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NUGGET is a 14.6 lb. male, White and Tricolor Jack Russell Terrier. The shelter thinks Nugget was about 3 years old when he arrived on June 28, 2007. Nugget is a typical Jack Russell Terrier with all the temperament of his breed being assertive and independent little dog. Although he is high energy, he is also sweet. He doesn't mind being held, having his tummy rubbed or being petted. He is a bundle of fun! The best home for Nugget would be one in which the owner understands the activity level and intelligence of this terrier. With training from an experienced owner, Nugget will make a grand pet, but he will need to be exercised to burn off his energy. Nugget does not appear to have any problems with other dogs. He is gentle, sweet, however, small children would not be the best since this breed may be too active. While he is at the shelter, he is receiving leash training and doing well. Nugget would really thrive if his new owners will keep up his training. Read below for the training assistance we offer with all shelter dogs. No cats!
Fun Facts of the Jack (Parson) Russell Terrier:
• Russells were known in this country as early as the 1930s, and perhaps before. The Jack Russell is a terrier among terriers, buoyant and intelligent, determined and relentless. He is endowed with an inability to quit and no capacity to feel fear, regardless of the odds or consequences.
• The Parson Russell Terrier was first bred in the south of England in the mid-1800's to hunt European red fox, both over and underground, for the sport of kings.
• The breed got its name from the most renowned of British huntsman, Reverend John Russell, "The Sporting Parson," whose passion for fox hunting, hounds, and working terriers is legendary.
• Arthur Heinemann, who founded the Parson Jack Russell Terrier Club in 1914, drafted the first Jack Russell breed standard in 1904.
• After John Russell's death, the name "Jack Russell" was misused to describe all mix and manner of working and hunt terriers, many of which bore little, if any, similarity to Russell's own terriers.
• To date, the Parson ‘Jack Russell’ name has been recognized in the contries of Germany, Norway, Finland, Sweden, Denmark, The Netherlands, Italy, South Africa, and Australia.
Starting the adoption process you need to be 18 years or older, complete an application http://www.petprojectfoundation.org/dogadoption.pdf, be interviewed and it is strongly recommend all members of your household and any dogs you have at home must be brought in to socialize with the dog you wish to adopt in our play yard, to make the best match for everyone, and be able to verify with your landlord that you may have a pet if you are renting. Understand we reserve the right to deny the adoption of any pet for any reason. Also any additional requirements for the specific pet you are interested in adopting needs to be met. We adopt to the best home, not necessarily the first application turned in.
Applications are only accepted by FAX (949-366-4765), mail or in person. Sorry, no applications through the Internet.
Dog adoptions are $100 and include a microchip, spay or neuter, current shots, flea treatment if required, "New Owner" folder packed full of helpful information, and one free basic health examination within 5 days of adoption from a veterinarian on our list.
Our adopted dogs come with a SPECIAL BONUS of up to $80.00 toward training expenses within 6 months of adoption. We hope to provide a smooth and lasting transition into your household. Ask for complete details at the time you adopt your new companion dog.
Please call 949-492-1617 to check if your desired pet is still available or the status of your application. We are CLOSED Tuesdays. Wednesday: 10:00 AM - 7:00 PM. Monday, Thursday, Friday, & Saturday: 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM. Sunday: Noon - 3:00 PM. We are very proud of our shelter, it is clean, welcoming, freeway close, and voted "Best Place to Adopt" by the Orange Coast Magazine!