Age: 2-3 years old
Size: 15 lbs
Breed: Terrier mix
Good in a home with: with other dogs and children
Hi, my name’s Bonnie. I broke it off with Clyde and am looking to slow things down a bit. Turns out, life on the run isn’t for me! I’m a 2-year-old, female, Terrier-mix weighing about 15 lbs. I became a US citizen once my rescuers found me and a crew of other misfit mutts in a junkyard after our “owner” took off. Talk about a ruff start for a gal like me. I’m a quick study though, so I’m already house trained. Leashes and crates I’m still getting the hang. Admittedly, both can make me a little uncomfortable right now.
Due to my past and lack of human interaction, I can be a little fearful of the world and its inhabitants. If I feel insecure, my instinct is to flee to safety. You see, I’m very well behaved, but will always maintain a distance from any hoomans I’m around until I no longer sense a threat. I can be easily startled by noises or sudden movements. However, if you approach me with caution, I’ll sit quietly as you pet me. But fret not—Once we establish trust, I’ll open up and will wag my tail excitedly every time you walk into the room! I’ll really amp up my excitement if you come home after being gone awhile.
I’m a pupper who definitely wants to be in the company of people, but with my own boundaries. I’m not a lap dog and don’t enjoy being held or picked up. Due to my fearful demeanor, I’ll need a routine, structure, and guidance to go on walks. Once I’m on a leash outdoors, I walk well. I’m also great in a car, so you know, I’d make a great co-pilot.
Despite my timid nature, I’m VERY athletic and have been likened to a Jack Russell Terrier (whatever the heck those are). My foster mom is convinced I could win a high jump contest! What can I say, I like a challenge when it comes to hopping barricades! That said, you’ll definitely want to secure any area I’m in so I won’t be tempted to put my jumping skills to the test!
My perfect furever home would be a quiet one with adults or older children that can remain calm with me and have the patience to allow me to open up. I would do best with another doggo that is not too aggressive or hyper. I’d also be okay with a kitty that understands personal space, but I think a house without kitties would be ideal. While I’m totally independent and fine on my own, I would love the companionship of someone. Ultimately, I’m looking for someone kind, patient, and understanding of my past with hoomans. Timid or not, I know I want to be loved and I know I’ll definitely open up with the right family. If that sounds like you, my adoption fee is $400 and that includes spaying and vetting care. If you want to take me home, please fill out the form on the website here http://www.thecantufoundation.org/adopt.html.