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HarleyRescue Me ID: 18-01-08-00215

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About Harley

Adoption Fee: $50
Jack Russell
Age: Young Adult
Sex: Male

This really breaks my heart. We have to find a home for our Jack Russell. It's sad because it's not his fault at all and it's so unfair for him but it has to be done. We have a four year old daughter and she is so rough with him. I've raised him since he was 18 weeks old and he's about 2 1/2 years old now. Jack Russells have some very annoying traits but his saving grace has always been that he's so amazing with our daughter and she loves him so much. He's never ever so much as growled at her in his life until recently. I am constantly watching her because as most kids do with dogs, she's jumping on him, chasing him, trying to pull his tail and ears etc...I'm always stopping her, protecting him...(Now I wish I had been even more stern with her and this wouldn't be happening). This week I think she finally pushed him over the edge. My husband walked in the other room for a minute and heard him yelp, then my daughter screaming. He had bit her. Nothing vicious and didn't break the skin. He was just I'm sure reacting to defend himself. He was very shaken by the incident and cowering down when I came home. My husband fussed at him and my daughter and thought this would be a one time incident. My friend has been watching him while I'm out of town and today he snapped at her grandson when he was prodding at him. We feel like now he has learned something; that biting these kids will get them to stop hurting him. We can't keep him because he could hurt our daughter. He's such a sweet dog and gets along with other dogs and cats. He would be great with kids that are a bit older that won't hurt him. The ideal situation would be an owner that can give him lots of affection or someone with older kids that would be gentle with him and not pull and tug on him like preschoolers do. He really likes other dogs and is going to miss his big buddy. He's high energy which is why our farm was great for him. He thinks every blanket belongs to him. So if he can sleep with you or rolled up in a blanket that's great. If you leave a blanket lying around he's going to be on it. It's a Jack Russell thing. If that would aggravate you he's probably not the dog for you. He's so fast and fearless. It's quite entertaining sometimes. He gets super excited and jumps on your legs. That drives me crazy! Don't think you can break him of it. It's a Jack Russell thing also. If you go to let him out he excitedly bounces off the door. I have no idea why. Other times he's curled up, calm and sleeping..........Just want to give you an idea of what you are getting into. You are welcome to try him out and bring him back if it doesn't work out. I just want him to have a good home.

Fremont County
Canon City, Colorado


  • Good with Most Dogs
  • Good with Most Cats
  • Good with Kids and Adults


  • High Energy
  • Average Temperament


  • Neutered

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