Update on 9-26-2012: Chloe has been ADOPTED!
Update on Chloe 9-7-2012: Chloe has an adoption pending but it will not be final until after September 16 so stay tuned. If you are interested in adopting Chloe please go ahead and inquire about her because many time folks say they are going to adopt a little deaf dog but then they chicken out in the end (which is silly) so you never know if you might be the next in line. ~ Christina
Chloe is a precious little 13 pound Jack Russell Terrier shortie. She is solid white with the exception of a tiny brown spot on the top of her head, and a couple around her ears. She has one blue eye and one brown eye. She was rescued from a local shelter when she was about a year old in November 2010, and is nearly 3 now. I soon discovered after her adoption that she was deaf. It was a challenge at first.
Being in a new strange place she startled easily. But patience and love soon won her over. And i fell absolutely head over heels in love with her. She loves people and other dogs, but can still get a little worried in new situations. Although i recently took her to my grandson’s ball game, where children surrounded her, petting her. She just wagged her tail and licked little hands to her heart’s content. She gets along great with my cat, but will chase until she gets used to other cats. Chloe is a little clown. She makes me laugh – a lot. She has learned a few tricks. She will “dance” on her hind legs if you hold a treat above her head, and will shake paws for a treat as well.
She doesnt bark much, since she cant hear, but when she does – you can DEFINITELY hear her. LOL She loves to snuggle next to me on the sofa. All you have to do to get an energetic tail wag is give her a gentle touch or give her a big smile. She sleeps in her crate, and goes in with no problem. The ONLY reason she needs to be rehomed is that my daughter and her new baby are moving in with me. She does have some quirks that would prove dangerous around a baby.
She becomes posessive of small children and sometimes her things. She will bite if she feels threatened. While this is manageable in short time spans, I’m so afraid that a little one living with us, pulling her ears and tail and trying to take things from her will be disastrous. It absolutely breaks my heart but i must find a new forever home for her. I really thought it would be with me, but it is not possible.
I live in Glen Allen Virginia, which is in the Richmond area. My phone number is 804-357-4208.
If you need any additional information please let me know.
Cathi Jackson - firstname.lastname@example.org