Taz - HOLD
*no additional applications accepted at this time*
Posted April 2021
This sweet little dog is between 7 and 8 years old and weighs 24 pounds. Taz is well mannered on a leash. He is shy at first, but responds so well to attention and affection. Taz is very treat motivated and will stand up on his back legs to "dance" for you when he sees you have a treat for him. He loves being petted. Taz does well with other dogs but has not been around cats. Taz is listed as a jack russell terrier mix.
His background story is one of the saddest we have heard and we thought it was hard to shock or surprise us. His former family lived in a trailer park and had 14 dogs locked in one of the bedrooms. They were evicted and left the dogs outside in a pen.
Taz is a little skittish about being picked up, but does not snap or bite, he’s just scared. He does like being held . Taz is a gentle little soul that needs a safe, patient and loving family to help him feel safe. Once he is comfortable, will come up to you and stand on his back lets and put his paws on your lap to be petted.
When Taz went to the vet he was pretty nervous. They were able to examine him but he needed a muzzle when given vaccinations due to his fear. To top it off, this little dude has flea allergies and of course they were all over the dogs when rescued. He has been treated and takes a daily Zyrtec to help him. He’s treat motivated and takes his meds like a champ.
Right now, Taz is too nervous to be in a home with small children. He is sweet and gentle but just too nervous. A retirement home with one or more adults that have a calm routine would be perfect for him. Taz walks well on a leash and he waits to go out before using the bathroom. He is not a big barker, but is just a love.
If you have interest in meeting Taz or any of our sweeties, please fill out the adoption application.
Please note: we do not have a physical facility where the dogs are housed; they are cared for in our wonderful foster network throughout Maine. It is our expectation that, once approved, a potential family will meet the dog(s) in the foster setting where they are feeling safe and loved.