Make These Puppies Lucky: Henry and Sukie the Jack Russell Terrier Mixes

These senior bonded siblings are looking for their forever home. Might it be yours?

Introducing Henry and Sukie, two bonded siblings who want nothing more than to find an adoring forever home together. Sukie is a loyal, gentle, sweet, and loving couch potato, and Henry is her silly, cuddly, playful, and very friendly other half. Won’t you consider opening your home — and your heart — to this adorable little duo?

Names: Henry and Sukie.

Age and sexes: 8-year-old male and female.

Breed: Jack Russell Terrier mixes.

Sizes and weights: Henry: small and 18 pounds. Sukie: medium and 27 pounds.

Coat: Henry: short, brown and white. Sukie: short, white with brown spots.

Location: City Dogs Rescue in Washington D.C.

Activity levels: Henry: medium. Sukie: low.

Likes: Henry: belly rubs, playing fetch, sweet potato, hanging out with his sister, and food. Sukie: hanging out with her brother, belly rubs, sweet potato, going for walks, pulling stuffing out of soft toys, and cuddling with her people.

Dislikes: Henry: being separated from and getting less attention than his sister. Sukie: being chased, startling noises, and being approached too quickly.

Training: Henry and Sukie are house trained, love their crate, and walk well on a leash. They are incredibly well-behaved dogs.

Sukie and Henry have different personalities, so a family that wants a cuddly couch potato, as well as a buddy who will play fetch with them for 5-10 minutes a day, will get the best of both worlds with this delightful pair. And who could say no to those irresistible under-bites? (Photos courtesy City Dogs Rescue)
Sukie and Henry have different personalities, so a family that wants a cuddly couch potato, as well as a buddy who will play fetch with them for five to 10 minutes a day, will get the best of both worlds with this delightful pair. And who could say no to those irresistible under-bites? (Photos courtesy Diana Day)

Yard requirements: Although Henry and Sukie would love a fenced-in yard, it’s not a necessity as long as they get regular walks and playtime. Henry can be a bit of an escape artist, so a yard with a solid, secure fence would be a must.

Kids: Henry is great with all children, while Sukie enjoys older, calmer kids (especially girls) who understand not to chase her. She can be timid and sometimes needs a little time to warm up to new people, particularly men and energetic children.

Dogs and cats: Both are great with other dogs, and they ignore cats.

Health issues: Henry has a mild heart issue that is treated with one pill given twice daily, while Sukie has more significant heart issues that require multiple daily medications. All meds are administered in their food, which makes it easy to give them. Henry also takes medication for occasional acid indigestion and allergies, as needed.

Their story: Henry and Sukie were found abandoned together in a house. It was discovered that they were siblings and had been abandoned multiple times, but always stayed together. They are completely bonded and dislike being apart.

Their ideal forever home: Henry and Sukie would love a quiet home with an older retired couple, or a small family with older children who can be home with them a lot, and be committed to their daily medication schedule.

Other details prospective adopters should know: CDR only adopts to people who live in D.C., and the metro areas of Maryland and Northern Virginia.

Contact info: Visit citydogsrescuedc.org.

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Lisa Plummer Savas

A devoted dog mom, journalist, and animal activist, Lisa uses her writing to spread awareness about animal welfare and cruelty issues. She lives in Atlanta with two spoiled German Shepherds, one entitled Pug, and a very understanding husband. Read more of her work at her blog and website, and follow her on Twitter.

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