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Jack Russell Terrier

8 years, 2 months
Small  |  Female

Fargo, ND



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Name: Patty
Breed: Jack Russel Terrier Mix
Age: 8 Years
Size: Small 12 lbs.
Adoption Donation: $180 (applicable sales tax included). Adoption fees may be paid with cash or check.
Other: Spayed Female, Vaccinations current, Microchip, Older-considerate children
* Patty qualifies for our Seniors for Seniors Program. This program places senior dogs (age 8 or older) with senior citizens (age 65 or older) at a reduced adoption fee of $65.00. If you qualify and are interested in participating in this program, please fill out an application on line and type "SENIOR" after your name.

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Foster Home Feedback
10/10/16: Patty is a very sweet little lady. She has been with me for almost 2 weeks and I'm still discovering her personality. When she arrived at the rescue, she had two fractured large premolar teeth and they were removed last week. She feels much better now! She is finishing up her meds this week and I expect an all-clear at her follow up appt. later this week.

When Patty first arrived at my house, she was scared of a lot of things. This poor girl must have not gotten the socialization that she needed growing up, as many things make her nervous. She has slowly been trusting me and each day she opens up to me a little more. On the first day, I could just pet the top of her head, but now she lays next to me on the couch and I'll start petting her and she'll roll over so I can rub her belly. She is not a dog that wants to be carried around and I've just recently been able to pick her up. She is a dog that will bond closely with her human and wants to be everywhere they are. Even now, she'll whine if she isn't in the room with me and will follow me around the house to see where I am at. She would do best with adults and older children that understand her anxiety and will give her time to get used to them.

Patty LOVES going on walks! She enjoys getting out and being able to sniff every where. She likes to check out and roam the back yard. She's also started showing an interest in playing with a squeaky ball (that's on hold now, though, until she heals up). She half heartedly chased a rabbit, but came to me pretty quickly when I called her name.

Her potty training has been going well. She had a couple accidents the first few days, but since she figured out the schedule, she has been doing fine. She sleeps in her kennel during the day while I am gone, and is good about going in there as long as I throw a treat in first. She will go outside on her own if I have the back door open, but I'm still working on figuring out her signal when she wants to go out and the door is shut. At night, she sleeps in a dog bed on the floor in my bedroom.

Patty can be nervous around other dogs. I have two large dogs and when Patty first came to my house, she didn't like it when my dogs got too close to her and would growl at them to back away. My dogs are submissive, so they gave her her space. She is slowly getting better and growling less, but there are times where she does react to them. She has met other dogs (of all sizes), and can have similar reactions to them. She has shown interest in other dogs, but has not wanted to play with them, and if they get in her face to sniff her, she reacts. At this point, she would probably do best as an only dog; however, she could potentially live with another dog if that dog was submissive and non-reactive and would leave her alone. Patty and I are going to continue to work on her socialization, so this could get better with time, but at this point it is unsure how comfortable she will get.

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