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Size: Medium
Age: Young
Gender: Female
Breeds: Hound, Crossbreed

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Are you looking for a devoted, smart, routine loving, fun loving, partner of a rescue dog? If so, Bonnie just might be the gal for you!

Meet Bonnie the Beautiful! Isn’t she stunning? Her personality shines through just as much as her shiny black, sleek beautiful fur.

Bonnie did not have the best start to life, but things change, and she now will have the best future and forever life, thanks to PAWS NE.

You see, Bonnie and her brother were left alone on a dirt road in the woods of a small town in Texas. Left to fend for themselves as pups, when a good samaritan found them, scared to death and literally starving. With the help of the local ACO, they were both trapped and entered into our southern foster system in Texas.

There they learned about living in a house, what good food and meals are, crate training, house training, and that people can really be kind. The pups spent several months in their Texas foster’s home and on May 30th arrived in New England.

Bonnie is currently being fostered in Connecticut, where she decompressed from her trip north, started in on her continued socialization, house, crate, loose leash walking and riding in the car training. She waits politely for her meals, for being leashed up, getting her harness on and adjusted, being pet and scratched. She is mastering it all!

Bonnie is still a timid girl who will need time to adjust to new situations, to trust her person(s) and once she does, she just blossoms. Bonnie is extremely food motivated, which has helped her excel in her training. She is devoted to her person (currently her foster mom!) and absolutely loves and needs other confident dogs around her.

Bonnie also thrives on routine! It is actually adorable when she starts poking my leg if I’m sitting outside on my deck in the evening, enjoying the cool breeze or some company and it starts to get dark, later and past our ‘normal’ bedtime. Bonnie is ready to hit the hay and wants her person with her!! She knows when it should be meal time or walk time. I do work from home full time, and am rather regimented myself and this sweet girl has picked up that very quickly!

Bonnie is great with the resident cat, the other foster dogs, and meeting new people. She is often around our grandchildren, ages 7 and 9. She does well, however, we think she’d do best with either calm younger children, or older children.

–at least one other confident, playful dog in her forever home
–and a fenced in yard.

Bonnie is a pup still and will require continued socialization to help her live her best confident life. She is so very sweet and truly deserves the best in life after her horrible start!!

If you have questions, you can reach out to Bonnie’s foster mom at
Or better yet, if you feel Bonnie is the pup for you, please submit an application.

Name: Bonnie
Breed: Hound mix
Sex: Female
Age: 10 months old as of 6/27/2020
Weight: 40 pounds
Spayed/Neutered: Yes
Vaccinations: Up to date
Heartworm: Negative
Microchipped: Yes

Good with Children: Over 10
Good with Dogs: Yes, At least one confident canine sibling required.
Good with Cats: Yes

Adoption Fee: $475.00

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.