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I need to rehome my 2 yr old Jack Russell can anyone help?

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muppetgirl Mon 21-Jul-08 07:56:33

He's lovely but we had ds 2 last year and he doesn't get the attention he needs.
He's great with older kids (ds 1 is 4 and he's fine with him) loves to be with people. Great on walks (ie he comes back when called!) but hates to be shut away in a room away from you and wees and chews when he is. We have had to shut him in the study when ds 1 plays outside (our garden is very small so the kids all play on the grass out the front) as the front door is open and also when ds has friends to play (they are all scared stiff of dogs) so he hears the children having a fun old time without him.

We are looking for;

A family with older children
A retired couple
Someone who works outdoors
A farm/people with a large garden/land

He is;

A 2 yr old Tri-coloured, rough coat, Jack Russell (Stanley)
Male -been castrated
Micro chipped
Had all his injections
A fun playful little dog!
He gets on well with ther dogs -we also have a black lab (10)

He is fine with us until we can find him a better suited home but if anyone knows of anyone who is looking for a companion...

Cat1962 Sun 15-Sep-19 18:14:44

Hi you still got jack Russell for rehome if so am interesting to have him pls reply bk Cathy

subspace Mon 31-Dec-18 18:05:11

Damn, read the whole thread without realising it was a ghost 😒

KateGrey Fri 28-Dec-18 18:22:32

I saw that this was ten years ago. I wonder how things worked out in the end.

Bamaluz Tue 25-Dec-18 16:08:09

This thread is from 2008

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Rockypoo Tue 25-Dec-18 12:27:25

Hi my mums looking for a jack russell were are you if you still have the dog

sazzerbear Mon 28-Jul-08 15:27:54

We got our Jack Russell two weeks before I found out I was expecting, in hindsight having a dog then a baby was is not something I would repeat, however for all his odd little ways, I love the little furry freak! Although I worried at first, he is great with ds (14mo) and part of the family. Yes it is difficult giving everyone the same attention but you just have to do your best. We have stairgates at the bottom of the stairs in the lounge as well as into the kitchen so can easily separate him as he too gets over-enthusiastic with guests!
I also found having to walk him every day really helps, especially when ds was a baby, it made me get out of the house and get some fresh air! Muppetgirl, have you tried dog classes? Ours goes to agility every two weeks and loves it. There are some cheaper kennel club classes around as well, may be nice to have some time on your own with him? Good luck - Stanley is worth it!!

Pixel Fri 25-Jul-08 21:02:30

I was just going to post to say I have a friend who is looking for a Jack Russell or similar (she has fallen in love with my mum's smile) as we are in the south, same as you I think?

Anyway, I see you've now changed your mind which I'm sure is right as you obviously love Stanley very much. smile

whispywhisp Fri 25-Jul-08 07:38:46

...and what a gorgeous boy he is! xx

whispywhisp Fri 25-Jul-08 07:38:04

muppet...think you've hit the nail on the head, iykwim...'but ds's friend wouldn't leave him alone'.....kids have got to learn to leave dogs alone. I have to be really firm with my kids mates when they come to play cos not all dogs want to be bothered by kids and if they don't leave Millie alone I will shut the kids in one part of the house and let Millie have the run of the kitchen, for example. It's not her fault the kids won't let her be.

It's great you've decided to keep Stan. Well done you for not only making that decision but for trying everything and working hard to make life easier for all of you. xxxx

ScummyMummy Thu 24-Jul-08 22:54:14

Good luck with Stanley, muppet.

I'm stunned at the hard time you got at the beginning of the thread and utterly utterly utterly stunned that mum2oandh has a dog in her house that gave her baby a bite needing 16 stitches. That's just bizarre, imo.

singyswife Thu 24-Jul-08 22:42:00

Good Im glad you changed your mind./

muppetgirl Thu 24-Jul-08 22:40:12

No sorry, did a bit of a u-turn but promised to put a piccie on my profile. Can't change the thread title now though so I'm a bit shite grin

singyswife Thu 24-Jul-08 22:39:15

Are you astill looking for a home, where are you????

muppetgirl Thu 24-Jul-08 22:36:29

I have put a picture of Stanley on my profile

muppetgirl Thu 24-Jul-08 22:12:33

Took him out again with a ball today and he loved it, still had to put him away with friends children though I did try to mix them but ds's fiend just wouldn't leave him alone. Am getting a gate on the front of the house -we have railings but a gap where a gate should be- so I can have the front door open when we're out the front. I am going to try to bath him tomorrow (wish me the hugest amount of luck as he hates bath time) and then a brush. I let him to roam free in the house when I went out this afternoon with our black lab and nothing was destroyed or weed on!!! (That I haven't found yet grin)

whispywhisp Wed 23-Jul-08 17:36:04

muppetgirl...how is it going with Stan? xx

lucyellensmum Tue 22-Jul-08 21:14:51

muppet, i take it you have changed your mind about rehoming?? not sure, dont have time to read all the threads.

Firstly, i have to say, that actually, i think that the OP isn't being irresponsible for thinking of rehoming. It might be better for the dog. So long as the dogs needs are considered and he is found a suitable home, he might pine for a few weeks but after that he will be fine.

