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Size: Medium
Age: Young
Gender: Male
Breeds: Border Collie, Spaniel
Unknown with Cats/Kids

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A darling dog - that’s what this guy is - he so adores humans he literally hugs you.

Donnie was found wandering the streets of Hardiman County in Tennessee - one of our volunteers/fosters saw them for several weeks and was finally able to get them in his truck. Flash forward 4 weeks and Donnie is fostering here in New England and his sister Marie (yes…. Donny & Marie….) is already in her new home and loving life.

Donnie is very laid back - happiest to be at your side relaxing. He’s fostering in a doggie day care/boarding home and does very well with the other dogs as well. As his foster, I’m not sure he’d make a “great” playmate for another dog because he is laid back but a companion, he’d be great.

I can’t see this guy home for many hours every day alone - he just crates human attention so much.

He is so gentle natured he’d be amazing with children - he takes treats so gently, has zero issues with his food and sharing even with other dogs.

Age guestimate is 10-12 months - he has some puppy behaviors that need working on - counter surfing, more house training. He does HATE his crate but given he just came to foster we can work on this. But if he’s with you as much as possible he can learn this rather quickly.

Name: Donnie-O
Breed: Border Collie/Spaniel
Sex: Male
Age:10-12 months
Weight: 38
Spayed/Neutered: Yes
Vaccinations: Up to date
Heartworm: Negative on 1/28/2019
Microchipped: Yes

Good with Children: Yes
Good with Dogs: Yes
Good with Cats: Unknown (will test)

Adoption Donation: $450.00

Interested in a specific dog, please fill out an application if you are interested in a dog. The number of individual inquiries is overwhelming and we are finding it difficult to respond to each one. We cannot guarantee you will receive a timely response.

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.

Dogs transported to New England are done so at a fee of $150.00 paid directly to the transporting company by Paws New England; no additional transport costs are responsibility of adopter. This fee is included in the adoption donation.

Adoption donations cover pre-adoption vet costs (including vaccinations, spay/neuter when age appropriate, and heartworm testing/treatment when necessary), a microchip, and transportation to New England if necessary.

Donations for our young, healthy puppies and dogs support their fellow canines of advanced age or suffering from injuries and abuse whose donations are reduced but whose veterinary costs are typically much higher. We appreciate your understanding that your dog will help others in need.

All known information about the animal is listed above. We do our best to give accurate information, but most of our dogs are rescues and do not come with a known history.

Paws New England abides by the dog importation regulations set forth in the states of MA, CT, NH and RI.