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My name is Patches!

Jack Russell Terrier Dog for adoption in Blue Bell, Pennsylvania - Patches
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Mid Atlantic Jack Rescue

Facts about Patches

  • Breed: Jack Russell Terrier
  • Color: White - With Brown Or Chocolate
  • Age: Young
  • Size: Small 25 lbs (11 kg) or less
  • Sex: Male
Please meet Patches. He is about 2 years old and was an owner surrender from Maryland. He was surrendered because he wasn't behaving or listening. Funny thing is he probably couldn't hear to obey. Although we haven't done a BAER test on Patches, we think he can hear a little bit but not a lot.
Patches lives happily with 7 other dogs of different sizes and ages (including an intact male) and one old cat. He sleeps in the bed (and under the covers). He will play with other dogs for brief periods and his foster every once in a while but he tends to a loner.
Patches likes to be around people but he has not shown himself to be a very affectionate dog. He likes to be petted and to cuddle but there are times when he would prefer to just be close without being touched and will let his people know which he prefers. Because Patches has strong bite inhibition, he has not broken skin but he will look scary and he will nip if you don't listen.
Patches loves to go for walks but he does not to well in crowds and with strangers. He doesn't do well in situations where there is a lot of movement around him and situations he doesn't understand. He would not be good with children or senior citizens.
Patches is also a tail chaser . We have been working to resolve this habit and he is much better . He can also be crate aggressive. He will growl and lunge at the crate door . Since he is housebroken, there is not much need to crate.
Patches needs a special owner who understands the challenges presented to deaf dogs and one who is willing to support him without enabling with fear. He will do best with a quiet private person looking for a companion to go for walks and just have another being in the house. Because he is not good with strangers , whoever adopts Patches will need to be willing to give him several weeks for him to find his way and adjust to his new home and new schedules. He will also need someone familiar with alternative medicine to help with his tail chasing and fears. Patches has not done well with conventional medicine but is reacting really well to homeopathy, herbs and a mostly raw diet.
I know Patches doesn't sound perfect but he is a great little dog now that he is better balanced mentally and we understand his body language. If you are willing to give him a chance and time, he will be a great companion.

About Mid Atlantic Jack Rescue

About Our Rescue Group...

Mid-Atlantic Jack Rescue strives to find loving forever homes for Jack Russell Terriers and Jack Russell Terrier mixes in jeopardy. We accomplish this goal through our network of volunteers who educate the public about the breed, provide support and guidance to owners and shelters, and through our network of foster homes.

Donate to Our Rescue Group...

Paypal donations can be made to majrinc@gmail.com

Our Adoption Process...

Our adoption requirements include an application, reference checks and home check. The adoption fee for puppies under 6 months of age is $300.00 (with an additional $100 deposit until proof of spay or neuter is provided to MAJR). The fee is $250 for dogs from 6 months to 10 years of age, $150 for dogs from 10-12 years of age and $100 for dogs over 12 years of age. The fee must be paid in full either in cash or a check at the time of the adoption contract signing. Our application can be found at www.majr.org.