Hello all. I can't find my digital camera,but will borrow my moms to take a picture of this cutie in a bit! She looks to me to be a JRT mix.....maybe,maybe not mixed. I don't know that much about Jack Russell Terriers,except a few features. Her breasts are engourged with milk as well,which tells me she's recently had pups. She is soooooo docile! Not food aggressive,human aggressive,nothing! Poor thing. I started seeing her two days ago at our main intersection(in a one red light town,lol!)at the store,watching everyone going in and out,standing there,looking in the doors. Anyway,I asked the owner if he had seen any puppies because she obviously had some at some point....he said no. Hasn't heard nor seen any,just the female dog. I told him I had food for her because I could see that she was starving. He said he fed her a donut(it was a honey bun)and put out a bucket of water yesterday for her(which was nowhere to be seen this morning). Anyway,I've been reading here for months now,and have only posted a reply once on another topic.. I used to volunteer at a Humane Society for many years in California(Sanger)). I'm trying to figure out where to take this beautiful little girl so that she can have a better life. No KILL shelters!! We have them here in Middle Tennessee and I would never do that to an animal.
I guess my question is-Can anyone point me in a good direction of a rescue site/area that would take a JRT(mix)? I'll of course try to figure out if maybe she is lost,but I doubt it. Too many mamma dogs lately have been being dropped off after having litters of pups around here. Heck,I even had a black lab show up at my house,with swollen boobs from milk. I live in a subdivision and don't currently have a fence. I also have five children. I don't think she would have ANY problems around my children,especially since I tested her earlier for aggression and found absolutely none(I petted her while she ate the food I brought her,put my hand in the plate while she ate,took the plate away,and even tried to get the bone out of her mouth that her tooth got stuck in....never once did she act up at all with all of this and the fact that she was starving!). So,if I have to keep her for a bit I will,just to ensure her safety and good health. I'm NOT advertising her,seeking a foster home,selling her,etc. Just asking for a kind hand to lead me in the right direction of finding a suitable rescue for her. If I may,please allow me to post my e-mail address...??? I'll come back and see if I've been ok'd for that request in a bit. Until then,please keep happy thoughts in your heart for this scared loving girl. I do appreciate any and all information that anyone can provide to me on what to do about this little lady.
I'm going to call a Humane Society in a different county. They aren't a Kill shelter at all. They probably won't have room as the man I spoke with mentioned,but it's worth a shot to make sure she's cared for.
Again,thanks for letting me share such a sad situation with all. I hate to see any animal abandonded!
Thank you both for responding,even if it's just to say something,anything about this little lady. I'm waiting on the Humane Society to call. They open at 12 noon,Central time zone.
Thank you Shadow,I'll google this but just didn't want to pass up any info from personal experience from any of you here on the board. This is such a great place. You always know that no matter what someone thinks or their personal opinion,they will always lend an ear here. For that,I thank all of you here :)
You could always try putting a post on petfinder.com, just make sure you charge a fee for her so you know there serious poeple. Also interview a couple of people before you decide who takes her.I had the same thing happen a couple of years ago with a rescue i posted on there and found her a great home, i had a adopthion fee of $75, i knew if someone would pay that they would give her a good home. When the came i could see they wre good people, i got there address and later on went to petsmart and got a $50 gift card and sent it to them. They still send my emails on and off. Its so sad that people think of these poor animals as trash as if they have no feeling's poor baby i just want to hug her.
An update of sorts-I passed by this morning with the intentions of picking her up. I bought dog food and tried my darndest to coach her into my van(FULL of flees and all!) Poor thing just kept trying to get at her own tail because the flees are so bad on her. They are huge(!). I do believe,although I'm not sure how this could be,that she is pregnant,instead of what I originally thought as far as her having puppies already....sigh....this is sad. How in the heck can she have babies in there!?! and be so emanciated? I petted her,and felt nothing but spine,no "meat" on her bones at all. This is so agravating for me. She wouldn't eat the food,just wanted petting. She knows my van and me. I guess from me feeding her the other day. I still haven't heard from the Humane Society in the next county over....what gives...I hope they call soon as to offer another avenue for her in life.
Ok,I just wanted to update everyone on her as of this morning. She still wouldn't get into my van. I believe I'm calling in re-inforcements now in order to get her to my home. This is just so awful!
Just hung up with my mom. I asked her to bring over my brothers truck so we can go back down to the store and get her. I'll ride in back holding her....it's the only thing I can think of to do in order to get her here. We'll put Advantix(sp)on her after giving her a bath and treating for flees. I hope she is there when we go to pick her up. Oh,and I'll try to post pictures. I asked my mom to bring the digital camera. You'll just love her face...she's such a doll!
Thank you for the comments and suggestions. All of you have been so helpful and kind to me. I do appreciate all the things that have been brought up. This forum is great! The people here are awsome :)
I wrote to the JRT rescue rep for TN. She returned my e-mail with a response. Unfortunately,she can't take her,but,she gave me some options that I can choose from. One,she said I can fill out the application to become a foster home,and I'll get my money back on all medical visits,etc...or,I can place an add on her site and put her up for adoption myself,but won't get reimbursed my money for medical,etc. I'm still undecided as to which I'll choose. _______________________________________________________
Stopped typing to leave- We have her!!! My sister in law and I went to the store and she was there,finally! We brought her home and bathed her,used a flea comb,etc and cleaned her all up. She is such an appreciative girl,it's just too much,lol! She takes nothing for granted,which is so nice. She licks everyone and tries to follow all of us into the main part of the house. We all felt her puppies moving(at least two we believe)...they are just thumping away in there. This is such a great sign after knowing that she's not had much food,etc. She has eight tits,so we'll see how many pups she has. Oh,when we got to the store,we noticed that she was bleeding vaginally(stringy,bright red blood). Not much,but about the amount of the start of labor,maybe tonight or up to two days from now I suppose. That has been normal with my cats,so I'm guessing this is normal for her too. It's been too long since I've had a dog in labor.
I'll update with pictures tomorrow. My mom didn't leave the digital camera,so I'll have to wait. Gonna go and read the post about putting up pics here.
Thank you to all who have replied. It means a lot!
Thank you Red. We are excited to have her. I know she's happy as can be and shows appreciation for every little thing that has been done or given to her. I'll try to post pics in a new topic. Maybe all of you can help me identify her breed(s).