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Hope (Local) Pit Bull Terrier & American Bulldog Mix Warren, RI

  • Young
  • Female
  • Large
  • White / Cream


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Vaccinations up to date, spayed / neutered.

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Meet Hope (Local)

Hope....that is her name and that is what Paws New England has for her...hope that her next family loves her so much that they won't ever hurt her again or leave her to die on the side of a road.

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Hi! My name is Hope. I am a 2 year old white and tan pit bull terrier. I weigh approximately 50 lbs, am up to date on all my vaccinations and spayed. I recently finished treatment for heartworm and am still being treated for demodectic mange. I am still underweight but my foster mom is doing a great job fattening me up
My former owner cruelly abandoned me on the side of a country road after I had puppies -- I guess he was finished making money off of me.

Since being taken in by PAWS, I've learned that not all people are bad. Some are actually very good! My foster mom describes me as a super sweet, affectionate girl who loves to snuggle and give kisses. I am learning to walk on a leash, love to go for car rides, and am great with kids. My foster mom said now that I am feeling better I can come and spend a day in her classroom. There will be so many little faces to kiss and maybe even some treats!

Now that I am in a loving foster home, I am blossoming into a big puppy. I can easily fit into almost any household. I LOVE spending time with my foster mom. She calls me her little Velcro dog. I take turns playing with my doggie foster brothers and sister. I follow them around but if they are not interested, I try to engage the cats in a game that can only be called “tag with a twist”. One agreeable kitty even keeps coming back for more.

Since I did not have any training, my foster mom has been introducing me to house manners and basic doggy skills. I am crate trained, working on being leash trained, and sit on command. “Stay” still needs some work. I am VERY eager to please!
As with anyone I am not without a few adorable quirks. I sometimes make little piggy sounds when I’m sniffing around on the ground, I snore to beat the band, and if I don’t know where you are, I will search the house high and low until I find you!

I love being a part of anything you are doing, whether it is running errands, going for walks, sitting at the computer, or moseying around the yard. I am bottom line the perfect companion, and will make an excellent addition to anyone’s family. Won’t you please consider making me a part of your family.

Hope was dumped by her owner in Tennessee on a back country road, deserted rural area, with a bowl of food, water and a blue barrel for shelter. A young man driving home in afternoon spotted her because she stood up as he drove by as if to be looking for someone to come back for her. He thought about her all night and the next morning, he called the shelter to come and get her.

Hope arrived at the Tipton County Shelter the next morning, really not any better than living in a blue barrel and perhaps worse because she would have been moved up the list for immediate euthanization - Strike 1- she's a pit bull mix; Strike 2 - she had mange all over her body so most of her fur was missing and she was red, horribly itchy and sore, extremely thin,had ear infections; and Strike 3 - she was so scared and timid she had trouble letting people near her and was curled up in a ball on the floor of her cage.

But the rescue god shined upon Hope that morning because one of Paws New England's trainers happen to be at the shelter and noticed her on her way in. He saw in her what no one else would have given how busy they are at the shelter; they simply don't have the time to check out the temperaments of all the dogs who come through their doors.

When first approached in her cage, she stiffened and was frightened; growled a little but the trainer new this was a growl of "are you going to hurt me," not a growl of "I'm going to hurt you." In about 5 minutes she was licking his face and loving him and her fate was sealed. Off she went to our holding farm where she was treated for her heartworm (another gift her prior owners left her with), started on treatment for her mange, spayed and sent on her way to New England.

The trainer determined almost immediately that Hope did not need to be with him at his facility for any behavior modification and he was so right. This girl is thriving in her foster family's home with other dogs, children (lots of them in and out), cats (yes, cats!!) and people in and out of the house all the time. She seems to be loving every single second of being part of a family.

Hope must go to a home where she will be cherished - we have no idea what her life was before we met her but we can certainly try to guarantee that her life from here on is as it should be - filled with love, loyalty and treats.

We've posted some of Hope's "BEFORE" photos so you can how she is doing - her mange is disappearing and her fur is coming back to it's full beauty. She'll continue her NON-CONTAGIOUS mange treatment for another month or so and then she'll be so gorgeous I know we'll have people lined up to get her! Don't miss out on the opportunity to be able to tell someone you have a dog who has been through so much at the hands of people she trusted but yet still loves us all unconditionally. We have a lot we can learn from her.

Adoption Coordinator:

Donation; $225.00

Interested in adopting this wonderful dog?? Please visit our website and complete an online adoption application.

The adoption donation covers all pre-adoption vet costs (vaccinations, spaying/neutering -when age appropriate- heartworm testing/treatment when necessary and includes transportation up to New England $125.00 per dog.


PAWS of New England is not shelter but a rescue and thus is not funded by any city or state organization - we rely solely on the donations of our adopters to help defray the costs associated with saving these precious lives.

We are often asked, ""Why would you charge ""so much"" for a rescue pet? Why not just place it in a good home?" ..... The answer is because we need adopters who are willing to support all rescue pets, not just the dog they adopt. A young, healthy dog might cost us $150-400 in discounted vet care, and many people will want to adopt it; an older dog with health issues can easily cost $500-1500 in veterinary expenses, and it may require months of foster care for rehabilitation yet we can only ask a minimal adoption fee, and it may be a long time until anyone comes forward to adopt him/her. Fees from the younger, more adoptable dogs help offset the cost of caring for the others.

Most of our dogs have a sad story to tell, and some have suffered through years of neglect or abuse. We hope that you too are willing to give an opportunity for a better life to ALL of our dogs by supporting them through adoption fees. Without these funds, our rescue efforts would not be possible.

ALL KNOWN INFORMATION IS LISTED HERE. We do our best to give accurate information, but most of our dogs are rescues and do not come with a known history.

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  • Pit Bull Terrier
  • Young
  • Female