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PAWS New England

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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Animal Protection & Welfare, Animals

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

Community Stories

142 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

Client Served

Rating: 5

Very accomodating! My roommate needs an ESA and was told one dog didn't fit, but then received suggestions and help to find others. Definitely one of the best shelters around.

HENNMURPH1213

Client Served

Rating: 5

We adopted both our girls, Lyla and Salem, from PAWS New England, Feb. 2017 and May 2020. Working with our PAWS adoption counselors and other volunteers were wonderful. PAWS provides you with lots of pertinent and important information right up until the actual day of adoption. They are happy to answer any questions promptly. We had excellent experiences with PAWS NE — and two of the best dogs ever!!

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Client Served

Rating: 5

We adopted our sweet Lyla from PAWS in February 2017. PAWS co-founder Joanne is a former neighbor of ours and we saw on a daily basis the deep commitment and love she had for her PAWS foster dogs. I saw Lyla on the PAWS Facebook page and was immediately in love. This 3-legged beagle/terrier just stole my heart. We had telephone conversations and emails with her Texas foster family that helped tremendously in getting to know her before she arrived in Massachusetts. We still share photos and updates with her foster family! The adoption process was smooth and informative and very professional. We absolutely ADORE our Lyla! She is an amazing addition to our family. Thank you PAWS!

Client Served

Rating: 5

We had a great experience overall with PAWS New England! We've been so pleased with our dog adoption, and all the help they've offered along the way. After we adopted our pup, we were contacted regularly checking in to see how we and the dog were adjusting. They provided resources for training and education, they provide services for spaying/neutering (included in the fee), and they even chip the dog as well. We've been so pleased with the entire process, and we'd do it again in a heartbeat!

Client Served

Rating: 5

My family and I are so thankful for Paws New England! I had been looking to adopt for a while, then our 9 year old shepherd, Gunner, passed and we stopped looking for a bit. After a few weeks I just longed to have a companion again, I missed Gunner every second of every day....my husband was not convinced. That all changed one Friday evening when I saw "McKinney" and showed him...he immediately said "apply for him." His adoption coordinator, Donna, was so sweet! She put me in contact with the foster Mom, who I still speak to almost daily, as well as helped me set up my home check! Everything happened so fast and I was beyond elated for it! I applied for him on a Friday and got to pick him him the following Saturday! He is now named Zeke and I could not picture our family with a different dog. He is crazy, curious, so affected and just the most adorable guy ever!

Dalila C.

Client Served

Rating: 5

Paws New England’s was Amazing!!! Amber Connors was my adoption coordination and she did a great job. She connected me with my sweet boy Wyatt’s foster parents and I was able to ask them questions as well as them getting a chance to know me. Amber made getting my boy super easy and even when I was a little stressed out in the beginning she was available for me to talk to and advised me of a few tips. I had a cat at home and we were not sure if Wyatt was good with cats but Amber worked with the foster parents and the amazing foster Family was able to get Wyatt cat tested and he did such a great job! I fell in love with Wyatt at first picture! Him and I were meant to be and he’s the best dog I could have ever asked for! It was great not feeling alone when adopting a dog for the first time. Paw New England is amazing and I recommend this nonprofit to anyone and everyone.

Client Served

Rating: 5

We adopted our beautiful Jenny from Paws New England. They have been so supportive throughout The whole process, and 3 weeks later they are still checking in. They truly care about the animals they rescue and ensure they are sending them to a loving home. I highly recommend adopting a dog from them.

Client Served

Rating: 5

Excellent experience from start to finish. Laura was amazing in facilitating everything with our puppy adoption. Thank you!

Lauren N.

Client Served

Rating: 5

I can’t say enough good things about my experience at PAWS New England! Our adoption coordinator, Laura, was the best! There was always great communication and Laura was so willing to answer all of our questions, big or small. I love that everyone that works for this organization are dog lovers and truly want to place these dogs in the best home possible! I am forever grateful to PAWS for allowing us to adopt our girl!

