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My name is Gidget!

Terrier (Unknown Type, Medium)/Jack Russell Terrier Mix Dog for adoption in Arlington, Virginia - Gidget
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Dogs Deserve Better of Northern Virginia

Facts about Gidget

  • Breed: Terrier (Unknown Type, Medium)/Jack Russell Terrier Mix
  • Color: White - With Brown Or Chocolate
  • Age: Young
  • Size: Small 25 lbs (11 kg) or less
  • Sex: Female
  • ID#: 11086016


Meet Gidget, an adorable, young Terrier with a wiry coat, possibly a Jack Russell Terrier mix. Gidget’s prior family got her for free from an online posting, and have a habit of acquiring dogs without having the means to provide for them. She shared a very small space with many dogs and many people, and received very little attention. She was lucky to get out so young before having litter after litter of puppies.

Gidget was pretty timid when she first came to her foster home, but quickly realized this was a better life. She attached to her foster mom right away,  stays right by her side, and is being fostered with two other dogs and a cat. She loves her two pup buddies, and finds comfort with other dogs in the home, and is respectful of the cat. She's potty trained and crate trained too. She may protest the crate at first, but it's not fear based, and she will settle down and relax in the crate.

She may take a minute to warm up but loves attention from people, loves to be carried around, and is definitely a lap dog by nature.She’s a loyal little pup who would fit best with a family or owner who has time to spend with her. She would also do well with another dog in the home to keep her company.

This little cutie is going to be a popular pup and will be coming to N. VA on 2/25.

BREED ESTIMATE: Wiry haired Terrier/JRT
GENDER: Female
APPROXIMATE WEIGHT: 12 lbs
APPROXIMATE AGE: 1.5 years
COAT TYPE:  Medium length
ADOPTION FEE: $350
OTHER INFO: utd on shots/spayed/hw negative
LOCATION: Foster home in SC

 

FOR MORE INFO OR TO ADOPT: Please go to http://adopt.ddbnova.org and complete the application.

You can also help save dogs like this one by becoming a foster, providing a rescue dog with a temporary home and giving them the love and care they need until they are permanently adopted. Every person who fosters is directly responsible for saving the life of a dog, because we can only save as many dogs as we have foster families available to welcome them into their homes. If you think you might be interested in becoming a foster and want to learn more, please go to http://foster.ddbnova.org and fill out an application.

Dogs Deserve Better of Northern Virginia is an all-volunteer, foster-based rescue that primarily adopts to families in the DC Metro area.



About Dogs Deserve Better of Northern Virginia

About Our Rescue Group...

Dogs Deserve Better, 2003 First Place Winner of the ASPCA/Chase Pet Protector Award, is a voice for chained and penned dogs, whose sadness speaks only through the eyes. As the days become years, many of these dogs sit, lay, eat, and defecate within the same 10-foot radius. Chained by the neck, they exist without affection, exercise, social interaction, and sometimes even basic nourishment. They live as prisoners, yet long to be pets.

Chaining is not only inhumane for dogs, but is dangerous to the community. Chained dogs, unsocialized with humans, can become very territorial of their tiny space, and anyone who wanders into this space can be attacked.

Would you for one second choose to live the life of these dogs? No matter what reason is given, the bottom line is that it is NOT ok to chain a dog for life. Dogs should not have to live chained or penned as prisoners, yearning for a place in a family, craving acknowledgement, respect, and love. They DESERVE BETTER, and we as caretakers have the obligation to provide it for them.

Come Meet Our Pets...

Our dogs are located in foster homes in the DC Metro area. Please go to http://adopt.ddbnova.org and fill out an application, and once you have been approved, we can schedule a meeting with a dog who will be a good fit for your home.

Our Adoption Process...

The first step in the process is to complete an adoption application at http://adopt.ddbnova.org.
Secondly, we will set up a time for you to meet the dog in his or her foster home. If the visit goes well and the dog appears to be a good fit for your home, the next step is the home visit. Finally, the official adoption contract is signed and the adoption fee is paid.