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

ADOPTED ON 04-03-21: All too often we have to tell the story of neglected, abused, or abandoned pups and how they came to be rescued. Sometimes our stories aren’t quite as sad, but necessary just the same. Sometimes it is a simple case of neglecting to spay or neuter a dog by a well-meaning and loving owner. This particular litter of pups had a very young mother, a father who was a stray, and a wonderful owner who tried to help them all. The owner was a woman with a huge heart, taking in the homeless dad until, sadly, he passed away from heartworm despite the medical attention she got him. He just could not survive the treatment, there was too much damage to his heart. She did have the young mama spayed as soon as it was possible, but soon found that it was very difficult to care for 6 dogs! She knows they would be happier in their own homes where they can all be spoiled like they deserve to be. These pups are happy and healthy, but all are in need of a new forever home.

Missy is one of four girls. She, her sisters and brother are Basset Hound/Jack Russell Terrier mixes. They were born on September 20, 2019 and are about 40 pounds. Missy is adorable, with a bit of brindle over her eyes like her sister Fergie, and has a very affectionate personality. She is a sweet girl, and acts like the “big sister” of the bunch. Missy enjoyed visiting one particular doe at the deer farm next door, kissing her through the fence.

When choosing a new member of the family it is important to do a little research on breeds to determine if the potential match will be perfect for everyone. Among the most appealing of the AKC breeds, the endearing and instantly recognizable Basset Hound is a perennial favorite of dog lovers all over the world. This low-slung and low-key hound can be sometimes stubborn, but is always charming. The Basset Hound stands no higher than 14 inches at the shoulder but, with his remarkably heavy bone, powerful little legs, and massive paws, he possesses big-dog strength and stamina. Built more for endurance than speed, the Basset moves in a deliberate but effortless manner. The breed’s scenting ability is uncanny. They are quite charming, patient, and mild. Combined with the Jack Russell, an alert, inquisitive, and lively breed, you have the best of both worlds. These jaunty little fellows pack lots of personality into a compact, rectangular body. All three coat types are mostly white with markings that are tan or black, or both. Russell’s move with a free, effortless gait that announces the breed’s innate confidence. Upbeat and friendly, the Russell Terrier was developed by England’s “Sporting Parson” for use in foxhunts. The adorable Russell Terrier looks like a plush toy come to life but is an eager and tireless companion.

Missy is wonderful, and would do well in most homes. An active family with children or a couple on the go, either way, she would be a delightful addition to any home. If you would like to open your hearts to this sweet girl she is ready to come meet you and settle into her new forever home!

Massachusetts Contacts

If you are from Massachusetts, we do not adopt to Massachusetts residents due to new laws regarding rescue dogs being prohibited from adoption.  

Please contact Patricia Cabral or Mike Cahill for questions regarding what dogs you are allowed to adopt 

Cahill, Mike
Director, Animal Health

Cabral, Patricia
Shelter and Rescue Coordinator, Animal Health

Here is a link to the list of approved rescues

Rhode Island

If you are from Rhode Island, we do not adopt RI residents due to laws regarding rescue dogs being prohibited from adoption.

All Dog and Cat rescues operating** in the state of Rhode Island are required to register with the Department of Environmental Management and to comply with Rules and Regulations Governing the Importation of Animals. This includes Rescues based outside of RI that are adopting/fostering dogs into or within Rhode Island

Please contact Marisa Coates for questions regarding what dogs you are allowed to adopt 

Marisa L. Coates
Veterinary Paramedic
Division of Agriculture
Animal Health Section
401-222-2781 x4515

List of Rhode Registered Rescues:

We go the extra mile for every dog and do whatever it takes to make sure that that dog finds happiness, we give 100% and more. It is what we enjoy doing and helps us wake up in the morning; we know that the dog is thankful we rescued them and thankful for their life. Finally, they will be forever remembered by our families that adopted them because they really rescued them.

See more “About the Breed”
At End of The Bio Below

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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