Client Served

Rating: 5

We were looking for a puppy to adopt during the pandemic as our elderly dog had just died. I had been looking around for weeks eventually found PAWS New England and a litter. I filled out an application and from the point where my application was received to the day we picked up our dog, about one month later, PAWS New England was incredibly helpful and professional. All the steps described in the adoption process were followed with care. Even after we got our puppy our adoption counselor Paula made herself available to check in with for advice and updates. We could not be happier.

Client Served

Rating: 5

We adopted a 3 year old mix in June and the experience was seamless. We spent time speaking with the foster family, the coordinator and eve got personal engagement from the co-founder to ensure that everything was going smoothly. It is our first dog as a family and she has fit in so nicely. I would recommend PAWS to anyone looking to adopt!

Client Served

Rating: 5

Paws New England help us fill a huge paw shaped hole in our hearts. Not only did they help us, but they also fill the same paw shaped hole in our lab, Scrappys heart too. They gave a an amazing girl we named Sage, and she’s become such a bright light in our lives. Everyone involved in Paws I encountered was so nice and helpful, the adoption process was great. Sage has become an amazing little sister to scrappy, and they’re inseparable, whether they’re chasing each other through the yard, wrestling in the living room, or snuggled on the couch. Thank you Paws for helping us find the missing puzzle piece to our family.

Megan D.4

Client Served

Rating: 5

My fiancé and I experienced a lot of difficulty looking for a puppy during the pandemic. Ariana from PAWS worked with us tirelessly to find us a puppy that would fit in best with our lifestyle. She was extremely communicative and positive throughout our experience and we couldn’t be happier with the new addition to our family! Would recommend PAWS New England to anyone looking to rescue a deserving pup.

Client Served

Rating: 5

Thanks to the great work of PAWS New England we were able to adopt our precious puppy Rocco. All throughout the process we worked with wonderful people who care about saving animals and giving them their best lives. Between the Adoption Coordinator Amber, the virtual home inspector Lisa, and the foster family, we were incredibly impressed with the friendliness and professionalism of the PAWS community. I sing their praises to everyone I meet and can’t stop looking at all the other dogs that need loving homes.

Client Served

Rating: 5

We adopted a pup from PawsNewEngland back in Feb. of 2020, which they recused from a puppy hoarding situation in a southern state. The process was very detailed but yet simple because we had an adoption coordinator who was fantastic, Ariana. She walked us through each step kept us informed. The foster mom Fung, who had our pup prior to her coming to us, was so nice, she sent us photos and videos, met with us for a meet & greet, always available to discuss food & supplies. All prior vet paperwork was provided. The home inspection was also super easy, the volunteer worked with our schedule, was friendly & punctual. Our puppy was already trained and social, I think due to the fact that she wasn't kenneled but in a home with a foster family, we liked that and considered this vital. If we decide to add to our family again we will definitely adopt through PawsNewEngland. She is such a happy dog and couldn't imagine our life without her now! Thank you to all the outstanding volunteers @ PawsNewEngland.

Victoria A.2

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have been volunteering with animal rescue groups for a decade or more. After moving to the New England area I decided to join PAWS of New England as a foster parent. I must say that this is a group of stellar, dedicated individuals that work together seamlessly to find the right home for the animals that come up from the South. I am proud to be able to be a part of this team and to be able to make a difference.

I am also a adopter of a PAWS dog, and I am grateful that I was able to adopt Sophie, our newest best friend.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have been volunteering for several years now and this is one of the best rescues I have worked with. Everyone works together for the good of the dogs and no dogs are left behind or looked over due to extent or expense of medical issues. The people I have met through this organization renew my faith in my fellow human beings everyday with the love, compassion they have for the dogs and the commitment everyone has to make sure every dog gets the best chance they could possible get.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I joined Paws New England almost two years ago. My initial intent was to offer short term help after Hurricane Harvey. The experience was so positive, I decided I wasn’t going to be a “one and done”.

