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Jessi (VA) Rat Terrier Mix Alexandria, VA

  • Adult
  • Female
  • Small

About

House-trained
Yes
Health
Vaccinations up to date, spayed / neutered.

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Meet Jessi (VA)

Precious, petite Jessi is one special girl, who steals hearts wherever she goes. This 7-lb. 10-year-old rattie mix is sweet, spunky, and simply delightful. She tolerates other dogs but does not like sharing her space with them. She much prefers human companionship--young, old, and everything in between. Jessi loves giving kisses, cuddling, and being close to her humans wherever they go. She knows several commands, including sit, down, twirl, and dance. She also rides beautifully in the car and is always up for a drive. On a recent trip with her foster parents to Charlottesville, Virginia, she stayed in a hotel and 'dined' at dog-friendly restaurants, charming every person she met with her friendliness and beautiful manners.

One of Jessi's greatest pleasures is going for a walk. In fact, when she first starts out, she is more than happy to run fill tilt (see video in her photo album)! You may notice she runs with a 'bunny hop.' That's because she suffered a ruptured disc several years ago, and while it clearly doesn't slow her down (quite the opposite, as the vet recommends exercise to keep her at a healthy weight), Jessi was left with one complication. She doesn't have good control over her ability to 'hold it' when she needs to go potty. She takes a low-cost drug that helps her hold her pee, so she no longer needs to wear a diaper. And if she's kept on a healthy diet, her poops are firm and easy to clean up, in case she can't make it outside in time. Since Jessi was house-trained prior to her disc rupture, she also tends to potty frequently when she is outside on her walks, and she has even learned how to use the dog door at her foster home!

Jessi has SO much love to give! She's hoping that there's a person or family out there who will love her tiny self, just the way she is. If you're on the fence over whether that person might be you, peek at her photo album at https://imageevent.com/newrattitude/jessi . But do so AT YOUR OWN RISK because you'll fall off that fence and head over heals in love with jaunty little Jessi.

NOTE: Applicants should live within easy driving distance (say, 150 miles or less) of Alexandria, Virginia, so that you can visit Jessi to observe firsthand how her physical needs are managed to keep her healthy and the entire household happy.

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  • Rat Terrier
  • Adult
  • Female