- Status: Available for Adoption (adoption info)
- Species: Dog
- General Color: Tricolor (Tan/Brown & Black & White)
Hi … my name is Jiggy (or Jigs)! Read my bio to find out everything you need to know about me.
If you think I might be the perfect pup for you, go to www.allamericanmuttrescue.org/forms and complete the adoption application online.
Jiggy is a curious little man … a beagle mix for sure, and the mix may include some Jack Russell Terrier. He is a sweet fella and he can go from curled up under a blanket to searching the yard for invaders in a snap! He is pretty easy-going unless he thinks there is something around that shouldn’t be there … like a squirrel or a deer or a cat, etc. He also seems to be a little scared of the dark. When he gets excited and barking, his front legs bounce up and down off the floor. Sometimes you look in his crate and wonder where he is, and then you see his blanket wiggle just a little.
Jiggy has lived with his person until recently when his person’s life changed completely, and he knew it was time to rehome his furry friend. Jigs has handled moving into foster care very well considering his whole world has turned upside down. Jigs would do well with a family who has time to spend with him and who will treat him like a family member. A fenced yard will be great for him so he can get out, off-leash, and explore and get exercise. He does have some arthritis in his hips and the vet thinks it is probably a congenital issue. He may need some pain meds from time-to-time, but walking regularly (in moderation) will be good for him. He has not been around children, but we think he would be OK with respectful children at least 10 years old and older. With his arthritis, children running at him and trying to roughhouse would be painful and could lead to some nipping … as it would with most dogs.
Approximate age/birthdate: Born Feb 2, 2015
Weight/size: 32 lbs (and it will be better if he can lose a little bit of this)
Crate trained: YES
Personality: happy, friendly, excitable and can be very vocal. He will not be a great apartment/condo/townhouse dweller.
Energy level: medium (with an occasional burst of high)
Fenced yard required?: Definitely preferred. He should never be outside, off-leash in an unfenced area. His beagle nose and his terrier curiosity will take him places he should not go! And he is fast, arthritis and all!
Does he/she jump fences? NO
Leash walk with manners: YES … when he gets excited or distracted he will try to pull wherever he wants to go!
Obedience training: NO but going to an obedience class would be a great bonding experience and great socialization for Jigs.
Riding in vehicles: RIDES OK
Up-to-date on routine vaccinations: YES
Social with other dogs: YES. He does not seem to have had a lot of socialization with other dogs and his interaction with some of them is still a little rough, though we have seen no aggression.
Social with cats: He will bark at cats and chase them if they run, so life will probably be more peaceful with no cats around.
Good with children: Will probably be best with respectful, calm children ages 10 and up.
Adoption donation: $175
We are an all-volunteer group, so please be patient and understand that it takes an average of 7-14 days to process the applications including reference checks, follow-up questions and home visits. You can expedite the process by providing accurate email addresses for all your references. Time to make phone calls is limited and we often have multiple applications in process. We make every effort to move through them as quickly as possible.
When your application is approved, we will schedule a home visit/meet-and-greet to see if Jiggy picks you too.
If it seems that the adoption will be a good match for all, there is an adoption fee, and an adoption contract to be signed.
Please feel free to email firstname.lastname@example.org
if you have additional questions.