The infrastructure and support enables me to do more than I was able to do in a smaller organization.

Mel P.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

This rescue has such a wonderful history of helping the animals of Northeast Arkansas.

Simone-Claire Girard D.

Client Served

Rating: 5

We couldn’t be more pleased with every aspect of our experience. From the moment we saw our dog, Desi Lu, on the PAWS NE site, the process was straightforward and the coordinator and the foster mom were the perfect combination of supportive and helpful to us, while vetting us thoroughly for the protection of the dog. We are so happy to have the perfect dog for our family and to be able to provide a good home to a dog who really needed one. Many thanks to all of the hardworking and caring volunteers at PAWS NE.

Heather M.7

Client Served

Rating: 5

We got our Stella from Paws New England August of 2015. We are so lucky and grateful to Paws who brought us such an amazing girl. I would highly recommend Paws New England to anyone looking for a new addition to the family

Jennifer Ward M.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I adopted Quinton in 2017, a four year old-ish stray, and the experience was very positive. The process was quick, painless, informative and we had no reservations about adopting an adult dog sight unseen. Q has been a wonderful addition to our family!

Client Served

Rating: 5

Paws New England has taken in 3 stray dogs I've helped over the past year from the Memphis, TN area. They completely vetted each dog including spay/neutering and found them awesome homes with northern families. While the dogs were me, PNE paid for everything they needed including vetting, food, treats, and transport to their new families. PNE was very professional and proficient. It was a complete joy to work with PAWs New England!

Kristin V.1

Volunteer

Rating: 5

We've adopted two of our dog's from Paws New England. The adoption process is thorough and the support throughout the process is amazing. We highly recommend Paws New England and absolutely adore our Paws dogs Nora and Mr. Fezziwig!

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

We not only foster but have also adopted twice from Paws NE. Wonderful, caring organization who always goes above and beyond for their dogs and does an amazing job matching dogs with forever families.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

We adopted Callie from this organization. We couldn’t imagine life without her! Paws made sure we were a good match and a happy home for her.

Gabby1229

Client Served

Rating: 5

We adopted Kylie in July of 2018. She is the most loveable dog. She loves to give kisses, cuddle with her human family,play with her fur sibling and friends.
Thank you for allowing us to add her to our family.

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Client Served

Rating: 4

PAWS NE helped us adopt our pup Kylie 2 months ago. The work and care they do and have for these animals is phenomenal!! She has become a very loving member of our family.

Client Served

Rating: 5

We adopted our girl four months ago a and could not be any happier with hers and the PAWS family! This organization made sure we were the right fit and that our puppy would be in a good home! Thank you for what you do!

Mb W.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

PAWS New England was top notch from beginning to end in our adoption process! In my opinion, we were a tough family to match. I was determined to adopt again, not only because I love dogs but because the loss of our 13 year old pup had left my 80 yr old mom who lives with us without a companion. We were complicated because of our 2 yr old twins- anxious, reactive dogs would not be a good mix... ha! A simple match in the rescue world ❤️. We had a horrible experience with an agency who apparently prioritized getting a dog a home over getting a dog the RIGHT home, which could save the already traumatized cutie the hardship of another transition, not to mention the toll it took on our family. The Paws team was very cohesive and worked to find us a great addition. They were clearly invested in the well being of all and called attention to potential problems before we all agreed that our Sadie would be a perfect fit for our family. I’m so grateful that they clearly were looking at the full picture. If you are looking to adopt a dog use PAWS New England!

Client Served

Rating: 5

My Ellie is a Paws Alum, 8 months now, and is just the sweetest gentle soul. I am constantly impressed by the dedication and drive of all the Paws volunteers. Definitely an organization I highly recommend supporting!

Michelle Lurie F.

Client Served

Rating: 5

We adopted our wonderful dog Lucy from PAWS New England 3 years ago. They really take the time to make sure the pup is a good match to your family. We had a volunteer come out to our house to verify that we were who we represented ourselves to be. They checked out our house, yard etc. the foster families are a blessing and when we picked up Lucy she filled us in with what we needed to know. Love the work that they do!

