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My new name is Joaquin.  I came to this here terrier foster home (some dogs come here to "boot camp" but not me!) with the name -what else - "Jack" And I do listen to Jack. Although supposedly I was a stray. So either the people who brought me to the big crowded shelter only said that I was "found" so they did not feel embarassed at dumping me, or I am just so smart and learn a name in a few days. 

Nothing wrong with my eyes, just winking at you. I am a JR of course -but other then being endlessly curious and playful, I am not what you expect from a JR. To start:  I am afraid of heights! I am even afraid to jump from this chair that I have been sitting on for the photos. But that does not keep me from climbing. And I get my nose into everything. Especially WATER. I love water.  I jump into the bath tub asking to get a bath! I try to dip into the water bowl.  When sreing the river behind the house I did not hesitate for a moment: jumped in and swam! For a minute, then I climbed back onto land.

I do get my nose into every thing. That includes climbing onto the desk here and "taking" a pen that I then examine closely.  I need a lot of toys and bones to keep me from examining stuff here.  Still, I would be safest in a crate when nobody' s around to keep an eye on me. And I really don't want to spend most of the day in a crate.  So I am looking for an owner who either works at/ from home, or is retired and has time to be entertained by a dog like me. I walk well on leash, and am not a "runner", but that has not yet been tested. I am perfectly content to walk on a long leash.

Shelter said I had no "issues" . True, I am very friendly and gentle with people and also with other dogs.

I am 4 years, so just past the juvenile stage. Healthy, ready to climb into your lap,  and warm your feet in cold winter nights!

Email: Joaquin@Rescueadopt.com

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We rarely if ever place our foster dogs into families with FULLTIME children under 6. Even the most dog experienced parents of respectful small children may become concerned when a dog  growls in the presence of a child and will prefer to remove a potential risk.  Because all of our foster dogs are "second hand" dogs,  experience has taught us not to take any chances. Why not label them with the "no children" sign on the Petfinder database?   Because even potential adopters without small children may associate the "red flag"   with a "bite history". They may not even have a look at a dog who could be a good match for them.