Ruff Ruff! My name is Freckles
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Rescue Group: Happy Felines
|Breed:||American Pit Bull Terrier/Jack Russell Terrier Mix||Color:||White - With Brown Or Chocolate||Age:||Adult|
|Size:||Med. 26-60 lbs (12-27 kg)||Sex:||Female|
Freckles is about 5 years old. She is spayed, current on vaccinations, flea and heartworm medication. As best as I can tell she seems to be a mix between some sort of shepherd/bully breed and Jack Russell terrier.
She is deaf, but copes wonderfully. She knows sign commands and is very responsive. She lives to please. She responds wonderfully to positive attention and training. She responds very negatively to aggression. She was rescued from a shelter, where no one realized she was deaf, and where she was about to be euthanized. Judging by her reaction in different situations she must have been abused before she ended up in the shelter. She freezes at the site of a water hose. She becomes very agitated when someone is showing signs of aggression either towards other person, other animal or her (but calms down very quickly and easily with a calming stroke of a hand). If not specifically provoked, she is extremely loving, responsive and lives to please you.
She is an active dog, but not in any way hyper. She only barks when provoked or very excited. Otherwise is perfectly calm. Well behaved. Takes to positive correction very easy. She is very good off the leash - when on a walk with our pack of dogs, she's the only one that keeps about 2 ft away from me at all times. She makes eye contact often to not get lost. At home, she follows me everywhere. Since she cannot hear where I am, she just follows me everywhere and it seems to give her comfort.
She is absolutely adorable, not too big or too small (about 40 lbs). She is allergic to flea bites, but with regular flea meds it's not a problem. She doesn't shed much. She can only hear very high pitched sounds, but she does respond to vibrations and sign commands.
She is the kind of dog that looks you straight in the eyes and would give her life for you. At home she's pretty laid back if given some exercise (daily walk is just fine). She just loves to be wherever you are. But she is happy to be home alone when you're at work or otherwise busy.
Freckles would be the perfect companion for someone that is confident with dogs, wants a dog that will bond with the person closely, be very loyal and loving.
Freckles is about 40 lbs, she is not good with dominant female dogs, but is fine with submissive dogs. She is great with cats. Has never been around children so I am not sure about this part.
I am looking to find a wonderful home for her with a very special person and for her to have a happy, fulfilling life.
Freckles has her own Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/pages/Adopt-Freckles/254065768046681 . Please visit to learn more about her and to see more photos.