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Client Served

Rating: 5

We are two-time PAWS New England adopters and cannot recommend them enough! If not for PAWS, both our pups may have not have made it. Otis (adopted in 2014) was found as a stray in Tennessee with advanced heartworm disease and Wrigley (adopted in 2018) was brought to a shelter in Texas with a partial amputation that needed repair. PAWS stepped in to get them comprehensive medical care and amazing foster care while they healed. Throughout the adoption process and beyond, we've gotten nothing but transparency and support from the dedicated founders and volunteers. I follow the PAWS dogs online and am so impressed by the number of dogs they are able to save — from puppies to seniors to special needs. We feel super lucky to have added Otis and Wrigley to our family and can't thank the great folks at PAWS New England enough.

Debbie Bodner D.

Client Served

Rating: 5

After less-than-ideal experiences trying to adopt from a couple other rescues, we learned about PAWS at an adoption event. It was clear from the start that PAWS was different. They don’t just want to place dogs, they want the best match for both people and pet. Adopters are fully vetted, dogs are honestly evaluated so you know what to expect. The amazing volunteers and foster families do everything possible to ensure a successful forever pairing.

Both our sweet boys came to us from PAWS; Max joined our family 5 years ago and Scooter became part of the pack 3 years ago. We were hesitant because wouldn’t have the chance to meet Max ahead of time, taking him home right off the transport from down south. Joanne reassured us before adoption day and kept in touch after to make sure we and Max were getting on well. Scooter was fostering in MA, and we were able to meet him with Max before finalizing his adoption.

The PAWS does rescue/adoption the right way, and we recommend them to anyone looking to add a furry bundle of love to their life!

3 Samantha T.1

Client Served

Rating: 5

Last year I decided I was ready to find my “fur baby”. I came across Luca on the PAWS adoption page and instantly fell in love with her. I knew right then I needed to adopt her and give her a forever home. I live in Massachusetts and she was in a foster home in Texas so unfortunately I was unable to meet her prior to adoption. At first I was skeptical about it but the process they took to make sure she was a good match for me put me at ease. I spoke with a woman from PAWS who explained the process to me, then had someone come to my house to make sure I was a suitable pet owner and that Luca would be taken care of. Following this I then was able to speak with her Foster mother, Betsy, who assured me she was a wild child but had a loving, fun personality. Betsy was very honest and I was appreciative for that. 2 weeks later I drove to the drop off location and was given Luca and knew I made the right choice. She has been such a joy to have. She greets me with kisses in the morning, she plays well with other dogs and has been working on her bad habits but without a doubt I wouldn’t trade her for the world. PAWS helps so many animals in need and I absolutely will be adopting from them again in the future!

3 Alison D.1

Client Served

Rating: 5

We are so grateful to PAWS, Amber our coordinator, and Betsy the amazing foster momma, for creating the path that led to Lily becoming a part of our family! The entire adoption process was expedient, thorough, and overall a very positive experience! Great efforts were made to make sure she was a perfect fit for our family, and we couldn't picture another dog filling her shoes as well as she does.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

PAWS NE helped us to find the absolute perfect addition to our family. Poppy (fka Eve) was my third application, but we are SO glad we got her. My daughter and I needed her just as much as she needed us. The fosters are amazing and work very hard to make sure their foster pup is a good fit for your home. The adoption process was smooth with accurate information from beginning to end. Please please adopt from PAWS and help support an amazing rescue team!

