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Balto

Male Great Pyrenees

Meet Balto, a 2 year old Great Pyrenees mix, and a large bundle of love. Balto gets along great with his foster canine and kid friends.... show more

Meet Balto, a 2 year old Great Pyrenees mix, and a large bundle of love. Balto gets along great with his foster canine and kid friends. He has mixed feelings about the resident cat, sometimes he likes to bark at her, sometimes he likes to follow her around to see if she knows any interesting places where there could be treats! Balto goes in his crate during the day, and likes to sleep on the floor by the bed at night. He’s fully housetrained and knows his name and basic commands. Balto loves to play with toys and roam around the yard. He’s trying very hard to be a good leash walker but there are just so many giant distractions in the world that he just NEEDS to try to get to them all. He gets anxious when he sees other dogs while on his leash, but since he’s generally dog friendly, some good continued leash training will help him to be his usual calm, adorable self. Balto is a very good boy who would love a family that will give him lots of playtime, training and cheese treats! 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 as a traditional animal shelter. There are three ways to adopt from us:  Commit to a dog that has not yet transported to Massachusetts—in other words, adopting a dog before meeting [him/her] in person. Because we have a unique Foster2Adopt™ program for all of our adoptions, there is a two-week trial period to ensure you've made a love connection with your new pup. Meet one of our dogs being fostered in Massachusetts—and take them from foster to forever! Attend one of our meet & greet events held throughout the year at various locations on the north shore of Massachusetts. Pre-approved adopters that find your match can take your new pup home from the 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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Beagle Baley

Male Young Beagle (mixed)

Beagle Baley was being turned in to a local shelter after the owner was evicted from his home in Alabama. The shelter told the man that... show more

Beagle Baley was being turned in to a local shelter after the owner was evicted from his home in Alabama. The shelter told the man that they had no room and the man said he had no choice as he had nowhere to go. A bystander heard the conversation and agreed to bring Baley home and try to find him a home. He is approx 20 lbs of TOTAL LOVE!!  Gets along wonderful with other dogs and is very submissive. He is also cat friendly. This pup will be traveling north within the month and is looking fo 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 as a traditional animal shelter. There are three ways to adopt from us:  Commit to a dog that has not yet transported to Massachusetts—in other words, adopting a dog before meeting [him/her] in person. Because we have a unique Foster2Adopt™ program for all of our adoptions, there is a two-week trial period to ensure you've made a love connection with your new pup. Meet one of our dogs being fostered in Massachusetts—and take them from foster to forever! Attend one of our meet & greet events held throughout the year at various locations on the north shore of Massachusetts. Pre-approved adopters that find your match can take your new pup home from the 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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Bean

Male Adult Chihuahua

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... show more

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 as a traditional animal shelter. There are three ways to adopt from us:  Commit to a dog that has not yet transported to Massachusetts—in other words, adopting a dog before meeting [him/her] in person. Because we have a unique Foster2Adopt™ program for all of our adoptions, there is a two-week trial period to ensure you've made a love connection with your new pup. Meet one of our dogs being fostered in Massachusetts—and take them from foster to forever! Attend one of our meet & greet events held throughout the year at various locations on the north shore of Massachusetts. Pre-approved adopters that find your match can take your new pup home from the 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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Bernard

Male Young Retrievers (All Types) (mixed)

Bernard came to a shelter in Mississippi in July and was never claimed.  He is now in Massachusetts, and ready for his forever home! He... show more

Bernard came to a shelter in Mississippi in July and was never claimed.  He is now in Massachusetts, and ready for his forever home! He is a 49 pound Lab mix that loves life! He likes dogs, kids, adults, and has even met a horse that he thought was pretty cool! He would love to have a yard to run around in, and a playmate would be extra fun! If you have time to continue his puppy training and love to give, this sweet boy will give it all back to you plus more!   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 as a traditional animal shelter. There are three ways to adopt from us:  Commit to a dog that has not yet transported to Massachusetts—in other words, adopting a dog before meeting [him/her] in person. Because we have a unique Foster2Adopt™ program for all of our adoptions, there is a two-week trial period to ensure you've made a love connection with your new pup. Meet one of our dogs being fostered in Massachusetts—and take them from foster to forever! Attend one of our meet & greet events held throughout the year at various locations on the north shore of Massachusetts. Pre-approved adopters that find your match can take your new pup home from the 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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Brassy

