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Posted over 2 years ago | Updated 1 week ago

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Chicago Canine Rescue
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Facts about me

Jack Russell Terrier/Australian Cattle Dog
(When grown) Med. 26-60 lbs (12-27 kg)
(Current) 27 lb
Pet ID

My info

Checkmark in teal circle Spayed / Neutered
Checkmark in teal circle Housetrained

My story

The head of a hound dog, the body of a Jack Russell, the speckled coat of a Cattle Dog, and a heart of gold! Mix all that together and you get Nigel! Nigel is a 2 year old stumpy-legged, big-headed super mutt who came to CCR from a shelter in the Western suburbs where he had been found stray. Nigel was absolutely petrified in the shelter, refusing to move or even make eye contact. We believed he was someone's pet who had ended up in a scary situation, so we took him back to CCR to do some behavior rehab. Jump forward a couple of weeks, and Nigel is not the shy, scared dog he used to be! Quite the opposite - Nigel is an active, social, friendly, exuberant, busy dog who loves attention and being treated like a little baby. Nigel is a terrier through and through - despite being 30 pounds, Nigel can jump almost 6 feet in the air when he's excited enough! He loves to play fetch and tug with toys, and he has the Cattle Dog habit of nibbling your ankles and elbows when he wants you to get a move on! Nigel is housetrained and used to going in his crate at night. He loves to be in the middle of the action and is the kind of dog who will want to be wherever you are, whenever you're there. Nigel is dog reactive, meaning he gets very worked up around other dogs and needs to keep a far distance from them even during leashed walks. We are looking for a home with a private fenced yard so he has alternatives to walking when he can't get good distance from other dogs. Nigel's mouthy play style is too much for children, so we're looking for adult homes. He's the perfect addition to a home that loves terriers and all their smarts and energy. If you are looking for a busy bee to keep you on your toes, then Nigel is the man for you!

To meet Nigel, please submit an application at!

Chicago Canine Rescue

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5272 N Elston Ave, Chicago, IL 60630

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More about this shelter

CCRF was founded in 2001 to help find permanent, loving homes for homeless dogs in our city. In just over seven years, CCRF has saved the lives of over 2,000 dogs, cats, kittens and puppies.

CCRF now assists the animals that are the MOST vulnerable in Midwest - the dogs and cats that are slated for euthanasia because they are too old, too young, injured, have disabilities, or have simply been overlooked for too long by potential adopters at other shelters.