Looking for a small, sturdy dog…

The jack russell terrier may be the dog for you if small and sturdy is your goal.  They are highly intelligent and trainable to do a wide array of tricks.  For this reason, they are often seen on tv shows and movies.  The breed is cheerful, loving, and absolutely fearless.  They need a very firm owner or they may walk all over you.  They do require lots of exercise and may become aggressive or destructive if enough energy is not expelled daily.  They can be suitable for apartment life if properly exercised, but do best in a home with a large yard where they can run around.  They do not have many health problems, but common ones include eye disease, deafness, and dislocation of knee caps.  The breed requires little grooming, only combing and brushing; bathing when necessary.  Jack russell terriers have been used to hunt small game, especially fox and they are considered a working breed.  They are also great at agility.  They are definitely for an active owner and are not couch potatoes.  They have a life expectancy of 15 or more years.  We have several clients with jack russells at Gwinnett Pet Watchers.  My personal opinion is that they are very fun and active dogs and I really enjoy spending time with them.

Things to do with your dog this weekend

Things to do 10/31-11/6/2012
For the Love of Dogs Pet Festival
Saturday, Nov 3 11:00a to 5:00p
at Dogma Dog Care, Smyrna, GA
Join us for this family friendly pet festival sponsored by Dogma Dog Care. This year’s event includes a bounce house for the kids, pet-friendly vendors, food trucks and fun for your four-legged friends. This year’s festival is dedicated to the Villalobos Rescue Center from Animal Planet’s, “Pit Bulls and Parolees” as they build a new pit bull sanctuary in the South! read more
Event Website
Annual Cotton States CFA Championship & Houshold Pet Cat Show
Saturday, Nov 3 10:00a to 5:00p
at Gwinnett County Civic Center, Duluth, GA
Price: Adults: $8.00 Children: $5.00
Age Suitability: All Ages

450 cats and kittens of all breeds, including felines of undetermined origins, will compete for honors and prizes. Known for their top annual shows, Cotton States Cat Club will host participants from all over the country and abroad. Elvis will be in the building for a special musical presentation on Saturday at noon. For additional information and a discount coupon, please go to or Cotton States Cat Show on Facebook.
Annual Cotton States CFA Championship & Houshold Pet Cat Show – Website

Good Mews Animal Foundation Holiday Sale
Saturday, Oct 20 9:00a to 5:00p
at Sandy Plains (Publix) Shopping Center, Marietta, GA

Price: FREE Admission
Phone: 770-499-CATS (2287)
Age Suitability: All Ages

Good Mews Animal Foundation will be having a Holiday Sale this year so mark your calendars! We will be selling all holiday items, so you will be sure to find a lot of great things! The sale starts Friday October 12th (9-5)and will run every Saturday 9-5) and Sunday (Noon-5) thru the first weekend of November.
The sale will be located at the Sandy Plains (Publix) Shopping Center:
1860 Sandy Plains Rd at Scufflegrit Rd. Marietta (2 doors down from Publix)
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