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Why are so many turned into shelters?

December 9, 2008 | By Anonymous | 8 comments

I work at an open admission municipal shelter that takes in both owner surrenders and strays. We get at least 1 JRT or mix each week. I don't really see that many out in the community and wonder why so many get turned into shelters. Yes they are generally a more active breed-- do people get them because they are small and then realize they often have a Napoleon complex? Are they really that much of a handful? They are my favorite breed so I just don't get it. I like a little dog that can think for itself.
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tina s.
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tina s.
5 years ago

I am fostering a Jack with Lost Angels Animal Rescue out of Tampa, He is a great dog. He is so funny and smart. He loves to play, and gives kisses. What I love the most is when I come home I can see him "Jumping" for joy that I am there. hehehe.... How could someone just toss away such a great dog....

Marc T.
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Marc T.
5 years ago

We accidentally got our JRT "Boomer" when he followed me and our other dog on a walk. We tried to adopt him out as a foster and I was amazed at how many people who have little condos or apartment dwellers thought he'd fit in with them at their place. They think because he's smaller he's a little lap dog who doesn't need exercise. After a few rough meetings (even people who had JRT's didn't understand it seemed) he's with us now and fell right in line with the other terrier and Sheperd mix. My buddy actually devised a rig to run his boxers on his bike and has put Boomer on there a few times. He loves it! That's the way for Boomer to go.....

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