Hi Leigh and welcome. I, too, am from MA and lost my Bailey a year and a half ago at the age of 15. I am fortunate, though, to still have Tyler who is 15 1/2 yo. At the time I got my boys, they were considered a rare breed and there were none to be found in MA. They came from NC and VA. I don't know of any breeders in MA but if you go onto the HCA website you will find a list of breeders. Don't forget to read the section of this forum regarding "red flags" when talking with breeders. It is very informative and definitely a "must read". You mentioned that you don't want a puppy shipped and, rest assured, no reputable breeder will do that. You may have to travel to get puppy who has had a good start in life by his breeder, but it will certainly be worth it. I know I will be doing that when the time comes for me to get my puppy. That ironic part about that is that I am a senior and have never flown commercially but will definitely bite the bullet and do it if I have to to get the best pup I can. Good luck in your search.
Mary and Tyler (miss you, Bailey - 1996-2011)