, seasonally-bummed, lazy self. I’d do anything to get her tail waggin’.
One of the great joys of my life thus far has been watch her blossom, gaining confidence to assert her wishes and show us the things she likes. While she may be slowing down, having a difficult time enjoying everything she used to, we’ve committed to making her life a full and happy one as long as we can. We bought a bike trailer to make the trip up to the local coffee shop (she used to make it with ease). We found a backpack to carry her in for hikes (for a while, five miles was doable- a miraculous transformation from her early days). We’ve built ramps to all of the furniture and she even sleeps in the bed now (who could resist a little old lady like her!) Through it all, her spirit has been resilient and simply happy.
She has changed our lives and I can only hope she knows just how loved she is.

Snickers the Stray Dog Find a New Home

A  family united a with a new family member!   Snickers is a five-year-old female who was more than ready for a new home after being the in the  Saratoga County Animal Shelter  for several years and was featured n the  local news  Snickers the Stray Dog Find a New Home pet adoption

Snickers is a such a pretty girl. She has been with us for awhile at the Saratoga County Animal Shelter. She loves her walks, squeaky toys & one on one time spent with people. Especially her favorite volunteers! Although she has come along way with other dogs she may be best in an only dog home. Since she came to us as a stray we do not know about her previous life. Please stop at the shelter & talk with an adoption counselor to find out more about our Snickers.

Saratoga County Animal Shelter Shared  the  adoption announcement

Snickers the Stray Dog Find a New Home pet adoptionWe are very excited to announce that our beloved Snickers has found a forever home! Snickers came to the shelter quite some time ago and hit a chord with nearly every volunteer and staff member she encountered. Snickers new home now consist of a doggie sister and loving parents!

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We would like to send a thank you out to all of our volunteers who worked with Snickers during her stay at the shelter. A special thank you goes out to WRGB CBS 6 News, Albany Heather Kovar who was gracious enough to feature Snickers in a segment leading to her adoption! Snickers the Stray Dog Find a New Home pet adoption

Look at local shelters for their pets if you are considering adoption, we also add pet adoption events to our the dog calendar.

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Maddie WARL Dog Adoption Happy Ending

Adopting a pet is a great way to add to your pet family! Worcester Animal recently shared the story of Maddie who was adopted after spending time in the shelter.  Maddie  WARL Dog Adoption Happy Ending pet

Here is Maddie’s story

 This six year old  rottweiler girl was brought into the shelter when her owner was suddenly relocated and unable to bring her. Maddie is used to living alone with one person. Besides her beautiful look, Maddie has an adorable and playful personality. When She arrived at the shelter it was clear that she was a little “different.” When she walks she has very exaggerated steps, sometimes she looses her balance and sometimes she falls down. Our veterinary’s here think Maddie has been experiencing this for a long time and may have sort of neurological disorder. This does not slow her down from enjoying life to the fullest! The best home for his sweetheart will be a quiet and relaxed home with no other animals and no small children. If you think Maddie may be a good fit for your family, come down and meet this beauty.

Maddie, Rotti   mix   did find her new home recently and is adjusting

Maddie  WARL Dog Adoption Happy Ending pet

We had a good first night!! She is eating and seems comfortable. Trouble with the hard wood floor but she’ll adjust I think. She def has her own personality and will growl if you are too touchy feely but that’s her way!! Love her

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About Worcester Animal Rescue League

Since our founding in 1912, the Worcester Animal Rescue League (WARL) has been dedicated to the care of the animals who provide so much for their human companions.

Founded initially by a group of women determined to save overworked and abused farm horses, WARL’s services have expanded and changed to protect, care, and love our cats and dogs throughout Central Massachusetts. Our staff and volunteers are dedicated champions to this cause and act as caretakers for the animals and educators to their human counterparts. We also work with foster homes, rescue groups, and other shelters nationwide to place animals in the best possible environment.

Without your support, however, nothing we do would be possible. WARL is a non-profit organization and your donations of money, time, supplies, homes, and love are vital to our cause and the lives of the animals in our care. Our sincerest thanks.

Worcester Animal Rescue League is committed to making adoption a success for both the adopter and the animal.Your safety and the safety, happiness and well-being of our shelter animals are our top priority.

When you are ready to adopt, you will receive your adoption folder, where we’ve enclosed tips, tricks and solutions to the most common issues people face with new pets. Feel free to call the shelter at 508-853-0030 or email us with any questions!

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