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Am I ready for a JRT?
So - I'm adopting a dog, I know I don't want a puppy, and I know I'm looking to get someone from a shelter.
I told the owner of the shelter I visited this week that I didn't want to adopt based on a picture, I wanted to tell her about me and her to tell me who the right fit was. I went through a BUNCH of dogs..and I'm not a picky person...just weighing my choices.
The last dog she brought to me was a Jack Russel, "Jack" - I NEVER thought I'd go for a JRT but I totally fell for this guy. He was darling, curious, full of life and personality, and so friendly. Came right up to me and gave me kisses then laid down in my lap.
The owner of the shelter assured me she wouldn't have let me look at him if we wasn't a sweet heart...there were several other JRT's there that she advised me against.
My boyfriend and I talked about him and both agreed he was our favorite. I've been doing JRT research ever since and I have to say, a lot of what I read is scaring me. Can I handle this guy? Is he ever going to sleep? Am I ever going to sleep?
I live in a one bedroom apartment. But he'll be coming to my office with me during the day where there are other dogs (casual place, obviously) so he wont be alone unless we're going out to dinner or something.
I already love walking and we live a block from lake michigan so we'll be expending a lot of energy there in the evenings and on weekends.
How do I decide if I'm ready?