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Waggytail Rescue

, New York, NY, 10002

Shelter Description

Founded in 2004, Waggytail Rescue is a NYS registered 501(c)3 non-profit organization dedicated to the rehabilitation and rehoming of small breed dogs and other animals in need. Our program is focused on finding forever homes for animals in urgent circumstances by saving them from imminent euthanasia in over-crowded shelters across the USA. Waggytail Rescue DOES NOT have a physical shelter location. All of our animals are fostered by our wonderful volunteers in their loving homes. 

Areas Served

Adoption Instructions

Dog Adoption/Donation Fees (includes microchip registration, age-appropriate vaccines, and spay/neuter by ASPCA): $550 for puppies under 1 year, $450 for dogs 1 to 8 years, $325 for seniors 9 years of age + and up ​Cat Adoption/Donation Fees (includes FIV test, microchip registration, age-appropriate vaccines, and spay/neuter by ASPCA): for all cats $175

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Pets in this Shelter

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Auggie

Poodles (All Types)

Auggie is a 1-year-old, 15-pound male poodle mix from Tijuana. Auggie is NOT hypoallergenic as he does shed a lot. Auggie is very energe... show more

Auggie is a 1-year-old, 15-pound male poodle mix from Tijuana. Auggie is NOT hypoallergenic as he does shed a lot. Auggie is very energetic, playful and loves long walks outdoors. He enjoys barking at birds in the park and greeting other dogs on the street. He’s a very loving and loyal companion who enjoys belly rubs. Some basic training will be beneficial to Auggie as he takes some time to warm up to new visitors at the home and will bark at first. He dislikes sleeping in a room separate from his owner. Auggie will be a great addition to a family who can provide him with a lot of attention and exercises throughout the day. Vaccinated for rabies, DA2PP, canine coronavirus, and bordetella. Neutered and microchipped. Please contact us DIRECTLY using the instructions below if you are interested in adopting one of our Waggytails! Visit our website (www.waggytailrescue.org) for an adoption application. It is important to fill out an application as soon as possible for consideration, and we require a complete application for you to meet an animal.  Adoptions: waggyadopt@gmail.com Waggytail Rescue CANNOT guarantee the exact age of any adoptable dog, or final size of any of our adoptable puppies. We rely on the information provided to us by veterinarians, shelters, owner surrenders and other circumstances bringing the dog into our rescue. show less

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Blossom

Labrador Retriever

Blossom is a super pretty 5-month-old, 22-pound female Labrador (and Pit) mix from Tijuana. Blossom is a big ball of love.  She loves to... show more

Blossom is a super pretty 5-month-old, 22-pound female Labrador (and Pit) mix from Tijuana. Blossom is a big ball of love.  She loves to cuddle, lay on your belly and she especially enjoys being carried around in your arms.  She yearns for the closeness of humans.  If you are too busy to hold her she will gladly sit at your feet until your hands are free again.   Blossom seems eager to learn, is well behaved and follows rules very well.  She will watch a good television show with you or YouTube, as long as your lap or shoulder is available to support her.  She absolutely loves to go on walks.  She interacts with dogs while on walks and seems very friendly to the neighborhood cats she comes across. Blossom is working on house breaking, but is eager to please and will nail it with consistency and routine!  The way to Blossom's heart is treats and belly rubs. She has done well in a household with one teenager. She is smart too! She will bark to request water or food. She will play with toys with her family and loves to entertain them. Blossom could benefit from an active home. She enjoys running and sprinting in the hall on occasions.  As a matter of fact, she'd probably prefer to play with other dogs and she'd make a wonderful sister! She's a sweet sweet girl.  Vaccinated for rabies, DA2PP and bordetella. Microchipped. Needs spay (schedlued for 5/19). Please contact us DIRECTLY using the instructions below if you are interested in adopting one of our Waggytails! Visit our website (www.waggytailrescue.org) for an adoption application. It is important to fill out an application as soon as possible for consideration, and we require a complete application for you to meet an animal.  Adoptions: waggyadopt@gmail.com Waggytail Rescue CANNOT guarantee the exact age of any adoptable dog, or final size of any of our adoptable puppies. We rely on the information provided to us by veterinarians, shelters, owner surrenders and other circumstances bringing the dog into our rescue. show less

