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August

Male Young Australian Shepherd Cocker Spaniel (mixed)

August is a 4 month old, 15 pound, Aussie/Spaniel mix rescued in Mississippi and we estimate that he will be a med/large-sized dog when... show more

August is a 4 month old, 15 pound, Aussie/Spaniel mix rescued in Mississippi and we estimate that he will be a med/large-sized dog when full grown. This pup has arrived to MA and is looking for his Forever anywhere in New England. The full grown size of any of our dogs is an estimation based on a visual determination of their breed mix. Though occasionally we do end up with a purebred surrender, our adopters will tell you that our southern mutts are the best dogs they've ever had.  August is the sweetest and silliest of pups! He is very playful with puppies and adult dogs alike, was fostered in a home with children, and will just make the greatest sidekick!  Sweet Paws Rescue does not operate like a traditional animal shelter and there are three ways to adopt from us. The first is to commit to a dog that has not yet transported to Massachusetts - essentially, adopting a dog before meeting in person. Because we have a unique Foster2Adopt™ program for all of our adoptions, there is two week trial to insure you've made a love connection with your new pup. The second way is to meet and then adopt one of our dogs already in Massachusetts and living in one of our foster homes. Thirdly, we host "meet & greets" throughout the year at various locations. Approved adopters may meet and then take their new pup home from that event.  Regardless of what approach is best for you, the process always starts with submitting an application. More details on our adoption process are available on our website. Not quite ready to commit? Please consider opening your home to fostering one of our pups! If you live within driving distance to Newburyport or Groveland Massachusetts, we would love to talk with you. Details on fostering are also detailed on our website.  Too many dogs end up in shelters or back in rescue because their humans were not prepared for the commitment and responsibility of a dog. Before filling out an application, please evaluate your ability to train, exercise, and care for, financially and otherwise. Their life depends on it! show less

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Boomer/Lance

Male Adult Black and Tan Coonhound Coonhound, Black and Tan, Mix (mixed)

Sweet Paws Rescue does not operate like a traditional animal shelter and there are three ways to adopt from us. The first is to commit t... show more

Sweet Paws Rescue does not operate like a traditional animal shelter and there are three ways to adopt from us. The first is to commit to a dog that has not yet transported to Massachusetts - essentially, adopting a dog before meeting in person. Because we have a unique Foster2Adopt™ program for all of our adoptions, there is two week trial to insure you've made a love connection with your new pup. The second way is to meet and then adopt one of our dogs already in Massachusetts and living in one of our foster homes. Thirdly, we host "meet & greets" throughout the year at various locations. Approved adopters may meet and then take their new pup home from that event.  Regardless of what approach is best for you, the process always starts with submitting an application. More details on our adoption process are available on our website. Not quite ready to commit? Please consider opening your home to fostering one of our pups! If you live within driving distance to Newburyport or Groveland Massachusetts, we would love to talk with you. Details on fostering are also detailed on our website.  Too many dogs end up in shelters or back in rescue because their humans were not prepared for the commitment and responsibility of a dog. Before filling out an application, please evaluate your ability to train, exercise, and care for, financially and otherwise, for the span of your dog's lifetime. Their life depends on it! show less

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Elsa

Female Young Mixed Breed (mixed)

Elsa is a 4 month old, 18 pound, mix rescued in Mississippi and we estimate that she will be a medium-sized dog when full grown. Elsa ha... show more

Elsa is a 4 month old, 18 pound, mix rescued in Mississippi and we estimate that she will be a medium-sized dog when full grown. Elsa has arrived to MA and is thriving in her foster home! Elsa loves to play with the other resident pup but can also entertain herself. She enjoys car rides and loves being outside. Elsa is a big snuggler and loves "love"! She is excelling at house breaking and a smart little pup and says her foster "someone is going to be very lucky to adopt her!" The full grown size of any of our dogs is an estimation based on a visual determination of their breed mix. Though occasionally we do end up with a purebred surrender, our adopters will tell you that our southern mutts are the best dogs they've ever had.  Sweet Paws Rescue does not operate like a traditional animal shelter and there are three ways to adopt from us. The first is to commit to a dog that has not yet transported to Massachusetts - essentially, adopting a dog before meeting in person. Because we have a unique Foster2Adopt™ program for all of our adoptions, there is two week trial to insure you've made a love connection with your new pup. The second way is to meet and then adopt one of our dogs already in Massachusetts and living in one of our foster homes. Thirdly, we host "meet & greets" throughout the year at various locations. Approved adopters may meet and then take their new pup home from that event.  Regardless of what approach is best for you, the process always starts with submitting an application. More details on our adoption process are available on our website. Not quite ready to commit? Please consider opening your home to fostering one of our pups! If you live within driving distance to Newburyport or Groveland Massachusetts, we would love to talk with you. Details on fostering are also detailed on our website.  Too many dogs end up in shelters or back in rescue because their humans were not prepared for the commitment and responsibility of a dog. Before filling out an application, please evaluate your ability to train, exercise, and care for, financially and otherwise. Their life depends on it! show less

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Foster

Male Adult Terriers (Medium) (mixed)

Foster is a 3 year old, 56 pound, Terrier mix rescued in Mississippi. This dog will be traveling north within the month and is looking f... show more