Female Young Retrievers (All Types) (mixed)

Brassy is a 3 month year old Lab mix rescued in Mississippi and we estimate that she will be a med-sized dog when full grown. This pup w... show more

Brassy is a 3 month year old Lab mix rescued in Mississippi and we estimate that she will be a med-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 as a traditional animal shelter. There are three ways to adopt from us:  Commit to a dog that has not yet transported to Massachusetts—in other words, adopting a dog before meeting [him/her] in person. Because we have a unique Foster2Adopt™ program for all of our adoptions, there is a two-week trial period to ensure you've made a love connection with your new pup. Meet one of our dogs being fostered in Massachusetts—and take them from foster to forever! Attend one of our meet & greet events held throughout the year at various locations on the north shore of Massachusetts. Pre-approved adopters that find your match can take your new pup home from the 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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Bruin

Male Great Pyrenees (mixed)

BRUIN is an extra large dog with a fantastic disposition and a warm personality looking for a home with room to roam. He can be a rambun... show more

BRUIN is an extra large dog with a fantastic disposition and a warm personality looking for a home with room to roam. He can be a rambunctious dog when others are involved but typically is a low key easy going boy. Bruin appreciates contact and will seek it out when he needs. Other wise he can be found in a favorite spot lying down enjoying a good sleep or the view. Bruin is a perfect example of a bark being more than its bite, he functions as a door bell when people arrive, until he recognizes the sound of your car. A very large loving animal who would become an excellent addition to any family. Sweet Paws Rescue does not operate as a traditional animal shelter. There are three ways to adopt from us:  Commit to a dog that has not yet transported to Massachusetts—in other words, adopting a dog before meeting [him/her] in person. Because we have a unique Foster2Adopt™ program for all of our adoptions, there is a two-week trial period to ensure you've made a love connection with your new pup. Meet one of our dogs being fostered in Massachusetts—and take them from foster to forever! Attend one of our meet & greet events held throughout the year at various locations on the north shore of Massachusetts. Pre-approved adopters that find your match can take your new pup home from the 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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Candi

Female Adult Labrador Retriever (mixed)

Candi is a 8-9 year old 65 pound Lab mix, fostered in Essex, MA. This pup is looking for her forever home anywhere in New England. The b... show more

Candi is a 8-9 year old 65 pound Lab mix, fostered in Essex, MA. This pup is looking for her forever home 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 as a traditional animal shelter. There are three ways to adopt from us:  Commit to a dog that has not yet transported to Massachusetts—in other words, adopting a dog before meeting [him/her] in person. Because we have a unique Foster2Adopt™ program for all of our adoptions, there is a two-week trial period to ensure you've made a love connection with your new pup. Meet one of our dogs being fostered in Massachusetts—and take them from foster to forever! Attend one of our meet & greet events held throughout the year at various locations on the north shore of Massachusetts. Pre-approved adopters that find your match can take your new pup home from the 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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Cheeky

Female Young Retrievers (All Types) (mixed)

Cheeky is a 3 month year old Lab mix rescued in Mississippi and we estimate that she will be a med-sized dog when full grown. This pup w... show more

Cheeky is a 3 month year old Lab mix rescued in Mississippi and we estimate that she will be a med-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 as a traditional animal shelter. There are three ways to adopt from us:  Commit to a dog that has not yet transported to Massachusetts—in other words, adopting a dog before meeting [him/her] in person. Because we have a unique Foster2Adopt™ program for all of our adoptions, there is a two-week trial period to ensure you've made a love connection with your new pup. Meet one of our dogs being fostered in Massachusetts—and take them from foster to forever! Attend one of our meet & greet events held throughout the year at various locations on the north shore of Massachusetts. Pre-approved adopters that find your match can take your new pup home from the 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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Chocolate