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Client Served

Rating: 5

I got my dog Oceana from PAWS New England in November 2017. From the foster mom, from TN who reached out to me and always made herself available to my texts and calls, even after the adoption to the adoption coordinator and the volunteer who visited my home everyone seemed to really care about Oceana and finding her the best home possible. Oceana is such a sweet and happy dog and I am so thankful to PAWS for bringing her into my life.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

We adopted our little man Buddy from PAWS New England in 2016. The overall experience was amazing. The quality of their web site, the amazing variety of rescued dogs that were available, the thorough nature of their vetting process for adopters, the efficient process for actually obtaining your rescue, and the kindness and efficiency of the staff, were the very best we have encountered.
We highly recommend PAWS to anyone considering adoption.
And, Buddy agrees with all of the above.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

PawsNE helped bring this beautiful girl (Princess Buttercup) to us a little over a year ago! Everybody (adoption coordinator, home visit coordinator and her southern and northern fosters) were so helpful, so encouraging, and so patient with us as first time puppy parents. I cant rave about PNE enough. I wish I could rescue more furry friends.

Client Served

Rating: 5

Paws NE is the best rescue! We got our dog from them five years ago. They are trustworthy and truly an amazing group of angels. They really evaluate each dog’s needs and find the best fit for the animal and family.

Alyssa M.3

Client Served

Rating: 5

Zara (fka Hattie) has been the best addition to our family! Our first rescue needed a companion to help break him out of his shell and Zara has been the perfect match! The process in obtaining Zara was not as overwhelming as through other rescues we had looked into. Her foster mom was very flexible in meeting us and encouraged our other dog to come meet her as well. Zara is social and friendly and loves to play. Now that she has a baby sister she has proven to be the best big sis as well! She is so great with our one year old! We are grateful to have had such a great experience!

Kristin W.3

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I adopted my best friend Bruschi from the rescue in 2009 and I loved what they do so much that I wanted to get involved. I started fostering for them in 2010 and I have fostered over 30 dogs with the group. They are so committed to their dogs- supporting adopters with advice, training for adoptable dogs with behavioral challenges and trying to match families with the dog best fit to their family. I found my second dog, a senior pit bull type, Cheyenne, when I fostered her and decided she would retire with me. Can’t say enough good things about this group.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

We rescued our Pup almost a year ago. His transition from Texas was seemless and PAWS helped every part of the way from the adoption coordinator to the foster, the special transport and finally a backyard delivery! I was so inspired by all the volunteers, I have begun volunteering for PAWS myself and telling everyone I can about this great organization!

Katy, Bobby and Ziggy!

Mary N.1

Client Served

Rating: 5

We adopted our 2 perfect dogs from PAWS and could not imagine our lives without them. Both dogs were from TN. Our first perfect girl Lilly Lou was 16 weeks old and was fostered in MA. Everyone at PAWS was so wonderful during the process, that 6 months later, we adopted our second dog, a 10 week old little guy who was being fostered in TN. PAWS arranged transportation for him and on super bowl Sunday last year, he was all ours. We could not be happier to have them and without PAWS, it would not have been possible.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

I fostered for PAWS until I moved out of New England a few weeks ago. If you are thinking of volunteering for PAWS, do it. You will not find a more helpful, organized, informed, and caring group of people. Fostering for PAWS is as flexible as you need it to be in terms of schedule, the types of dogs you foster, and the degree of your involvement with the process. If you're worried you won't be able to let your fosters go, you'll be so impressed by the quality of PAWS' adoptive families, and a unique feature of PAWS' is that as a foster, you can get to know adopters really well during the process so you feel confident about your foster's new family. Fostering for PAWS is so easy, and it is the most rewarding thing I have ever done. I'm grateful for the experience and can't recommend it highly enough.

Client Served

Rating: 5

We adopted our girl from PAWS New England last year to add a 2nd dog to our family after losing one of our labs. Shortly after adopting her we lost our 2nd lab. Having a puppy really helped fill in the hole and we can’t imagine life without her! Adoption was a breeze and everyone is so friendly. My mom adopted her dog through PAWS and a neighbor just did as well!

Client Served

Rating: 5

I adopted my rescue girl, Tempe, from PAWS NE in December 2014. They were amazing to work with from start to finish. My adoption coordinator, home visit volunteer and the awesome foster mom in TN who I spoke with at length, everyone was kind, responsive, professional and always focused on what is best for the dog. Cannot thank them enough and already look forward to adopting from them again!!

