Adopt a Dog | Sparky, Jack Russell Terrier (JRT) | Dogs Trust

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About Sparky

Jack Russell Terrier (JRT)
8 and over


Sparky is an 12 year old Jack Russell Terrier. He can be sensitive boy when you first meet him, but once you get to know him you'll have a friend for life. Sparky can be an independent lad, so he is happy to entertain himself if you need to pop out for a few hours. Sparky would prefer to be the only dog in the home, so he can have his toys and treats to himself! Once Sparky has had a good walk, he is happy to curl up and have sweet dreams.

Type of home needed

Sparky is a terrier by name, and a terrier by nature, so still enjoys exploring and getting out and about. He would prefer a quiet, adult only home with no visiting children. Sparky can be worried at the vets, so will need a new family who can show him that it's not so scary and he gets lots of treats after a visit!

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If you're considering a dog today, please consider this older gentleman who will be your friend for life but please contact the training team before travelling to the centre. You will need to visit with this fellow regularly before taking him home.

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How rehoming works

Thank you for your interest in Sparky, who is based at Darlington. Please note this is not a reservation on this dog. To start the rehoming process you will need to go to a rehoming centre for a quick chat. Please find information below about what to expect during the rehoming process. We hope to see you soon.

  1. The average time between visiting a Rehoming Centre and taking your new pet home is just eight days. Every circumstance is different but this brief guide lets you know what you will experience when you decide to rehome a dog from us.
  2. The rehoming centre is your gateway to finding your new pet pooch. When you arrive at the centre you will be greeted in reception by a friendly face.
  3. During this first visit we will take a few details from you so we know what you are looking for. You will be able to visit the dogs and we'll advise you on how to find the right dog for your circumstance and that your circumstances will work for the dog too.
  4. We would like you to get to know your chosen dog before you take him home so, if you have any other dogs or family members, you may need to bring them along for a further visit to ensure the whole family is happy with the decision.
  5. The fee for rehoming a dog is £150 (£140 in Ballymena due to extra dog licence fees),for puppies its £150 adoption fee plus a £45 Dog School fee but every dog is vet checked, microchipped, and neutered as well as a very cool Dogs Trust lead and collar - so we think it's a good deal!
  6. On rehoming your new dog from Dogs Trust you can receive 4 weeks' free insurance from our partner Petplan, this covers your dog for any unexpected illnesses and injuries, for further details and to activate your 4 weeks' free trial visit the Petplan website.
  7. So now you are ready to take your new pal home, just one more step which is a pre-adoption talk. This ensures you are aware of the responsibilities of dog ownership and reminds you that we are always here when you need us!
  8. Get in touch with the centre your dog is located at to arrange a visit.
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