Age: 12 Years Sex: Female
|Home:Lakewood / Cleveland, OH |
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Tillsy, Tills, Silly, Belly
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December 1st 2003
Sleeping next to mom under the covers, eating, playing with my foster sister
Strangers, cold weather (she's from Texas, and new to our northern climate), car rides, loud noises, new things
ANY food that she comes across (I've seen her try acorns!)
Any walk, as long as nothing new or intimidating happens.
Becoming housebroken, considering she had spent her whole life in a pen out of doors...
Tillie was our foster dog, and we fell in love with her! She learned to trust us, and we began to think of her as one of our own.
Tillie has siblings and children scattered all across the country, but Tillie has not had a happy or pleasant life. She was seized along with 200+ other JRTs from a breeder in Texas. Conditions for these dogs were very poor, and many were in very bad health. Tillie was suffering from severe dermatitis, all the fur was missing from her raw, red back. She also needed 13 teeth removed due to gnawing them to stubs as a stress reaction to her situation. Russell Rescue stepped in, and at great cost helped to re-home these dogs. 50+ were driven across the country, and Tillie was one of these dogs. Like most of them, she was very very shy. It took her months to get used to being around people. She had no socialization skills. Today things are much better. She loves her family, and likes to cuddle with her new mom. She also enjoys playing with her brother Archie, and the foster dogs who come to stay. She is still easily frightened, and wary of new situations. She also tends to eat too much, she just can't get used to having so much food all to herself.
If you would like to know more about Operation Texas or Russell Rescue please check out -
To see where Tillie and the others came from please look at this link-
Photos are under the Wise County Jack Russell Rescue,
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|November 27th 2006
||More than 9 years!
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