Foster is a 3 year old, 56 pound, Terrier mix rescued in Mississippi. This dog will be traveling north within the month and is looking for his Forever anywhere in New England. The breed mix listed is an honest best guess based on size and physical characteristics. Though occasionally we do end up with a purebred surrender, our adopters will tell you that our southern mutts are the best dogs they've ever had.  Sweet Paws Rescue does not operate like a traditional animal shelter and there are three ways to adopt from us. The first is to commit to a dog that has not yet transported to Massachusetts - essentially, adopting a dog before meeting in person. Because we have a unique Foster2Adopt™ program for all of our adoptions, there is two week trial to insure you've made a love connection with your new pup. The second way is to meet and then adopt one of our dogs already in Massachusetts and living in one of our foster homes. Thirdly, we host "meet & greets" throughout the year at various locations. Approved adopters may meet and then take their new pup home from that event.  Regardless of what approach is best for you, the process always starts with submitting an application. More details on our adoption process are available on our website. Not quite ready to commit? Please consider opening your home to fostering one of our pups! If you live within driving distance to Newburyport or Groveland Massachusetts, we would love to talk with you. Details on fostering are also detailed on our website.  Too many dogs end up in shelters or back in rescue because their humans were not prepared for the commitment and responsibility of a dog. Before filling out an application, please evaluate your ability to train, exercise, and care for, financially and otherwise, for the span of your dog's lifetime. Their life depends on it! show less

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Frank

Male Adult Terriers (Medium) (mixed)

Frank, aka ? "Frank the Tank", Francis, Bubba, Handsome, Baby Boo, Sausage McStuffin. This meatball is a 60 pound, 1 year old, stunningl... show more

Frank, aka ? "Frank the Tank", Francis, Bubba, Handsome, Baby Boo, Sausage McStuffin. This meatball is a 60 pound, 1 year old, stunningly handsome, silver & white American Staffordshire Terrier. He has a big beautiful blocky head and his ice blue eyes will melt your heart. With the short stocky body of a linebacker, we consider him a professional wigglebutt as he can shake his caboose with the best of them. Frank is also now famous since his radio debut on Boston's WAAF as Monday's Mutt!  A local boy originating from Lawrence MA, Frank was first left alone for 3 months during the Lawrence/Andover gas explosions. Once his family returned, he was quickly in the middle of what was a Department Of Human Services disaster. After the removal of that household's children for the 3rd time, Frank was surrendered. This landed him a spot in the Lawrence pound and his options were bleak. A local animal behaviorist, who partners with SPR to evaluate dogs that need rescue, recommended we look at Frank. After a sad month at the pound, Frank is now ours and you'd never know he had such a rough start to life. This boy has the most jovial, friendly, outgoing personality and is very much still a puppy. Frank has recently started clicker training and is doing an incredible job. He is very treat motivated (hot dogs are a favorite) and he craves the approval of his people. He has currently mastered "sit", "down", "go to your mat", and "drop it"! He is also working on a new trick to impress his forever family! Frank wants to play with every dog he meets, and doesn't quite understand that not every dog wants to play with a Rugby player! He's a rough and tumble sort of guy, and would love a buddy with a similar play style. Frank needs a home with somebody who has large tank-dog experience, and a commitment to continue his positive reinforcement training as he continues to work towards great canine citizen status. Also, you must love giant sloppy kisses, his signature move! show less

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Hickory

Male Young Terriers (Small) (mixed)

Hickory is a 9 week old Terrier mix rescued in Mississippi and we estimate that he will be a med sized dog when full grown. This pup wil... show more

Hickory is a 9 week old Terrier mix rescued in Mississippi and we estimate that he will be a med sized dog when full grown. This pup will be traveling north within the month and is looking for his Forever anywhere in New England. The full grown size of any of our dogs is an estimation based on a visual determination of their breed mix. Though occasionally we do end up with a purebred surrender, our adopters will tell you that our southern mutts are the best dogs they've ever had.  Sweet Paws Rescue does not operate like a traditional animal shelter and there are three ways to adopt from us. The first is to commit to a dog that has not yet transported to Massachusetts - essentially, adopting a dog before meeting in person. Because we have a unique Foster2Adopt™ program for all of our adoptions, there is two week trial to insure you've made a love connection with your new pup. The second way is to meet and then adopt one of our dogs already in Massachusetts and living in one of our foster homes. Thirdly, we host "meet & greets" throughout the year at various locations. Approved adopters may meet and then take their new pup home from that event.  Regardless of what approach is best for you, the process always starts with submitting an application. More details on our adoption process are available on our website. Not quite ready to commit? Please consider opening your home to fostering one of our pups! If you live within driving distance to Newburyport or Groveland Massachusetts, we would love to talk with you. Details on fostering are also detailed on our website.  Too many dogs end up in shelters or back in rescue because their humans were not prepared for the commitment and responsibility of a dog. Before filling out an application, please evaluate your ability to train, exercise, and care for, financially and otherwise. Their life depends on it! show less

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June

Male Young Australian Shepherd Jack Russell Terrier (mixed)

June is a 4 month old, 12 pound, Aussie/Spaniel mix rescued in Mississippi and we estimate that she will be a med/large-sized dog when f... show more

