My name is Raj!

Jack Russell Terrier/Dachshund Mix Dog for adoption in Clatskanie, Oregon - Raj
Photo 1 - Jack Russell Terrier/Dachshund Mix Dog for adoption in Clatskanie, Oregon - Raj
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Jack Russell Rescue Oregon Washington & Idaho Inc.

Facts about Raj

  • Breed: Jack Russell Terrier/Dachshund Mix
  • Color: Tricolor (Tan/Brown & Black & White)
  • Age: Young
  • Size: Small 25 lbs (11 kg) or less
  • Sex: Male
  • ID#: 10606872
Raj is an 2 year old JRT/Dachshund cross. He weighs 15 pounds. Raj is one of a group of southern California dogs brought up to Oregon Humane Society last fall. When Raj was examined by OHS vets on intake, it was discovered he had a PDA - a congenital heart defect leading to early death unless treated. He also had a chronic and long term giardia infestation that was not discovered until later. Despite the PDA, which requires extremely expensive and high-risk corrective surgery, Raj was placed for adoption. He went through 2 homes in 4 months and ended up in our rescue. He was thin and weak and losing ground fast when he came into our care. Raj's PDA has been corrected with a plug inserted in his artery at OSU vet college. He has passed all his post-surgery check ups with flying colours, and it is expected he will lead a very long and active life. He hikes for 90 minutes daily, and is racing and playing with his foster siblings. This little guy now has a super healthy heart and energy to spare! The giardia has been a tougher problem to treat successfully, and although Raj is now giardia-free, he has residual digestive upsets and will need to continue on probiotics and Endosorb for the foreseeable future. He should get only plain food to eat - no corn chips or pizza. Raj is a sweet enormously affectionate boy. He is house and crate-trained, walks fairly well on leash, and is a good albeit scent-driven off-leash hiker. He is the favourite playmate of all the foster dogs here, and a primo cuddler. Raj is very sensitive and highly food-driven - he would excel at agility or nose work - he is super fast and jumps well. A starter obedience class IS recommended - Raj can get vocal and over-excited when he sees strange dogs on leash and he needs some continued group work to eliminate this behaviour. Overall, this is an enchanting and happy dog with a great personality. Raj is available to the right home only for an adoption fee of $150. He comes with a free and final cardiology re-exam with Dr. Rausch in Portland in January 2017. He is in foster care in Salem, Oregon.

About Jack Russell Rescue Oregon Washington & Idaho Inc.

About Our Rescue Group...

many Jacks can be hard work for the average dog owner.

Why a Jack ?

Because a good Jack is a joy for many many years. A good Jack is smart and funny and fiercely loyal. He will walk through fire for you, or cross raging torrents balanced on a slippery log or scale sheer rock faces - just for you. He will grab the spaghetti sauce pan by the handle and carry it carefully, without spilling a drop, to a lair under a chair where he can safely consume it. And then at the end of a hard day, he will burrow in under the blankets, tuck himself up tight against your side and make you laugh. There is no better dog than a good Jack. (Especially when he is good and tired.)

Our Adoption Process...

All adopters need to fill out an adoption application. It does not have to be for a specific dog - we will hold the application on file if it is approved until the right match can be found. Please give us as much information as you can when completing the adoption application. The more we know about your dog experience & lifestyle, the more likely we will be able to find the perfect match for you.
If your application is approved by our adoption coordinator and either the dog's foster or the dog's owner, a meet will be set up. If the meet goes well, the dog will go home with you. You will fill out and sign an adoption contract that we will hold for the duration of the two week trial period. Most dogs take about five days to adjust to a new environment, so after the two week trial period, both you and the dog should know if this is going to be a good match.

All the Jacks we have in rescue are neutered or spayed, and you will be provided with vaccination records at the time of adoption. Our adoption fees range from zero (in some very special cases) to $200. per dog. All adoption fees are tax deductible, and all adoption fees go back to rescue to cover spaying/neutering, vaccinations, chipping & other veterinary expenses for the dogs.