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Size: Medium
Age: Young
Gender: Female
Breeds: Australian Cattle Dog, Blue Heeler, Crossbreed
No Kids
Unknown with Dogs

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If you are looking for an active addition to the family- look no farther!

Frances is an owner surrender through no fault of her own. Her daddy has taken a new job which involves a lot of travel and her mom is disabled and, therefore, unable to give her the exercise she requires.

Frances loves her cat brother but has to be reminded to be gentle. She might chase or be rough with a cat because she wants to play. She has never hurt a cat. But one cat brother has scratched her wanting to chase. She sees cats as “toys”. She has not been around other dogs, so we don’t know that interaction. She likes little kids but is WAY too big and excited and might knock a child (or someone elderly, etc) to the ground.

She will lick in the face to give love. Frances loves to run. She needs to run and run and run to be happy. She loves tug-of war the best! She craves attention and can be obnoxious until she gets her fill. She can leash walk, but needs training.

Frances is a natural guard dog. She will alert to strange noises and will often place herself between the sound and her person. She will bark at threats. She loves her humans!

She needs an active family willing to work on continue puppy training with her. She gets bored easily and she has a lot of energy. She needs ways of expelling energy so that she isn’t hyperactive. She gets too enthusiastic unless she can tire out in positive ways.

Frances needs to be the big focus! Ideally, she is worked with a lot to challenge her learning, and she needs to be walked, have a place to run around, and have someone with patience. She is brilliant but sometimes naughty. She has a sense of humor that is huge. She is (so far) a digger. Not too deep, but a digger for sure.

Frances ideal home would be an active family who runs, hikes, etc so she can gets lots of exercise. Frances would enjoy a family with teenaged kids to play with and run with as well. She does well in a fenced yard, but will need to be retaught house manners. She was crate trained as a puppy but no longer spends time in a crate.

Name: Frances
Breed: Australian Cattle Dog/Blue Heeler mix
Sex: Female
Age: 7 months old as of 9/7/20
Weight: 44 pounds as of 9/7/20
Spayed/Neutered: Yes
Vaccinations: Up to date
Heartworm: Negative
Microchipped: Yes

Good with Children: No
Good with Dogs: Unknown
Good with Cats: Yes

Adoption Fee: $475.00

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Paws New England is a rescue, not a shelter, and as such we do not have our dogs housed in one location - they are in foster homes both in New England and in our southern foster homes.   If you’re interested in a specific dog, please complete a short online application and you will receive a reply within 48 hours so you can ask questions.

At present, if a dog is listed on our website, the dog is considered still available HOWEVER, may have applications that have come in before yours but it’s still too early to know if any are a good match; therefore we encourage you to apply.

NOTICE WITH REGARD TO LOCATION OF DOGS:  Please note: Paws New England is a foster-based rescue. We do not have a brick and mortar building to house the dogs we rescue. We have found that dogs in foster homes are much more adoptable because they have been observed in a home setting. Dogs listed with Paws New England typically reside in various locations throughout the south (primarily Tennessee, Texas, and Arkansas) and New England (not necessarily in the state of Rhode Island). You will be notified by the adoption coordinator of the location of the dog you are interested in so you have the ability to decide whether to pursue adoption or not.

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