June is a 4 month old, 12 pound, Aussie/Spaniel mix rescued in Mississippi and we estimate that she will be a med/large-sized dog when full grown. This pup has arrived to MA and is looking for her Forever anywhere in New England. The full grown size of any of our dogs is an estimation based on a visual determination of their breed mix. Though occasionally we do end up with a purebred surrender, our adopters will tell you that our southern mutts are the best dogs they've ever had.  Sweet Paws Rescue does not operate like a traditional animal shelter and there are three ways to adopt from us. The first is to commit to a dog that has not yet transported to Massachusetts - essentially, adopting a dog before meeting in person. Because we have a unique Foster2Adopt™ program for all of our adoptions, there is two week trial to insure you've made a love connection with your new pup. The second way is to meet and then adopt one of our dogs already in Massachusetts and living in one of our foster homes. Thirdly, we host "meet & greets" throughout the year at various locations. Approved adopters may meet and then take their new pup home from that event.  Regardless of what approach is best for you, the process always starts with submitting an application. More details on our adoption process are available on our website. Not quite ready to commit? Please consider opening your home to fostering one of our pups! If you live within driving distance to Newburyport or Groveland Massachusetts, we would love to talk with you. Details on fostering are also detailed on our website.  Too many dogs end up in shelters or back in rescue because their humans were not prepared for the commitment and responsibility of a dog. Before filling out an application, please evaluate your ability to train, exercise, and care for, financially and otherwise. Their life depends on it! show less

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Levon Helm

Male Young Retrievers (All Types) (mixed)

Levon Helm is a 7 month old Lab mix rescued in Mississippi and we estimate that he will be a large sized dog when full grown. This pup w... show more

Levon Helm is a 7 month old Lab mix rescued in Mississippi and we estimate that he will be a large sized dog when full grown. This pup will be traveling north within the month and is looking for his Forever anywhere in New England. The full grown size of any of our dogs is an estimation based on a visual determination of their breed mix. Though occasionally we do end up with a purebred surrender, our adopters will tell you that our southern mutts are the best dogs they've ever had.  Sweet Paws Rescue does not operate like a traditional animal shelter and there are three ways to adopt from us. The first is to commit to a dog that has not yet transported to Massachusetts - essentially, adopting a dog before meeting in person. Because we have a unique Foster2Adopt™ program for all of our adoptions, there is two week trial to insure you've made a love connection with your new pup. The second way is to meet and then adopt one of our dogs already in Massachusetts and living in one of our foster homes. Thirdly, we host "meet & greets" throughout the year at various locations. Approved adopters may meet and then take their new pup home from that event.  Regardless of what approach is best for you, the process always starts with submitting an application. More details on our adoption process are available on our website. Not quite ready to commit? Please consider opening your home to fostering one of our pups! If you live within driving distance to Newburyport or Groveland Massachusetts, we would love to talk with you. Details on fostering are also detailed on our website.  Too many dogs end up in shelters or back in rescue because their humans were not prepared for the commitment and responsibility of a dog. Before filling out an application, please evaluate your ability to train, exercise, and care for, financially and otherwise. Their life depends on it! show less

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Maddie

Female Adult Mixed Breed Mixed Breed, Large (over 44 lbs fully grown), Mix (mixed)

Maddie is a super sweet lady who takes her time to make sure she can trust you. But once she knows she's safe, Maddie likes ear scratche... show more

Maddie is a super sweet lady who takes her time to make sure she can trust you. But once she knows she's safe, Maddie likes ear scratches and LOVES to be brushed. She is food-motivated and has taken a liking to cheddar cheese, hot dogs, and even whipped cream! She's also clever enough to "find" bread and store it for later in her crate. Maddie is crate trained and housebroken, and walks well on leash. She most likes the company of mellow dogs and is currently living with a cat. Maddie is 7 years young, 60lbs, and a very pretty Mississippi Mix. Please consider giving this sweet girl a life she's never had. Maddie is currently fostered in Beverly MA. Sweet Paws Rescue does not operate like a traditional animal shelter and there are three ways to adopt from us. The first is to commit to a dog that has not yet transported to Massachusetts - essentially, adopting a dog before meeting in person. Because we have a unique Foster2Adopt™ program for all of our adoptions, there is two week trial to insure you've made a love connection with your new pup. The second way is to meet and then adopt one of our dogs already in Massachusetts and living in one of our foster homes. Thirdly, we host "meet & greets" throughout the year at various locations. Approved adopters may meet and then take their new pup home from that event.  Regardless of what approach is best for you, the process always starts with submitting an application. More details on our adoption process is available on our website. Not quite ready to commit? Please consider opening your home to fostering one of our pups! If you live within driving distance to Newburyport or Groveland Massachusetts, we would love to talk with you. This is a great way to determine what dog may be the perfect fit for your home. Details on fostering is also detailed on our website.  Too many dogs end up in shelters or back in rescue because their humans were not prepared for the commitment and responsibility of a dog. Before filling out an application, please evaluate your ability to train, exercise, and care for, financially and otherwise, for the span of your dog's lifetime. Their life depends on it! show less

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Mercy

Female Adult Great Dane (mixed)

Do you remember MERCY? What an amazing transformation!  Mercy has been in a foster home for a couple of months where she has been loved... show more

