Breed: Miniature Jack Russell Terrier
Weight: 4 kgs
Steppa is a well-mannered gentleman who wants to be part of your life. He loves to rest against you on the couch, or sleep next to you while you gently pat him. He may be called Steppa as he follows every step that you take, and is always one step behind you! He just wants to shadow you and make sure you aren't going anywhere without him.
He is an affectionate boy, but he is still nervous and will be startled by sudden movements, pats, or noises. Steppa is not keen on being picked up but will tolerate without reaction. He needs a very gentle, calming family who will give him the time and attention he desperately craves. He's a little cutie who is very easy to love - especially when he tilts his head to the side to understand what you are saying, or launches his body on the couch with a strength you would not expect!
He has met quite a few dogs (big and small!) and has always been interested in approaching with a wagging tail. Once face to face he freezes up - but when the interaction is over he walks away wagging his tail again. He seems to enjoy and is interested in getting to know other dogs, but is a little unsure of what to do.
An ideal home will be with an adult family or couple, or family with children no younger than 16. They will be a gentle family who will spend the time to coax Steppa out of his shell. They will find his tendency to follow you around endearing (and for this reason, is probably not best suited to an older person as he will get underfoot and may cause trip ups) and will include him in the happenings of their everyday life. Ideally Steppa will have company for most of the day. It is important to note that despite him being very small, he does have a lot of energy (as per typical JRT) and will need an active life.
He will have an animal friend to keep him company - but his friend will have a calm temperament and will not chase him, bark at him or swipe him. He just wants to be friends and would benefit from a friend that is around his size.
Ultimately, Steppa needs a family who respects his boundaries, given he is a nervous little fellow. He craves attention and affection though, so with time given he will likely trust you and repay you with smooches.
Steppa just wants to be a fully fledged member of a family that he can call his own.
Microchip Number: 956000007813107
Steppa has bad knees and will limp when tired.
All our dogs are desexed, C5 vaccinated with intranasal, microchipped, wormed, fleatreated and if over 12 months heartworm tested.
Adoption Fee: $580
If you would like to give Steppa Quartermain a new home please download the application form.
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Please note: we do not rehome interstate or to applicants under 25.
It is our policy not to rehome dogs in the Sunraysia area. Please go to your local pound, or contact your local group. As rescue groups have transported thousands of homeless dogs from Mildura and Sunraysia Pounds in the last decade, we do not intend to send any back there.