Male Adult Mixed Breed (mixed)

Meet Chocolate, an 11 year old Terrier mix who is as sweet as candy! Chocolate is missing one eye, but that doesn’t stop him from being... show more

Meet Chocolate, an 11 year old Terrier mix who is as sweet as candy! Chocolate is missing one eye, but that doesn’t stop him from being a playful, loving pup. He likes to play with his canine foster friends, and he enjoys going for walks. This boy certainly doesn’t act his age, he thinks he is still a puppy! Chocolate is housetrained, and doesn’t sleep in a crate, he prefers the human’s bed (as long as his canine friends don’t mind, of course). He’s an easy going guy who gets along with everyone. If you think he’s handsome now, just wait until he gets his summer grooming done! If you’re looking for a “seasoned” companion, Chocolate will be the guy for you!   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 as a traditional animal shelter. There are three ways to adopt from us:  Commit to a dog that has not yet transported to Massachusetts—in other words, adopting a dog before meeting [him/her] in person. Because we have a unique Foster2Adopt™ program for all of our adoptions, there is a two-week trial period to ensure you've made a love connection with your new pup. Meet one of our dogs being fostered in Massachusetts—and take them from foster to forever! Attend one of our meet & greet events held throughout the year at various locations on the north shore of Massachusetts. Pre-approved adopters that find your match can take your new pup home from the 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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Dorothy

Female Senior Retrievers (All Types) (mixed)

Dorothy is a 10 years young, 50 pound, Black Lab mix who would love to find the home she has never had. She has a delightfull and goofy ... show more

Dorothy is a 10 years young, 50 pound, Black Lab mix who would love to find the home she has never had. She has a delightfull and goofy personality and is eager to please. She just wants to be loved and is learning all the new things that a house and home has to offer. She is also getting used to the car and walking on leash too. After a few visits from the foster's grandchildren, Dot has become very comfortable and loves being around family. Dorothy is very respectful of the resident (and alpha) 12 year old dog, and gives her space. She loves to eat and it's assumed there were many things Dorothy went without, food included. She is also housebroken and loves her yard, and she walks to a harbor each night to finish her day. Says her foster "she will make a wonderful family dog".  Dorothy is fostered in Beverly MA and can be adopted anywhere in New England.  Sweet Paws Rescue does not operate as a traditional animal shelter. There are three ways to adopt from us:  Commit to a dog that has not yet transported to Massachusetts—in other words, adopting a dog before meeting [him/her] in person. Because we have a unique Foster2Adopt™ program for all of our adoptions, there is a two-week trial period to ensure you've made a love connection with your new pup.  Meet one of our dogs being fostered in Massachusetts—and take them from foster to forever! Attend one of our meet & greet events held throughout the year at various locations on the north shore of Massachusetts. Pre-approved adopters that find your match can take your new pup home from the 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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Fresh

Male Young Retrievers (All Types) (mixed)

Fresh is a 3 month year old Lab mix rescued in Mississippi and we estimate that he will be a med-sized dog when full grown. This pup wil... show more

Fresh is a 3 month year old Lab 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 as a traditional animal shelter. There are three ways to adopt from us:  Commit to a dog that has not yet transported to Massachusetts—in other words, adopting a dog before meeting [him/her] in person. Because we have a unique Foster2Adopt™ program for all of our adoptions, there is a two-week trial period to ensure you've made a love connection with your new pup. Meet one of our dogs being fostered in Massachusetts—and take them from foster to forever! Attend one of our meet & greet events held throughout the year at various locations on the north shore of Massachusetts. Pre-approved adopters that find your match can take your new pup home from the 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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Haley

