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Payaso Jack Russell Terrier & Pit Bull Terrier Mix Minneapolis, MN

  • Adult
  • Male
  • Medium
  • Gray / Blue / Silver, White / Cream


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

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Meet Payaso

Payaso is an adorable and energetic 5-year-old, 30-pound Jack Russell Terrier / Pit Bull Terrier mix looking for a dog-experienced home!

Payaso enjoys spending time snoozing in the sunshine, playing tug-of-war, going on walks, and hanging out with his foster parents. However, because he loves his humans so much, he can be territorial of them when other humans or animals come around.

He also has a strong urge to guard his possessions. For this reason, Payaso needs limited access to toys and long-lasting treats, and should not be allowed on furniture in his home. Additionally, this means that Payaso needs a forever home that is dog-free, cat-free, and children-free. A single-person household is preferable, but not required.

Payaso requires slow introductions to new people, and Pet Haven is seeking applicants who can engage in an adoption process involving multiple meet-and-greets. This is important in order for him to gain trust and a slow transition adoption (a few visits where he is alone with his applicant) but he has a training team behind him to help him with this process and prepare any potential forever home.

Payaso is currently crate-trained and house-trained. Continuing to use his crate will be an important part of Payaso’s transition to a new home. Adopters should also expect to implement a four-week reset upon bring Payaso into a new environment. This will include utilizing a loose leash while he is adjusting to the new space and generalizing his knowledge of ‘place’ in adopter’s home.

Payaso is one-of-a-kind pup who will need an experienced adopter committed to his training plan and providing Payaso with a supportive home!

Adoption fee includes spay/neuter, heartworm/Lyme test, all age-appropriate vaccinations (distemper, rabies, & Bordetella), HW and flea/tick preventative, and microchip implant and registration. Adoption fees INCLUDE a mandatory sales tax of 7.525%.

There is no guarantee of age and breed as a rescue animal's history is unknown. All ages and breeds are best guess.

Due to post-adoption services provided, we prefer to adopt within a 90-mile radius of Minneapolis; however, we will consider up to 250 miles if the adopter is willing to drive to cities as needed.

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