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Roux (VA)   

In shelter Dog

Piney River, VA, 22964
Pet name:
Roux (VA)
Rat Terrier
Roux is a handsome1-year-old fellow, whose looks and temperament suggest that he may be heavily endowed with the DNA of an American feist, the rat terriers close cousin. Often kept as hunting dogs, feists excel at treeing squirrels and such, while serious rat terriers are more likely to be pros at digging after pesky critters in the ground. Whether hes going up, down, or in some other direction, Roux is 21 lbs. of pure athleticism, and he loves to run, jump, and climb. He would be an excellent agility candidate or lure-coursing dog. He may even be good at scent work. Bottom line, Roux needs an active home that will challenge his mind and work his body.

Incredibly smart and eager to learn, Roux understands lots of commands and is ready for more. He takes guard dog duties seriously and barks at new people or dogs, but hes learning that one or two barks is enough and then its time to let the humans handle any stranger danger. Hes house-trained, crate trained, an excellent passenger in the car, and a great walking companion. His foster moms 9-year-old granddaughter is working with Roux on basic commands in this video at . While the clip shows that both Roux and his young handler are learning, his enthusiasm and desire to be a student are clear.

In true terrier/feist style, Roux can play roughly--jumping and growling and snapping at other dogs. He does well with larger dogs that tolerate those antics and will play along. Small dogs are OK too, but interactions need to be monitored due to Rouxs exuberant play style. Roux would probably NOT do well with cats or other small animals, but he would definitely do well with YOU! See more photos of Roux at .Our adoption fee is $200 for adult dogs or $250 for puppies under 6 months old.
If you are interested in adopting this dog, PLEASE READ THE DETAILED ADOPTION PROCESS information on our website at www. From there, you can access our adoption application or contact our Adoption Team for more info.


  1. American Humane Association
  2. Peeva
  3. American Veterinary Medical Association
  4. Veterinary Information Network
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