Posted Jan 28, 2011 at 6:49 am in Latest News



CongRATulations to the Eddins family!

Joey is a guy with major potential!   He may be only 12 lbs, 12 inches at the shoulder and about 2 years old, but he’s got personality, love to give, and a great playful zest for life.   After making his way north to New Jersey from a shelter in Miami (with the help of rescue foster parents and other volunteers along the way) he was scared and confused, but quickly learns to trust and climb into your lap for lovin’ with a little gentle, quiet encouragement.  Joey has a soft, smooth white coat with black spots and a tail that wags to say he loves you.  He has tipped ears which are often one up and one down – making him even more adorable (if that’s possible.)  He has long legs for quick leaping into your lap and playing with his buddies.  He is curious, inquisitive and lively but he loves curling up in your arms or at your side and snoring along with you as you nap.  Joey has made terrific progress in the first two weeks by learning to walk on a leash and potty outside.  Joey is no pushover with his foster siblings – he’ll give a soft growl to even a 60 lb pit/lab mix in order to maintain his spot on your lap if he is challenged, but he has learned to share foster mom’s attention with the rest of the gang.   If corrected by the alpha in the pack, he falls in line as instructed.   He is crate-trained, as well as a polite, quiet passenger in the car.  He barks at intruders in his yard or when squirrels taunt him at the window but after the obligatory alert barks to bring it to his human’s attention, he’ll stop when asked.   He may look thin in his pictures after his stressful time at the shelter and his journey north but he has a wonderful appetite and will soon gain his winter weight.  Have a laugh enjoying his pictures and the videos that range from his first shy days with us to his current playfulness with his foster brother.

2 comments so far:

  1. Amy Colon said:

    im wondering, if joey is still availble for rescue?? and where at in new jersey are you located

    posted December 8th, 2010 at 9:04 pm
  2. Diana Zufall said:

    Looking for a rat terrier for and older couple from my church. Is Joey still available?

    Thanks, Diana

    posted January 9th, 2011 at 6:00 pm

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