Age: 10 years
Sex: Spayed female
Estimated Breed: Jack Russell terrier X
Weight: 14 lbs
Good with dogs?: No
Good with cats?: No
Good with children?: Older children
Special/Medical Needs: No
Energy Level: Medium
Adoption Fee: $375
Foster Home Location: Strathmore, AB
Meet Gemma, the sweetest little Jack Russell with the biggest heart to please. She loves to be with you and be a part of everything you do.
She walks excellently on a leash and likes for her person to keep a good pace as she likes to explore. We go out each day and she is so well behaved. She barks a bit as we pass other dogs but mostly keeps on going. Gemma is all about the adventure and what new smells she will find along the way. Gemma is a good passenger in the car. She likes to sit high so she can see out the window and watch everyone.
She likes her play time in the house, she pretends she likes the game fetch, but she mostly likes you to throw her toys so she can take off with them. Once she thinks you are going to quit she will bring a toy back to you so you will keep playing.
Gemma has not shown any aggression with her food. I move her food while she is eating and take it away sometimes, and then give it right back of course. She just looks at me with her beautiful brown eyes and waits for me to return her food.
Gemma is a cuddle bug, loves to sleep in the bed. She likes to be as close as possible to you, and will definitely take your spot if you move LOL She is a wonderful second alarm clock too. When she hears the alarm go off, she is right in your face staring at you to get up. I think it is more about breakfast than cuddles or going outside.
Gemma can get overly excited so I don't recommend her with small children. My son is 11 and they get along great, so bigger kids would be best. Gemma does have her basic training, sit, stay, shake. She also listens to stop and no. She is quite eager to make you happy.
I do not have any other animals in my house so I have not been able to dog or cat test Gemma. I have been told from her last owner that Gemma is not good with other animals and is aggressive towards them. She didn't show any aggression while we go on walks and see other dogs, but I feel she would be very aggressive to other animals in the same household. I do say she needs to be the only pet in the house.
Gemma is fully house trained. She lets me know when she needs to go out and has never tried to escape the yard. Gemma showed no interest in the kennel, and since she has never caused any damage or chewing of stuff I never put her in a kennel. She is very well behaved while I am away from the house. She loves to hang out in the chair by the window and watch the birds come and go.
Gemma will be best in a house that is a little more active, as she loves the outdoors. She does enjoy the quiet night in, and just hanging out and watching a movie too.
I am very excited for Gemma to find her furever home. This little princess deserves the world.