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Get to Know Bristol


Boxer/Beagle Mix




1 Year




Adopter's Home

Bristol's Story

If there is one word we could use to describe Bristol, it would be adorable!  Bristol is a sweet and gentle soul who arrived here at PAWS from one of our rural transfer partners in a very scared and timid state.  Needless to say, it has been a tough adjustment for this baby, and it seems as if Bristol has never known what it feels like to be loved.  Our mission is to find Bristol the perfect forever home where he never has to feel scared and alone again!  Bristol seems to be at his best when he’s around other dogs, and his doggy roommates have been able to show him that the world isn’t so scary after all.  He highly enjoys their company and becomes the playful, goofy puppy we all know he can be whenever he’s around them!  We are hoping to find him a home with a confident canine buddy who can show him the ropes and help him come out of his shell.  Although he may always be a bit timid, Bristol is sure to blossom into a loving and affectionate companion when he is given the time he needs to adjust to his new surroundings!

Bristol is searching for a quiet home without young children, and an experienced owner who will be patient with him and willing to help him build his confidence.  In order for us to learn more about Bristol and how he might be in a home environment, we sent him into a loving foster home where his personality came alive!  His foster mom reported that after a couple of days, Bristol slowly started to warm up to her and quickly became enthralled by her dog, following her everywhere and watching her intently!  We have learned from his time there that he loves all sorts of toys, enjoys chewing on bones, and is a big fan of ear scratches and head rubs!  Bristol even managed to venture out to a coffee shop with his foster mom, which he highly enjoyed and seemed comfortable being there!  All in all, Bristol has lots of love to give and is hoping the right person will come along and give him the chance he needs to grow into the wonderful dog we know he has the potential to be!  Is that you?  Meet him today and find out!

  • I get along very well with other dogs.
  • Cuddles!  I love a good lap to curl up on.
  • Did someone say 'treat'?  I'll take them all!
  • I love to play and wrestle with other doggy friends.
  • Squeak!  Squeak!  I love Squeaky chew toys!


  • I would love to find a home with children 15+.
  • I prefer quiet environments that aren't crowded.
  • I need a little extra time to warm up to people I don't know.