Female Young Mixed Breed (mixed)

Meet Haley, a shy, sweet seven month old Pointer/Hound mix. Haley is housetrained, crate trained and working hard on her commands. She l... show more

Meet Haley, a shy, sweet seven month old Pointer/Hound mix. Haley is housetrained, crate trained and working hard on her commands. She loves cuddle time, and yearns to play with other dogs and run around in the yard. She loves her toys and she loves belly rubs, too! Haley prefers the yard to walks right now, but she’s getting braver by the day and has started venturing around her neighborhood a little at a time. She does well on her leash when she knows her environment. Haley hasn’t been introduced to children yet, but she is a submissive, sweet pup, so with proper introduction, she likely will love everyone. Haley will need continued guidance and patience to gain her confidence and enjoy exploring the world around her. If you have time and love to give, she is sure to give you all the playtime and cuddle time you could ever want! Sweet Paws Rescue does not operate as a traditional animal shelter. There are three ways to adopt from us:  Commit to a dog that has not yet transported to Massachusetts—in other words, adopting a dog before meeting [him/her] in person. Because we have a unique Foster2Adopt™ program for all of our adoptions, there is a two-week trial period to ensure you've made a love connection with your new pup.  Meet one of our dogs being fostered in Massachusetts—and take them from foster to forever! Attend one of our meet & greet events held throughout the year at various locations on the north shore of Massachusetts. Pre-approved adopters that find your match can take your new pup home from the 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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Harley

Male Young Mixed Breed (mixed)

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... show more

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 as a traditional animal shelter. There are three ways to adopt from us:  Commit to a dog that has not yet transported to Massachusetts—in other words, adopting a dog before meeting [him/her] in person. Because we have a unique Foster2Adopt™ program for all of our adoptions, there is a two-week trial period to ensure you've made a love connection with your new pup. Meet one of our dogs being fostered in Massachusetts—and take them from foster to forever! Attend one of our meet & greet events held throughout the year at various locations on the north shore of Massachusetts. Pre-approved adopters that find your match can take your new pup home from the 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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Jill

Female Young Retrievers (All Types) (mixed)

Jill is a 9 month old, 25 pound, Lab mix rescued in Mississippi and we estimate that she will be a medium sized dog when full grown. Thi... show more

Jill is a 9 month old, 25 pound, Lab mix rescued in Mississippi and we estimate that she will be a medium 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 as a traditional animal shelter. There are three ways to adopt from us:  Commit to a dog that has not yet transported to Massachusetts—in other words, adopting a dog before meeting [him/her] in person. Because we have a unique Foster2Adopt™ program for all of our adoptions, there is a two-week trial period to ensure you've made a love connection with your new pup. Meet one of our dogs being fostered in Massachusetts—and take them from foster to forever! Attend one of our meet & greet events held throughout the year at various locations on the north shore of Massachusetts. Pre-approved adopters that find your match can take your new pup home from the 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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Leona

Female Adult Labrador Retriever (mixed)

Let us introduce sweet senior gal Leona. Leona arrived in MA last weekend after our transport driver, Dan, sprung her from a shelter in... show more