Do you remember MERCY? What an amazing transformation!  Mercy has been in a foster home for a couple of months where she has been loved and fed to a healthy weight. Mercy is now ready for a longer term foster, or a foster to adopt scenario where she can continue on her path to learning how to "dog". She already knows how to "sit", isn't a barker, has a gentle mouth, has nice house manners, and is now training on a Gentle Leader head halter for walking! When Mercy was found, she was almost 60 pounds underweight and is lucky to have survived. She is learning that other dogs don't represent competition for food, and needs a family that can help work through this anxiety with her. Mercy has already worked with a behaviorist with her leash reactivey towards other dogs and made great progress just in her first session! Mercy's next foster or permanent home will be an extension of the rescue process and that home will have SPR's support along this journey. Because Mercy needs to be someone's world at this point, no other dogs/cats please. The vet has recently aged Mercy at approximately 18 months, and now that she's filled out, she is the size of a pony. Great Dane or large dog experience is preferred, and a plethora of cozy blankets and couch acreage is a must. She is living with older children and loves their company. From her foster: "Whoever ends up adopting this girl is hitting the jackpot! Mercy has been extremely friendly to every person she has come in contact with...she has been around a lot of older kids and has really enjoyed them. No matter who has come to my house, she will run over and put her head on their lap! She is the most affectionate dog I've ever met...if you sit on the couch, she will drape her entire body over you and just melt ?? She is very playful and loves to run and chase a ball, but once she gets the ball she does not require you to throw it back because she throws it in the air with her mouth and chases it over and over again, it's hysterical to watch! She loves toys and will constantly bring one over to you and put it in your lap to play. She will also greet you at the door with a toy in her mouth...it's adorable. She is housebroken and knows "sit" "paw" and "stay"! She walks well on a leash although she is very strong! She loves car rides too. The longest she has been left is 4 to 5 hours and she does well with that limited timeframe. She does not bother anything in the house THOUGH if there is a pair of slippers out, she will take them over to her nest 😆 She loves loves loves blankets and if she finds one around the house, she'll drag it over to her spot on the couch ????" show less

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Millie

Female Adult Labrador Retriever (mixed)

Millie is a 1.5 year old, 50 pound, Lab mix rescued in Mississippi. The breed mix listed is an honest best guess based on size and physi... show more

Millie is a 1.5 year old, 50 pound, Lab mix rescued in Mississippi. The breed mix listed is an honest best guess based on size and physical characteristics. Though occasionally we do end up with a purebred surrender, our adopters will tell you that our southern mutts are the best dogs they've ever had.  Sweet Paws Rescue does not operate like a traditional animal shelter and there are three ways to adopt from us. The first is to commit to a dog that has not yet transported to Massachusetts - essentially, adopting a dog before meeting in person. Because we have a unique Foster2Adopt™ program for all of our adoptions, there is two week trial to insure you've made a love connection with your new pup. The second way is to meet and then adopt one of our dogs already in Massachusetts and living in one of our foster homes. Thirdly, we host "meet & greets" throughout the year at various locations. Approved adopters may meet and then take their new pup home from that event.  Regardless of what approach is best for you, the process always starts with submitting an application. More details on our adoption process are available on our website. Not quite ready to commit? Please consider opening your home to fostering one of our pups! If you live within driving distance to Newburyport or Groveland Massachusetts, we would love to talk with you. Details on fostering are also detailed on our website.  Too many dogs end up in shelters or back in rescue because their humans were not prepared for the commitment and responsibility of a dog. Before filling out an application, please evaluate your ability to train, exercise, and care for, financially and otherwise, for the span of your dog's lifetime. Their life depends on it! show less

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Molly

Female Hounds (All Types)

Molly is the sweetest gal! This 3 year old, 60 pound, Hound mix is very shy but slowly coming out of her shell. Originally rescued in Mi... show more

Molly is the sweetest gal! This 3 year old, 60 pound, Hound mix is very shy but slowly coming out of her shell. Originally rescued in Mississippi, she is now in Massachusetts and thriving in her foster home. Molly loves a confident resident dog to feel most secure and help guide her through new situations. She loves to be outside in her fenced in yard, loves to play and rolling around! Molly's favorite spot is on the couch next her humans. She is curious and sweet and loves comfy blankets. Molly hasn't shown any interest in the resident cat and would blossom in a quieter home where she continues to build confidence. Molly LOVES wet food which is a great motivator for her when she needs a little urging. She can be particular about her treats but will come running with her tail wagging if you have the right one! Says her foster "she is a love and deserves the best forever home". Sweet Paws Rescue does not operate like a traditional animal shelter and there are three ways to adopt from us. The first is to commit to a dog that has not yet transported to Massachusetts - essentially, adopting a dog before meeting in person. Because we have a unique Foster2Adopt™ program for all of our adoptions, there is two week trial to insure you've made a love connection with your new pup. The second way is to meet and then adopt one of our dogs already in Massachusetts and living in one of our foster homes. Thirdly, we host "meet & greets" throughout the year at various locations. Approved adopters may meet and then take their new pup home from that event.  Regardless of what approach is best for you, the process always starts with submitting an application. More details on our adoption process are available on our website. Not quite ready to commit? Please consider opening your home to fostering one of our pups! If you live within driving distance to Newburyport or Groveland Massachusetts, we would love to talk with you. Details on fostering are also detailed on our website.  Too many dogs end up in shelters or back in rescue because their humans were not prepared for the commitment and responsibility of a dog. Before filling out an application, please evaluate your ability to train, exercise, and care for, financially and otherwise, for the span of your dog's lifetime. Their life depends on it! show less

