Arrival Date: 6/1/17
Breed: Jack Russell TerrierMix
Gender: Female
Age: 11 years
Weight: 32# (as of 6/2/17)
Personality: Shy at first, Outgoing when warm
Fully Vaccinated: Yes
Microchipped: Yes
Spayed/Neutered: Yes
In foster Home: Yes
Dog Social: Yes
Crate Trained: Unknown
House Trained: Yes
Kid-Friendly: Yes
Cat-Friendly Unknown
Origin: Owner Surrender
Adoption Fee: $200

Trixie is an 11 year old Jack Russell Terrier mix. She is a hefty 32# and is now on a weight loss regime to get her down to 20#. She is otherwise healthy and happy. Her owners had two dogs and were moving and opted to have Trixie euthanized. In the veterinary and rescue world this is known as a “convenience euthanasia” and lucky for Trixie the clinic intervened and bought some time while they networked to find her a rescue. We stepped up and the owners delivered her to us and signed her over. She arrived spayed and having some of her vaccines. She has been to our vet clinic and has all of her vaccines now up to date including her heartworm test. We are focusing on having her lose weight and have put her on a low calorie food to help that process. She will also have access to exercising more at daycare with her new friends. Trixie is a love bug so if you’re in the spirit of adopting a senior dog giver her the opportunity….she won’t disappoint!

If you are interested in meeting Trixie please fill out an application or email us. Look for her at upcoming events too!


Trixie is a darling little(sort of)dog. Once she gets over her initial nervousness, she’s friendly, sweet, and mellow. She loves to go for walks, ride in the car, and hang out in the yard. She gets along with my two mutts but isn’t really interested in playing, at least so far.  She seems to prefer human company and spends a lot of time chilling or napping next to or on my recliner.
When I leave, I sometimes confine her in the kitchen, which has worked out fine. If I’m gone for a short time, she has the run of the house. She is housebroken–only a few accidents. No need for a crate.
I have been putting chicken broth on the  dry diet food which has helped. She’s used to it now and is eating fine. Her activity/play level is increasing as she loses weight. She’s pretty agile for an older gal and runs up and down the stairs and jumps up on the bed easily. She could probably use a little leash training but it’s not a big deal. She does bark, mostly when outside,  but not excessively.
If you are looking for a calm, easy, and nice senior dog companion, Trixie may be the one for you. She certainly deserves a new lease on life
This entry was posted in Adoptables. Bookmark the permalink. Both comments and trackbacks are currently closed.
Our Adoptables Are
  • Socialized in a cage-free dog daycare environment
  • Dog-Friendly
  • Cat Tested (upon request)
  • Fostered in real homes
  • Spayed or Neutered
  • Temperament tested
  • Veterinary Health Checked
  • Fully Vaccinated
  • Distemper Vaccinated
  • Rabies Vaccinated
  • Bordetella Vaccinated
  • Heartworm Tested
  • Microchipped
  • Flea Preventative
  • Heartworm Preventative
  • Groomed prior to adoption

Services provided by
Gateway Animal Clinic

Event Tent Graphic


Dunks for Dogs


Wednesday, August 30, 2017 Join us for a fun night! Dunk some of Cleveland’s favorites! All proceeds benefit Friends of the Cleveland Kennel/City Dogs and Secondhand Mutts. All are welcome to attend, admission is free! Raffle prizes, 50/50 raffle and lots of fun at the Dunks for Dogs event!   Step on up, give a […]

Secondhand Stuff: Flea Market & Rummage Sale


Saturday, September 23, 2017 Interested in selling your stuff? pots are first-come, first-serve until they are gone. Contact Leah Kubiak by August 30, 2017 at for seller information and reservations.

Just Add Salt+: A Fine Dining Experience to Benefit Secondhand Mutts


Sunday, October 1, 2017 SAVE THE DATE! Join us for a fine dining experience at one of the “hottest new restaurants in Cleveland”. There is limited seating available for parties up up to 15. Co-owners Jessica Parkison and Chef Jill Vedaa will serve up an amazing five courses paired with wine. Cash bar cocktail hour […]