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About Wescott and Jill

  • Wescott is a 10 year, 11 mo. old West Highland White Terrier in Albuquerque, NM
  • Jill is a 7 year old Australian Terrier & Mixed in Albuquerque, NM


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About Wescott

Classic Westie - white with tan shading along back. Pulls during the first part of walks. Take doggie poo bags; he almost always goes within first 3-5 minutes. Playful and alert, but physically slowing down as he ages. LOVES chasing balls and stuffed toys, tugging on rope toys.

  • Sex: Male
  • Age: 10 years, 11 mo. old
  • Weight: 16lbs
  • Breed: West Highland White Terrier
  • Tracking Chip: Yes
  • Neutered: Yes
  • House Trained: Yes
  • Gets along with children: Yes
  • Gets along with other dogs: Yes
  • Gets along with cats: No

About Jill

Thin silky hair on body, skinny legs, long tail. Light tan. She usually goes to the sofa or cedar chest when the front door opens and doesn't try to bolt. Watch her though. If there is a neighborhood cat nearby or the mailman is close, she may run. Likes to play with stuffed toys, and burrow under afghans casually draped on chairs or sofa. Be careful not to sit on her!

  • Sex: Female
  • Age: 7 years old
  • Weight: 12lbs
  • Breed: Australian Terrier & Mixed
  • Tracking Chip: Yes
  • Spayed: Yes
  • House Trained: Yes
    See special requirements for cautions, tips & handling tricks.
  • Gets along with children: Yes
    Tends to shy away from children under 5 -- they can get too rowdy.
  • Gets along with other dogs: Yes
    She is very cautious with small and medium dogs at first, and would rather take her time to come over for introduction. She doesn't like to be around large dogs, and is very good at hiding. I watch her body behavior and do not force her to interact.
  • Gets along with cats: No
    I don't know, but would not want to try her with them.

Special Requirements

Can be kind of anxious, and start shivering from nervousness. Also can back out of her collar and/or harness if scared, even if it is adjusted pretty tightly. Also be careful fastening her harness under her armpits; must be snug but not pinch. Tends to stay in back of the pack on walks and behind me on Meet & Greets. If I'm taking her someplace, I often give her Rescue Remedy to calm her. She likes rides, behaves well in the car, and rides in the front seat so the other dogs don't trample her. She does not like to be picked up under her front legs (armpits), it makes her cry out. I put one hand way under her ribs closer to her belly so my hand comes out around the other side of her far ribs, and I put the other hand under her rear end to kind of scoop her up. As I lift her, I bring her to my body right away so she feels supported. Otherwise she may try to jump down after I stand, and it is too far to fall. Doesn't like to go potty outside if it's cold or wet. I pick her up and take her out with the others, watching her until she goes. Close the door behind you so she can't sneak back into the house until you let her in. Otherwise, you may find a puddle or wet throw rug somewhere inside instead! When it's time to go potty, if it's too cold or raining outside, she will sometimes try to hide and then I find a little puddle inside a few hours later. You'll need to pick her up and carry her out with the others. Must close the door behind you or she will turn right around and run back inside without going potty. Watch her until she goes, then tell her "good potty, Jill" allow the dogs back inside. I give them each a small treat from a container by the microwave.