My name is Jack!

Jack Russell Terrier/Terrier (Unknown Type, Small) Mix Dog for adoption in Republic, Washington - Jack
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Forget-Me-Not Animal Shelter

Facts about Jack

  • Breed: Jack Russell Terrier/Terrier (Unknown Type, Small) Mix
  • Color: Tan/Yellow/Fawn - With Black
  • Age: Senior
  • Size: Small 25 lbs (11 kg) or less
  • Sex: Male
  • ID#: 1091
Jack is a super sweet, happy, affectionate old guy who transferred into our Sammi Fund for Seniors program. He is almost completely blind - we think he may see some shadows, and are planning to measure him for a blind dog halo so he won't bump his nose as frequently. He has some limited hearing, higher sounds are easier for him, but he mostly does a great job navigating his surroundings using his nose. He weighs less than 20 pounds, doesn't care much for being carried but enjoys exploring on leash or on his own, and is an easy keeper. He would be great in pretty much any family, though would prefer not to have toddlers only because he can't see them coming, and toddlers don't always understand the needs of a blind senior non-stuffed animal (grin). He is about 10 years old.

Jack had 14 teeth extracted shortly after arriving at Forget Me Not, and is pretty much toothless now. He eats canned food (he prefers pate style rather than chunks) well, with a little fish oil for his only current supplement, and he loves soft, small treats. His senior blood panel looks great, with no areas of concern. He is housetrained, though needs to go out fairly frequently, so will enjoy having a dog door to his fenced yard, or a person home with him who can take him outside regularly. Jack does well on leash, and has been good with other dogs and non-reactive to the kitties he has met.

Jack does well even on stairs - he has a little set of stairs to get up to his shelter kennel, and has learned where they are and how to use them - but since he can't see, you will need to keep him on leash for several weeks and teach him the layout of your home so he will know where stairs and other obstacles are located. He doesn't let his lack of vision bring him down - he enjoys everything in his day, from pets and cuddles from the volunteers, to exploring new areas of the dog yards, to meals and treats. Jack always greets us with a smile! He has lots of life left to share his joy with you and your family, and deserves a great home that will have fun showing him all sorts of new adventures. Let's find Jack that home where he can have new experiences that make the last years of his life the best years! Even just setting up a "treat scavenger hunt" in your own backyard would be a wonderful gift for Jack... and while giving a blind senior these moments of joy, you just may find yourself filled with unexpected joy of your own.

Jack comes with a 30-day money-back trial adoption period.

Spay/neuter, worming, microchip and all age-appropriate shots are always completed before placement, and are included in the adoption fee (suggested minimum $50, or SENIOR for SENIOR - adopters over 65 may name their own adoption fee); more gratefully accepted!)

Can't come to Republic? Don't let that stop you! We have monthly transports to both the Seattle area and Spokane, delivering adopted pets to their new owners. If you can add a little to your payment to help us cover our volunteer driver's expenses, that would be great!

About Forget-Me-Not Animal Shelter

About Our Shelter...

We are a limited-admission, low-kill animal shelter in Ferry County, WA, and are staffed primarily by volunteers. We receive no funding from any government source, and are supported by donations and grants.

Donate to Our Shelter...

Come Meet Our Pets...

The shelter is located at 49 W Curlew Lake Rd, Republic; we schedule appointments to meet the pets.

We do transports of adopted pets to the Seattle and Spokane areas at least once each month, and can sometimes schedule transports to other locations in WA, ID, OR, MT as needed.

Our Adoption Process...

Our minimum adoption donations are indicated on each pet's listing.

The first step toward adoption is to fill out the application, which we can email to you or you can find on our website:

Filling out the application in no way commits you to adopting - it simply enables us to get you preapproved, in case you decide you want to adopt. If you are then approved and offered a pet placement, you may always refuse the placement. If you accept a placement, we always give you three days (for puppies and kittens) or thirty days (for adult dogs and cats) to live with each other; if during that time you decide that your new pet simply won't work out, for any reason, we will accept the pet back with a full refund of your adoption donation. You could either return the pet directly to us, or have it picked up on our next transport! I must say, we are very proud of our successful placement record - we really work hard to make sure you and your pet will be a great match.

If you are out of our immediate area, we ask that you email some photos of your home, yard (including fence if you have one), any "animal-specific" areas (such as a dog run, cat tree, or sleeping area) and any other pets you currently own. Sometimes photos enable us to skip the pre-adoption home visit, which can speed things up considerably for out of area adoptions! For the vet reference, either a vet who is seeing your current pets, or a vet who saw a former pet, is acceptable. If this is your first pet ever, congratulations on joining the pet world! :-D We will consider your application without a vet reference, but we would like to know what vet you think you will use for your pet. Without a vet reference, please be sure to provide at least two strong personal references who would know how you are with animals.

If we have an upcoming transport scheduled to your area, we will make every effort to process and approve your application in time for the transport.