Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Featured Rescue - Jack the Jack Russell Terrier

After a weekend revolving around rescues, I thought I'd post one. My husband and I have been crazy busy with dogs lately; assessing them, transporting them, training them and setting up for the next foster ... Let me backtrack a bit ...

We had a Jack Russell Terrier that had bitten someone and the HS wanted me to take him. There are two of us in this area that receive these calls - one is me, the other person won't take dogs, but will come and assess them to give you his opinion (free of charge).

Anyway, so there's this JRT dog that has an unrecorded bite (don't get me started on THAT one!), the HS doesn't feel they can safely adopt him out without first being worked in a foster home (yep, you guessed it ... mine).

So, my hubby and I go down to look at this dog. We walked him, took him for a car ride, had him interact with our dogs to look for any inter-dog agression (yes, our dogs have been trained to do this and they trust us to step in if the need is there). Our assessment? He's a normal JRT. No agression. We played with the dogs, fed him alone, fed him in front of the other dogs, and shared cookies between the 3 of them. We think we know why he bit the guy ... but our speculations don't mean much since we believe it was the handlers fault (isn't that always the case?)

Remember I told you there was a waiting list for dogs to foster with us? Well, I have been wading through the list and there are now only two left waiting to get to my house (more keep popping up! But there's light at the end of them thar tunnels). Neither of these two will allow anyone to touch them - one is arriving Wednesday.

My hubby and I discussed the options for this JRT. We then approached the HS and discussed with them. The decision was made to send the dog through rescue (ha! Bet you thought I was going to say he would get the long-sleep, eh?).

So, with that in mind, I felt it prudent to feature a JRT for today's Featured Rescue.

This is Jack (yeah, I know ... unique name, eh?). The ad doesn't say how old he is, but from his pictures, I'd say pretty young. Could be anywhere from 1 to 3 yrs. He's located in Mississauga, ON.



Anonymous said...

Nice blog :-)

Chase said...

I hope Jack finds a home soon. :-)

sniffs and licks,