A.R.F. Pet ID:19645614 - No longer available for adoption
- Species: Dog
- Breed: Cairn Terrier / Jack Russell Terrier / Mixed (medium coat), Jack Russell Terrier
- Age: Adult
- Sex: Male
- Size Potential: Small
- Spayed/Neutered: Yes
- Housetrained: Yes
- Good with Dogs? Yes
- Good with Kids? Older or considerate kids only
Hello from adorable 12 pound precious TED! I am a vision-impaired loving little soul with a sad little tale, as I was abandoned in Alabama, but luckily found my way to ARF. I know someone has been praying to meet me, love me and make me their new best friend! Could it be you? PLEASE READ ENTIRE BIO
Yes, I look like a sophisticated Theodore, and I am soft and cuddly like a Teddy bear, however, I am a great listener and DO respond to “Ted”. This is important to know, because I am blind and will follow your voice and movements when you call me. I am a pretty easy-going fellow overall, however, I do need a special home that will give me the TLC and extra guidance I need, as I do bump into things and rely on my other senses—including my senses of hearing and smell which are both very acute.
That all being said, I know my way around my foster’s home and yard pretty well, although sometimes I find myself getting lost even in the secure, fenced backyard. So, no sharp corners/furniture edges or lots of stairs for me—I need a safe home, just as if it were “baby-proofed” for a toddler. Again, although I am supervised when outside, I love to sniff around when outdoors, so a completely fenced and secure yard is a must for my new home. (Only respectful children 12 and older, too, please).
More great news is that I have been estimated to be only around 4 years old, and I am a most joyful, loving dog! I enjoy resting in my doggie bed right next to my foster Mom while she is working from home, and I love to play with stuffed dog toys and shake them around gleefully. I love people and enjoy being cuddled with on the couch—which I can even jump up onto all by myself! I also like the companionship of other mild-mannered dogs that will not take advantage of my disability, but will instead look to me as a loving, valued pack member. In addition, I get along with all of the small dogs in my foster home, and we peacefully co-exist. I am a good eater, but must be supervised when fed so that other dogs will not see my food and think that I need help finishing, because I have a good appetite and eat very well. A gentle dog to guide me in my new home will also be considered.
I also have a special foster “brother” named Kenneth--a friendly 3 year old, 15 pound chiweenie who came from Alabama with me-- and we wouldn’t mind being adopted out to the same lucky home, however, we can be split up as long as I receive lots of love and attention if on my own. (Note: Kenneth has tested heartworm positive and is successfully undergoing treatment, so he won’t be available until mid-October; Ted is available now).
is micro-chipped, up to date on all vaccinations, housetrained and neutered. This dog's new family will be required to complete a basic obedience course of their choosing.
The adoption fee for this pet is $425. A meeting will not be scheduled until you have an approved application, so if you're interested in adopting this dog fill out an Online Application today!
Once your application has been approved, an ARF volunteer will contact you to arrange a meeting.
More Info About Ted
- Coat length: Medium
- Needs a yard: Yes
- Needs a fenced-in yard: 3 foot
- Foster: KU
All pets adopted from A.R.F.-Animal Rescue Foundation include the following as part of their adoption fee:
- Spay/neuter or a certificate for a low-cost spay/neuter when medically recommended
- Microchip and registration, a permanent identification to reunite lost pets with their owners
- Initial de-worming and flea and tick treatment
- Age-appropriate testing for heartworm/FIV-FELV
- Age-appropriate vaccines
- Pre-adoption medical exam
- A certificate for a free healthy pet exam at one of A.R.F.’s participating veterinarians within 7 days of adoption
- Offer for a no-risk 30 day free trial with Trupanion pet medical insurance
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We do not schedule meetings until you have an approved application.
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