Stanley is a fine name for a JRT i think I have a JRT called Bob - because that was all DD could say at the time. He is a livewire and i do shut him away when nervous children come round because he is over friendly and will jump up and lick. Although to be fair this happens once in a blue moon. He is laying at my feet just now - he is like a clingon - he even follows me to the toilet. However, he is left for long periods when he needs to be, he doesn't like it, but he is a dog and has to fit in with my life. On the whole, i think he is pretty happy with his lot.

With regards to the separation anxiety - might it be because you put him away in a bit of a tizz when the other kids are around? Could he somehow be taught that he has to leave visitors alone, my dog seems to be learning that himself, after an initial wash he leaves people be unless invited. He was excellent with my neice the other week i was surprised. You could try distraction with kong toys stuffed with difficult to get at food but i find they tend to get bored with them. You could try a DAP plug in, basically this is a plug in that works like an air freshener, except it gives off doggie pheremones. They are quite expensive and you have to keep them going for a few months before things settle down but they DO work. We had one for our mad rottie, it really seemed to settle him.

I do think you have had a bit of a rough ride to be honest muppet. But i do understand the other posters points of view, but i do think that it is perfectly possible to be practical and say that as your situation has changed, you don't have the best environment for the dog and rehome him. If it is the dog however that has become the problem, that is solvable, not overnight, but by training. Have you had him castrated at all? Mine is starting to look like he might need to lose his crown jewels sometime soon. Also, take heart, he is about the age of a teenager in real life, he will settle down soon. I had this with both of my rotties, they were both quite boisterous dogs, one was a rescue and had ishoos, but once they hit about 3yo they seemed to settle themselves. I am noticing this with my mums dog too. A terrier is always going to be a handful, but just easier to control maybe.

Your call, but don;t beat yourself up if you feel you need to rehome, I would avoid giving him to a rescue centre tbh, as he will have to go through being in kennels and this could be damaging if long term. Try breed rescue - your local vets should have a directory.

muppetgirl Tue 22-Jul-08 11:02:21

Fab photo! And even 'fabber' dog!
I'll try to get a piccie of Stan, I'm not sure how to reduce the quality of the photo though so may be a while...

whispywhisp Tue 22-Jul-08 09:56:24

Photo on...let me introduce Millicent....smile

Nixz Tue 22-Jul-08 09:56:00

Erm...should say I bought a KOng - duh!

Nixz Tue 22-Jul-08 09:55:27

I bought a king but my dog doesnt like it, no matter what things I fill it with. I bought one of them filled bone things a while ago and once he had eaten all the 'stuff', I noticed that he still loved a good old chew on it, so now I fill it with my own stuff. It has lasted about 4 months so far!!!! Bargain!

Lovesdogsandcats Tue 22-Jul-08 09:52:52

Hide bones are great, they swell a little bit (I found one in the garden that had been there weeks) but only a tiny bit. Hide bones really are great for stress,boredom etc etc and good for teeth too. All dogs need to chew.

whispywhisp Tue 22-Jul-08 09:51:39

Well....I've always given my dog hide chews. The larger the better cos then less likely to get eaten whole. They not only keep them busy but they're also good for their teeth and they do eventually tire them out! Having said that I can go and buy a lovely big bone for my JRT, she takes it outside and comes back indoors with an inch of dirt on the end of her nose and no bone. I then find it a week or so later half dug into the garden.

Yes I think my JRT does eat and swallow fairly big bits but its never caused her any problems down below, iykwim!

That's great that you managed to get out for a walk with Stan last night. Some good quality time - one to one with him - that's great. I went out with my JRT first thing this morning - we were out by 7am - lovely time of day - so quiet and no kids around. I much prefer to walk the dog without the kids because I find I enjoy it more - I don't have moaning and tired kids to drag along and I can concentrate on the dog more.

I'll see if I can upload a piccie of Millie on my profile.....smile

Nixz Tue 22-Jul-08 09:49:17

Muppetgirl, the hide chews are also protein. Too much protein in your dogs diet is like too much wine in ours - it makes them lose control a little bit and become excitable.

I sympathise with you, I have a patterdale terrier that we got from a rescue a while ago and he is adorable but when he is outside, he is very aggressive toward other dogs and has bitten me and my DP lots of times. He also escaped from the garden and gets into trouble blah blah.....

The advise I have recvd from 2 dog trainers a behaviuoralist the RSPCA and DOGSTRUST is that he is a dangerous dog and should be destroyed. He is just very anxiuos when he is outside - definately not dangerous, when compared to a dog who attacked a baby and caused so much damage that stitches were needed. The thing is, he is causing trouble, people are wary of him when we are out, my dd is nervous and people become very cross when they are enjoying a peacful walk and my dog goes mental. With this in mind, do i destroy him? No, I do the responsible thing and try to find him that perfect forever home. Every dog has a home, its just finding it. Good luck, Im sorry i cant be more of a help to you, I just wanted you to know that I understand how difficult it is to make this decision.

bethoo Tue 22-Jul-08 09:33:23

it is worth getting balls that he cant actually get in his mouth, there are solid plastic ones that are apparatnly indestructable. hide treats a well, i used to do that and all you could hear was enthusiastic deep sniffles, of course with boxers ther was a trail of drool all over the sofas etc! bless, good times!
as long as your dog gets some quality time with you is all that matters.
and remember that the dog lives in the house and the neighbours kids dont so who should you really be putting first?
it gets me when i have kids over who jump around my dog, poke him then start screaming when he thinks they want to play!

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