Let us introduce sweet senior gal Leona. Leona arrived in MA last weekend after our transport driver, Dan, sprung her from a shelter in TN after reading her heart-wrenching story of abandonment. He put her on the van with the rest of the transport and drove her here to MA so that she could move on from her betrayal and live her best life. 🐾 Leona immediately became a FAVORITE of the isolation facility volunteers, in fact so much so, that we had to make sure to rotate volunteers through with her during the shifts so that everyone could get a chance to spend time with her. It became the volunteers’ mission to prove to her that humans can in fact be very kind and caring. They made sure she knew that in her misfortune and heartbreak she had landed somewhere where people would make it their goal to not let another day go by where she didn’t get all of the love, kisses and pets that a girl could ever want. 😍 There were many wonderful potential adopters who offered to open their hearts and homes to Leona for the rest her years, but unfortunately none were the right fit. Throughout her 10 years, Leona has established some criteria that are a must for her home: no other dogs and no cats. Leona LOVES humans of all sizes, but needs to be your only furry family member. 🐶 LEONA'S STORY: https://petrescuereport.com/…/ultimate-betrayal-dog-dumpe…/… 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 as a traditional animal shelter. There are three ways to adopt from us:  Commit to a dog that has not yet transported to Massachusetts—in other words, adopting a dog before meeting [him/her] in person. Because we have a unique Foster2Adopt™ program for all of our adoptions, there is a two-week trial period to ensure you've made a love connection with your new pup. Meet one of our dogs being fostered in Massachusetts—and take them from foster to forever! Attend one of our meet & greet events held throughout the year at various locations on the north shore of Massachusetts. Pre-approved adopters that find your match can take your new pup home from the 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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Makenna

Female Young Chihuahua (mixed)

Makenna is a 3 month old, 5 pound, Chi mix rescued in Alabma and we estimate that she will be a small sized dog when full grown. This pu... show more

Makenna is a 3 month old, 5 pound, Chi mix rescued in Alabma and we estimate that she will be a small 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 as a traditional animal shelter. There are three ways to adopt from us:  Commit to a dog that has not yet transported to Massachusetts—in other words, adopting a dog before meeting [him/her] in person. Because we have a unique Foster2Adopt™ program for all of our adoptions, there is a two-week trial period to ensure you've made a love connection with your new pup. Meet one of our dogs being fostered in Massachusetts—and take them from foster to forever! Attend one of our meet & greet events held throughout the year at various locations on the north shore of Massachusetts. Pre-approved adopters that find your match can take your new pup home from the 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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Milton

Male Adult Husky (mixed)

Stanley is a 1 year old Husky mix that found us the first part of June in Mississippi. He is one of the most loving sweet dogs! You can... show more

Stanley is a 1 year old Husky mix that found us the first part of June in Mississippi. He is one of the most loving sweet dogs! You can tell he still has puppy in him. He gets along great with dogs, and loves rides in the car, the golf cart, and all humans. He’s a healthy 49 lb boy who is making his way North this month and looking for his forevert home anywhere in New England. 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 as a traditional animal shelter. There are three ways to adopt from us:  Commit to a dog that has not yet transported to Massachusetts—in other words, adopting a dog before meeting [him/her] in person. Because we have a unique Foster2Adopt™ program for all of our adoptions, there is a two-week trial period to ensure you've made a love connection with your new pup. Meet one of our dogs being fostered in Massachusetts—and take them from foster to forever! Attend one of our meet & greet events held throughout the year at various locations on the north shore of Massachusetts. Pre-approved adopters that find your match can take your new pup home from the 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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Miss Brindi

Female Adult Boxer Plott Hound (mixed)

Brindi is 3 year old, 74 pounds, squish-face-sweetiepie and is looking for a patient and compassionate famliy she can call her own. She... show more