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Cachito

Chihuahua

Cachito, AKA "Gary" as his foster calls him, is a 9-month-old, 9-pound male chihuahua mix from Tijuana. He is fully house trained and ha... show more

Cachito, AKA "Gary" as his foster calls him, is a 9-month-old, 9-pound male chihuahua mix from Tijuana. He is fully house trained and hates the rain so will go very fast and then return quickly to the front door!  He loves a snuggle on the couch, he doesn't sit in your lap but he likes to curl up right beside you and will flip over for a belly rub. He sleeps through the night in his bed but says "no thank you" to his crate! He plays dead when you put his harness on but once outside, he trots and gallops with his tail high and wagging. He is still a bit skittish of New York noises and he prefers you get down to his level to interact and say hello.  He is beginning to show signs of playfulness - little zoomies after walks and he's started to chew on his toys.  Chewing is an exciting thing for him, he will steal your socks and things like letters and recipe cards are very tasty!  He is now interested in other dogs, the more calm, the better. He appears to dislike (or be afraid of) cats.  He can spot the local bodega cat from afar and will actively refuse to walk past! He is mostly quiet - he has barked a couple of times in his foster home, once at an unknown thing in our hallway and once at a cat! His foster reports that he is a great eater and that he is all-around basically the most perfect dog.  Vaccinated for rabies, DA2PP, and bordetella. Neutered and microchipped. Flea, tick, and heartworm prevention due 5/5. Please contact us DIRECTLY using the instructions below if you are interested in adopting one of our Waggytails! Visit our website (www.waggytailrescue.org) for an adoption application. It is important to fill out an application as soon as possible for consideration, and we require a complete application for you to meet an animal.  Adoptions: waggyadopt@gmail.com Waggytail Rescue CANNOT guarantee the exact age of any adoptable dog, or final size of any of our adoptable puppies. We rely on the information provided to us by veterinarians, shelters, owner surrenders and other circumstances bringing the dog into our rescue. show less

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Carla

Terriers (Medium)

Carla is 1-year, 20-pound female mix (spaniel/terrier?) from Tijuana. She is loving and loyal still with lots of puppy energy. Carla is... show more

Carla is 1-year, 20-pound female mix (spaniel/terrier?) from Tijuana. She is loving and loyal still with lots of puppy energy. Carla is an avid chewer but is easily distracted with a bone - and beware she loves to help clean up crumbs outside on her walks! This gorgeous girl is doing very well with potty outside - eager to please with a treat - and is nearly house-trained. She is a bit shy around dogs and strangers and needs some training and socialization with her furever family. In a safe and loving and patient home, Carla will love snuggles and ask for belly rubs in no time! Vaccinated for rabies, DA2PP and bordetella. Spayed and microchipped. Flea, tick, and heartworm prevention due 5/07. Please contact us DIRECTLY using the instructions below if you are interested in adopting one of our Waggytails! Visit our website (www.waggytailrescue.org) for an adoption application. It is important to fill out an application as soon as possible for consideration, and we require a complete application for you to meet an animal.  Adoptions: waggyadopt@gmail.com Waggytail Rescue CANNOT guarantee the exact age of any adoptable dog, or final size of any of our adoptable puppies. We rely on the information provided to us by veterinarians, shelters, owner surrenders and other circumstances bringing the dog into our rescue. show less

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Cookie

Poodles (All Types)

Cookie is a 1-year-old, 15-pound male terrier / poodle mix from San Diego. He is loveable and energetic but very triggered by the busy a... show more

Cookie is a 1-year-old, 15-pound male terrier / poodle mix from San Diego. He is loveable and energetic but very triggered by the busy and noisy city environment. Cookie needs to be with someone who knows how to handle behaviorlal issues and keep an active pup stimulated enough to avoid acting up. He would do best in an adult-only home outside the city, with space to run around and play. A fenced-in yard would be ideal.  This little guy has been bounced around and is now spending time decompressing with his fosters in a quiet space, and would need reinforcement with love and training to be his best self. Vaccinated for rabies, DHPP, and bordatella. Neutered, heartworm negative, and microchipped. Flea, tick, and heartworm prevention due 5/29. Please contact us DIRECTLY using the instructions below if you are interested in fostering or adopting one of our Waggytails! Visit our website (www.waggytailrescue.org) for an adoption or foster application. It is important to fill out an application as soon as possible for consideration, and we require a complete application for you to meet an animal. Simply attach your completed application to an email with the dog's name in the title, and send to: Adoptions: waggyadopt@gmail.com Fosters: waggyvolunteer@gmail.com PLEASE NOTE: Dogs marked "Adoption Pending" have an approved adoption application on file and are awaiting final approval. Please check back in a few days to see if they are still available! We understand you may have questions but the fastest way to get answers is to fill out the application and the foster parent can answer any questions you may have! Waggytail Rescue CANNOT guarantee the exact age of any adoptable dog, or final size of any of our adoptable puppies. We rely on the information provided to us by veterinarians, shelters, owner surrenders and other circumstances bringing the dog into our rescue. show less

