Pet of the Week – Jessie (Adopted!)

Each week, we will be featuring a Pet of the Week from K9 Stray Rescue League in Oxford.

Hey everyone,
My name is Jessie.

Are you looking for a fun, young, and playful dog? You are in luck, I may be “the one” for you! I am around 40lbs, a bull terrier mix, and I am estimated to be between 1-3 years old. I am still a puppy at heart! My future family will have to understand that with me, like all dogs, it will take a little while for my new home and me to get adjusted to the new routine.

My foster dad says I eat my food like a good little girl but when the people food comes out that really interests me! My foster dad has never given me any people food but I love to watch him prep himself a meal. He seems petty good at it! My foster dad says I don’t steal food or jump on the counter, I just like to watch. I don’t tell him, but secretly I am waiting for him to drop something so I can have it! He never drops anything. Big disappointment for me but I deal with it like a champ and move on when he finishes!

I absolutely love being around my foster dad, I follow him everywhere he will let me. I am super affectionate and cuddly! If you are looking for a snuggle buddy, I am your gal! My foster dad does crate me. It’s not my favorite thing in the world but I understand it’s a safe place for me to go until I become totally trustworthy. I will go in the crate, calm down pretty fast, and take a nap. I even have been sleeping in my crate at night too. He has also tested out how I do when left alone in the home. Not too bad if I say so myself. Other than the occasional accident, I mostly just sleep on the couch. I don’t bark much unless the doorbell rings for a package delivery or a visitor. I have to let my man know someone is here! Whenever I do meet knew people, I greet them with with a big hug around their waist and show them right to the couch where I can warm their lap.

My foster dad got me one of those tug-of-war rope toys with a rubber ball on the end. I just LOVE that thing! When my foster dad throws it, I chase after it. I don’t really retrieve it or bring it to him yet but the thrill of the chase is enough for me. I can get a little excited and mouthy when we play together but I always stop when he tells me to. My foster dad is so great to teach me not to do that. What a guy! Sometimes he gives me a Kong with peanut butter in the middle. Mmmm, peanut butter tastes so good!

My foster dad has taken me on many walks and I do pull a little. I can’t help it, I like to lead the investigation. Mostly because I am so excited to get moving and check everything out! Can you blame me? There is a whole new world of uncharted territory out there for me to explore. Pine trees are my particular favorite to check out. I can smell so many other dogs and that fascinates me!

My foster dad says that I have been working on “sit” and “off”(as in knock it off) and both are coming along nicely. I started to learn those pretty quickly, maybe you can start teaching me more tricks if you adopt me? My foster dad says that I come when called pretty well when he says my name or whistles. I love being by him so much that it doesn’t take much for me to be right back by his side. Every once in a while there is something that catches my attention outside and he has to repeat himself to get my attention.

What am I looking for in a fur-ever home? I am so glad you asked! I am looking for a home to be very active with, a home that will love a snuggle buddy, as well as a home that has the time and patience to continue my training. I am telling you, I will be so worth it!

If I sound like the dog for you, contact my friends at and fill out an application. I look forward to meeting you soon 🙂

Your new bestie,

If you would like to see Jessie, please email and an appointment can be made to see her. 

Find more info here about adopting Jessie.

If you are interested in adopting Jessie or finding out more information, please call K9 Stray Rescue League at (248) 628-0435 to see if she’s still available. You can find other adoptable dogs here.

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