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PAWS New England

Rating: 4.52 stars   61 reviews 4,098

Address:

7948 Quito Rd Millington TN 38053 USA

Mission:

We rescue abandoned, neglected, and abused dogs from high-kill shelters, and provide them with veterinary care and much needed TLC. When they’re ready, we adopt them into safe and loving homes.

Results:

Since being founded in 2006, we've saved the lives of more than 3,500 dogs.

Geographic areas served:

TN, RI, MA, CT, NH and VT

2015 Top-Rated Nonprofit
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Rating: 5 stars  

I've used PAWS NE twice and both times it was the very best. Two years ago I adopted Mooney and the adoption was do quick my head was spinning. PAWS is the only place I know when you begin the adoption process you pick the dog you want upfront. And they help you with picking up your new member of the family. So, when I decided Mooney should have a brother I returned to PAWS and fell in love with Joe and the process was even faster. I always mention PAWS when a friend is looking for a,new dog.

 
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Great experience as a new foster with Paws. Such a committed group of organized volunteers who take their roles very seriously. Love being a part of this group!

 
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I adopted my love from PAWS NE a little of a year ago. They were all so nice and I loved the process I had to go through the to become an approved adopter. They aren't letting these dogs go to just anyone who wants them. Most of these dogs have already been through so much already, so they make sure they are going to loving forever homes.

Nash (formally Baloo) was brought to New England from Tennessee. He and his 2 brothers were found in a trash bag after being thrown out of a car window. I can assure you he will be spoiled rotten for the rest of his life. We love him to the moon and back.

 
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I was looking for a playmate for my 6 year old Yorkie mix when I found Lacey Lou on the Paws site. I couldn't be more pleased with Elaine and the entire group at Paws NE. The approval process was quick and painless. I met Lacey on adoption day and it was clear from Elaine's tears as she left her with me that she has a huge heart and a lot of love for the dogs she fosters. Lacey has been with me for a few months and everything I was told about her has been very accurate. She's a healthy fun loving Yorkie mix and is becoming fast friends with my other dog and cat. I couldn't be happier with my experience.

 
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My boyfriend and I adopted our first dog through PAWS and i can easily say it was the best decision we have ever made. Lola was part of the central perk litter and she is the best pup in the world! We had great coordinators to help us through the process and we stay in touch because they care so much about the pups they foster and take care of. We want to get Lola a brother or sister soon and we most definitely will be adopting through PAWS again :)

 
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1 person found this review helpful

I adopted my dog from Paws New England in March 2014. The adoption coordinator contacted me within a day of my filling out the online application. She was prompt, open to all my questions and very candid about what it is to adopt a dog sight unseen. We spoke over the phone and another volunteer came in person to do a home check. Within a week and a half of inquiring I was approved and picking up my new best friend from quarantine. Every step of the adoption process was professional, efficient and informative. Best of all I got my best friend! She arrived in Massachusetts safe and sound and I can't imagine life without her!

 
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Paws New England completely changed my life. My boss is a foster parent and I am friends with several volunteers from Paws NE. My mother passed away in May of 2015 of Pulmonary Fibrosis. She was everything to me. I felt so lost. One day I was showing my fiancé one of the foster dogs that comes to my work and we began to just scroll for fun and then there he was, little Sammy! I immediately stopped and said there's something about this guy. We gotta have him. We weren't even looking to add another pet to our family but this felt right. I immediately contacted my boss and Joanne. They bent over backwards to bring Sammy into my world. His foster mom Susie took such great care of him and constantly gave us updated on our guy until we could pick him up. We officially adopted him on Father's Day and renamed him, Gulliver aka Gully! It's been a little over a year and to this day I cannot thank Paws NE enough!!! They're such an amazing organization that changes lives of people and animals. Gulliver is my loyal little buddy who adores me with everything in him and I 10,000% feel the same. Paws NE is ALL HEART! They're all about saving animals and giving them to loving and good homes. They do an amazing job and I owe so much of my happiness to them!!!

 
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2 people found this review helpful

We adopted our beautiful girl Rosalee from PAWS New England. Not only were they professional and kind, but they were accomodating in every way. They leaned over backward to help us with our timing of this adoption, due to a cross-country move that we were undertaking. The foster mom worked with us and kept up up to date on our girl while we were getting our new home ready to receive her. We believe that this organization is one of the most caring and well-run organizations that we've come across. The volunteers will stop at nothing to provide many derserving dogs a second chance at a decent life. We will continue to support their heroic efforts as long as we are able to.
Dominique and George Perrin

 
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5 people found this review helpful

I adopted a dog last year through PAWS New England. I had detailed conversations with her foster mom, her trainer, and the adoption coordinator before bringing her home. When I did bring her home I was shocked to realize that the organization had definitely concealed an important piece of information on this dog that would be important to any adopter; that she was highly aggressive towards humans (which I had clearly stated to them when I was choosing a dog to adopt that I would not tolerate aggression). Looking back on all of the conversations I had, it seemed that the people working in this organization were very eager to get this dog out of their care. Unfortunately this caused an upsetting situation for both the dog and I. I ultimately decided that the dog had to be relinquished back to PAWS and when i contacted people in the organization they immediately put the blame on me. I reached out to the founder of the organization because it was so important to me that this dog find the right home but she was completely combative and unprofessional. Overall, this organization may mean well but their adoption efforts are disorganized and overall quite shady. You're better off going to your local shelter!

 
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2 people found this review helpful

I was considering fostering for a couple years, and then I saw "One Nation Under Dog" on HBO, and finally jumped in. I fostered, and a couple dogs later decided I couldn't let one go, and adopted her. I can't foster anymore, so I help with other tasks that come up. One thing I love about this rescue is you are told when fostering to be COMPLETELY honest when adopting your dog out, and to tell a prospective adopter the good, and the bad about the dog.

 
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