Doris, left, and Dixie, right
5/3/14 Doris and Dixie have finally found a new home!
Doris and Dixie are an adorable Jack Russell Terrier girl and boy couple. They’re 10 years old and have been in the care of West Yorkshire Dog Rescue for over a year.
Doris and Dixie came from a tough background and they were never walked, so they have spent the majority of their 10 years in the confines of one house and garden. Consequently, they find the outside world a very big, very intimidating place.
Doris and Dixie need a home with dog-experienced, mature people who have lots of patience and empathy with dogs that have had a less than ideal life. Doris and Dixie have always been together and they have been through so much together that they can’t be split up.
Doris and Dixie are in foster on a smallholding where they are doing well. They were very frightened when they first arrived, but every day they settle better, and now they confidently explore the fields off lead, as you can see in this charming little video:
They are very affectionate dogs who love to be cuddled, and they need a quiet, calm home with kind, gentle people. Most of the time, Dixie is affectionate and loyal, but sometimes he gets so anxious and frightened that he will nip, but this is easily managed when you know how and their foster carer will happily advise on this.
Most people want a perfect dog. If you are one of those people, Doris and Dixie certainly aren’t for you, but if you’re the special person that this special pair deserve, and you will be kind to old dogs that have had it tough, then please consider helping Doris and Dixie.
Doris enjoying a run
Doris and Dixie’s seclusion and lack of socialisation as youngsters explains why they bark at things they meet on a walk, such as people, dogs, traffic and bicycles etc. It also highlights their need for a home where they will be given patience and love and gradual exposure to things over time.
Dixie enjoying being in the countryside
They love going for walks on the moors and they can be let off lead. They love running around and they have good recall. And they come back home so happy after a walk, no matter what the weather. They wear little coats to keep them warm in the rain.
If walked in town, they get very stressed and will bark at people, bicycles and dogs, and so walking them in town is just not enjoyable. For relaxed, happy dogs they need to walk in quiet countryside with no-one about, and then they are in their element and really enjoy themselves.
Doris and Dixie are too nervous to live with the noise and chaos of children; they need a quiet, adult household. Their forever home will need a large, secure garden for them to play in, and they need quiet, countryside walks where there is no traffic and not many people or dogs.
They don’t demand a lot of attention and don’t ask for a lot out of life. They seem to have plenty of years left in them and they so deserve a chance of a forever home.
If you have a sense of humour you will really appreciate Doris and Dixie’s characters as they are funny little dogs that will make you laugh, and you have to see the funny side of their quirky nature.
Doris and Dixie are neutered, vaccinated, microchipped, and have been treated for fleas and worms. They have been to the vets for a full dental clean and polish with rotten teeth removed, and at the same time they were clipped to tidy them up by a professional dog groomer who also trimmed their nails. They had a bath so are nice and clean.
West Yorkshire Dog Rescue stress that you should only apply for Doris and Dixie if you have many years of experience with rescue dogs who have issues. They need real dog lovers, people who truly understand and have sympathy for dogs.
If you think you could be the special person for these special dogs, please contact Kathy of West Yorkshire Dog Rescue as follows:
Mobile: 07711 617148 between 9am and 5.30pm, or text at any time, but include your full name and surname in the text.
You will need to complete a West Yorkshire Dog Rescue Potential Owner Enquiry Form.
Please mention that you saw Doris and Dixie featured on the Oldies Club website.
This replaces Doris and Dixie’s original entry dated 11 July 2012.