Jill is a six-year-old brown and mostly white smooth coat female Jack Russell who weighs in at a chunky 18 pounds (she should be closer to 15). Jill is now on a diet. Jill came into the rescue with her roommate Julie, but they will be adopted out separately.
Their elderly human sadly ended up in assisted living because of health issues after a fall. The dogs were alone for a few weeks with the kindly neighbor taking care of them until we were able to bring them to JG.
Jill is the more dominant of the two girls; she has an enormous amount of energy and loves to run around. There seems to be no interest in toys, tennis balls, or chews, but we are sure she would love to have a male companion that she could play with, boss around. Jill gets the most enjoyment by engaging another dog to chase, but she is definitely top dog.
This girl is housetrained, quite skittish, and does not seem to be very comfortable at this point walking on the leash. Our guess is that they were never walked much, if at all, but kept inside the fenced yard for potty and exercise. A quiet home would be best. She rides well in the car in a crate, but does not seem particularly comfortable in a crate out of the car. Jill is standoffish at first with strangers, can be barky and cautious, but once she trusts she is very affectionate and wants human love, but it is on her terms.
Jill, like her sister Julie, will need time to feel comfortable in their new home with their new family, but then will certainly blossom once settled knowing they can trust again.