We had two very special deliveries just nine weeks ago…
At the end of July two female Jack Russell mixes, Jada and Jaylene, arrived at the ARLGP. We quickly learned that these 1 ½ year old sisters were both very pregnant. Aside from their growing bellies, they were happy, healthy and spunky gals.
One of our paw-some dog volunteers generously welcomed both Jada and Jaylene into his home. He and his wife set each mom up with her own space and patiently waited for the new additions to arrive.
On August 18th, Jada gave birth to seven beautiful pups. The five boys and two girls are mostly white with brown spots like their mom. From the start, with a little guidance from her foster mom, she did fantastically well with her little ones. Jada’s puppies are bubbly and silly, and seem to posses the natural high-energy and strong will of the Jack Russell breed.
Four short days later, Jaylene gave birth to five equally beautiful pups. Jaylene’s pups, four boys and one girl, are a bit bigger than Jada’s and are mostly black and brown. The foster parents say Jaylene’s pups are a bit less energetic than Jada’s, but are your typical bouncy and rambunctious puppies.
Now, at 9-weeks-old, all 12 pups are ready to leave their foster nest to their permanent homes. This Sunday, October 23rd, we will hold a Puppy Palooza adoption event for these special babes when we open at 10am. You can also see four of them make a special appearance on WCSH6’s Fetch ME a Home segment Sunday morning at 7am.
As always, ARLGP adoptions are first-come, first-served, and require our normal adoption application process. You may download and print an adoption application to bring with you, or you may fill one out at the ARLGP on Sunday. Adoption events are often busy, so please be prepared to wait a small amount of time to meet an animal and talk to one of our adoption counselors. Unfortunately, we cannot place animals on hold for adoption.
While we’re talking all about puppies, we think it’s important to note that adopting a young pet (and all pets in general) requires patience, dedication and flexibility. Puppies need potty training, obedience training, socialization and lots of outlets for physical and mental enrichment. We also encourage adopters to consider the type of dog; age, breed, size and activity level when considering adoption. Jack Russell’s are often high-energy, smart and driven dogs who would thrive in an active home. We will have adoption counselors on-hand to discuss the joys of adoption and what their needs will be as they grow into adult companions.
We want to send an enormous thank you and PAWS UP to the Price family, who has spent the last 10 weeks caring for Jada, Jaylene and their pups. It was a huge undertaking and commitment, and we are incredibly appreciative of their kindness, compassion and support. They helped Jada and Jaylene raise beautiful, happy and healthy babies. Please join us in giving them a virtual high five; they deserve it.