Dilly

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photos from the shelter/Petfinder.com at home
in our hometown of Ventura, CA
Dilly with a Dilly Bar ice cream from Dairy Queen
Dilly appears to be a Rat Terrier and Italian Greyhound mix. She is about two years old and is the youngest member of my pack. I adopted her in December 2017. She was turned in to the Humane Society of Tuolumne County in Jamestown, CA when her owner could not find homes for her and her two brothers. Known at the shelter as "Vixey", she was the biggest of the three puppies. She had been at the shelter for about a month. I had been diligently searching for a Jack Russell Terrier rescue for about eight months with no luck. Browsing through the Rat Terriers at Petfinder.com, I saw her photos (see above) and instantly fell in love. I drove up that weekend to adopt her. That JRT will have to wait.

She settled in quickly with the rest of the crew. At first, Grizzy was a bit sulky about the addition but he's over it. The two of them play together every day. Dilly weighs about 13 pounds. She can run like the wind and can jump sky high. She is crazy about food which makes training tricks a breeze. She was initially afraid of cars and car rides, as well as men and children. But all of those fears are gone now. She has some quirks: loves to eat paper and cat poop outside if she can find it. She has the loudest and silliest howl when the other dogs are barking.

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