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Monty

Male Maltese (mixed)

Monty is a 10 year old, 10 pound, Maltese mix rescued in Mississippi. This dog will be traveling north within the month and is looking f... show more

Monty is a 10 year old, 10 pound, Maltese mix rescued in Mississippi. This dog will be traveling north within the month and is looking for his Forever anywhere in New England. The breed mix listed is an honest best guess based on size and physical characteristics. Though occasionally we do end up with a purebred surrender, our adopters will tell you that our southern mutts are the best dogs they've ever had.  Sweet Paws Rescue does not operate like a traditional animal shelter and there are three ways to adopt from us. The first is to commit to a dog that has not yet transported to Massachusetts - essentially, adopting a dog before meeting in person. Because we have a unique Foster2Adopt™ program for all of our adoptions, there is two week trial to insure you've made a love connection with your new pup. The second way is to meet and then adopt one of our dogs already in Massachusetts and living in one of our foster homes. Thirdly, we host "meet & greets" throughout the year at various locations. Approved adopters may meet and then take their new pup home from that event.  Regardless of what approach is best for you, the process always starts with submitting an application. More details on our adoption process are available on our website. Not quite ready to commit? Please consider opening your home to fostering one of our pups! If you live within driving distance to Newburyport or Groveland Massachusetts, we would love to talk with you. Details on fostering are also detailed on our website.  Too many dogs end up in shelters or back in rescue because their humans were not prepared for the commitment and responsibility of a dog. Before filling out an application, please evaluate your ability to train, exercise, and care for, financially and otherwise, for the span of your dog's lifetime. Their life depends on it! show less

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Morgan

Female Young Mixed Breed (mixed)

Morgan is a 9 month old 40 pound medium breed mix rescued in Alabama. This pup will be traveling north within the month and is looking f... show more

Morgan is a 9 month old 40 pound medium breed mix rescued in Alabama. This pup will be traveling north within the month and is looking for her Forever anywhere in New England. The full grown size of any of our dogs is an estimation based on a visual determination of their breed mix. Though occasionally we do end up with a purebred surrender, our adopters will tell you that our southern mutts are the best dogs they've ever had. Sweet Paws Rescue does not operate like a traditional animal shelter and there are three ways to adopt from us. The first is to commit to a dog that has not yet transported to Massachusetts - essentially, adopting a dog before meeting in person. Because we have a unique Foster2Adopt™ program for all of our adoptions, there is two week trial to insure you've made a love connection with your new pup. The second way is to meet and then adopt one of our dogs already in Massachusetts and living in one of our foster homes. Thirdly, we host "meet & greets" throughout the year at various locations. Approved adopters may meet and then take their new pup home from that event. Regardless of what approach is best for you, the process always starts with submitting an application. More details on our adoption process are available on our website. Not quite ready to commit? Please consider opening your home to fostering one of our pups! If you live within driving distance to Newburyport or Groveland Massachusetts, we would love to talk with you. Details on fostering are also detailed on our website. Too many dogs end up in shelters or back in rescue because their humans were not prepared for the commitment and responsibility of a dog. Before filling out an application, please evaluate your ability to train, exercise, and care for, financially and otherwise. Their life depends on it! show less

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Muffin

Male Adult Poodle (Miniature) (mixed)

Muffin is a 9 year old, 7 pound, male "apricot" poodle surrendered in Mississippi after his human passed away. Muffin just arrived to Ma... show more

Muffin is a 9 year old, 7 pound, male "apricot" poodle surrendered in Mississippi after his human passed away. Muffin just arrived to Massachusetts and is looking for his Forever anywhere in New England. He is cat and dog friendly. Though sometimes overwhelmed by the activity of kids, so a home with no young children is best. Muffin loves women best, is an expert cuddler, and loves to give kisses! We also have his veterinary records since he was 4 months old.  Sweet Paws Rescue does not operate like a traditional animal shelter and there are three ways to adopt from us. The first is to commit to a dog that has not yet transported to Massachusetts - essentially, adopting a dog before meeting in person. Because we have a unique Foster2Adopt™ program for all of our adoptions, there is two week trial to insure you've made a love connection with your new pup. The second way is to meet and then adopt one of our dogs already in Massachusetts and living in one of our foster homes. Thirdly, we host "meet & greets" throughout the year at various locations. Approved adopters may meet and then take their new pup home from that event.  Regardless of what approach is best for you, the process always starts with submitting an application. More details on our adoption process is available on our website. Not quite ready to commit? Please consider opening your home to fostering one of our pups! If you live within driving distance to Newburyport or Groveland Massachusetts, we would love to talk with you. This is a great way to determine what dog may be the perfect fit for your home. Details on fostering is also detailed on our website.  Too many dogs end up in shelters or back in rescue because their humans were not prepared for the commitment and responsibility of a dog. Before filling out an application, please evaluate your ability to train, exercise, and care for, financially and otherwise, for the span of your dog's lifetime. Their life depends on it! show less

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Oreo

Male Shih Tzu Poodles (All Types) (mixed)

Oreo is a 10 month, 12 pound, Shihtzu / Poodle mix. He is SWEET and cute as a button but has a chronic condition called Diabetes Insipid... show more

