My name is Rocky!

Jack Russell Terrier Dog for adoption in Silver Spring, Maryland - Rocky
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Lizzy's Lodge

Facts about Rocky

  • Breed: Jack Russell Terrier
  • Color: Brown/Chocolate - With White
  • Age: Adult
  • Size: Small 25 lbs (11 kg) or less
  • Sex: Male
Rocky is an active Jack Russell who is affectionate, smart, responsive and eager to please. Rocky, aka Adorable Rocky, has been neglected for a good bit of his 4 years. He was an anxious boy when he first came to Lizzy's but is learning to trust people. So he seeks the attention of the people around him, and despite moments of uncertainty, looks for reinforcement and guidance.

Structure, routine and training will be important for Rocky. Given his natural abilities and desire to connect with people, Rocky will learn quickly and love the challenges. Like most Jacks, Rocky needs a job--some mental and physical stimulation. Training and other activities would be great fun for all concerned.

Rocky has house manners, is not destructive and is comfortable in a crate. He is generally good with house training, marking only occasionally. He does know some commands, is good on a leash and loves car rides. He does, however, have springs in his feet, jumping in the air when excited.

Rocky engages with new people easily now, having learned to expect kindness from them. He does well with some dogs, although noisy and lunging at first, especially with the large ones. He will challenge dominant male dogs, but the behavior can be corrected appropriately when on leash. He would love to be the only dog in the family, but would be fine with females and males who don't challenge him.

Rocky is excitable and sometimes has difficulty calming himself. Therefore we do not recommend him for a home with kids. As he is a Jack, he would likely not be good with cats. What he does need are love, attention, a calm home, a family who knows Jack Russells and has time to provide the training and activity Rocky needs. Some good things DO come in small packages.

For additional information about Adorable Rocky, please email

About Lizzy's Lodge

Our Adoption Process...

Once you find an animal you are interested in, contact us. Someone will reply to your inquiry within 24 hrs., usually quicker. We will send an application and upon a phone interview and approval of the application, we will arrange a meeting with the animal. Potential adopters must be at least 21 years of age. There is an adoption fee of $350.00 per animal which helps cover medical needs of all our dogs and cats.