Client Served

Rating: 5

We adopted our Sampson in 2014. He was a great fit into our then big family! Paws worked with us to make sure we were all a great match. I was so impressed with this organization, we put on a food drive for them in our community that fall. Now this year I have fostered puppies for them. I get to see things from the other side. I am amazed and inspired by the hard working and loving volunteers!

Client Served

Rating: 5

PAWS New England is amazing! I adopted a dog last year and they made the process so easy. I was able to talk to the foster Mom and she sent pictures and videos. My PAWS dog is such a great addition to our family and they were so helpful every step of the way. I recommend PAWS to everyone I know and have even had a friend adopt a senior dog through PAWS. They will be my go to the next time I am ready to adopt!

Client Served

Rating: 5

9 years ago we adopted Ruby. Ruby was the best pup ever. She passed away last year from lymphoma. Working with Paws to adopt Ruby was a great experience. They were professional and on top of everything. Once Ruby was part of our family we kept in contact with PAWs NE. It felt like a big family. When she passed they were also there to comfort us. Losing Ruby was one of the hardest things ever. Having Ruby as part of our family was the best thing ever.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

We adopted Ruby from PAWS New England in 2009. Ruby was a lab mix and the sweetest , smartest most loving dog ever. She slept with us every night. If we were in the living room watching TV she was on the couch with us. In 2012 my husband was diagnosed with cancer. Ruby was by his side the whole time he was receiving treatment . When he could not get out of bed after chemo she laid there with him. He is doing well now. Unfortunately this past year Ruby was diagnosed with lymphoma. It was stage 4 and even with treatment we were only able to have her for an additional 2 months. A week ago she passed away. Right up to the end she remained the sweet , funny dog we loved. I cannot thank Paws New England enough for giving us our Ruby. I just wish it could have been longer than the 8 years we got with her, I am so thankful we had her in our life. Our whole experience working with PAWS was amazing. My son and daughter in law also adopted a dog from PAWS NewEngland three years ago. Their Natty is also a sweet special little girl. PAWS New England is an amazing dedicated group of volunteers who do great work. Thank you for all you do and for saving Ruby 8 years ago, and allowing us to have the most amazing dog as part of our family.

Client Served

Rating: 5

We are about to adopt our second dog from Paws New England. He will be our 4th rescue. The staff and foster parents of Paws will literally move heaven and earth to prepare the dogs and their new families for a successful adoption. I would encourage you to read Jude’s story. His foster mother sends me frequent updates. His recovery is a miracle. The truly amazing fact is that the adoption fees are so reasonable and the dogs come neutered and micro chipped. We will be forever grateful.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

We adopted Lucky Ducky last Saturday and he already feels like family. PAWS NE was amazing to work with and made sure we had a great fit. I have recommended PAWS to everyone who will listen.

Client Served

Rating: 5

PAWS New England brought my first Dog, Noel, into my life around 3 years ago. I was extremely pleased with how professional this organization handled the adoption process. Noel was with a volunteer foster mother who was very knowledgable and was able to fill is in on every aspect of Noel's temperament and habits. We also had a separate volunteer to come and inspect the our living situation and where Noel would live. Having this mandatory process made me very happy. It is far too often adopted dogs are returned because they are not brought into a good situation, and this process helps ensure their "forever home". PAWS did their research and had extensive background on Noel's previous life and medical history. She has 3 legs, and is allergic to certain medication, so this was extremely important. There were no mysteries and no surprises, and I ended up with the best dog on the planet. If you are going to adopt, please look here first!

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Client Served

Rating: 5

My fiancé and I adopted Noel 2 years ago From PAWS New England. This is truly an amazing group of people who saved our little girl! She made it to MA from a shelter in Memphis TN and PAWS made sure she was perfectly taken care with medical care and a loving foster until she made it into her forever home, with us :) The world needs more people like this and more organizations like these!

