Jack Russell Terrier / Mixed (short coat)
Details about Cornbread
- ID D211601
- Available for Adoption
- Species: Dog
- Gender: Female
- Estimated Birthdate: 11/11/2011
- Breed: Jack Russell Terrier / Mixed (short coat)
- Good with Dogs: Yes
- Good with Adults: All
- Adoption Fee: $300
*This animal is a part of our “Seniors for Seniors” program where we offer senior adopters an opportunity to adopt an eligible pet at a discounted fee.*
Hi, my name is Cornbread and I came from a Local Impound. I currently weigh 15lbs.
I’m a senior lady who was found as a stray in Minnesota. Nobody claimed me, so now I’m looking for my new home.
When I first moved into my foster home, I was very scared. I was extremely hand-shy and would flinch and cower whenever my foster parents would bend down to pet me. I also bit the person who found me running around as a stray when they tried to rescue me. I was so scared. I growled and snapped at my foster mom the first couple of days after moving into my foster home when she tried to pet me when I was sleeping. I don’t like to be picked up, and I don’t like to be cornered. I shouldn’t go to a home that has young kids.
After a few weeks of getting settled and knowing now that I’m safe, I have become a very sweet and sassy girl. I’m a very snuggly, mellow, and an easy companion. I’m still a little cautious in new situations, but I’m feeling much more comfortable with each day that I’m in my foster home. I LOOOOVEEE my foster dad. I turn into a puddle whenever he’s around. I love snuggling with him and following him around the house. I will also sometimes get up from my comfy spot, go and “check” on him, and then go back to my comfy spot. I was a little leery of my foster mom at first, but we are becoming buddies now and I have also even started snuggling with her too. I have not growled or snapped again at either of them now that I’m settled.
An important thing to know about me is that I have kidney disease. I’ll be getting some more tests done in a few weeks to see how far along the disease is and to come up with a treatment plan. This could be something that shortens my life. We will know more in a few weeks.
I’m a little grumpy with new dogs in my space for the first few days of meeting them. After I get used to them, I do great. I completely ignore them and have even shown a friendly interest in the resident Chihuahua at my foster home. I will need slow introductions in the beginning, but then I coexist with them very well. My foster parents think I would be fine with cats too.
I had several accidents in my foster home during the first week of moving in. I have since been treated for a UTI and am doing so much better with doing my business outside as long as I’m taken out regularly.
I’m very quiet girl and my foster parents have never heard me bark. Because of this, I think I would do great living in an apartment or townhouse (shared walls). I also LOVE going for walks and do great on leash!
One funny little quirk about me is that my favorite place to sleep is inside a basket full of dirty clothes. Even with lots of comfy options in the house, I prefer to hop right into the hamper and take a nap. My favorite thing to do is nap and I’m very good at it.
I do well with visitors that come to the house. I cautiously approach them and wag my tail. I might walk the other way if they try to pet me, but I don’t bark or growl when new people come into the house.
All in all, I’m a sweet and sassy senior lady. I’ll need some space in the beginning, but once I warm up to you, I am a very sweet and very easy. I just like to find a comfy spot on the couch (or laundry basket full of dirty clothes!) and sleep all day near my family.
To learn more about Ruff Start’s adoption process and the care our foster animals receive, please visit our How to Adopt page: www.ruffstartrescue.org/adopt/ .