Sassfron aka Sassy

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Breed

Terrier / Mix

Sex

Female

Age

5 Years and 1 Month old

Hi there! My name is Sassfron but my foster mom can't pronounce it very well so she calls me Sassy. Sassy fits me well anyway since I am just learning how to be comfortable around people and foster mom has to work hard to find me sometimes. I tend to like to hide in my kennel or under foster mom's bed and I have been known to "sass her when she calls me. You see, I was thought to be feral when I came into the rescue. I was afraid of everyone and everything. I am just now starting to come out of my shell and see the value of living in a comfortable home with people who love and care for me.

I am an approximately 5 year old, 12 pound, cream colored, female, terrier mix. I am shy but love to be around foster mom's pack of unruly yorkies. They think they are the boss of foster mom and I like to get in on the action by watching from afar and sassing back when foster mom tries to put them in their place.

I am crate trained and working on housebreaking with a doggy door. Despite being fearful, I am not aggressive. My energy level is low. I am not destructive in any way. Foster mom keeps a leash on me in the house so she can easily find me. I go on walks and to Petsmart and I enjoy riding in the car. I recently got groomed and I tolerate the vetting process. I just need a patient owner who will not expect me to be a cuddler right away. It will take me some time before I learn to enjoy being touched. I also need to be in a home with at least one assertive dog as I take my cues from my canine friends.

So, if you are looking for a sassy terrier and like the challenge of seeing me progress into the happy pet I am meant to be, have your peeps contact my peeps and I'll be right over.

Local adoption fee is $200 (in TX)

Attributes

Adult-Only Home Preferred

Couch Potato

Crate Trained

Local only

No Cats

Older children only

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ADOPTION REQUIREMENTS

To adopt we require… all pets are indoor animals, current on vaccinations and spayed/neutered unless medical reason why and dogs on heartworm prevention.

ADOPTION FEES

Adults are $200 and under a year is $250 in Texas.

Out of state adoptions are $400 – $500.

(Specialty breeds could have higher adoption fees)

Something to Consider:

  • Puppies don't train themselves

    If you aren’t willing to train a puppy every single day, don’t get a puppy! It isn’t a one-shot deal. You have to be dedicated. And if you aren’t making progress – find someone who can help. Enroll in a puppy training class or hire a trainer. Most cities across the nation have some sort of availability for this kind of help and at different cost levels that would fit your budget.

     

    Puppies are going to poop a lot and pee even more; chew on everything; bite everyone; scratch people and furniture; steal things; destroy something at some point; pull on the leash; not move at all on the leash; bark; cry; beg for attention; and the list goes on. You’re going to have to walk them, bathe them, pick up everything below waist height, buy new shoes, and most importantly: TRAIN THE PUPPY NOT TO DO THESE THINGS! Ultimately, it is your responsibility to teach your puppy that this behavior is unacceptable.

  • Puppies turn into dogs...