My name is Mike!

Norfolk Terrier/Cairn Terrier Mix Puppy for adoption in Boulder, Colorado - Mike
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Farfel's Rescue

Facts about Mike

  • Breed: Norfolk Terrier/Cairn Terrier Mix
  • Color: Red/Golden/Orange/Chestnut - With Black
  • Age: Puppy
  • Size: Small 25 lbs (11 kg) or less
  • Sex: Male
There's nothing quite like puppy energy and silliness...and then they lie quietly on your shoulder breathing their warm baby breath. They're so pure and vulnerable that it's unbearable to think of them in a high-kill shelter! Mike, at only 13 weeks old and 4.4 lbs (is estimated to be full grown at about 12 lbs), was facing the end of his life before it ever began. Farfel's Texas rescuers are compassionate and loving and couldn't turn their back on this puppy...they rescued Mike just in time.

This sweet and engaging Norfolk Terrier/Cairn Terrier mix is starting out with great energy...the excellent results of his temperament-testing ended with a transport ticket to Colorado and a new life. Mike is also incredibly beautiful...with a scruffy golden coat that speaks of his Terrier lineage.

Mike is appropriately playful and inquisitive for his young age. He's so smart and very typical of both the Norfolk and Cairn breeds . He's also bright and so loving...clearly having no memory of his scary start.

Since Mike is just a baby, he's a blank slate just waiting for a kind and patient human to show him the way. He has all the potential in the world to be an awesome companion - he will form firm bonds with his family (as well as other dogs & humans) and learn positive socialization skills through Puppy kindergarten followed by positive reinforcement group Obedience Classes. It does take time (once a week for an hour) and commitment...yet pays off a thousand times over when you have a dog that can accompany you in the world with appropriate behavior.

We're open to Mike finding his forever home with a very active retired couple or individual with lots of energy to train and enjoy a puppy. He would thrive on being the center of attention and would return your love a thousand times over.

Mike is great with children of all ages but we would prefer to place him in a home with older kids that will be very gentle and understand that Mike is just a baby. If Mike has kind and loving children in his family, he will develop a deep love for kids and he definitely has the temperament to be a loyal, fun and very loving best friend.

Mike will be up to date on his vetting. We're hoping that he will be neutered when he arrives from Texas, however a very young puppy like Mike is often deemed too young to fix. If this is the case, Farfel's will cover all costs for Mike to be neutered in Denver to be in line with our commitment to be a part of the solution to pet overpopulation.

Mike will be arriving on transport in Boulder on Friday 10/21/16. If interested in this very sweet and fun-loving best friend, please fill out an application at and submit to or fax to 303-443-7730.

About Farfel's Rescue

About Our Rescue Group...

We own a pet boutique named Farfel's Farm on Pearl Street in Boulder, CO. We have had the good fortune to find our niche in the Boulder community and experience success. We felt it very important to "pay it forward" in gratitude for our good luck. We couldn't think of a better endeavor than to save dogs who were out of time in the southern states, yet had been identified with great temperaments. We dedicate our efforts to their good health and ultimate wonderful, permanent homes.

Come Meet Our Pets...

Pets are transported from the southern states approximately twice per month. Almost 100% of the time, the dogs are spoken for as a result of adoption applications that can be referenced under Adoption at We study the applications. If the app indicates there is a match, followed up by a home visit and reference checks, the process moves to the next step. The adopter is committing to a 2-week foster (of course the dog can be returned at any time prior), and can then choose to finalize the adoption.

Our Adoption Process...

All potential adoptions start out as a 2-week mandatory foster period. During that time, Farfel's covers all vet issues if one of Farfel's rescue vets is used. We also serve as a support with trainers and behaviorists on board for questions. An Adoption Application and an Adoption Contract must be completed before any dog can begin their 2-week foster. Our average adoption fee runs about $395. This amount serves to cover vetting, spay/neuter, all vaccinations, heart worm testing, temperament testing and transport. Our dogs come from Texas, Kansas, Arkansas, Oklahoma and rural Colorado.