Paws New England
Rating: 4.52 stars 52 52 reviews 3,722
7948 Quito Rd Millington TN 38053 USA
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.
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
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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.
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
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
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?
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.
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!
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!
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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.
I began my search for my partner in crime about a year after unexpectedly loosing my dad. I came accross paws through an adoptable pet website. I loved the rescue from the first interaction I had with one of their volunteers. I originally put in for 2 pups that had already began the pre adoptive process. I could have easily moved on and continued with the large pet adoption site; however I decided to wait it out and hope that a purfect for me pup would become available through PAWS. Two months into the constant "adoptable dog" page checking miss Gracie appeared. It was love at first sight and within a month she was running off the transportation truck into my arms wiggling like crazy. The volunteers with PAWS are hands down angels from above. Devotiong so much personal time even after their long days of work and children let alone furbabies. I have always recommend PAWS to family, friends, coworkers and even complete strangers when I hear them speak of wanting a dog. The unbelievable support PAWS gives to families of their adopted senior dogs has brought a tear to my eye on many occasions. Awesome job all!!!! I could not recommend PAWS enough.
I am a volunteer with PAWS New England and also adopted my current dog from them. Just a top notch organization with awesome volunteers. Everyone goes above and beyond to help dogs in need. We love our dog and are thankful she was saved by PAWS New England.