In 2008 my wife was given a miniature rose for Mother's Day (by her mum). I've no idea what type of miniature rose it is, as it came in a "pretty" pot and no label...
The wife kept it indoors for a few months (May 2008 to September 2008).
In September 2008 I planted it our front garden (USDA Hardiness zone 6a).
I was told not to prune the rose until it was 2 years old.
2009-09-24 Miniature Rose after 1 year in the ground (Click image to enlarge)
2010-04-17 Miniature Rose after its first pruning (Click image to enlarge)
I'm no rose expert, all I can tell you is our miniature rose has never produced rose hips.
Rose hips via Wikipedia
The rose hip, the fruit of some species, is used as a minor source of Vitamin C.
If the rose plant is hardy for your USDA Hardiness zone -- Massachusetts Interactive USDA Plant Hardiness Zone Map -- I recommended performing one of the following options:
Find a temporary area in your garden, dig a hole big enough to put the pot in, then place the pot (containing the rose) in that hole. Soil level in the pot should line up with the outside soil level.
Find a permanent area in your garden, dig a hole big enough for the rose plant, transfer the rose from its pot into its new (outdoor) home.
I've never mulched (protected) our miniature rose during the Wintertime, but if you're concerned about Wintertime in your area doing damage to the plant you could mulch the crown area of the rose with a layer of finely shredded leaves.
* Bring the pot (containing the rose) inside for the Wintertime and care for it appropriately in an indoor environment...
After speaking to an "expert", roses need to go through a dormancy period (Wintertime), therefore unless you have a place inside that gets cold (40°F/4°C and below), you should keep them outside.
If the pot is of large size, contains a good amount of potting material, which will insulate the root-ball somewhat from Wintertime conditions, and the rose is planted in the middle of the container it should be fine left outside. This is exactly the situation the "expert" I spoke with has.
If you're at all concerned about the pot being too small, not enough potting material to offer the root-ball some protection from Wintertime conditions, insulate the outside of the pot eg Wrap the pot with polystyrene, or fill a large bag with fallen tree leaves, then wrap that bag around the pot, etc...
Whatever you do, don't leave the pot (containing the rose) outside, above ground, during Wintertime. The cold weather (sub-freezing) will kill the roots of the plant, thereby killing the plant.
2011-08-28 Miniature Rose still doing ok! in the ground (Click image to enlarge)
Good luck! and hope the above helps a little...