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Tripper Terrier Mix Glastonbury, CT

  • Adult
  • Female
  • Medium


Coat length
Vaccinations up to date, spayed / neutered.
Good in a home with
Other dogs, cats.

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Meet Tripper


Tripper is a soulful 3 year old, 35lb Terrier mix who was owned by a homeless man in Louisiana. He realized he wasn't able to properly cared for her, and signed her over to rescue. Her foster mom says, "Tripper has lived in our home since August. I really can not believe that she has fit in so well. We have a small Zoo at my house because we have our own dogs (2) but I also foster cats/kittens for a local Humane Society. I currently have 7 foster cats and we have 5 cats of our own. A lot of cats to learn to tolerate! But she does it with ease. Since Tripper was owned by a homeless person I really did not know what to expect as far as temperament, daily routine, etc., but Tripper jumped right in and just became a part of our family. She loves our dogs. She is extremely playful with our younger dog. She will chase a ball , and can run like the wind. I would occasionally take them to the river and let them get in the water. She was afraid at first but eventually would swim around with the other dogs. Tripper will bark at new people who come to our house but once she is introduced she appears to become more comfortable with them. I am not sure if it was her job while homeless to let her owner know someone was approaching. She is a great security alarm. She has let me know of deliveries to our house way before I realized someone was at the door. Tripper has never had an accident in the house. There are a couple of times when I heard her whine and she was at the door wanting outside. We are semi retired and my husband makes his rounds to an old warehouse we have, back and forth to home and a small business we own. The dogs are with him everyday making his rounds or at the house in the backyard with me. So they get a lot of exercise running and playing inside the warehouse, and in the backyard of our home. Tripper knows her name and most of the time if I am taking her with me, I do not leash her from the house to my car because she knows the drill and goes straight to the car. I have leashed at the collar and she likes to pull, when I have taken her on a walk by herself, I have used a harness and she does well with that. We do have 2 Grandchildren that stay with us occasionally and once Tripper was introduced she was comfortable with them. I do not crate her at all. She is very good about sleeping in her bed all night and actually seems to like her own space. Our dogs sleep in the kitchen area, and she seems to be comfortable doing the same. I never tried letting her sleep in the bed, because she always seemed to like her own bed from the beginning. I would imagine Tripper would make a great family pet, but I also think she would make a great companion for a single person/couple. She seems to be very loyal and super super smart. When she first came to our house, she would sit, lay and stay on command. She is a very active dog and loves to go, go, go and did I tell you she can run like the wind (she is fast). She does very well in the car and I can see her going on camping trips, taking long walks, or hikes and loving it. One thing I have noticed is that while Tripper and I have a great relationship, she does get very excited when she gets to go with my husband in the mornings. I am not sure if it is because her previous owner was a male but going with my husband makes her very happy. I am truly going to miss this girl and her golden ember eyes, when she finds her forever home and transports. She is so deserving of a happy life and happy ending!" Please email us at to apply for this shiny beauty!

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Tripper is spayed, microchipped, current on vaccinations, and current on monthly heartworm/flea/tick prevention. Upon rescue, she did test positive for heartworm, but has completed treatment and is now heartworm free. Yay!

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