My name is Roger!

Posted over 12 years ago

Cared for by The Perfect Dog

My basic info

Australian Terrier/Jack Russell Terrier
Black - with Tan, Yellow or Fawn
Small 25 lbs (11 kg) or less (when grown)
Pet ID

My details

Alert icon Not good with kids
Checkmark in teal circle Good with dogs
Checkmark in teal circle Good with cats
Checkmark in teal circle Shots current
Checkmark in teal circle Spayed / Neutered
Checkmark in teal circle Housetrained
Checkmark in teal circle Has special needs

My story

Here's what the humans have to say about me:


His super cute looks are deceiving!

Roger is a "project dog"! Which means he will need on-going training and is ONLY available to an SF Bay Area experienced, sport dog home.

Roger is a 8 year old, 10lb Australian Terrier/Jack Russell mix, and this guy is ALL terrier!! (His personality is probably closest to that of a Jack Russell) He loves to play with other small dogs, is good with cats (although sometimes he wants to play with them if they run). He LOVES to play (can’t say this enough), and he is very high energy. He has learned a handful of tricks (is a titled Advanced Trick Dog), and he competes in USDAA Agility (with two titles already- SPS and PD)!, so he must go to a home that can continue dog sports with him, and keep him very active, both mentally and physically. He’s like the energizer bunny, and he is one of the smartest dogs we have ever met, scary smart! He does also love to snuggle with his person and give kisses. He’s crate-trained and housebroken. His only issue (besides his energy and intelligence level) is *fear aggression toward strangers* (will bite if a stranger approaches, reaches their hand for/toward him, or spooks him), but with lots of patience, management, training (counter conditioning), and carefully monitored socialization, his fear has decreased, but it may never go completely away, so you can never let your guard down with him. He has gotten a LOT better in his foster home over the last several years, but will need someone to continue the right kind of training with him. He does seem to warm up much faster to young women than to older people or men. This is why he’d do best in a home with NO children and with someone experienced with terrier or high energy breeds (like herding dogs) and near-professional dog behavior experience. Once you give this dog a chance, you will fall in love! He’s really such an absolutely brilliant dog, the life of the party! Roger has been in rescue since 3/2011.

Roger is neutered, up to date on his shots, microchipped, and will come with a collar, harness, leash, and bag of food!

Please contact Diana at (510) 333-4420 or or fill out the adoption application:

Please contact Diana at (510) 333-4420 or or fill out the adoption application:

July 3, 2024, 9:36 pm
The Perfect Dog

Contact info

Pet ID
Diana Rapa
PO Box 361441, Milpitas, CA 95036
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Their adoption process

Additional adoption info


Adoption Fee
Adult Dogs and Puppies – $400
Chihuahuas and Pit Bulls – $250
Senior Dogs (10+) – $150
Adoption fees are non-refundable after 7 days.
The adoption fee covers: spay/neuter, vaccinations, microchip, cost of transport, food, supplies, and any other medical costs.


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3) Come prepared. In case you fall in love with your new dog on the spot, we are currently accepting cash or checks only. Also, it is always a good idea to have basic supplies ready at home before you adopt a dog, such as food bowls, a crate or bed, etc.

4) Sign the adoption contract with a representative.

5) Take your new dog home! :)

More about this rescue

What is “the perfect dog”?

The Perfect Dog rescues the “IMperfect” dogs who have simply been overlooked at the shelter or who have special medical or behavioral issues which puts them at risk of euthanasia, and finds them the perfect homes. We never discriminate. If there is a dog in need, it doesn’t matter its age, breed, condition, history, etc. If it needs help, we will do what it takes to find a way to help the dog. We believe in giving every dog a chance and we believe there is the right home for every dog out there.

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