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NB: We do not rehome interstate or to applicants under 25. It is our policy not to rehome dogs in the Sunraysia area. As rescue groups have transported thousands of homeless dogs from Mildura and Sunraysia pounds over the last decade, we do not intend to send any back there.
Breed: Male Jack Russell Terrier X DOB: 13/05/2009 Weight: 6kgs Location: Frankston
Ripa came to Victorian Dog Rescue from the pound. He was confused and fearful, unsure of what was happening in his world. He is now more relaxed with his dog buddies but no doubt he is an old boy. We aren’t sure of Ripa’s past, but he is a wary and flinches a lot with hand movements. He isn’t keen on you touching his head or ears but he does love a chin scratch! He will also approach you for a sniff or gentle pat. will settle on your lap and beside you when he falls asleep. He is learning to trust and will need a loving environment where he can feel confident, safe and loved.
Ripa loves his walks and his food. He isn’t used to walking on a lead and is getting used to house training. We think he may have limited sight as he misjudges stairs which his foster carer carries him down. Ripa has met his foster carer’s cat and seemed indifferent, without aggression and barking.
Ripa seeks guidance from his humans and even other animals. At this point in time we feel he would be best placed in a forever home with someone who is home a lot and another dog for company.
This precious boy deserves all the love in the world. Are you the one who will help him learn to trust again?
All our dogs are desexed, C5 vaccinated with intranasal, microchipped, wormed and flea treated. All necessary vet work such as dentals, surgery, eye treatment is also carried out. We are no longer heartworm testing as we have not had one positive test since we began in 2006. If a dog comes to us on heartworm treatment this is continued.