DOTTIE & SOPHIE
Age: 11 & 13 Years Old
Breed: Jack Russell Terrier
ADOPTION STATUS: Available for Adoption
Dottie & Sophie's Story
Meet our two bonded JRTs, 13 year old rough coated Sophie, and 11 year old smooth coated Dottie. Like typical JRTs, these girls still want to go-go-go despite their age. Sophie is a total ball dog and will insist on playing all day if you let her. Dottie will also join in on playing ball, but her favourite activity is to chase the hose no matter the weather. They do sometimes bicker when running for the ball or hose and Dottie can be a bit of a bully to her mom, but Sophie is pretty patient about it and they otherwise get on very well.
These girls mesh very quickly with their humans and will escort you everywhere, even if it is only 4 feet away. Sophie is affectionate but quieter and more reserved. Dottie is the type to lay across your lap and give you lots of kisses (even if you don’t always want them). They both prefer to sleep on the bed with you although they will occasionally sleep in their own kennel/bed.
Sophie and Dottie need a detached home; they will definitely let you know when someone is near the premise. Sophie is an especially good guard dog. They also need a home with no small children or other animals. The girls are pee pad trained and and love to be brushed.
Both dogs would benefit from an experienced dog owner who can help them overcome the trauma of moving homes. Dottie, especially, has lost confidence and is easily shaken. She really needs consistency and someone who can be patient and positive with her while working on her manners.
Dottie has a tendency to lick herself and her mom compulsively, as does Sophie. Bitter sprays don't seem to stop either dog, although they will quit with gentle reminders. At this point we believe it is simply a self soothing habit and not a food allergy.
Before applying, please make sure to do some research on Jack Russell Terriers. These girls are true to breed and will need an owner who understands them.
Ready to meet two little hams? Please apply here to get started!