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Amy (Sweet and Active) - Border Terrier / Terrier (medium coat) Dog For Adoption
Border Terrier Dog For Adoption in Santa Monica, CA, USA


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Ad ID: ADN-25488
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Date Listed: 11/29/2016
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Breed: Border Terrier
Gender: Female Female

Amy (Sweet and Active)

Age: Adult
Color/Markings: Tan/Yellow/Fawn with White
Size at Maturity: Medium
Availability Date: 11/29/2016
Location: Santa Monica, CA, 90403
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Tags: Border Terrier Dog For Adoption in Santa Monica, CA, USA

Border Terrier Dog For Adoption in Santa Monica, CA, USA

Physical Attributes
Coat Length Medium
Altered Yes
Behavioral Characteristics
  • Housetrained
Additional Information
Was the Dog Found No
  • Up-to-date on Vaccinations

Posted Breed: Border Terrier / Terrier (medium coat). Meet our love bug, AMY! Amy was found hobbling around in an industrial alley way. She had been hit by a car and no one stopped to help. She was found cowering in fear and crying in pain. Amy's x-rays showed that she had a fracture in her hind-leg. Despite the pain Amy was experiencing at the time of her rescue, she never stopped wagging her tail and giving kisses to her rescuers. Amy was treated for her injuries and she now has a clean bill of health! She is three years old and weighs 50.2 pounds. She is active, LOVES to go out on leash walks. She tends to pull forward while on her leash walks, but after a while she calms down. She will do anything to please people. And she gives great hugs and kisses. Amy thinks she is a lap dog! An ideal home for Amy would be an active family (without young kids) who can take her out on long, brisk walks. She needs a nurturing, responsible, and caring family. Amy is not crazy about every dog/cat she meets, but there have been a select few small dogs she absolutely adored to pieces. When she is outdoors, she is active. When she is indoors, she flops to her side for belly rubs and cuddle sessions. To adopt, please e-mail us: LIKE us on Facebook:

Border Terrier

Overview: The Border Terrier was bred to chase and catch foxes, as a means of pest control for farmers. As such, he is very alert and active ' and built to run. He's a loyal companion and has a great disposition. Just give him lots of exercise and he'll be happy
Breed Group: Terrier
Weight (lbs): male: 13-15, female: 11-14
Height (in): 10-11
Colors: Red, grizzle and tan, blue and tan, or wheaten.
Coat: Very wiry, strait, somewhat broken oter coat, which should conform to the body with a short, dense undercoat. Its hide is very thick and loose fitting. The Border Terrier is known for its distinctive otter head.
Character: Border Terriers are brave and occasionally stubborn. They are highly energetic and great with children.
Temperament: This breed gets along well with other pets and children, as long as proper socialization has occurred at an early age.
Care: The Border Terrier should have its coat plucked occasionally but should not have it trimmed. You may want to groom it at least once per week.
Training: This breed is a quick learner; training is a simple and straightforward process with rare complications.
Activity: The Border Terrier prefers having lots of time outside to run and play.
Country of Origin: Scotland
Health Issue: This breed has few outward signs of illness, so watch them carefully.
Life Expectancy: 15 or more

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