Oreo is a 10 month, 12 pound, Shihtzu / Poodle mix. He is SWEET and cute as a button but has a chronic condition called Diabetes Insipidus which is helped with daily medication. Sadly, he was surrendered to a shelter due to his medical issues so he needs a very special family that will accommodate his needs. He will reward you with a lifetime of love.  His forever home needs to not only be sympathetic of his condition, but have the financial means to cover the cost of medications, diapers, and vet care. He needs a human that is home a lot as Oreo needs frequent potty breaks. His foster finds that his wearing of a belly band makes life much easier in-between potty breaks. He'd do best with a fenced yard and doggie door as Oreo needs to go outside every hour at a minimum! He loves woman but if there is a man in his life, he needs to be patient as Oreo needs a brief period to trust.  Now that we have the fine print behind us, let's talk about the amazing pup that Oreo IS. He is just the friendliest, happiest, playful puff of fluff that CRAVES attention from other dogs and humans alike. He was a great friend recently to a newly arrived pup in MA that needed a confident friend during transition. Oreo laid with that (much larger) dog and provided a really wonderful sense of sense of calm. In addition to having a heart of gold, he is very trainable - on command he knows "sit" "come" and walks well on leash. He also loves fetch and tug of war! Oreo sleeps through the night with his people and loves his rides in the car.  Oreo is SPECIAL and needs that very special person too that is the extension of our rescue process. His adopter will be his true rescuer in providing him the life and love and he wouldn't have otherwise. show less

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Pee-Wee

Male Young Basset Hound (mixed)

Pee-Wee is a 6 month old, 30 pound Bassett mix rescued in Mississippi. We estimate that she will be a large sized dog when full grown. T... show more

Pee-Wee is a 6 month old, 30 pound Bassett mix rescued in Mississippi. We estimate that she will be a large sized dog when full grown. This pup will be traveling north within the month and is looking for her Forever anywhere in New England. The full grown size of any of our dogs is an estimation based on a visual determination of their breed mix. Though occasionally we do end up with a purebred surrender, our adopters will tell you that our southern mutts are the best dogs they've ever had.  Sweet Paws Rescue does not operate like a traditional animal shelter and there are three ways to adopt from us. The first is to commit to a dog that has not yet transported to Massachusetts - essentially, adopting a dog before meeting in person. Because we have a unique Foster2Adopt™ program for all of our adoptions, there is two week trial to insure you've made a love connection with your new pup. The second way is to meet and then adopt one of our dogs already in Massachusetts and living in one of our foster homes. Thirdly, we host "meet & greets" throughout the year at various locations. Approved adopters may meet and then take their new pup home from that event.  Regardless of what approach is best for you, the process always starts with submitting an application. More details on our adoption process are available on our website. Not quite ready to commit? Please consider opening your home to fostering one of our pups! If you live within driving distance to Newburyport or Groveland Massachusetts, we would love to talk with you. Details on fostering are also detailed on our website.  Too many dogs end up in shelters or back in rescue because their humans were not prepared for the commitment and responsibility of a dog. Before filling out an application, please evaluate your ability to train, exercise, and care for, financially and otherwise. Their life depends on it! show less

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Raven

Female Adult American Staffordshire Terrier Terrier, American Staffordshire, Mix (mixed)

So this gorgeous little girl is as sweet as her smile! She has never met a stranger and is happy to wag her tail and smile for pets & sc... show more

So this gorgeous little girl is as sweet as her smile! She has never met a stranger and is happy to wag her tail and smile for pets & scratches. She would be happiest as an only pup - the center of her parent's heart - but she would accept a low-key big brother (big as in larger, not necessarily older!) She isn't what many would call HIGH energy, but she does love nice morning & afternoon walks or runs, or a good game of fetch. A fence would be wonderful because she is definitely interested in small critters and she is FAST! Someone that has experience with the breed is always best. Raven is a strong girl but well behaved and a quick learner. Raven is currently fostered in AMESBURY MA. If you're interested in learning more about this beauty queen or think she'd be a great fit, reach out to us at info@sweetpawsrescue.org Sweet Paws Rescue does not operate like a traditional animal shelter and there are three ways to adopt from us. The first is to commit to a dog that has not yet transported to Massachusetts - essentially, adopting a dog before meeting in person. Because we have a unique Foster2Adopt™ program for all of our adoptions, there is two week trial to insure you've made a love connection with your new pup. The second way is to meet and then adopt one of our dogs already in Massachusetts and living in one of our foster homes. Thirdly, we host "meet & greets" throughout the year at various locations. Approved adopters may meet and then take their new pup home from that event.  Regardless of what approach is best for you, the process always starts with submitting an application. More details on our adoption process is available on our website. Not quite ready to commit? Please consider opening your home to fostering one of our pups! If you live within driving distance to Newburyport or Groveland Massachusetts, we would love to talk with you. This is a great way to determine what dog may be the perfect fit for your home. Details on fostering is also detailed on our website.  Too many dogs end up in shelters or back in rescue because their humans were not prepared for the commitment and responsibility of a dog. Before filling out an application, please evaluate your ability to train, exercise, and care for, financially and otherwise, for the span of your dog's lifetime. Their life depends on it! show less

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Romeo

Male Adult Chihuahua (mixed)

Oh, Romeo oh Romeo! This handsome guy is a 3 year old Chi mix will be your ultimate companion! Shy at first meeting but the key to his h... show more

