Jack is a very sweet 15-year-old mae Jack Russell Terrier Cross who is in an Oldies Club foster home in Coventry, West Midlands, while he waits for someone to offer him a permanent home. Jack is fine to be left on his own for a few hours and he might be OK to live with a part-time worker, but he would really like a home with someone around a lot of the time as he does love to be your little companion.
Jack has previously lived with two other dogs (staffies). His foster carer reports that he is generally good with other dogs at the park but he does sometimes warn off larger dogs when he is on the lead and feels vulnerable, for example when he met a big dog at the vets. Jack is at one with his terrier roots and he does like to chase cats. Jack would be fine to live with kind, considerate children aged 12 plus. Jack goes for walks on an extension lead and he is a good boy. He doesn’t have good recall as he is virtually deaf. He is currently having two 25-minute walks each day, or one 40-minute walk.
Jack’s favourite pastimes: Blanket arranging (expert); Walking around the house and garden (proficient); Eating (past master); Short lap cuddles (intermediate); Going out for walks or out in the car to open spaces (advanced); Being fussed (expert)!
Jack dislikes heavy rain; cats; some other dogs; very loud noises that startle him; and stairs, as he has arthritic joints. Jack’s ideal home is a home where he will have company most of the time. A bungalow would be perfect, or a house with a stair gate to keep him on one level. He would like an enclosed garden to potter in.
Jack is neutered, vaccinated, microchipped and has been wormed and flea treated. He has just had a dental so has lovely clean teeth; he had 7 teeth removed. He has arthritic joints and a past hip injury for which he has been prescribed Metacam. He is 80-90% deaf, blind in his right eye and has 60% sight in his left eye.