Jersey – Adopted October 2020
Estimated Weight: 22 Pounds
UPDATE – 1 OCTOBER 2020 (from foster mom): Jersey is a very sweet, cute little girl! She gets along well with the resident beagles, which are twice her size. She is very playful and is usually the one to instigate play, chase and bite the face. At first I thought she was very quiet, but she seems to have found her voice. She likes to bark at any sirens she hears, garbage trucks, dogs walking by, etc. When they are playing she can also be a little yappy.
She is not very food motivated. I started mixing in a little bit of canned food with her kibble because she would walk away and one of the boys would finish her meal for her. She seems to be house trained! She has not had any accidents in the house. The other day she started barking out my bedroom window, which she cannot see out of because she is too small, so I thought maybe she was signaling that she needed to go outside. We went out back and she puppy peed and puppy pooped.
She now goes up and down steps. For the first couple of days, I had to carry her down the stairs. She definitely still has a lot of puppy qualities! As I am writing this, she and one of the resident beagles were playing bite the face on the futon behind me and she chewed a hole through the sheet. She hasn’t been too destructive, but I am glad that I have my old cat’s collar on her, which has a bell on it so I can keep better track of her!
Lil’ Jersey Girl is a super sweet tiny little thing (22 pounds) that will make a great pet for a family with or without another dog. I have not had her around children, but my guess is that she would be fine with them. She annoyed my cat the first couple of days but is starting to get used to him and leave him alone.
UPDATE – 26 SEPTEMBER 2020: Cute Jersey is now in a foster home where we will learn more about her personality as a house dog.
UPDATE – 24 SEPTEMBER 2020: Jersey passed her vet check with flying colors and is now available for adoption.
NEW – 22 SEPTEMBER 2020: This is Jersey! She is a cute 2-3-year-old female who is friendly and good with other dogs. She was a stray at the Buckingham Animal Shelter in Virginia, so her history is unknown. She will be available after she has completed her vetting, which is currently scheduled for 9/24.