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PAWS New England

Rating: 4.46 stars   54 reviews 4,023

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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Reviews for PAWS New England

Rating: 5 stars  

1 person 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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Rating: 1 stars  

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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1 person 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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Rating: 5 stars  

1 person found this review helpful

I volunteered for PAWS about 8 years ago, I flunked. I ended up adopting 2 of my fosters. The second foster that I adopted came with double pneumonia. Joann from paws covered all the vet's expenses. Joann and paws was there for me thru the whole ordeal. They are a premium non-profit, truly caring and supportive
Marge Varone, Cumberland,R
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Rating: 5 stars  

I started volunteering with PAWS about 2 years ago and I am truly amazed at how this group continues to just do the right thing daily by their dogs, volunteers and adopters its an amazing organization. I cant say enough good things, which is why I continue to volunteer my time even though I have a full time job am a busy mom and have my own pack of fur babies

 
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1 person found this review helpful

My husband and I are both "Client Served" and Volunteers with this great organization. We have the utmost respect for other rescues but this is the one we have chosen to dedicate most of our time and energy with. Two of our fosters through PAWS came to us with injuries of unknown origin and stayed permanently with us, becoming happy, active members of our pack of four. Both required costly surgeries and follow up care but PAW never considered not making it available to these two little "mutts." Another foster arrived at the TN shelter with her eye dangling out of her socket. She's living large with a loving New England family who adores her.

Like so many rescues and non profits PAWS needs to spend a lot of time and energy raising money to pay for vetting and injuries. Ghandi said the greatness of a nation and its moral progress could be judged by the way it treats its animals. Wouldn't it be nice if all our voiceless beings were treated with unfailing kindness and compassion and homeless animals (and humans of course!) become a thing of our past and not our future?

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

1 person found this review helpful

Paws New England is a phenomenal organization. The folks who run it are kind, well organized, and care so much for every animal they rescue. I got one of my three dogs from PAWS seven years ago. When PAWS rescued him, the shelter said he was so sick and underweight that "he's not worth saving." The amazing people at PAWS took him in anyway and after his health improved, PAWS adopted him out to me. He is the most amazing animal! He's been a therapy dog since 2009, has "modeled" for the local humane society training brochure, helps give out Hallowen candy at our town's downtown kids party and even marches in the town's 4th of July parade (wearing an Uncle Sam hat, of course.). He has the happiest, most loving personality and I cannot imagine that this is a dog who wouldn't be here without the committed people at PAWS.

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

We adopted Mojo from PAWS New England. She was part of a litter of 7. Her mom and dad also were rescued and adopted. She was born and raised in a loving foster home, which has helped her develop into the amazing and loving pup that she is. We are so grateful to PAWS and their incredible team of foster parents and other volunteers!

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

I had just lost my beautiful rescue of 10 years. It was heartbreaking! I reached out to my friend Linda, who is also a PAWS volunteer. She reached out to Joanne, the founder of PAWS, and within days I had photos of babies to choose from. I had my precious new baby girl in my arms the very next week (and my friend Linda delivered her to me =). Joanne didn't even know me, but she worked with me on the financial aspect of the adoption and I am so grateful to her for that! I am now Facebook friends with everyone involved in the adoption process of my girl, Sassy; the woman, Karen, who rescued her in Texas and all of her foster moms as well. They are a wonderful organization to work with. As a result, I am now a PAWS volunteer! Love every single one of them!

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

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When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2015

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

We adopted our dog from PAWS in 2012, when she was about four months old. A few days before we expected to pick her up from transport, we received a call from our coordinator stating that our puppy, Juliette, had been diagnosed with both giardia (stomach bug causing diarrhea) and demodex mange at her last health check before travel. The coordinator said they would hold her until the giardia had cleared and she was okay to travel, which impressed me in and of itself; they already had our adoption fee and could have easily put a sick dog on the transport, claiming ignorance when she got sick along the way. They also gave us the option of either waiting until the mange had cleared (which could take months) or taking her with their support to treat it. We of course opted to get our pup as soon as we could, and PAWS more than held up their end of the deal. They not only covered all the cost of all the mange treatments, they were in constant contact to track her progress, offer suggestions, and even recommended a specialist when the mange didn't clear up, the cost of which they also covered. Having heard tales from others who have adopted from other rescues and unknowingly ended up with dogs who have heartworm and other illnesses, I know that PAWS went above and beyond what is typical. They want the best for their dogs, and their adopters, and they go the extra mile to make sure it happens.

 
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