Ron_48

Client Served

Rating: 5

My first contact with PAWS was in Boston in June of 2014, when I adopted my Mooney, to fill the void caused by the death of Lito from a burst tumor. The vetting process was thorough but totally rewarding. Two years later I wanted to get Mooney a brother. I had moved from Boston, MA to Woonsocket, RI. PAWS, once again, was a great help. Remembering me they cut some of the vetting process, which was grateful. PAWS is the only rescue group I know of that allows you to pick the dog before the vetting process begins. Most groups do the vetting first and then the dog you were hoping for has already found their forever home. I can't recommend PAWS enough, they are the best group around.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

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.

Client Served

Rating: 5

We adopted Wembley 3 years ago. He was adopted multiple times and returned, Paws New England took the time to work with us and Wembley. He has been such an amazing dog and he is so happy in his new home. We were very lucky to find him and for him to find us. We love him very much and couldn’t imagine life without him

General Member of the Public

Rating: 1

I have never heard of this company, and they sent me a fraudulent invoice to my PayPal account for $46. I have no clue how they got my email. I do not even like dogs--in fact, I think that there are too many, and more should be euthanized! It seems that this company "steals" donations from people. I spoke with PayPal and they said that they will remove the fraudulent invoice, and report this company for fraud. If they are reading this, I do hope that they remove me from their illegal list. I have also reported them to the BBB and Consumer Affairs, and another Complaint Board.

Client Served

Rating: 5

I got my baby Rusty Ryder FKA as Ryder Roo from Paws and Ive had him for almost a year now and I couldnt love him more! Great experience, easy adoption!

Client Served

Rating: 5

We adopted Mint Julip in June 2017 and absolutely love her! We call her JuJu or Mint or just Beautiful. Melinda Rondeau and her husband of Massachusetts were the perfect foster parents for her. They taught her to sit and she was house trained when we got her! She is a clever little girl who loves other dogs and cats. She is still leary of new people but we're working hard to help her be more social. It seemed like it took forever to get the adoption thru but now it seems like she has always been a part of our family.

Client Served

Rating: 5

How lucky could we be to have found PAWS of NE and our little princess, Molly! We have had her for almost a year now and she is the biggest joy to my husband and me. We were unfamiliar with PAWS, but found Molly while searching online. We had recently moved to our favorite retirement destination, when we came in contact with Elaine through PAWS. Funny thing was this foster mom was from a community close to where we used to live so I recognized the telephone area code and exchange number when it was given to us. We had several conversations with Elaine and she explained that even though she was Molly's foster mom, she had also adopted her. But after a while, even though she loved (and still does!) love Molly, she had to give her up because Molly was not happy. She had other foster animals, and she knew that Molly wanted to be the single dog in the family. Elaine did this for her love of Molly. After being approved we were able to meet Molly. The first words out of my husband's mouth were "She's beautiful!" Shortly after meeting our princess, we had a situation arise that would cause us to delay our adopting her. The staff at PAWS worked with us and Elaine was gracious enough to keep her until we could take her. We didn't want to lose her!!! When it was time for the delivery day Elaine came to us. We know how difficult it was for her. We were all in tears. But she said she knew when she met us that we were the right family for Molly. We most certainly still feel that way!!! The other great part of this relationship is that we have family back in Elaine's community, so every time we get a chance to go back, we let Elaine know, and we all meet up for lots of hugs. And Molly still runs to Elaine every time for kisses! What does that say about a great person, and foster & adoptive mom? Now Molly has a "dadda & a new momma," and she loves all of us. Thank you so much to PAWS of NE for not only finding us a new furry baby, but also a new dear friend who we can still call for advice if we need to!