Brindi is 3 year old, 74 pounds, squish-face-sweetiepie and is looking for a patient and compassionate famliy she can call her own. She is obsessed with all people and does everything she can to be close to them. There is nothing to not love about this dog and she will give you her whole heart. Brindi wants nothing more than to be near you, wherever that is. She’s happy to follow you outside or inside, even lying outside the shower door if it means being closer to you. There is not a person, big or small, she does not adore. She sleeps in bed with a 10 year old right through the night and will wait til the humans rise to get up too. Being fully housebroken is a bonus to the many wonderful things about Brindi. Brindi is super gentle, knows 'sit' and even our tiniest 6 year old easily hand feeds her treats and can walk her on a leash. Although we keep an adult on the ready when leash walking because of Brindi's size and like with any dog you always want to be cautious and prepared. But Brindi has definitely mastered leash walking and she stays right next to you without pulling.  We have not introduced her to dogs but she has been trying to intice the deer on the other side of the fence to play with her. Brindi is the canine equivlenant of a "people person" - she much more prefers the company of her humans and will do great as an only dog. She’s still awkward and goofy as she learns how to play which is incredibly endearing and she's getting used to the freedom of running in her yard. She doesn't understand fetch yet but does have a couple Santa toys that she likes to carry and cuddle with, especially when lying on the couch with her head on the pillow.  She doesn't need to be crated, she can be trusted in her home, and is happiest with run of the house. Her beautiful big eyes light up when her foster family arrives home and she greets them with the biggest of smiles and this will be the best part of your day too! Are you Brindi's forever? Sweet Paws Rescue does not operate as a traditional animal shelter. There are three ways to adopt from us:  Commit to a dog that has not yet transported to Massachusetts—in other words, adopting a dog before meeting [him/her] in person. Because we have a unique Foster2Adopt™ program for all of our adoptions, there is a two-week trial period to ensure you've made a love connection with your new pup.  Meet one of our dogs being fostered in Massachusetts—and take them from foster to forever! Attend one of our meet & greet events held throughout the year at various locations on the north shore of Massachusetts. Pre-approved adopters that find your match can take your new pup home from the 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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Mississippi Belle

Female Chihuahua

Mississippi Belle is a 2 year old Chi mix rescued in Mississippi. This pup is in foster in Massachusetts and is looking for her forever... show more

Mississippi Belle is a 2 year old Chi mix rescued in Mississippi. This pup is in foster in Massachusetts and is looking for her forever home 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 as a traditional animal shelter. There are three ways to adopt from us:  Commit to a dog that has not yet transported to Massachusetts—in other words, adopting a dog before meeting [him/her] in person. Because we have a unique Foster2Adopt™ program for all of our adoptions, there is a two-week trial period to ensure you've made a love connection with your new pup. Meet one of our dogs being fostered in Massachusetts—and take them from foster to forever! Attend one of our meet & greet events held throughout the year at various locations on the north shore of Massachusetts. Pre-approved adopters that find your match can take your new pup home from the 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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NeHi

Female Young Terriers (Medium) (mixed)

Meet NeHi, a 3 month old terrier mix. She is determined to act bigger than she is with her canine friends but listens when they let her... show more

Meet NeHi, a 3 month old terrier mix. She is determined to act bigger than she is with her canine friends but listens when they let her know she’s not ready to be a boss yet. NeHi sleeps all night in her crate and is coming along well with her manners and housetraining. She’s a quick learner for her young age. She loves all the people she’s met, and will be a great addition to any family who will help her learn and grow into her medium sized playful self.   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 as a traditional animal shelter. There are three ways to adopt from us:  Commit to a dog that has not yet transported to Massachusetts—in other words, adopting a dog before meeting [him/her] in person. Because we have a unique Foster2Adopt™ program for all of our adoptions, there is a two-week trial period to ensure you've made a love connection with your new pup. Meet one of our dogs being fostered in Massachusetts—and take them from foster to forever! Attend one of our meet & greet events held throughout the year at various locations on the north shore of Massachusetts. Pre-approved adopters that find your match can take your new pup home from the 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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Norman

Male Adult Terriers (Small) (mixed)

This precious petite pair is as smitten with each other as we are with them. They’ve seen the worst of times on a concrete, caged high k... show more

This precious petite pair is as smitten with each other as we are with them. They’ve seen the worst of times on a concrete, caged high kill Mississippi shelter floor. Now that we have welcomed these sweet little paws into our rescue family, we hope to help them find the best of times together. Want to bring two times the love and smiles and laughter into your family? You’ve got to meet these Sweethearts, Norman and Polly. Norman is a 1 year old Terrier mix. 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 as a traditional animal shelter. There are three ways to adopt from us:  Commit to a dog that has not yet transported to Massachusetts—in other words, adopting a dog before meeting [him/her] in person. Because we have a unique Foster2Adopt™ program for all of our adoptions, there is a two-week trial period to ensure you've made a love connection with your new pup. Meet one of our dogs being fostered in Massachusetts—and take them from foster to forever! Attend one of our meet & greet events held throughout the year at various locations on the north shore of Massachusetts. Pre-approved adopters that find your match can take your new pup home from the 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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Ola Belle

