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

ADOPTION PENDING: Another puppy, another case of cruelty. Sadly, it’s an everyday occurrence. What on earth would make someone think a helpless puppy is better off being abandoned to fend for itself than to be turned in at a shelter? Usually the outcome is tragic. They either die of starvation, get hit by a car, succumb to sicknesses, or any number of other horrible fates. It is totally avoidable, and that’s why it’s so heartbreaking.


That is how we ended up with Poppie, and boy, are we glad to introduce her! This little girl is all LOVE, and can’t wait to share it with a family she can call all her own. She appears to be a Dachshund/ Flat Coat Retriever mix. Poppie is about 20 lbs., and based on her short legs, she will gain some weight, but probably won’t get much taller. She has a beautiful, sleek black coat and an innocent, little face that will melt your heart. She is around 6 months old and already spayed. She was abandoned at an old, closed down grocery store by herself. Luckily, a kindly neighbor noticed her and fed her daily until she gained Poppie’s trust.

Unfortunately, the woman already had several of her own dogs and could not keep her. She was finally able to get close enough to her to pick her up and bring her to a rescue group. She has been nothing but a joy since, and is a healthy, happy girl, and ready for her journey to her new home.


When you have made the decision to add a family member to your home it is important to research breeds so that everyone involved, including the new pup, is completely happy with the outcome. Some breeds are true family dogs, and the Flat Coat Retriever is no exception. These dogs are truly happy, self-assured, and eager to please. They mature slowly, and some owners say that they never grow up at all, retaining a puppyish taste for rambunctious mischief into old age. This can be either delightful or exasperating, depending on your tolerance! This highly energetic breed requires lots of outdoorsy exercise, so a house full of children or a family of avid hikers is ideal. Along with the wonderful personality of the Retriever, the famously long, low silhouette, ever-alert expression, and bold, vivacious personality of the Dachshund will make this combo a superstar of the canine kingdom for any family.

Dachshunds aren’t built for distance running, leaping, or strenuous swimming, but otherwise these tireless hounds are game for anything. Smart and vigilant, with a big-dog bark, they make fine watchdogs. Bred to be an independent hunter of dangerous prey, they can be brave to the point of rashness, and a bit stubborn, but their endearing nature and unique look has won millions of hearts the world over.

Foster mom says that Poppie is the sweetest thing you could ever imagine. She loves to run and play, and doesn’t have a mean or aggressive bone in her body. All she wants to do is snuggle and make her humans happy. She is so loving, energetic, and absolutely enjoys her happy little life, especially if she can play with children or another dog! We always strongly suggest, however, that children and new dogs are NEVER left unsupervised until everyone is settled in with the change. You couldn’t go wrong adopting this sweet girl!

Poppie will undoubtedly bring any family a never ending amount of love and fun. And she so deserves the same after her rough beginning. Consider opening your heart and home to this bundle of joy!


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


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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