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4/20/2020 4:54 PM

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Wirehaired Fox Terrier / Jack Russell Terrier (short coat)  : :  Male (neutered)  : :  Adult  : :  Medium

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Contact BERTIE-AR's Caretaker/Foster Directly: Jenny Cope (


  • Status: Adopted!
  • Adoption Fee: 550
  • Species: Dog
  • General Color: White with Brown or Chocolate
  • Color: Patches
  • Ear Type: Semi-erect
  • Tail Type: Curled
  • Current Size: 24.4 Pounds
  • Current Age: 4 Years 8 Months (best estimate)
  • Location: Sebec ME 04481
  • Microchipped: Yes
  • Fence Required: Yes (3 foot)
  • Declawed: No
  • Obedience Training Needed: Needs Training
  • Exercise Needs: High
  • Grooming Needs: Low
  • Owner Experience Needed: Breed
  • Reaction to New People: Cautious

Sweet little BERTIE-AR was dumped back at the rescue on 2 July 2020 after being adopted on 17 August 2016 having arrived at the rescue on 25 June 2016. BERTIE-AR is neutered, rabies, core vaccines, heartworm / tick disease tested negative and on monthly preventatives. He has an estimated date of birth of 1 December 2015 and weighs around 24 pounds.

It seems that Bertie didn't have too much a stable life in the almost 4 years he was gone and possibly had a few homes with different family members. He did spend time with a young girl and was great with her, but recently has been getting a bit snappy with other children, he is also territorial when in the truck. I am hoping to get more information and will up date if and when I do, but since he was just brought back without any prior notice, the paperwork that I ask families to complete on the dogs personality, lifestyle, likes and dislikes has not been done.

Due to being told he has been snappy with other children, I am going to ask for a no children family, even though he did live with a young teenage girl - but since I don't know anything about the circumstance, it is always best to edge on the side of caution.

I believe that Bertie has to feel confident with people in order to trust them and so he needs a family that understands he needs the time and patience, but also routine and guidance if he becomes a little growly. After being back at the rescue just after 10 minutes he was wanting to climb up on my lap and give me kisses. 

Bertie is a sweet boy, who deserves a family that is going to be 100% commited to him, he has been through a lot and most like has a few underlying trust issues, and as mentioned he was territorial in the truck, which is common for dogs, but this behaviour can be easily and should be stopped by letting him know that is not acceptable and humans are in charge, not him.

He appears to love going for rides, he walks great on the leash, I would imagine he is housetrained, although accidents and marking should be expected since everything is new and it is a huge transition for him and he will be missing his family and confused as to why he is no longer with them.

I believe that with a family that can show him stability, routine, trust and not allowing any kind of negative behaviour he would be a great addition. An active family is a must, he is a terrier and although small, they are high energy dogs.

BERTIE  is available for adoption from Give a Dog a Home, German Shepherd Dog Rescue, located in Sebec, Maine for an adoption fee of $550. Families MUST travel to the rescue in Sebec, Maine for meet and greet at time of adoption

If you feel that you have the heart and home to give this precious soul a wonderful life, please go to our website, under the APPLICATION tab, complete, then submit the APPLICATION. Our process takes around 2-4 days, and ensuring your references are aware that we will be calling, could speed up the process.

Once you have been approved, we discuss any questions in regards to the dog you are wanting to adopt, then you complete and submit the contract, make payment and then we can work out the pick up / transport arrangements.

Please do NOT submit an application if you are not looking to take home a new best friend within 7-10 days.

Canadian adopters need to know that customs charge 15% taxes when entering into Canada. This fee is not negotiable and is used to cover the rescue costs of pulling, vetting, health certificate, transport from Texas to Maine, monthly preventatives, supplements, food and anything else that is needed.

ALL Dogs are LOCATED AT THE RESCUE IN SEBEC, MAINE.  We post in various states along the east coast and Canada where we have had lots of successful adoptions to enable more exposure for these beautiful saved souls. Families will need to be prepared to travel to the rescue to meet and take home their new best friend. Sebec is located just outside the towns of Dover-Foxcroft and Milo (approx 8 miles) and approx 45 miles from Bangor. There are also lots of hotels, motels, pet friendly accommodations  and wonderful camp-sites for the more adventurous families and what a great way to get to know your new best friend.

More about BERTIE-AR

Good with Dogs, Somewhat vocal, Does Good in the Car, Requires a yard, Leashtrained, Likes to play with toys, Likes to be in your lap, Apartment OK, Playful, Affectionate, Intelligent, Even-tempered, Goofy

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