Nell just turned 8 years old! She is a 20 pound Wire Fox Terrier in need of an adoptive home.Nell has lived with another dog of her same breed all of her life. She has never been observed around cats but because she has a strong prey drive, one would assume she shouldn’t live with a cat . Nell does well with kind children but if the kids worry or bother her, she will walk away from them. One should always allow a dog to have their own space and teach kids to respect the boundaries a dog asks for.

This pretty girl is described as being “full of fun and energy”. She loves to play fetch and go on walks. She uses a harness on walks and we are told she does OK with that. Her owners have used a shock collar for training purposes; this is not something we would ever recommend to use for a dog. Nell sounds like a smart girl who could be trained without that.

As most hearing dogs do, Nell barks to let you know when someone is at the door. She will also bark at strange noises in the night. She sounds like a good guard dog! But if you share walls with neighbors, this barking could bother them. Nell is a hunter, she has killed rodents and chickens.

Nell is crate trained and will use a potty pad if she has to. Ideally no dog should have to “hold it” for too long. Her people have not left her out of the crate when they have left the house. She sleeps in a crate at night.  She does well for travel, safe and secure in her crate.

Nell loves to get on the back of the couch and watch outside for any activity. She loves to play with her canine companion and she is used to having another dog for company. She can manage stairs fine and shows no signs of arthritis. Nell is a young senior! The hope is that she has years ahead of her and her adoptive will be her forever home. Her adopter should be able to afford her grooming and lifelong veterinary care.

What a fun dog Nell sounds like! She is ready for the next chapter of her new life with possible adventures and new activities.

Nell is located in Gaston, ORE. For contact information please email:

This is a courtesy post. This is not an Old Dog Haven dog. We urge prospective adopters to do their own evaluation.