This is a free listing for an animal in the community who is in need of a new home. This animal is not available for adoption at the Wisconsin Humane Society, but is being re-homed by members of the community. For more information, you can contact the animal's current guardian using the contact information below. Thank you!
Age: 12 years old
Breed: Jack Russell Terrier
Animal Weight: 15 lbs
Animal Color: Tri-color - White, brown, black
Rehoming Fee: 0
My two favorite things about Jasper: Jasper loves to walk far and as often as I have the pleasure of doing so. He will then quietly lay right next to you as you work. He is most happy in the outdoors, layign in a patch of sun or curled near you. Jasper coat and nail are easy to maintain. He never requires his nail trims because of his love for outdoors.
Contact Info: 414-429-7977
Current Location: Port Washington, WI
Is Jasper spayed or neutered? yes
Is Jasper up to date on vaccinations? yes
Why the animal is being rehomed: My husband and I are not around enough for his needs. He needs someone who will be with him for most the day and evening.
What are your two favorite things about Jasper? Jasper loves to walk far and as often as I have the pleasure of doing so. He will then quietly lay right next to you as you work. He is most happy in the outdoors, layign in a patch of sun or curled near you. Jasper coat and nail are easy to maintain. He never requires his nail trims because of his love for outdoors.
How long have you had Jasper? He has been in our family for 11 years. He has been out in California for last 5 years with my son. He is now back with me because he could no longer care for him with his new job and attemps to rehome him failed. There was no response.
Where did you get Jasper? We adopted him from the Wisconsin Humane Society, Grafton (at the time).
Has Jasper ever bitten someone? No
What, if any, medical or behavioral concerns does Jasper have? Sound Anxiety (thunderstorsm, diesel trucks running near him) Decreasing eyesight, awareness and hearing. Aggression when he feels threatened by another dog on walks.
Has Jasper lived with other animals? Yes
If yes to the above, which animals has Jasper lived with? Currently- Chihuahua, female, 12yrs. I run a doggy day-care business and he gets along with other dogs.
Has Jasper actively fought with other animals in the home? No
If yes to the above, please explain the circumstances: If there was a dog who is very dominant, he will react in defence of what he fels is a threat, but it may only be that the other dog is interested or he senses something or the other dog wants to be playful. He has not hurt the other dog.
Does/did Jasper hide from other animals in the home? No
How does Jasper interact with animals outside of the home? He reacted to a neighbor's large breed puppy dog. I feel he felt threatened or mistook the playfulness of the dog. Jasper walked away with a wound on his leg.
Are you requiring that Jasper not go into a family with certain types of pets? Yes
If yes to the above, please explain which types of pets you are restricting: He cannot live in a home with cats or caged pets. He can get along with other dogs. He displays dominant behavior(blocking, smelling them too much) in our home when he doesn't know the other dog. It takes a few hours to adjust and he is over it and will keep to himself.
Has Jasper lived with any children under 18? No
Does/did Jasper hide or avoid children in the home? Yes
If yes to the above, please explain the circumstances: Neighbor's kids: He doesn't like to be touched unless he is familiar with them. He will avoid being pet unless he trusts them not to get wild. He likes the neighbor's boys walking him.
Does/did Jasper display any forms of aggression toward children in the home? No
Are you requiring that Jasper not go into a family with children under a certain age? Yes
If yes to the above, please list your restrictions: He cannot go into a home with children under the age of 12 years.
Does Jasper have any fears? He has sound anxiety that include mostly thunder storms, diesel engines, work trucks with wagons, and lawn mowers. I put him in the house at these times.
Jasper's overall activity level: Moderately active
How does Jasper usually get exercise? Daily walks, Playing in fenced-in yard,
What should the next family should know about Jasper: Jasper is most happy around a someone who is relaxed and has a soft spoken manner. He enjoys being pet, brushed, walked, jogged and will sleep at the foot of your bed. He will require companionship for most the day. If he is left alone, he will require chews, bones, or squeeky toys to occupy him, 2 pee-pads just in case, dog bed with blanket to burrow into, and soothing music helps. He will require Xanax for thunderstorms. He does not like to be left alone for more than a couple of hours. An outdoor envirment is his natural and most loved setting. Bring him places with you like the beach, the woods, parks, and car rides, he will be your new best friend. He's a senior dog who just needs love.