Jules - Adopted!

Name(s): Jules (male)
Age: 3.5 years (March 25, 2011)
Size: 10 lbs
Coat: long hair, silver dapple
Temperament: Sweet but timid. Wants to be with humans but unsure.
Good with Dogs: Yes, especially small ones. Should be in a home with at least one other dog.
Good with Cats: Yes
Good with Kids: Not assessed but likely okay with older children
Special Needs: none
House trained: Work in progress
Suitable for an Apartment: Unlikely. He barks in his crate when he first goes in it and his bark is very high pitched.
Origin: Breeder release
Adoption Fee: $400

And now a few words from me:

I’m Jules and I’m a 10 pound long haired silver dapple boy! Foster mom says that I’m stunning especially because one of my eyes is blue and the other one is brown. The vet says my weight is about right but I could also gain 0.5 to 1 pound.

I’ve spent the first 3.5 years of my life in kennel so I’m really enjoying being in a home. If you are busy and can’t cuddle with me, I’ll sleep in my crate. Foster mom feeds me in my crate and she was surprised at how quickly I learned to go in the crate so I could have my dinner. I stay in my crate while foster mom is out but I bark as soon as I hear her coming home. I’m still learning that I need to go outside to do my business but I’m getting the hang of it.

Foster mom tells me I’m a lot like her resident dachshund that came from the same breeder. I’m shy at first but I’m generally a pretty happy boy and my tail wags a lot. I want to be with my human but I’m still not sure if it is safe. If you want to pick me up, I’ll crouch but let you pick me up. Foster mom says the resident dachshund was like that at first but he has improved a lot in the 8 months that he has lived with her so she thinks I’ll soon be okay with being picked up and won’t shy away from a hand that wants to pet me.

Foster mom lets me sleep with her in the big bed and I’ll snuggle right beside you. I’ve learned to go up and down the doggy stairs so I won’t hurt my back jumping off things. I walk fairly well on a leash. While I haven’t met any children, foster mom thinks I’ll be okay with respectful children who know how to greet a dog.‚Äč