Not available for interstate adoption
Foster carer needed
Toby and Troy
Friendly and loving
Small Male Jack Russell Terrier Dog
- Rescue group:
- Chihuahua Rescue Queensland
- PetRescue ID:
Toby and Troy are an inseparable pair of terriers who just love life. They are social, active and happy dogs. They enjoy a walk, love to play with toys and very little can curb their joy for life. Toby is 12 and Troy is 8.
The boys are as sweet as they come, truly good natured dogs. They were loved by their previous owner however he moved in with family and was unable to bring his dogs. This is such a sad scenario as Toby and Troy are now homeless in their twilight years.
We suspect Toby is starting to suffer early stages of dementia. He can be anxious in new scenarios and will require some patience to settle him into his new home. However, give him a week and he begins to relax. Upheaval is hard on an old dog and the last few months have been full of stress and unfamiliar places and people.
Troy is a great dog all round - he loves a ball game and a romp around the garden. He is Toby's stability and Toby needs Troy very much. Troy has some scarring on his face from being hit by a car as a younger dog but this causes no issue now.
Toby and Troy are great with kids and other small dogs. They can be anxious around large dogs but have lived happily with a border collie. We would not rehome them to a household with a dog any bigger than a collie because although they are very good natured, the presence of large dogs increases Toby's anxiety. Troy and Toby are not cat-friendly - they can't resist a chase. They are also unsuitable for a home with birds, chooks or pocket pets due to their terrier nature.
All Chihuahua Rescue Queensland dogs have been fully health checked by our vets. We offer a free post-adoption health check with Greencross Vets at Chermside, Jindalee, Browns Plains or Indooroopilly hospitals. This gives you the opportunity to talk directly to the vet about any questions you may have. We provide all veterinary records for each dog, including copies of blood tests, any relevant xrays and medical notes.
All Chihuahua Rescue Queensland dogs are desexed, vaccinated and microchipped. We test all our dogs for heartworm and treat them with regular parasite prevention.
Troy has luxating patellas however he is not at all bothered by this condition. He runs and plays freely and for this reason we decided not to operate. He is such a happy and active dog that we believe surgery would do more harm than good at this point.
Toby suffered a major seizure in January. We followed up with comprehensive blood tests, eye tests, a CSF tap and a CT Scan. Nothing abnormal was found. Our hope is that this seizure was a once off event. He takes daily pain medication for his back.
Chihuahua Rescue QLD Inc. is not a first to apply rescue group.We re-home our dogs based on the best possible family we can find them.
The first step to adopting a dog from us is to fill out an expression of interest form.
We encourage you to provide as much detail as possible about your family and your home as this helps us make sure we match you with the most suitable dog.
This form can be found at the following address: http://www.emailmeform.com/builder/form/Kczrs885x4lq3N9u4mQhca
Due to the large volume of inquiries we are unable to respond to all applications. If you are considered suitable for the dog you have applied for you will be contacted witihin one week of applying.
Please note: we do not organise any meet and greet without a completed expression of interest form.
Our adoption process involves:
1) Completing online application form - only shortlisted applicants will be contacted.
2) Arranging a meet and greet with the dogs foster carer, after which we ask you to take 24 hours to make a decision about whether you want to adopt this dog
3) A brief home visit and yard check from one of our volunteers
4) Adoption trial spanning four weeks.
We ask that you pay the dogs adoption fee at the beginning of the adoption trial, however this will be refunded if for any reason the dog is not working out in your home within the four week period. We offer a four week adoption trial to make sure that you have plenty of time for your new dog to settle into your home and so we can offer you full support during this period and beyond.
We offer a free health check with our vets at Indooroopilly, Browns Plains, Jindalee or Kedron vet clinic after you’ve adopted your dog and every dog in our care is up to date with all vet work.