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Estrella

Chihuahua

Estrella is 4-years, 4-pounds female chihuahua mix. She is a sweet, easy-going girl whose favorite activity is sitting in her human's la... show more

Estrella is 4-years, 4-pounds female chihuahua mix. She is a sweet, easy-going girl whose favorite activity is sitting in her human's lap. Estrella walks well on a leash and is generally fine meeting new people as long as approached slowly. She is sharing her foster home with another respectful dog and they get along well. Estrella is 'a typical chihuahua' and needs to do most things on her terms but is very loving! She is still trying to master house-training but with patience and a routine, she is likely to learn quickly. This tiny girl sleeps quietly in her crate at night, but once house-trained may prefer to snuggle with her humans. Estrella loves to play - but don't try and steal her squeaky toys! She barks for a quick minute when left alone, but settles down quickly. A really good girl, Estrella would do well with a family who understands the breed. Vaccinated for rabies, DHPP, and bordatella. Spayed and microchipped - NEED TO ADD CHIP NUMBER. Please contact us DIRECTLY using the instructions below if you are interested in fostering or adopting one of our Waggytails! Visit our website (www.waggytailrescue.org) for an adoption or foster application. It is important to fill out an application as soon as possible for consideration, and we require a complete application for you to meet an animal. Simply attach your completed application to an email with the dog's name in the title, and send to: Adoptions: waggyadopt@gmail.com Fosters: waggyvolunteer@gmail.com PLEASE NOTE: Dogs marked "Adoption Pending" have an approved adoption application on file and are awaiting final approval. Please check back in a few days to see if they are still available! We understand you may have questions but the fastest way to get answers is to fill out the application and the foster parent can answer any questions you may have! Waggytail Rescue CANNOT guarantee the exact age of any adoptable dog, or final size of any of our adoptable puppies. We rely on the information provided to us by veterinarians, shelters, owner surrenders and other circumstances bringing the dog into our rescue. show less

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Gordo

Chihuahua

Please meet Gordo - a world class cuddler. Gordo is a 1-year old 10-pound male cute chi mix from Tijuana. He is always looking for a snu... show more

Please meet Gordo - a world class cuddler. Gordo is a 1-year old 10-pound male cute chi mix from Tijuana. He is always looking for a snuggle and will get creative in finding seating as close to you as possible. He is a good eater, loves warm baths, and never barks indoors. He is a professional solo-fetch athlete and can spend hours dropping the ball for himself off the couch to retrieve. While he loves all people, he prefers not to share his human(s) and should be the center of attention (read: only dog) in his new home! Vaccinated for rabies, DA2PP, and bordatella. Neutered and microchipped. Flea, tick, and heartworm preventative due 5/5. Please contact us DIRECTLY using the instructions below if you are interested in fostering or adopting one of our Waggytails! Visit our website (www.waggytailrescue.org) for an adoption or foster application. It is important to fill out an application as soon as possible for consideration, and we require a complete application for you to meet an animal. Simply attach your completed application to an email with the dog's name in the title, and send to: Adoptions: waggyadopt@gmail.com Fosters: waggyvolunteer@gmail.com PLEASE NOTE: Dogs marked "Adoption Pending" have an approved adoption application on file and are awaiting final approval. Please check back in a few days to see if they are still available! We understand you may have questions but the fastest way to get answers is to fill out the application and the foster parent can answer any questions you may have! Waggytail Rescue CANNOT guarantee the exact age of any adoptable dog, or final size of any of our adoptable puppies. We rely on the information provided to us by veterinarians, shelters, owner surrenders and other circumstances bringing the dog into our rescue. show less

