Listed March 20, 2012

Age: 2 yrs.

Gender: Male

Weight: Not Specified

Adult Size: Less than 10 lbs.

Fixed: Yes

Shots: Yes

Breed:Australian Terrier

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Australian Terrier / Yorkshire Terrier Yorkie / Mixed

Special Needs

His super cute looks are deceiving!!

Roger is a 1 year old Australian Terrier, and this guy is ALL terrier!! (His personality is probably closest to that of a Jack Russell) He loves to play with other small dogs, is good with cats (although sometimes he wants to play with them if they run). He LOVES to play (can’t say this enough), and he has extremely high energy. He has been in Agility classes (since August) and would love to go to a home that can continue this with him, and keep him very active, both mentally and physically (this is so important for a dog like Roger). His AMAZING agility instructor has offered 50% off the first course for Roger to continue Agility. He’s like the energizer bunny, and he is one of the smartest dogs we have met! He does also love to snuggle with his person and give kisses. He’s crate-trained and housebroken. His only issue (besides his extremely high energy and intelligence level) is *fear aggression toward strangers* (will bite if a stranger reaches their hands for/toward him or spooks him), but with lots of patience, training (counter conditioning), and proper socialization, especially since he’s still young, this fear should eventually decrease (we hope, but it may also never quite go away). He does seem to warm up much faster to young women than to older people or men. This is why he’d do best in a home with NO children and with someone experienced with terrier or high energy breeds (like herding dogs) and near-professional dog behavior experience. Once you give this dog a chance, you will fall in love! He’s really such an absolutely brilliant dog, the life of the party!

Roger is neutered, up to date on his shots, microchipped, and will come with a collar, harness, leash, t-shirt, and bag of food!

Please contact Diana at (510) 333-4420 or or fill out the adoption application:


The Perfect Dog

Adoption Fee Details

Adults and Puppies - $250, non-refundable.

Seniors (10+) - $150, non-refundable.

The adoption fee covers spay/neuter, vaccinations, cost of transport, food, supplies, and any other medical costs.

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