Hi Cheryl, we have our first Jack Russell, she is 3 yrs. old and we adopted her from a friend here on Spark that does animal rescue. I'm so excited that you want a Jack but would sure agree that if you could get one that is at least a year old it might be easier for you! Those young ones are very "fiesty"!!! Good luck!
Sandi We have 2 children and 4 grandchildren and live in Tallahassee, Florida.
I don't know if you would consider adopting an adult dog but I have done that several times now and find it very rewarding, esp since there are a lot of people looking for a puppy and often the dogs who are 1yr old or older get overlooked. Puppies are cute but also a lot of work and another advantage to an older dog is that you can see how their personalities have developed, although to be honest, both of my dogs were scared to death and highly anxious when I got them so it took awhile for their true personalities to come through.
Lynda in Orange County, So Calif
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I agree, Petfinder.com is an excellent source if you are looking to adopt a rescue. I would strongly urge you to consider a young adult dog rather than a puppy, puppies of course are very popular and are adopted quickly while many wonderful older dogs languish in shelters. Plus with an adult you know what you are getting, personality is established, many are already have some basic training, etc. I would also urge you to consider a JRT mix rather than a purebred, the mixes actually are usually much nicer dogs, and much more difficult to place.
I am a foster volunteer and work a lot with rescue, so perhaps I am a bit biased.
Best wishes on finding a new addition to your family.
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