Project Description

Adoption Fee: $850

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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 cross
DOB: 28/09/2020
Weight: 7.9kgs

Location: Chelsea

Sammy is a gorgeous boy who hasn’t had much interaction and exposure to the world in his young life. Because of this, he has some work to do with his new people. But, his friendly and intelligent nature are great starting points.

Sammy is keen on forming a bond with his people, although he can be initially wary with men.  He is house trained and used to using a doggy door. That said, he’s had limited access to the home in his past life and may need some encouragement while learning new house rules. Sammy knows some basic commands and has shown himself in care to be a willing pupil.   Sammy sleeps well through the night and is calm when left alone inside for a few hours.

Sammy enjoys getting out, seeing the locals and checking the neighbourhood weemails. He has not been getting regular exercise and socialisation for some time, so has some trouble managing his excitement and occasionally reacts to other dogs when he is overwhelmed. During his short time in care, Sammy has shown himself responsive to rewards-based training and with positive leadership we are confident he will nail good walking and dog etiquette in no time.

In care, Sammy is showing a great deal of potential to grow in his forever home. He needs to be with adult  dog-savvy people   who are willing to work with him to overcome the life limitations that have affected his ways in the world. He is loveable, willing and able, and looking forward to a new world where he is able to meet his brilliant potential.

However Sammy will also push boundaries so he does not need just love but he needs rules so he knows what is okay and not.  You will need to think of him as going through that teenage phase and be able to comfortably do this.   He will be a happier more settled boy when he understands what is good behaviour and what is not.

If Sammy puts a light in your eye, he would love you to submit an adoption application.

Thank you to Yu-Hsiang Su of Soar Photography for the fantastic photos of Sammy.

Microchip Number: 953010004935813
Source Number: RE120211
Medical Notes:

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.