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Trooper D191262

Jack Russell Terrier / Hound / Mixed (short coat) / Male / Adult

Details about Trooper D191262

  • ID D191262
  • Available for Adoption
  • Dog
  • White with Tan, Yellow or Fawn
  • Coatlength: Short
  • Activity Level: Moderate
  • Good with Dogs: Yes
  • Good with Adults: All
  • Reaction to New People: Friendly

More about Trooper D191262

  • Energy Level: Moderate
  • Indoor/Outdoor: Indoor Only

Name: Trooper
Age: 2 years
Gender: Male
Breed: Jack Russell Terrier / Hound
Weight: 27 lbs
Dog friendly: Yes
Cat friendly: TBD
Kid friendly: Yes
House Trained: Yes
Crate Trained: Yes
Energy level: Moderate
History: From a shelter in Texas
Adoption Fee: $400


From the Foster:

Trooper is a very smart young dog, treat motivated and easy to train.  He has exhibited zero aggression and gets along with everyone, dogs and humans.  He even respects the older female dogs here that tell him the couch is for them.  We don’t have cats, so not sure what he would do with a cat.  He might want to play.  He does like to chew and we keep lots of hard chew toys available and supervision when not crated.  He will bark at strangers, until they become friends, or I tell him to leave it.

Trooper was in a car accident February, 2019, and his pelvis was broken.  FHO surgery was performed on his hip to correct part of the damage, but it left him with his left leg shorter than the right leg.  He uses the left leg occasionally, but quite often can be seen running on his three good legs.  One vet said, he’s like a tripod dog, but with a crutch.  Trooper has had multiple x-rays reviewed by an orthopedic vet and a rehabilitation vet.  Both vets do not believe that additional surgery would help him regain further extention of his leg and that his left leg will always be shorter than his right leg.  Trooper couldn’t care less.  He runs around the backyard as fast as any other dog, he just does it on three legs. When walking slow, he will often use all four legs. 

Trooper has been enjoying hydrotherapy (walking on a treadmill in water) and land treadmill walking with a platform boot.  The rehabilitation vet has fitted Trooper with a platform boot.  When he wears his platform boot, it makes the length of his legs more similar.  We go for walks with his platform boot, which makes slow walking easier for him.

The ideal adopter will be looking for a fun, loving housepet, but also someone that would like to continue Trooper’s improvement with wearing his platform boot.  Long-term, wearing the boot is better for his back because it causes him to walk more evenly on all four legs.  Dogs that tripod have the potential to have some back issues later in life, but not always.  Wearing the boot, improves his chances at not having future back discomfort.  Trooper can easily go for long walks and runs with his people. If you are looking for an agility dog, he wouldn’t qualify, but if you are looking for a therapy dog or a playful, happy dog, Trooper is your guy.