Pet of the Week: Gentle JJ ready for a new home

Darlene Foreman, animal caretaker at the Esther Boyd Animal Shelter, holds JJ, a 1-year old chihuahua dachshund mix looking for a new home. Kaley Toy/Daily

WINCHESTER – JJ, a male chihuahua dachshund mix arrived at the Frederick County Esther Boyd Animal Shelter on Oct. 5 and wants a new home soon.

JJ is only a year old and was brought to the shelter because his previous owners were moving and couldn’t take him with them. His owners had taken care of him since he was a puppy.

Darlene Foreman, animal caretaker at the shelter, said he’s “friendly, good with children and good with dogs.”

Foreman added that he is housetrained and came in with two other dogs so a home with other dogs would be fine for JJ.

JJ is a very affectionate dog that isn’t afraid to give out tons of kisses. He’s a little shy at first but opens up once he gets to know you.

He was tested with cats and the shelter discovered that he is a little scared of cats, so a home without cats would be ideal for JJ.

Foreman said that he has not been neutered and still needs his rabies shots, but he is up-to-date on all other shots.

His adoption fee is $100, which includes the neutering deposit.

For more information on adopting JJ, contact the Frederick County Esther Boyd Animal Shelter at 161 Fort Collier Road Winchester, by calling 540-667-9192 or visiting http://www.fcva.us/departments/o-z/public-works/esther-boyd-animal-shelter.

Contact staff writer Kaley Toy at 540-465-5137 ext. 176, or ktoy@nvdaily.com