Here is TIGGER

       

Tigger is an adorable Jack Russell Terrier (JRT) mix who is currently in the Oregon Humane Society animal shelter and needs to get into his forever home. He is a very typical JRT and will let you know how he feels about everything. Tigger much prefers women and needs to be given time to get to know and trust any new people. In his first home he was punished (hit) by the male owner if he had an accident inside. He also corrected him by his collar. Because of these experiences, Tigger doesn’t trust men easily and will go after people’s hands if they are strangers to him. He is easy to redirect with squeaky toys. Once he has had time to learn to trust a person he is very affectionate, silly and playful.

The wonderful person who is easily managing Tigger has also made such an incredibly generous offer to get him wherever the best home is located. Since he is in Oregon, she will cover transport anywhere and if she needs to fly him, she will accompany him so he rides in the cabin.

                                           

  • Current age:  Approx 3 yrs 8 mos                             ●          Current weight: 15.2 lbs
  • Dogs Current Status: Oregon Humane Society      ●          Location:  Portland, Oregon

 

  • Owners/Rescue/Shelter Name & Location: Oregon Humane Society / Portland, OR  
  • Contact info:  Jennifer Shirley 503.802.6712  jennifersh@oregonhumane.org or

Tanya Roberts 503.416.5039 tanyar@oregonhumane.org

Here is a video of Tigger https://youtu.be/AlRvbh0uZ0I

Timeframe needed to find a home: As soon as a home with experience is found; familiarity with JRT breed traits would be a bonus

Medical information (spay/neuter, chipped, other health conditions if any, etc): H

  • Was neutered 7/21/17
  • Has a Home Again microchip # 985113001070950
  • Megaesophagus diagnosed 11/17 after being adopted the second time

Where and how did we get this dog: Tigger was transferred to OHS on 7/20/17 from the Siskiyou Humane Society in Mt. Shasta, California.

                        

Where and how was ME diagnosed:

Animal hospital (give name if known): VCA Southeast Portland Animal Hospital, 13830 SE Stark St., Portland, Oregon 503.255.8139

X-rays or barium swallow: X-rays

Meds currently taken:

  • Omeprazole 20mg –  Give 1/4 tab by mouth once a day
  • Famotidine 20 Mg  –  Give 1/4 tablet by mouth every 12 hrs

 

Food brands and consistency (meatballs, milkshake, pureed, etc):

  •  Eats meatloaf-type canned dog food
  • Made into small meatballs

Fed how many times per day in what position and timeframe:

  • Uses a Bailey Chair
  • Sits in chair 20 minutes afterwards
  • Fed 3 times per day

 

Hydration method and consistency (Knox Blox, SubQ, Thick It, etc)

  • Gets Knox Blox given twice a day, between his meals
  • Generally eats about ½ to ¾ cup of Knox Blox
  • Made with chicken broth

 

Exercise preferred (if any) and level (high, moderate, low):  Loves to go on walks, play fetch and tug at a moderate level

 

Items that will go to new owner (Pro Collar, chair, bed, health records, etc):

  • Choice of two Bailey Chairs
  • Bed
  • Toys
  • Hydration Knox-Blox starter kit
  • Health records
  • Case of canned food
  • Lots of support

 

Miscellaneous:

  • Recommend no children or cats (would probably chase cats)
  • Has done well with every dog he’s met (large and small) – will bark at other dogs when on a leash
  • Leash trained
  • Basket muzzle desensitization continuing (does not like going to the vet), very responsive to his name (please don’t change it)
  • Housebroken if he gets out often enough (every 3-4 hours) – may mark if stressed
  • Crate trained, but hasn’t been left him in a crate for long periods – fine going in and hanging out for short periods (20 minutes)

NOTES (any other pertinent information that will help you decide if you might be the safe, loving forever home)

“Tigger is a very typical Jack Russell Terrier and will let you know how he feels about everything. He much prefers women, but needs to be given time to get to know and trust any new people. In his first home he was punished (hit) by the male owner if he had an accident inside. He also corrected him by his collar. Because of these experiences, Tigger doesn’t trust men easily and will go after people’s hands if they are strangers to him. He is easy to redirect with squeaky toys. Once he has had time to learn to trust a person he is very affectionate, silly and playful.

He did very well in his second home where there was another dog. It was in this home that he was diagnosed with ME and that’s why they returned him to OHS. He has been in playgroup here with large and small dogs and has always done well.”