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Bonsai Clifton

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Size: Medium
Age: Baby
Gender: Male
Breeds: Cattle Dog

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Bonsai has arrived to New England and is full of it - he’s a busy little body.

Here he is with one of his playment - Iris - she’s also available for adoption on our page!

Bonsai’s foster mom says she can tell he’s so smart it’s ridiculous - he’s on the go - she had him at a playground and he was going in and out of the hoops like an agility course so this may be a great agility dog for someone looking.

The Australian Cattle Dog is a high-energy working dog. He is not a couch potato — we repeat: he is not a couch potato. He wants to be active and busy most of the time. His energy must be directed, or he’ll become bored and will resort to entertaining himself, usually by doing something you consider naughty, like digging in the trash or digging up your flower garden.

Cattle dogs are a herding breed and as such are typically not great to have in families with small children that they see as “friends to herd.” They are generally friendly, but can be protective of family and home turf, and tend to be wary of strangers.

If raised from puppyhood with other pets, including cats, he can be trusted to live peacefully with them in his home but likely to consider those outside his household to be fair game.

Foster families will be happy to give you information on any pup you choose so if you’re checking out this pup’s bio and are interested let us know by filling out an application!!!  

Name: Bonsai Clifton
Breed: Cattle Dog
Sex: Male
Age: 12 weeks
Weight: 12 lbs
Spayed/Neutered: Yes
Vaccinations: Up to date in puppy series
Heartworm: Too young (testing is done at 6 months of age)
Houstrained:  Not usually
Microchipped: Yes

PLEASE - Think long and hard before adopting a puppy - consider the lifestyle change this puppy will come with - he cannot be crated for more than 3-4 hours at a time until he’s older, puppy proofing your home will be necessary, puppies scratch and nip so if you have small children, can they handle this?? Training will be so important in this puppy’s life, do you have the time??

Please review this checklist for socializing puppies - do you have the time - ask yourself!!!

Puppy Donation:  $500.00 r.

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.