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AGE: 2 years
BREED: Jack Russell/Whippet/Pit Bull mix
SIZE: 35 pounds
KNOWS COMMANDS: Sit, Stay, Leave it, Off, Up, Down, Speak, Paw
DIET: Grain Free
We love our adorable dog Figg, but our home and schedules are not conducive to his needs. He is extremely high energy and stubborn. He loves to run, is always exploring his surroundings, and has an obsession with rocks (he chases them, carries them around in his mouth, and digs holes for them). Figg loves to dig in general, but especially in the sand. He loves the beach! He also loves tromping through the woods with us on hikes. He’s independent outside of the house but wants to cuddle inside.
Figg was picked up in Sacramento, where he was probably a stray, and brought here as a second chance dog at the Oregon Humane Society. Since he’s been with us, we’ve learned a lot about his fears and anxieties. He’s pretty nervous outside the house. He seems like a confident dog, but he’s not. He has a lot of fears, including: men (although he has stayed with a man, so this is probably more about strangers), bikes, skateboards, scooters (anything fast with wheels), and loud noises (anything that surprises him). When he gets overwhelmed, he barks and follows or corners the thing he is scared of.
Even though he’s had training, his recall needs a lot of work and currently he cannot be off of his leash, unless the space is completely fenced. It’s essential he has a fenced yard to run and play in, somewhere familiar where he feels safe.
For the most part, he gets along with other dogs, and he’s great at playing. He especially loves to be chased, because he’s one of the fastest dogs at the park. He also likes to wrestle with us and with other dogs. He’s not much of a ball dog, but he loves to play tug, and if you combine that with fetch, he goes wild.
Indoors he needs a lot of attention. He’s very curious and will follow you around the house.
Figg needs an experienced owner. The perfect family for him is very active. You have a lot of time to devote to him. Ideally, there will always be someone home with him, or you have the means to send him to doggy daycare. There are no cats or young children in your household. He needs a patient owner. He can be challenging – it’s the terrier in him – and he will test your patience. But he has a very sweet side, and when he crawls into your lap (which he will always try to do), it’s worth it.