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Mr. T - ADOPTED!! Jack Russell Terrier & Rat Terrier Mix Arlington, VA

  • Senior
  • Male
  • Small

About

House-trained
Yes
Health
Vaccinations up to date, spayed / neutered.
Good in a home with
Other dogs, children.

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Meet Mr. T - ADOPTED!!

Introducing the fabulous Mr. T! This dapper little guy was found as a stray and taken to the local Humane Society. He was not doing well at the shelter, so they reached out to Worthy Dog to see if we could take him in. We knew from the first meeting that Mr. T was a charmer, and we were happy to help him find his true forever home. We can already tell he has been a loved family member at some point in his life and well socialized with other dogs.

Mr. T has been in his foster home for a few weeks now, living with three older dogs, two parents, and a teen girl. His foster mom, Patti, describes him as an absolute delight and confirms he's a smart pup who knows 'sit,' 'down,' and beg. He has been good with the family dogs, who are all pretty laid back, and matches the pack's energy. Patti's granddog, who is still a puppy, visited this week, and Mr. T ran and played with him non-stop...so he's a spry little guy. We would describe Mr. T as an active dog with moderate energy who would love a family to walk and play with him.

Patti describes Mr. T as more of an independent pup who will jump up in your lap when he wants affection or to be picked up and held, but he's not needy. He's confident and will go in and outside through the doggy door on his own. He's the perfect companion pup who loves to give kisses, but can also relax. He would be fine as an only dog or part of a pack.

Mr. T is housetrained and crate trained. While he can initially be a little timid, he warms up quickly and meets new people well. He has a passion for squeaky toys, plays fetch, and is still a pretty avid chewer of toys. He has excellent house manners and is not destructive.

FOSTER UPDATE - 7/29/21 : Mr. T arrived on transport 7/10 and is being fostered in NW DC. He continues to charm and entertain us, and sure doesn't act like a senior dog. He's sassy, playful, and has an incredible passion for toys. His foster mom, Cynthia, shared that he's a fun, happy dog who has a nice balance of independence but still likes to be near his humans and makes time to cuddle. He will jump up in your lap when he wants affection or to be picked up and held, but he's not needy. He's the perfect companion pup who loves to give kisses, but can also relax.

Mr. T's love for toys is unmatched. He chooses to sleep in the toy box now and even drags it around from room to room, so he is always connected. He has a passion for squeaky toys, loves to play fetch, and is still a pretty avid chewer. Sometimes he's a bit overprotective of his toys. While that's something that can be addressed, he's probably not the ideal fit for very young kids. Cynthia can take toys away from him without issue, but he initially challenged his foster dad, Jared, a few times guarding his toy. This has improved as he's settled into his foster home.

The dapper little guy is an absolute delight, and his foster parents adore him. He has excellent house manners and is not destructive. He's really good with other dogs - old and young, large and small. He has a moderate energy level but really enjoys walks and playtime. He will make a great playmate, a great companion, and make you laugh with his enthusiasm for life.

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BREED ESTIMATE: JRT or Rat Terrier Mix
GENDER: Male
APPROXIMATE WEIGHT: 10-11lbs
APPROXIMATE AGE: ~ 9.5 to 10 years old
COAT TYPE: short
ADOPTION FEE: $400
OTHER INFO: utd on shots/neutered/microchipped/
LOCATION: Washington, DC (NW)

FOR MORE INFO OR TO ADOPT: Please go to https://adopt.worthydog.org and complete the application.

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Worthy Dog Rescue is an all-volunteer, foster-based rescue that primarily adopts to families in the DC Metro area.

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  • Jack Russell Terrier
  • Senior
  • Male