“Terrorist” Advertising Places Puppies

How inventive! Looks like Dogster Nubb here is WAY too cool to spend his time terrorizing anything! But isn't he a great representative of a...

Joy  |  Oct 8th 2006


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How inventive!

Looks like Dogster Nubb here is WAY too cool to spend his time terrorizing anything! But isn’t he a great representative of a Rat Terrier?!

Thanks to Lynn H. for barking in this story from Boston.com!

Wanted: Home for terrorist puppies
By Jim Fitzgerald

CORTLANDT, N.Y. –Describing abandoned puppies as “terrorists” in a classified ad doesn’t seem like a good way to get them adopted. Unless you’re in the animal-rescue world of Paula Young.

Young, director of Mount Vernon’s animal shelter, learned last month that four rat terrier pups were about to be euthanized in New York City. So she swooped in, picked them up and brought them to her five-acre spread in Westchester County. Then she called The Journal News and ordered a two-week, three-line ad that says, “Twin Rat Terrorists; 11 months, adorable, full of fun.”

You don’t often see “terrorist” and “adorable” in the same description, but Young said she was just being honest.

“They can be little terrors,” she said of the 8- to 12-pound, white-butterscotch-and-black short-haired terriers named Jack, Jackie, Milo and Dino, who were playing happily on a second-story deck on a recent morning and were perfectly friendly toward a visitor.

Don’t be fooled by those sweet-looking faces and silky ears: Their fierce hunting instincts are likely to terrify any prey.

“If you’re wearing a pair of slippers that look like bunnies, they’ll think it’s the greatest thing in the world and they’ll attack them,” warned Young.

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