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Butch Rat Terrier & Beagle Mix Palatine, IL

  • Adult
  • Male
  • Small
  • Black , Tricolor (Brown, Black, & White)

About

Coat length
Short
House-trained
Yes
Health
Vaccinations up to date, spayed / neutered.
Good in a home with
Other dogs.
Prefers a home without
Children.
Adoption fee
$200.00

Meet Butch

FOSTERED IN: Palatine, IL
ESTIMATED DOB: 2015
WEIGHT: 12 lbs
KIDS: No
DOGS: Yes
CATS: Unknown/Unlikely

HISTORY:
Butch was surrendered to an open admission animal control facility for nipping at children and men.

ABOUT:
Where are our chihuahua/terrier lovers at? Butch is a cute little buddy who is a great houseguest at his foster home. He is housetrained and makes it very obvious that he has to go outside to go potty. He will jump around and bark until you ask him if he needs to go outside. Then he will do some zoomies around the house to show his excitement for the successful communication as you make your way to the door. Butch is quite the couch companion in his foster home. If he has any indication that someone is heading towards the couch he will enthusiastically jump up and get ready for you to join him. Butch sleeps in bed with his foster mom and likes to burrow, either under the covers or under a blanket of his own. He is learning about toys, but seems a bit confused as to what he is supposed to do with them. As he is figuring it out he’s starting to show off his playful side.

Butch is being fostered with another small dog and they generally get along well. The resident dog doesn’t appreciate his occasional hump nor his pre-potty zoomies, but they can put their differences aside to curl up in bed together. We do not have any experience with Butch meeting cats, but he wants to chase all the small animals outside so we think a home without cats would be best. When he meets new dogs on the street he generally mirrors their behavior. If they are friendly, he is friendly, if they bark, he barks. He was a little apprehensive the first time he met a labrador, but after getting to know each other they are now friends.

Butch was surrendered to a shelter for nipping. From what we can see it might be a fear-based behavior. We have seen it when he meets new people and new dogs. When he was brand new to his foster home he got royally tangled in his harness and got a little nippy when she tried to untangle him. His foster mom slowed down and talked to him calmly as she continued to untangle him. Once he realized she was not going to hurt him he had no problem allowing her to handle him and untangle him. Sometimes he barks at men, and others he loves right away. He will just need patience meeting new people at times, or in new, potentially scary situations. It seems like he just needs a period of time to be sure that no one is going to hurt him and then he’s all about being your buddy. Because he can default to nipping if he’s scared, we will require a child-free home for Butch. Visiting children will likely not be a problem as long as the owner controls the interactions and introductions. He will likely not appreciate rambunctious or unpredictable toddlers.

Due to the current stay-at-home order Butch is not being left alone very often. He does not like to be crated and destroyed the items he was left with. At this point we cannot say how Butch would behave when left for long periods of time.

We were told he was a Rat Terrier, Chihuahua Mix, but we also think there may be some Beagle in there somewhere. Butch will join you for a good howl if you initiate or if he is sad because everyone left him.
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  • Black

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