Oh, Romeo oh Romeo! This handsome guy is a 3 year old Chi mix will be your ultimate companion! Shy at first meeting but the key to his heart is through butt scratches! He's a happy guy who is house trained and walks great on leash. Romeo does well with other small dogs and loves a good game of chase! He would love a home with another small dog so he always has a friend. He loves to play with toys and balls too. He would prefer a home on the quiet side, so no young kiddos! He uses a doggy door like a champ and would also love a fenced yard if you have one kicking around. He loves women the best, but a male caregiver would be ok if he has a kind heart and gentle way. Romeo is currently fostered in ROWLEY MA. Sweet Paws Rescue does not operate like a traditional animal shelter and there are three ways to adopt from us. The first is to commit to a dog that has not yet transported to Massachusetts - essentially, adopting a dog before meeting in person. Because we have a unique Foster2Adopt™ program for all of our adoptions, there is two week trial to insure you've made a love connection with your new pup. The second way is to meet and then adopt one of our dogs already in Massachusetts and living in one of our foster homes. Thirdly, we host "meet & greets" throughout the year at various locations. Approved adopters may meet and then take their new pup home from that event.  Regardless of what approach is best for you, the process always starts with submitting an application. More details on our adoption process is available on our website. Not quite ready to commit? Please consider opening your home to fostering one of our pups! If you live within driving distance to Newburyport or Groveland Massachusetts, we would love to talk with you. This is a great way to determine what dog may be the perfect fit for your home. Details on fostering is also detailed on our website.  Too many dogs end up in shelters or back in rescue because their humans were not prepared for the commitment and responsibility of a dog. Before filling out an application, please evaluate your ability to train, exercise, and care for, financially and otherwise, for the span of your dog's lifetime. Their life depends on it! show less

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Rory

Male Hounds (All Types) (mixed)

Rory is a 2 month old, 10 pound, Hound mix rescued in Mississippi and we estimate that he will be a medium-sized dog when full grown. Th... show more

Rory is a 2 month old, 10 pound, Hound mix rescued in Mississippi and we estimate that he will be a medium-sized dog when full grown. This pup has arrived to MA and is looking for his Forever anywhere in New England. The full grown size of any of our dogs is an estimation based on a visual determination of their breed mix. Though occasionally we do end up with a purebred surrender, our adopters will tell you that our southern mutts are the best dogs they've ever had.  Sweet Paws Rescue does not operate like a traditional animal shelter and there are three ways to adopt from us. The first is to commit to a dog that has not yet transported to Massachusetts - essentially, adopting a dog before meeting in person. Because we have a unique Foster2Adopt™ program for all of our adoptions, there is two week trial to insure you've made a love connection with your new pup. The second way is to meet and then adopt one of our dogs already in Massachusetts and living in one of our foster homes. Thirdly, we host "meet & greets" throughout the year at various locations. Approved adopters may meet and then take their new pup home from that event.  Regardless of what approach is best for you, the process always starts with submitting an application. More details on our adoption process are available on our website. Not quite ready to commit? Please consider opening your home to fostering one of our pups! If you live within driving distance to Newburyport or Groveland Massachusetts, we would love to talk with you. Details on fostering are also detailed on our website.  Too many dogs end up in shelters or back in rescue because their humans were not prepared for the commitment and responsibility of a dog. Before filling out an application, please evaluate your ability to train, exercise, and care for, financially and otherwise. Their life depends on it! show less

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Sir Wiggle

Male Young Terriers (Medium) (mixed)

Sir Wiggle Butt is a total love and broke our heart when he was returned. Wiggles left us as a beautiful and confident young puppy. Unbe... show more

Sir Wiggle Butt is a total love and broke our heart when he was returned. Wiggles left us as a beautiful and confident young puppy. Unbeknownst to us, his adoptive home was chaotic [multiple young children] and they didn't follow through on training. When this sweet boy was surrendered back to us, we put him with one of your best fosters, where he shut down emotionally for an entire week. Through much love and patience, Wiggles is coming out of his shell. His foster home continues to work on socializing him [another miss in his adoptive home] and working through odd fears like walking through doorways. He gains confidence from the other resident dogs and is quite happy with a "follow the leader" relationship and will continue to thrive in a home with another stable dog. Even with lingering shyness, he LOVES to play! Though snuggling is probably still a favorite, zoomies in the yard with a tennis ball is just all sorts of awesome fun for this guy. Wiggles makes a very handsome shadow and wants to be wherever you are. As he meets more new people, he is learning that humans aren't always overwhelming. He’s good with kitties, and has even met donkeys and he thought they were super cool too. Wiggles will ask to go out and is just about 100% housebroken. Says his foster - "he’s honestly the perfect pup once he’s settled in and has slowly been showing us more of his happy, fun, puppy side every day". Wiggles is an amazing pup that needs a special home that sympathizes with his rough start, and provides the love and stability he depends on. His forever home should have only older children [if any], a mellow environment, and another stable dog. Sweet Paws Rescue does not operate like a traditional animal shelter and there are three ways to adopt from us. The first is to commit to a dog that has not yet transported to Massachusetts - essentially, adopting a dog before meeting in person. Because we have a unique Foster2Adopt™ program for all of our adoptions, there is two week trial to insure you've made a love connection with your new pup. The second way is to meet and then adopt one of our dogs already in Massachusetts and living in one of our foster homes. Thirdly, we host "meet & greets" throughout the year at various locations. Approved adopters may meet and then take their new pup home from that event. Regardless of what approach is best for you, the process always starts with submitting an application. More details on our adoption process is available on our website. Not quite ready to commit? Please consider opening your home to fostering one of our pups! If you live within driving distance to Newburyport or Groveland Massachusetts, we would love to talk with you. This is a great way to determine what dog may be the perfect fit for your home. Details on fostering is also detailed on our website. Too many dogs end up in shelters or back in rescue because their humans were not prepared for the commitment and responsibility of a dog. Before filling out an application, please evaluate your ability to train, exercise, and care for, financially and otherwise, for the span of your dog's lifetime. Their life depends on it! show less

