JERSEY - Southern Indiana
Jersey is a beautiful tri-colored, 7 year old Rat Terrier that is about 12 inches tall, weighing 10 pounds. She was surrendered to Ratbone in January (09), and is one of the worst cases of neglect that her foster mom has seen. When she first came into foster care the poor gal slinked along the floor and was literally frozen with fear. Poor Jersey with the lovely brown eyes was a puppy mill breeder dog when she entered foster care; she was frightened of everything, including dogs, cats, grass, loud noises, and especially humans. She has adjusted well to being with her fostermoms and lnow loves snuggling. With two months of good food and love she is warming up and starting to become a loving and fun little snuggle-bunny. Poor Jersey didn’t know that humans could be gentle and loving, and she was always fearful of being hit or harmed before she came into rescue. She was afraid of going through doorways, but can now cross the threshold to go outside without fear. In just a few months she has learned to trust people, and she enjoys hanging out on the bed and sleeping under the covers. Jersey is ok on a leash and gets along with all of the dogs and cats she lives with, but is still very leery of strangers. Given a little time, she will come out and meet everyone in the room. She's not quite potty trained, but is getting better every day. Due to her shyness and small size Jersey would not do well in a home with small children, though she does well with teenagers. When things get a little overwhelming for Jersey she can be found hanging out under the bed with her friend Topaz the cat, and her buddy Brown County Pete. Jersey needs a forever home that is quiet and calm, with a special someone who can take the time to gain her trust and allow her to get use to a new home and family.