Jack Russell Terrier / Mixed (short coat) : : Male (neutered) : : Young : : Medium
Ely needs a caretaker or foster! Won't you consider helping him get a new start?
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Ely is available for foster or foster-to-adopt. He was one of six dogs willingly surrendered by hoarders. We got him out of the shelter the end of June. He is not for the faint-hearted. He is very very submissive, scared, shy - whatever word you choose to use. He is not going to be for the average person/family looking for a dog. He is used to women more than men, but he has been exposed to both. I would recommend no children at this time unless older. Patience and continuity are the key with this boy. I do consider him unsocialized and he has a ways to go. We are looking for someone or a family experienced with unsocialized dogs that are willing to work with him at HIS pace. And know when he can be pushed just an inch. He has come a long way from when I got him, but he has a ways to go. He is ready for the next step. We think he will make an excellent dock diver down the road.
Ely will need a home with other dogs that are kind and confident, not pushy or jealous. He needs a fenced yard, he still spooks easily. Most of all he needs someone with love, patience, some dog knowledge - oh, and did I say patience?? He sleeps on the bed with me at night and allows petting in that setting. I can pet him at times during the day if my movements and demeanor are not frenetic. He can pick up on your mood in a heartbeat. He takes food readily out of your hand. He can be groomed. He loves to play in water and does play with other dogs. He likes to dig. He is under my computer desk when I am working. He soooo wants to trust 100% but just is shy like a couple inches. He is off Trazadone and has been for over a month and doing well. He is housebroken and crate trained 100%. There are many more things we can talk about with Ely, but will save that for someone that is truly interested.
Ely is currently located in Bradenton. Please contact us if you are interested in him. He is a truly wonderful dog underneath the layers that are peeling away.
More about Ely
Good with Dogs, Requires a yard, Cratetrained, Plays fetch, Likes to play with toys, Timid, Skittish, Intelligent, Needs a companion animal
Special Needs: As a product of a hoarding situation, Ely needs someone willing to work with his lack of socialization and help him develop those skills. He is currently undergoing heartworm treatment in Pinellas County, FL.