Jerry

*** Jerry is now RESERVED. We are no longer accepting applications for Jerry, thank you ***

 

Hello
I’m Jerry the chihuahua and I’m a little man aged 2.
I’m a kind little dog and do my very best to please the people I have come to trust, like my foster mum, but she says that I have to point out that it takes a while for me to get to know someone and that even then, I am still a big scaredy cat!
I love my foster home and garden but get very very scared outside of that environment. It took me about 2 weeks to settle in.
I was very very unhappy in kennels before I went to live in my foster home, so wouldn’t want to go back in kennels whilst you were on holidays.
My foster mum takes me for ” carrys” as I’m too scared to walk in strange places but even then I tremble all the time and there’s no way at the moment that I’ll walk anywhere other than the garden with a lead or string attached to my harness, it’s just too scary!
On the good side I have learnt to be very clean in the house and either “go” outside or if I’ve left it too late to alert anyone, on a puppy pad by the back door.
I’m only just learning to play and am as happy with a leaf as a ball..my mum doesn’t think I’ve had toys before.
I’m ok to be left for an hour or two as long as you leave a puppy pad by the door and unless something looks really fun to play with I don’t touch things that aren’t mine.
If you tell me I’m a really good boy I get excited and do zoomies around the room, and also get excited to greet you when you return after being out.
I don’t bark much at all, so I’m not a brilliant guard dog and I don’t know how to sit or lie down on command yet, but I do know what “no” means and will obey that and I’m getting to know my name as well.
I love to be close to my foster mum and to climb on her, and cuddle up, often falling asleep on the cushion behind her with my head on her shoulder, and I know and love when its bedtime, I go out for a final wee and she let’s me sleep at the end of the big bed on my own duvet, so I can burrow under it until just my tail sticks out. I’m a good boy and sleep all night this way, but sometimes if I’m feeling a bit insecure I will cuddle up to my mum for 5 minutes before I settle for the night.
I get a bit frightened when I go in the car, but don’t get sick, just whimper a bit, and that’s getting better slowly, and my harness and seat belt clip are definitely less scary now.
It might take a while before you see my mischievous playful side because I need to meet people a few times to get to know them, but I would love a forever home where there are lots of cuddles and not a lot of excursions.
Thank you
Jerry

To adopt Jerry, please complete our adoption application form. We welcome applications from across Lancashire but unfortunately we are unable to consider applications from further afield. Homeless Hounds cannot rehome dogs to families with children under the age of 5. Home check and adoption donation applies. Thank you