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Bonnie Australian Cattle Dog / Blue Heeler Lothian, MD

  • Young
  • Female
  • Medium
  • Gray / Blue / Silver


Friendly, Affectionate
Coat length
Vaccinations up to date, spayed / neutered.
Good in a home with
Other dogs.

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Meet Bonnie

Bonnie is a ten-month old, 45-pound, spayed, female cattle dog who is housetrained, crate trained, people and dog friendly, and still 100% a puppy. Bonnie is a typical cattle dog–precocious and adventurous–but she has learned to calm down in her crate with a good toy. Though, her favorite place will always be climbing on you on the couch or chasing and wrestling with another dog.

Bonnie’s had a rough start. At only 9 months, she found herself a single mom stuck at a rural shelter with her puppies and without much hope. She managed to get all of her puppies adopted out, but she was out of time and only had a few hours left when ACDRA swung in and saved her. Now that she’s safe and out of the shelter she’s eager to regain her lost puppyhood.

Bonnie does still have some reminders of her time protecting her puppies in the shelter. When she first arrived in foster she would swear in three dog languages at any dog who walked past her crate, but was best friends with them out of it. Though she quickly grew out of this in foster, she might not do well being stuck behind a fence next to a busy sidewalk or street. Otherwise, she’s a typical loving cattle dog.

Bonnie gets along with all the dogs in her foster home, and will sit patiently for a treat in line with the other dogs. The bigger males are her favorite wrestling buddies and like many cattle dogs she likes to play rough, so she might not be the best fit for houses with small or older dogs who dislike such rambunctious play.

Despite her size, she still acts like a wiggly puppy and can’t help herself from giving hugs to every person she meets. So, until she grows up, she probably won’t be a good fit for houses with small children, older folks, or anyone not ready for a rambunctious puppy dog.

You can reach Bonnie’s foster family at:

Bonnie is being fostered in Lothian, MD. Please fill out an adoption application at:

For an adopter with the time to snuggle and play with her, and dedication to continue training and setting appropriate boundaries with her, Bonnie will be a sweet and constant companion.

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