My name is Jax!

Terrier (Unknown Type, Medium)/Pug Mix Dog for adoption in Novato, California - Jax
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Marin Humane Society

Facts about Jax

  • Breed: Terrier (Unknown Type, Medium)/Pug Mix
  • Color: Unknown
  • Age: Adult
  • Size: Small 25 lbs (11 kg) or less
  • Sex: Male
  • ID#: 213979

Jax and his BFF, Layla, came to us together when their guardian could not be home enough to give them the life they so richly deserve. Jax looks like the very enviable mix of Terrier and Pug, or is that Whippet and Pug? Or all three? But ain't he cute!?! Whatever he is, he is also very shy at first and needs time to warm up to new people and places. Jax and Layla have been enjoying the good life in overnight foster care where they play rough and tumble and get a huge kick out of it. They wear each other out and then go nighty night. Sounds perfect. Jax will play with a ball, but at the end of the day he's much happier with his gal, Layla.

Jax is pretty tolerant of handling, but we noticed he can be easily frightened by sudden noises, changes in environment, movements and new people. Dog savvy children over fourteen or so will make the best kid companions for this guy. The motto: Let Jax come to you.

Jax can take or leave other dogs, mostly leave them if they are too assertive, but obviously he hangs out nicely with Layla. She bolsters his confidence as any good friend will and Jax helps her remember to listen to the people in the room as he is less distracted by his nose. Having a pair of dogs is such a bonus!

Layla is the more confident dog of this duo. While they are transitioning into a new life with you it would be helpful if someone is home most of the time to help them orient. They might have an aversion to crates after being crated so much, but it would still be great for Jax to have an open crate of his own (door missing) so he has a "go-to" safe place. Perhaps they can be limited to one safe room with nothing for them to get into. Be sure they are well exercised before leaving them alone and start with very short times away.

Don't be shy with long walks, both dogs can stand to lose a few pounds. Watch their food intake to help with this, as well. And it's always a good idea to have activities for both dogs to do with you separately as well as together.

Meet Layla and Jax and you'll see why we're so fond of them. You couldn't ask for a nicer pair. And no adolescent hijinks to live through! Just a nice mellow pair of dogs for a wonderful life.

Primary Color: Brindle
Secondary Color: White
Weight: 19.6
Age: 5yrs 1mths 3wks

About Marin Humane Society

About Our Shelter...

Founded in 1907, The Marin Humane Society is a progressive, award-winning animal shelter, offering refuge and rehabilitation to nearly 8,000 animals each year through myriad community services including: adoptions, foster care, behavior and training, humane education, classes, lost and found pet services, low-cost veterinary clinics, volunteer opportunities and more.

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Thank you for your interest in our adoption services. We hope we can assist you in finding a perfect animal companion for you and your family.

From dogs and cats to rabbits and birds, each of the thousands of animals available for adoption each year is placed in a new loving home through the MHS Adoption Center. There are no time limits to make the perfect match.

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