My name is Jake the Rat Terrier!

Rat Terrier Dog for adoption in Cuba, New York - Jake the Rat Terrier
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Facts about Jake the Rat Terrier

  • Breed: Rat Terrier
  • Color: White - With Black
  • Age: Senior
  • Size: Small 25 lbs (11 kg) or less
  • Sex: Male
  • ID#: 11267733-17D009
My Elderly Owner Couldn't Keep Up.

Jake was born about September 15, 2008 and weighs about 16 lbs.  His owner was only in her 70's and looked really good, but she just couldn't keep up with a 9 year old Rat Terrier.  He was tremendously attached to her and suffered terribly when she walked out the door.  It took him a couple of weeks to want to live again, but now he loves all of us and is doing well.  He may miss us when he leaves as he loves hard, but he will adjust one more time and hopefully never again.  He is doing well with the other dogs, but we do see some possessiveness of his humans and he didn't have to share before so he is adjusting an should be fine as an only dog again or in a home with a "normal" number of dogs.  He would like his human around much of the time as that is what he is used to and he is loyal to a fault.  He is very intelligent as is norm to the breed and he is on the hyper's his breed so he needs humans that love funny, active, terriers.  Don't tell him he is elderly himself because he doesn't know it.  He is not good with little kids that "flap their arms around him" so school age kids and older would be better.  Jake does get nervous in a car and would benefit from some benedryl and a doggie car seat may help. He is good at slipping collars/harnesses and needs a Martingale.  Jake has loved his fenced yard (4' or higher please as he can jump 4' straight up) and loved playing and running with the grand kids.  We are told he has some wanderlust which could have been from boredom.  He is nicely house trained.  So, he isn't perfect and has a lot of life to live yet, but we know we are going to find the perfect home for the second half of his life and it is YOU he will wait for at the other end of the Rainbow Bridge!!!
The Adoption Fee for this dog is $150.00.
Adoptions fees vary based on adoptability. In general our fees include spay/neuter, all age appropriate vaccines, Home Again micro-chipping & registration, worming & flea control - a "complete" pet. We accept CASH or Visa/Mastercard ONLY. 
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