Lady Bird displayed such a sweet, easy-going personality in the Virginia shelter where she was being held that the shelter workers were convinced there must a Rat Terrier hiding under what has to be a pure Jack Russell exterior. And so Lady Bird made her way as an 'honorary' Rattie to New Rattitude, where she is affectionately called Birdie by her foster family. Birdie is 8 years old and around 20 lbs. She is quite friendly with people she knows, but a little aloof with strangers. While she's tolerant of respectful children, she doesn't go out of her way to seek out their company and will nip if pestered, so her new family will need to respect her boundaries. Overall, Birdie is a very easy dog to care for. She is completely house-trained and regularly uses a dog door. Although crate trained, she can be trusted to be left alone uncrated. She also walks nicely on a leash and travels well in a car. Birdie likes to entertain herself by occasionally barking at the bigger dogs in her foster home or the birds she spies outdoors. She also enjoys walking and exploring with her foster mom and hopes her forever family will take her on similar adventures. Beyond that, she may nap in her basket next to a heater or in the sun, put her front paws on your leg to ask for an ear rub, or just snuggle contentedly by your side. Birdie gets along fine with dogs that do not overwhelm her but will put more energetic dogs in their place. She is also reactive with bigger dogs if they're on the other side of a fence, but otherwise she behaves with them. She does have a strong prey drive, so she shouldn't be in a home with cats or other small pets as she could hurt them. Birdie longs to be a loyal companion to a person who's looking for a dog who's easy to care for and easy to love. You can see more photos of Lady Bird at http://imageevent.com/newrattitude/ladybird . Her big brown eyes will show you how much love she has to give. ------------------------------------------------------ IF YOU ARE INTERESTED IN ADOPTING LADY BIRD, please go to new Rattitude's website at http://www.NewRattitude.org/adopt.htm, where there is detailed information and a link to our adoption application.