Meet An Adoptable Dog
Breed: Jack Russell Terrier / Chihuahua / Mixed (short coat)
Weight: Estimated 13 lb
Height: Estimated 11 in at the shoulder
Estimated Birthdate: 6/14/2014
Fence Needed: A fence would be great until I learn to leash walk.
Location: Dreamweaver Farms, Pacolet SC
Date into rescue: 6/3/2017
Reason for being in rescue? Pulled from a rural shelter, was originally found as a stray.
Special Needs?Hugo is heartworm positive (HW+). He will be sent home with a year supply of heartworm medication. He is being treated with a method called the slow kill treatment. He takes a monthly Ivermectin based heartworm preventative and needs to be re-tested for heartworms every 6 months. Once he tests negative, then he can take any kind of heartworm preventative; he is not restricted to Ivermectin based only. PLEASE NOTE our heartworm positive dogs MUST be kept on this method of treatment. Make sure to talk with you vet about this method before submitting an application.
What kind of home would be best for me? I need a home with sweet people willing to love on me once I warm up to them. Hugo would make a great dog for a person that enjoys independent dogs that knows how to keep themselves happy.
What is my personality like? I was found in another state and brought to one of their rural shelters as a stray. My past is unsure but I would love to find a family to help me forget all of the bad stuff. I am head shy. If you come at me to fast with your hand I will tuck down because it startles me. I am very curious and love to explore my surroundings. When I first came to CPR, I was very timid and needed a lot of work. Since Hugo has been with us, we have noticed he is a very head strong type of guy. He does not look for anyone else's opinion and has his own little mind. Hugo is a very loving and hyper boy. He loves to play, but can sometimes be too much for other dogs, which Hugo does not like. This means that Hugo needs to be in a home with a dog that is alright with his energy and goofy personality, or a home with no dogs. He absolutely loves all people and will take a belly rub from anyone. Hugo will become a relaxed and lazy boy once he has a little bit of playing time out of his system.
How do I act when I meet new people? Friendly but shy.
Tips and Tidbits: I don't care much for treats or toys so far.
House trained? Dogs can be house trained if they are in the right environment and are allowed to follow a schedule as long as a physical reason doesn't keep them from being trained. A dog house trained in my home may not be in yours. We will help you teach your new dog this necessary skill and based on your schedule.
Please note - we do not ship or transport our dogs. If you are interested in adopting a dog, take a look at the distance between the dog's location and your location and make sure you are able to make the trip.
Thank you for your interest in a dog who needs a new home. This description contains all that we currently know about this dog. We have no perfect dogs - but many of our dogs have proven to be perfect for a certain someone. We urge all of our potential adopters not to fall in love with a picture. When screening applications, we look at the entire home and then make suggestions based on what would be a good fit for your home. You are not being screened for a specific dog although we are looking to see what type of dog interests you - poodles or non poodles, age, temperament, personality, etc. Our goal is to match you with the best possible pet for you and your home. We want to create furever families.
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