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Squidward

Male Adult Mixed Breed Mixed Breed, Medium (up to 44 lbs fully grown), Mix (mixed)

Squidy (though officially Squidward) is 10 years young. This soulful-eyed boy is a hound mix and was only 35lbs when SPR took him in. He... show more

Squidy (though officially Squidward) is 10 years young. This soulful-eyed boy is a hound mix and was only 35lbs when SPR took him in. He is now almost 55lbs, has a full shiny coat, and though he has allergies and will need a special diet - his skin infections are no more. Squidy is SWEET, clever, endearing, well-mannered, calm, cat-friendly, sensitive, walks amazing on-leash, is housebroken, and doesn't need to be crated. Because he’s spent his entire life isolated at the end of a rope - here is the short list of must haves for an adoptive home as we keep him on an upward trajectory. Squidy is fostered in Amesbury MA and is available for adoption on the north shore or cape ann of Massachusetts. 1. Another resident dog and no young children. He loves other (female) dogs and approaches new experiences with confidence when another dog is alongside. He also ADORES the 12 year old human in his foster home. He is male dog selective. 2. A lifestyle where you work from home, go to a dog-friendly office, work (very) part-time, or retired. 3. Live in an area where walks or romps in the woods are accessible daily - he may be 10, but he’s no couch potato. He LOVES his walks and needs a fenced in yard. 4. A commitment to make his remaining years as amazing as possible and show him the world he’s been kept from. 5. Patience - he was just neutered at 10yo and lived a life outside. It is a natural behavior for him to mark when he is in new places. He is sensitive and follows direction and you will need to be gentle with him as he transitions to your home. He no longer needs monitoring in his foster home but will as he adjusts in a new home. This instinct is easily addressed - Squid can wear a belly band initially; not have unmonitored run of the house; and kind redirection when he attempts to lift a leg. Sweet Paws Rescue does not operate like a traditional animal shelter and there are three ways to adopt from us. The first is to commit to a dog that has not yet transported to Massachusetts - essentially, adopting a dog before meeting in person. Because we have a unique Foster2Adopt™ program for all of our adoptions, there is two week trial to insure you've made a love connection with your new pup. The second way is to meet and then adopt one of our dogs already in Massachusetts and living in one of our foster homes. Thirdly, we host "meet & greets" throughout the year at various locations. Approved adopters may meet and then take their new pup home from that event. Regardless of what approach is best for you, the process always starts with submitting an application. More details on our adoption process is available on our website. Not quite ready to commit? Please consider opening your home to fostering one of our pups! If you live within driving distance to Newburyport or Groveland Massachusetts, we would love to talk with you. This is a great way to determine what dog may be the perfect fit for your home. Details on fostering is also detailed on our website. Too many dogs end up in shelters or back in rescue because their humans were not prepared for the commitment and responsibility of a dog. Before filling out an application, please evaluate your ability to train, exercise, and care for, financially and otherwise, for the span of your dog's lifetime. Their life depends on it! show less

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Tappa

Female Adult Feist Terriers (Small) (mixed)

Tappa is a 1 year old, Feist mix rescued in Mississippi. This dog will be traveling north within the month and is looking for her Foreve... show more

Tappa is a 1 year old, Feist mix rescued in Mississippi. This dog will be traveling north within the month and is looking for her Forever anywhere in New England. The breed mix listed is an honest best guess based on size and physical characteristics. Though occasionally we do end up with a purebred surrender, our adopters will tell you that our southern mutts are the best dogs they've ever had.  Sweet Paws Rescue does not operate like a traditional animal shelter and there are three ways to adopt from us. The first is to commit to a dog that has not yet transported to Massachusetts - essentially, adopting a dog before meeting in person. Because we have a unique Foster2Adopt™ program for all of our adoptions, there is two week trial to insure you've made a love connection with your new pup. The second way is to meet and then adopt one of our dogs already in Massachusetts and living in one of our foster homes. Thirdly, we host "meet & greets" throughout the year at various locations. Approved adopters may meet and then take their new pup home from that event.  Regardless of what approach is best for you, the process always starts with submitting an application. More details on our adoption process are available on our website. Not quite ready to commit? Please consider opening your home to fostering one of our pups! If you live within driving distance to Newburyport or Groveland Massachusetts, we would love to talk with you. Details on fostering are also detailed on our website.  Too many dogs end up in shelters or back in rescue because their humans were not prepared for the commitment and responsibility of a dog. Before filling out an application, please evaluate your ability to train, exercise, and care for, financially and otherwise, for the span of your dog's lifetime. Their life depends on it! show less