Female Adult Hounds (All Types) (mixed)

Special home needed for a VERY special girl ❤️ Ola Belle is a 6-year-old super sweet Mississippi . Sadly, her owner passed away and Swe... show more

Special home needed for a VERY special girl ❤️ Ola Belle is a 6-year-old super sweet Mississippi . Sadly, her owner passed away and Sweet Paws has been asked to find this lovely lady a furever home. Her owner's daughter told us that her dad had saved her from a horrible life 💔  Ola is a laid back, delightful girl, who thoroughly enjoyed the volunteers’ affection and attention at our facility during her mandatory quarantine upon her arrival to MA this past weekend. Ola is house-trained and gets along great with other dogs and with cats. 🥰 As you can see from the pictures included here, Ola is morbidly obese. She has had testing which ruled out an underlying medical issue as the cause of her being so overweight. Ola is searching for a home where her humans will commit to patiently guide her on the journey to wellness that she so desperately needs. A home where she will be able to both adhere to a healthy diet and where she is consistently given appropriate exercise is a must. We are recommending hydrotherapy as the safest way for Ola to initially get her exercise in order to minimize any strain on her joints. Our team will provide support to her adopters in helping them find a facility that they can work with for her to have hydrotherapy. It is critical that Ola begins to lose weight ASAP before her body suffers any lasting ill-effects as a result of her current obesity. 🙏 Sweet Paws Rescue does not operate as a traditional animal shelter. There are three ways to adopt from us:  Commit to a dog that has not yet transported to Massachusetts—in other words, adopting a dog before meeting [him/her] in person. Because we have a unique Foster2Adopt™ program for all of our adoptions, there is a two-week trial period to ensure you've made a love connection with your new pup. Meet one of our dogs being fostered in Massachusetts—and take them from foster to forever! Attend one of our meet & greet events held throughout the year at various locations on the north shore of Massachusetts. Pre-approved adopters that find your match can take your new pup home from the 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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Orchid

Female Young Mixed Breed (mixed)

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... show more

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 as a traditional animal shelter. There are three ways to adopt from us:  Commit to a dog that has not yet transported to Massachusetts—in other words, adopting a dog before meeting [him/her] in person. Because we have a unique Foster2Adopt™ program for all of our adoptions, there is a two-week trial period to ensure you've made a love connection with your new pup. Meet one of our dogs being fostered in Massachusetts—and take them from foster to forever! Attend one of our meet & greet events held throughout the year at various locations on the north shore of Massachusetts. Pre-approved adopters that find your match can take your new pup home from the 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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Piz

Male Young Great Pyrenees Australian Shepherd (mixed)

Piz is a 10 pound Great Pyrenes/Australian Shepherd mix rescued in Mississippi with an estimated DOB of 06/12/19, and we anticipate that... show more

Piz is a 10 pound Great Pyrenes/Australian Shepherd mix rescued in Mississippi with an estimated DOB of 06/12/19, and we anticipate that he will be a large-sized dog when fully grown. This pup will be traveling north within the month and is looking for his forever home 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! 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 as a traditional animal shelter. There are three ways to adopt from us:  Commit to a dog that has not yet transported to Massachusetts—in other words, adopting a dog before meeting [him/her] in person. Because we have a unique Foster2Adopt™ program for all of our adoptions, there is a two-week trial period to ensure you've made a love connection with your new pup. Meet one of our dogs being fostered in Massachusetts—and take them from foster to forever! Attend one of our meet & greet events held throughout the year at various locations on the north shore of Massachusetts. Pre-approved adopters that find your match can take your new pup home from the 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