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Lika

Shepherd (Unknown Type)

Lika (pronounced Lee-ka)  is a quiet 5-year-old, 40-pound female shepherd mix from Tijuana at the end of April. Lika was timid when she... show more

Lika (pronounced Lee-ka)  is a quiet 5-year-old, 40-pound female shepherd mix from Tijuana at the end of April. Lika was timid when she first arrived but was fast to learn stairs, the sounds of the city and experiencing new people. She actually prefers people to animals and she's super friendly to all humans.  She is mastering leash walking  and walks close to her person. She also appears to be mostly housebroken.  Lika's not a big eater and treats don't really motivate her. She just likes a pat on the head and a cuddle now and then and loves when her foster gives her a belly rub (right? who wouldn't?)  .  Since she's pretty low maintenance and low energy, Lika would do well in most settings,   but ideally as an only dog.  NOTE:  She's still a bit leary of meeting new dogs and has shown some leash reactivity towards dogs who make eye contact with her but each day with gentle slow introductions, she's getting better.   She is indifferent to cats in the neighborhood.   She will need a patient owner who gets that she had a hard life on the streets for 5 years.   Her foster says she doesn't require much fuss, as she's a homebody and just wants to chill.   When she finds her loving home we're confident that she will be confident! Please apply to adopt Lika today.  Vaccinated for rabies, DA2PP, and bordetella. Spayed and microchipped.  Please contact us DIRECTLY using the instructions below if you are interested in fostering or adopting one of our Waggytails! Visit our website (www.waggytailrescue.org) for an adoption or foster application. It is important to fill out an application as soon as possible for consideration, and we require a complete application for you to meet an animal. Simply attach your completed application to an email with the dog's name in the title, and send to: Adoptions: waggyadopt@gmail.com Fosters: waggyvolunteer@gmail.com PLEASE NOTE: Dogs marked "Adoption Pending" have an approved adoption application on file and are awaiting final approval. Please check back in a few days to see if they are still available! We understand you may have questions but the fastest way to get answers is to fill out the application and the foster parent can answer any questions you may have! Waggytail Rescue CANNOT guarantee the exact age of any adoptable dog, or final size of any of our adoptable puppies. We rely on the information provided to us by veterinarians, shelters, owner surrenders and other circumstances bringing the dog into our rescue. show less

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Madelyn

Shih Tzu

Madelyn is 10-years, 13-pounds female shih tzu mix from Alabama. She is a prim and proper lady, but needs a very specific type of home a... show more

Madelyn is 10-years, 13-pounds female shih tzu mix from Alabama. She is a prim and proper lady, but needs a very specific type of home after some difficulty adjusting to NYC. As a 'typical' shih tzu, Madelyn is comfortable with routine, but responds well when delicately pushed out of her comfort zone. She spent nearly a year very scared of people and the busy city streets, but has learned to follow the trusting lead of her foster brother. This precious girl needs a patient yet fairly active adult-only home with another dog to lead the way. Madelyn is still scared but now walks on a leash (rather slowly) and enjoys short walks outdoors. A family with familiarity of the breed to shower Madelyn with trust and love to continue building her confidence is needed. She won't approach for cuddles, but is okay when held - LOVES being part of a pack - and sweet and not at all aggressive when scared. Madelyn loves being held and rocked and taking slow walks in quiet areas. Mainly pee-pad trained, she is learning to master potty outside. Due to her insecurity, another confident dog for Madelyn to follow and maintain routine is best. Her foster family says her favorite activity is watching the organized chaos of cooking meals in the kitchen while perched on her bed. She is still slightly scared but prefers to be near, lovingly watching the activity of her humans.  Vaccinated for rabies, DA2PP, and bordetella. Spayed and microchipped. Heartworm positive and was treated on 2/1 and 2/2. Needs heartworm test on 8/2 to confirm she is negative. Dental and bloodwork done on 1/28. Flea, tick, and heartworm prevention due 6/3.  Please contact us DIRECTLY using the instructions below if you are interested in adopting one of our Waggytails! Visit our website (www.waggytailrescue.org) for an adoption application. It is important to fill out an application as soon as possible for consideration, and we require a complete application for you to meet an animal.  Adoptions: waggyadopt@gmail.com Waggytail Rescue CANNOT guarantee the exact age of any adoptable dog, or final size of any of our adoptable puppies. We rely on the information provided to us by veterinarians, shelters, owner surrenders and other circumstances bringing the dog into our rescue. show less

