Our vet has recommended that all dogs under 6 months not to spay or neuter the pups because they are too young and their bodies are not fully developed.  Adoption donation includes transport and all vaccinations, except for the Lyme—therefore, the dogs will not need to get any vaccinations for the first year.

ADOPTED ON 05-21-18 – Tessa and her brother Sloan are four month old Lab / Boxer littermate. They are both is up-to-date on their shots and the vet said that they will not get any bigger then 35lbs each. Her brother looks more boxer then she does but they could have different fathers but they are littermates.

The first thing you notice about Tessa is that she is a lady, a princess, extremely affectionate, and wants to be with you wherever you are.  She is very playful and is exceptionally loyal with her family. She can be shy around new people and kids, but only for about 15 minutes till she sizes you up and then she lets loose this burst of affection on you; she will be a fantastic companion to just about any family.

Her foster mom reports that she is very smart, learned the rules after two or three corrections and knows to go to the bathroom outside. Although, she is a puppy so she still needs to go out frequently, but she doesn’t mess in her crate at night which is a sign that her muscles are at the age where she can hold it most of the night, her mom lets her out at 5:30 am. She runs to greet her foster mom always with a smile and wants to be with her whenever she can; when she gets up in the morning, she goes right to the door to go out.

Tessa’s personality has also grown in the last month and she has shown that she is a very confident dog. She knows her name and because she is a confident dog, not to be confused with an alpha, at times she can play by herself. She is the first to show any new pups to the foster home the rules and her foster family have watched her carefully, she lovingly helps them adjust. She shares her bones, toys and play with all the other foster pups.

Tessa is a very social dog so we would like to see her in a home with another dog, it is not a requirement however. However, if she is with an active family that takes their dogs everywhere, is outside a lot, sleeps with her, takes long walks daily, then she would be happy. The one thing that her foster reports is that she love to play ball. She has learned from an adult Lab that lives in the home that loves to run and get the ball; Tessa loves it more than the other pups. She will try to hide the ball sometimes and will keep it with her. All the dogs are given daily exercise of getting the ball for about 20-30 minutes, sometimes twice a day.

As all puppies need a lot of love and patience, Tessa gives the best kisses and would make a wonderful addition to a family willing to give her the commitment. In turn, he will worm her way into your heart and delight you with her puppy antics. If you are looking to make a difference this year to a deserving dog in need, then don’t wait; Tessa is ready for adoption.  Don’t miss out on this charming little baby pup!


This dog cannot be adopted to Massachusetts residents due to new laws regarding rescue dogs being prohibited from adoption. Please contact Patricia Cabral at: 617-626-1786 or Mike Cahill at: 617-626-1794 for questions regarding what dogs you are allowed to adopt 

ALL interested adopters MUST complete an application; agree to a vet reference check, phone interview and home visit. ALL family members MUST be in attendance for home visits – no exceptions. This helps us get to know everyone in the family so that we can help find the right dog for you 

Disclaimer: Please note that the breeds posted on our dogs’ biographies are our best guess based on years of working with rescue dogs. Adopters who need to know the exact breed or mix of breeds of a particular dog must have the dog’s DNA tested at their own expense.

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