Rupert is a 9-11 year old Jack Russel terrier cross. He is looking for a new home through no fault of his own after his owners living situation changed suddenly. Rupert is a friendly and playful lad and is completely ball/toy mad. He LOVES to play fetch and will happily do so for as long as you have the will power to throw the toy. No matter his age he is a lively lad and really enjoys his walks but can be nervous of joggers and other dogs so must be kept on lead at all times, long lines are recommended so he can still play fetch on his own in the park. Rupert does have some arthritis in his joints which can make his elbows and hips sore which can make him grumpy if he feels under threat. We believe this is partly the reason he is unsure of things on walks, new big scary situation, painful joints, oh dear got to defend myself. It also means he doesn’t like being picked up or pushed around so cannot live with children under the age of 10. He can live with cats and has done so in his previous home but cannot live with another dog. Rupert knows his basic training and can do down, sit, stay, leave, wait etc. He is crate trained and house trained however her prefers a play pen instead of a crate. The owner has left his 6 panel pen as it is his safe zone so this will be provided by the rescue as well as his bag of treats and toys. Rupert can be left alone for up to 4 hours at a time.
Although he can be a little shy of new situations at first he will warm up to people on his own terms and when he does they will enjoy endless cuddles and games of fetch.
.If you are interested in viewing a dog then please message or call to arrange a day to come along to the rescue. If you're not sure which dog you would like to see then just ask, tell us what you're looking for eg. If you have another dog, age of children (we do not have a minimum age), activity requirements (active, lazy), how long the dog will be left alone (we do ask that if it is anymore than 6-7 hours then someone must come in between to check on the dog and let them out and give them some company. Just let us know what your lifestyle is and we will tell you which dogs may be suited to you.
.After a meet up with Jan and the dog at the rescue and if you decide that you would like to adopt and Jan agrees then you will arrange a day for Jan to come round for a home check/ deliver the dog to you. You don't need to decide on the day and can of course have a think about it as it's not a decision to rush.
. If there are many people interested in a dog then it is NOT first come first served. We will meet as many people as possible and then choose which would be best for the dog so please do not be disheartened if this is the situation
.A donation of £150-£200 is required to cover the cost of neutering
. ongoing support is always provided if needed
. if at any time the dog cannot be kept it must be returned to the rescue
. All of our dogs are neutered and microchipped. Dogs under 14 months will need to be briefly returned to be neutered once they are old enough