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Mama Coco

Chihuahua

Meet Mama Coco! Mama Coco recently arrived with her 7 puppies from Tijuana, MX. Now that all her pups have been adopted, it’s time for h... show more

Meet Mama Coco! Mama Coco recently arrived with her 7 puppies from Tijuana, MX. Now that all her pups have been adopted, it’s time for her to find her forever home! Mama Coco is  2yrs old and around 16lbs.  Momma Coco is mostly potty trained, very sweet, get along well with other dogs and children.  She responds to her name, comes when called, and knows how to sit. She is very loving and has a very chill temperament. She is very much a lap dog and would do great with anyone that works from home or spends time at home where she can just be in the same room with you. She is likely to steal your food if you aren’t looking! She is VERY food driven so training shouldn’t be too difficult.  Mama Coco is currently living with a resident dog and get’s along wonderfully with him. She’s been around lots of people and is said to be such a calm, relaxed presence.  Needs spay. Microchipped. Please contact us DIRECTLY using the instructions below if you are interested in adopting one of our Waggytails! Visit our website (www.waggytailrescue.org) for an adoption application. It is important to fill out an application as soon as possible for consideration, and we require a complete application for you to meet an animal.  Adoptions: waggyadopt@gmail.com Waggytail Rescue CANNOT guarantee the exact age of any adoptable dog, or final size of any of our adoptable puppies. We rely on the information provided to us by veterinarians, shelters, owner surrenders and other circumstances bringing the dog into our rescue. show less

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Marlin

Hound (Unknown Type)

Marlin is a 4-year-old, 30-pound male hound mix from Tijuana. Marlin is a calm, gentle boy. He is super affectionate and loves to cuddle... show more

Marlin is a 4-year-old, 30-pound male hound mix from Tijuana. Marlin is a calm, gentle boy. He is super affectionate and loves to cuddle in bed or on the couch with his human. Marlin loves his people and would do well with people who work from home or who can give him love, affection, and snuggles.  He doesn’t know how to play with other dogs just yet, but likes to sniff them occasionally on the street. He can co-exist fine with other calm dogs in the household and is pretty indifferent to them!  Marlin is still a bit nervous on a leash and startled by the loud noises in NYC, so a home in a quiet neighborhood or with a yard would be great for him. Overall, an adopter who can help build his confidence on a leash would be a great thing for him. He hasn't been around children, but Marlin's foster feels he is gentle enough to potentially be good with calm, gentle children with a proper introduction. Marlin would make a great addition to any home looking for a sweet, snuggly dog.  Vaccinated for rabies, DHPP, and bordetella. Microchipped, heartworm negative, and neutered. Please contact us DIRECTLY using the instructions below if you are interested in adopting one of our Waggytails! Visit our website (www.waggytailrescue.org) for an adoption application. It is important to fill out an application as soon as possible for consideration, and we require a complete application for you to meet an animal.  Adoptions: waggyadopt@gmail.com Waggytail Rescue CANNOT guarantee the exact age of any adoptable dog, or final size of any of our adoptable puppies. We rely on the information provided to us by veterinarians, shelters, owner surrenders and other circumstances bringing the dog into our rescue. show less

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Pete

Chihuahua

Pete is a 1-year-old, 16-pound male chihuahua mix from Alabama. Prepare to be the most popular person in your neighborhood with Pete at... show more

