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Dante Jack Russell Terrier Bethel, CT

  • Senior
  • Male
  • Small


Coat length
Vaccinations up to date, spayed / neutered.
Prefers a home without
Other dogs, cats, children.
Adoption fee

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Meet Dante

Dante, which in Latin means “everlasting,” will be the loyal dog you’ve been searching for…because his love for you, in turn, will be just that, everlasting. This handsome nine-year-old, 19 lb. Jack Russel Terrier came to Connecticut from Puerto Rico after his owner tragically passed away. He is currently staying with a family friend as he awaits his new furever home. Due to the fact that she has another dog, which he doesn’t get along with, Dante finds himself isolated in a basement much of the day so we are hoping to find a new placement for him, whether it be a foster or adopter, very soon.

Like most Jack Russell Terriers, this guy loves to explore and play. Even at nine years old, he enjoys a leisurely walk around the neighborhood, romp in the yard, or drive through town. Dante is a big fan of toys and will proudly stroll around with one in his mouth. As demonstrated with his past owner, he’s devoted to his person and enjoys being next to you. Listening to calming music is his favorite as he soaks in all the cuddles and pets you have to offer. With a curious, affectionate, and playful personality, Dante will make a wonderful companion.

Losing his best friend was very traumatic for Dante so he needs someone who is going to be patient with him as he builds trust with you. While in Puerto Rico, he lived a very sheltered life with little to no socialization. He was rarely let outdoors so he is only just learning housetraining and leash walking skills now but is doing very well. He never had the opportunity to meet other people or animals so he must go to an adult-only home with no other pets.

Finding an adopter that understands decompression, has a fenced yard, and can put in the time to dedicate to training Dante is crucial. JRT breed experience is also highly preferred. Let’s make his next chapter in life his best one yet! Dante is vaccinated and will be microchipped and neutered next month. He qualifies for our senior program so his adoption fee is just $175. If you are interested in this cute little guy, please complete the application at For questions, email

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  • Jack Russell Terrier
  • Senior
  • Male