My name is Bumper!

Jack Russell Terrier Dog for adoption in Berkeley, California - Bumper
Photo 1 - Jack Russell Terrier Dog for adoption in Berkeley, California - Bumper
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I found a new home!
Plenty of my friends are looking
for one too. Find a pet to adopt.

Bumper's Info...

I am already neutered, housetrained, and purebred.

Bumper's Story...
Bumper is a handsome 6 yr old male seeking an owner who understands Jack Russell Terriers (JRT). This observant little guy is smart and very loyal to his special person; he loves to chase his ball, be chased, or just run in open areas – he’s very fast and a joy to watch. His recall is excellent and dependable; he stays close when off leash and ‘checks back’ every couple minutes. When it’s time to go home, he’s eager to have his leash put on. While he’s very tolerant of other pets in the house, he’d rather be the only dog. Currently being fostered in SF, he comes with a few things to be worked on, but does not beg for food, sheds very little for a shorthair, has no odors and stays quite clean. He is completely housebroken and will communicate when he needs to go out; though he does need to go out often (probably as a result of eating chocolate as a puppy), so outside access such as pet door is essential.

He came to his us with a habit of barking when people arrived (especially at doorbells), but has reduced that a lot – he has shown that he is quite trainable, eager to please and appreciates leadership. JRTs don’t like to be alone, so Bumper should not be left at home all day while his owner is at work (he has people around pretty much day and night in his foster home). He understands that he can’t always go along too, and stays home alone well for short periods. He does not chew on anything other than his toys. He does not like to be left in a car and has not been crate trained. Like any JRT, he needs his daily exercise; but he is otherwise happy to just relax or take a nap. About 14 lbs, he’s short-haired and long legged, in excellent physical shape.

He did have some bad treatment before, but since being in his foster home, he has become far more social with people and other dogs (rumored that he nipped at times, but has only done that once while in his foster home). Bumper was afraid of the vacuum, but now trusts that it won’t attack him; still working on trusting the garden hose. Skiddish on city sidewalks at first, he is much more comfortable and no longer barks at trucks, buses or motorcycles. He’s working on not pulling the leash when he goes for a walk to the park (he doesn’t pull on the trip back home or when just going around the block). He can sleep on his owner’s bed or in his own bed, he’s OK either way.

Bumper has been moved a couple times in his life (his original owner passed away) and treated badly at some point, now he wants to find a forever, loving home where he’ll be special. Is that yours?

Facts about Bumper

  • Breed: Jack Russell Terrier
  • Color: White - With Red, Golden, Orange Or Chestnut
  • Age: Adult
  • Size: Small 25 lbs (11 kg) or less
  • Sex: Male

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Why Adoption is a Great Option

Bumper, a Berkeley Jack Russell Terrier dog was adopted! Here's how you can benefit by looking at adoption as an option to buying a Jack Russell Terrier for sale in Berkeley, or seeking a Jack Russell Terrier dog from a breeder in Berkeley.

  1. Rescues and shelter volunteers in Berkeley already know the personality and tendencies of their pets. This means they can match you with the right pet. That will makes it much easier transition to owning a pet for yourself and your new pet.
  2. On average adoption fees are much less than you'd pay a Berkeley breeder, or pet store. Plus most often rescue pets have already been to the veterinarian for a check-up, had a round of vaccinations, and are spayed or neutered. That is a lot of savings!
  3. You will become a hero, and give a needy dog or cat a loving home. In fact, there are even Jack Russell Terrier breeders who help with Jack Russell Terrier rescue. One puppy or kitten adopted in Berkeley paves the way for another one to be saved.