Pete is a 1-year-old, 16-pound male chihuahua mix from Alabama. Prepare to be the most popular person in your neighborhood with Pete at your side because Pete is the friendliest dog. He loves playing with other dogs and happily greets everyone he meets on walks. He is great with kids, gently giving them kisses while they pet him and marvel at how soft his adorable ears are. Pete has loads of love to give, but he is also ok giving you your space and will contently chew away at his bone while you work. The loud city noises still spook this lil’ Alabama native, so he would do best in a quieter neighborhood. Pete is still working on his housebreaking skills, but is eager to continue learning! Pete is not a barker, nor does he need to be because his sweet face and half-up, half-down ears say it all! He is a truly fantastic dog, but a bit of a thief because he steals the heart of everyone he meets! Vaccinated for rabies, DA2PP, lepto, and bordetella. Neutered, heartworm negative, and microchipped. Flea, tick, and heartworm prevention due 5/22. Please contact us DIRECTLY using the instructions below if you are interested in adopting one of our Waggytails! Visit our website (www.waggytailrescue.org) for an adoption application. It is important to fill out an application as soon as possible for consideration, and we require a complete application for you to meet an animal.  Adoptions: waggyadopt@gmail.com Waggytail Rescue CANNOT guarantee the exact age of any adoptable dog, or final size of any of our adoptable puppies. We rely on the information provided to us by veterinarians, shelters, owner surrenders and other circumstances bringing the dog into our rescue. show less

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Pulitzer! *COURTESY POST*

Domestic Shorthair

If you're looking for an independent, smart, and beautiful cat, apply to adopt Pulitzer! Pulitzer is a 2-year-old spayed female, domesti... show more

If you're looking for an independent, smart, and beautiful cat, apply to adopt Pulitzer! Pulitzer is a 2-year-old spayed female, domestic short hair cat. She was a stray who gave birth to a litter of kittens, who are now old enough to go their own way and it's now Mama's turn to find her forever home! Pulitzer is a mellow and sweet cat who will do best with someone who is patient and will give her as much time as she needs to adjust to a new life. Pulitzer was nervous and hissing a lot when she was first brought inside, but after 2 months of socialization, she has now discovered that she loves chin scratches and all kinds of treats! There isn't a comfy spot at Putlizer's foster home that she hasn't slept on (bed, couch, cat tree, soft blanket, etc.) - this girl knows what she likes! Pulitzer also knows when it's time for breakfast or dinner and will vocalize to get your attention. Tuna flavor wet food is her favorite. Pulitzer is litter box trained and VERY CLEAN!  Pulitzer isn't at the stage where she can be picked up yet, but she allows petting as long as you announce yourself and don't startle her. Pulitzer doesn't mind when strangers pay her a visit and they can also pet her! Pulitzer will hide under the bed if someone makes her nervous (approaching too fast or overstimulating her) but she will not scratch or bite. Although Pulitzer's foster mom hasn't been able to clip her nails, Pulitzer knows to use scratching posts and doesn't scratch furniture! How perfect is she? Pulitzer is currently living in a pack situation with 5 other cats and a dog and they all get along nicely. Please apply for Pulitzer DIRECTLY using this link: https://www.flatbushcats.org/adopt  DO NOT fill out a Waggytail Rescue application. This is a courtesy post and Pulitzer is under Flatbush Cats' care.  show less

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Tom

Jack Russell Terrier

Meet Tom! Tom is a 3-year-old, 8-pound male jack russell terrier mix from Tijuana. Tom came to us with his son Jerry, whom we thought he... show more

Meet Tom! Tom is a 3-year-old, 8-pound male jack russell terrier mix from Tijuana. Tom came to us with his son Jerry, whom we thought he was bonded too. Turns out, they’d be fine together or separated! Tom’s foster mom reports that he s just the right amount of playful puppy and charming gentleman.  He loves other dogs once he gets familiarized with them, he is currently being fostered with his son Jerry and a senior Pomeranian.  He loves a good wrestle with his foster siblings and even more so loves a good cuddle.  He really loves his people and takes every opportunity to pounce on his foster mom and smother her with kisses, then curl up beside her for a nap!  Though he's still not sure about strangers or the city noises he jumps at any opportunity to get outside and explore. Tom is pee pad and crate trained. He can only be adopted into a family with resident dogs.  Vaccinated for rabies, DA2PP and bordetella. Neutered and microchipped. Flea, tick, and heartworm prevention due 5/21. Please contact us DIRECTLY using the instructions below if you are interested in adopting one of our Waggytails! Visit our website (www.waggytailrescue.org) for an adoption application. It is important to fill out an application as soon as possible for consideration, and we require a complete application for you to meet an animal.  Adoptions: waggyadopt@gmail.com Waggytail Rescue CANNOT guarantee the exact age of any adoptable dog, or final size of any of our adoptable puppies. We rely on the information provided to us by veterinarians, shelters, owner surrenders and other circumstances bringing the dog into our rescue. show less