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Paws NE was so amazing to work with. We originally had taken in a dog from extended family and tried to work with this dog who was a sweet boy but didn't like my kids. I was put in contact with Joanne from Paws who was great and took in this little fella who needed a quiet home. She was able to find him that home. In turn she said she would help us find our family dog. I had looked through the adoptable dogs who fit our criteria and our beautiful Ziva was one who I had really liked. Joanne contaced Zivas foster Diane who happened to live close by. It worked out that we were able to have a meet and greet with Ziva. She was an absolute joy and sweet girl. My kids liked her and she responded well to them. Which was our number one concern. We had another visit and it sealed the deal. We now have had her about a month and we feel like she's been with us since she was a puppy. Our family is complete. She has such a sweet personality and extremely playful. We would like to Thank Paws for helping our family with finding loving homes for not only one dog but for two.

Client Served

Rating: 5

Paws New England was so great to work with! We originally adopted a dog who was very shy and skiddish. We hoped that after some time she would warm up to our family but after a month she was getting worse instead of better. She was scared of our kids and wouldn't go near my husband. Her local foster mom Lauren was in constant contact checking in to see how we were doing. She was determined to find us the family dog we wanted. We decided to bring the dog back so she and us could find a better fit. When we brought her back we met Jackie Lee and instantly knew she was the right fit. Paws was awesome about the exchange and paying for care for an infection she had when we took her home. They also found a forever home for our first dog Telsa and I heard she's doing great! Lauren continues to stay in contact and I now consider her a friend. I would highly recommend Paws to any friends wanting to adopt.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I worked with PAWS as a foster for the amazing pups that come this way! They are a wonderful organization that work very closely to make that these pups receive the best homes possible!

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Client Served

Rating: 5

Where do I begin....this adoption process has been a great one. We adopted Christina, now named Lucy from Texas. She was a stray and heartworm positive, like many of these poor pups. We saw her on line and fell in love immediately. We started the adoption process and we're greeted by Kristin Sweeney. The process was very comprehensive and rightfully so, you need to make sure these pups are going to the best home. Our Lucy was fostered by Tara Tennant and family so she could go through her heartworm treatment. Tara is a beautiful and generous person, who fosters many dogs and gives them a nice transition to their forever home.
Lucy arrived 3 weeks ago and has settled in nicely, she is sleeping in my bed right now and will always have a place there for the rest of her life. She will be pampered, fed the best food and will go for many long walks. She will never know pain or heartache again. She is truly in her forever home. We love her so much! Thank you to all the volunteers, you are all gifts from God, please continue to do the work you do and save all these beautiful fur babies....God bless.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

We adopted Twiggy on Thanksgiving morning, and could not be more thankful to the PAWS New England team! Kristin S. helped guide us through all our questions as new pet parents, and Kate and Kim were such loving foster moms. Twiggy fit right in as our little princess, and we can't imagine life without her!

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Client Served

Rating: 5

There are not enough words to describe how absolutely amazing PAWS New England has been to both Matt and I. Winston Churchill has now been apart of our little family for a year and it has been the best year of our lives. From swimming to hiking to snuggling our everyday is filled with just that much more love because of this amazing organization. Our adoption coordinator Kristin S. was outstanding! I could not believe how throughly and efficiently the adoption process was. And we could have not picked a better foster family than Debbie and her kids, they gave Winston the perfect start to his happily ever after. We can not wait to adopt again, we LOVE PAWS New England!

Client Served

Rating: 5

We adopted Barkley a Yorkie mix through PAWS New England they are extremely a competent organization putting us through a though vetting process and found the care of their fosters very impressive. Barkley has brought such joy to our lives and will forever be grateful to Elaine and Paws for allowing us to bring Barkley to his forever home......with much gratitude and love ....Linda

Client Served

Rating: 5

PAWS was amazing and so helpful every step of the way. We adopted Aspen in March and he has been a great addition to our family. We have a five year old Wheaten Terrier who has anxiety and they worked with us to make sure that Aspen was the right dog for us. They got us in touch with his foster family and we were able to find out about his personality and get pictures and videos. I have already recommended PAWS to friends getting ready to adopt and would use them again in a second. We love Aspen and have PAWS to thank!