Note: This dog is not in our program.
This is a courtesy listing only, to assist in finding him/her a home.
Jersey is a Brussels Griffon mix. He is approximately 2 years old and weighs 15 lbs. He was picked up as a stray in the Atlantic City area of New Jersey, hence the name. He has one of the sweetest faces and most soulful eyes. He was scheduled to be euthanized because he did not pass the shelter’s temperament test. This happens to many dogs because they are terrified, but luckily, we got him in Affenpinscher Rescue. Now he is looking for someone lucky enough to have him in their home. Jersey is very scared his shortcomings will keep him from getting a new home, but I tell him that he is a wonderful little dog and he shouldn’t be scared.
Jersey sometimes nips or snaps when he is afraid or nervous but he is doing better. He will tell you when he is not happy with something, he growls. He has some food aggression, but I think that will resolve if he is the only dog or with one other dog. He has shown that he will chase lawn mowers, dirt bikes and diesel trucks. It must be the noise they make. Thse are all his bad habits.
Jersey's positive points are far greater than the negative. He is are very tolerant of cats. In fact, he shows no interest in them. He doesn't get on the furniture, he does very well with all kinds of dogs, big and small, family and friends. He listens very well, and walks beautifully on a leash…...in fact he prances! He will use the pee pads at night and during the day when we are not at home. I think he would love to have a doggie door to a nice fenced yard. He does well with strangers and family, and has learned that treats are good before bed and before we go to work. He is so funny when he plays with the rocks in the yard. He does well with baths.
The most important plus he has is that he wants to have someone to love and be loved in return. So, if you are willing to deal with his short list of issues (all correctable with love and patience) and look at the long list of positives, you will have a wonderful little dog. The person who adopts Jersey will need to understand the small dog attitude and be patient.
Jersey has been vet checked, is up to date on his shots, heartworm negative and on preventative, and is neutered.
This dog is with Affenpinscher Rescue, and is located in Laurel, MD.
If you are interested in this dog, please fill out an application at their website. For more information email Sarah at email@example.com.
September 10, 2009
Jersey has been Adopted!
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