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Reds (DC), an adopted Australian Shepherd in Warwick, RI

Reds (DC) Australian Shepherd Warwick, RI

  • Young
  • Female
  • Medium
  • Red / Chestnut / Orange


Vaccinations up to date, spayed / neutered.
Prefers a home without

Meet Reds (DC)

For more information about this dog, please contact his/her adoption coordinator:

Please send inquiries to this email address and not the general info email.

Hi there, my name is Reds, like the baseball team. I am a 3 year old, spayed female Australian shepherd who was recently rescued from a very neglectful situation along with my 4 siblings and my mom. I am fostering in Maryland.

Since I have spent the first 3 years of my life locked in a chicken coop, I am really scared of humans, cats and automobiles. For an aussie, i really dont have a prey drive toward smaller animals, there was a bunny in my backyard and i paid it no mind.

Lately, I have been just sitting in my crate learning my new surroundings and what is is to be loved by a human for the first time. I am always nosy and want to know what you are doing when out of view, but when you are around, I won't make eye contact with you.

I need a forever home that can have patience with me as I slowly grow to be a better dog, and a family who will understand if I slip a few steps back if I get too scared. You can tell that I want to love, I just don’t know how yet.

Potty training has been a breeze, I only have accidents when I am really scared. My foster parents go to work all day and come home to a mess-free home.

I am still learning how a leash works, I always end up wrapping my human around a few times, scaring myself in the process and on a leash is where I feel most vulnerable. Please don’t mind if I walk directly behind you.

You’ll see that I am a very shy girl, but I have a big heart and lots of love to give.

Red is a gorgeous pure bred red tri aussie that was one of 6 dogs PAWS rescued from a very neglectful environment in Maryland after breed specific rescues shamefully deemed them unworthy and turned their backs on them. These dogs have spent their entire lives secluded in a back yard, confined to a chicken coop with almost no human interaction. These dogs are the very definition of dogs worthy of rescue according to PAWS, and all of them are now in foster care and on the road to recovery. At this time, Red needs a home with another friendly and confident dog that she can learn from, there are cats in her foster home, but it is not yet known how she will do with them. This dog is severely under-socialized with humans, so can only be adopted into a quiet home that is willing and able to give her a lot of time to adjust. She can not live with small children at this time, the noise and commotion would terrify her. Only experienced applicants will be considered.

Adoption Donation: $400

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 at $140.00 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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  • Australian Shepherd
  • Young
  • Female