Monday, May 10, 2010

Lampass, TX: Pregnant Jack Russell Terrier

UPDATE: Imp has been re-named Miracle and is in care of Russell Rescue. She is not available for adoption until her babies are born and weaned. Contact Pam at for more information.

This is Amanda from the Lampasas Animal Shelter. We are desperately in need of a rescue that may be able to help this wonderful little dog. Her name is Imp, and she is possibly a fox terrier/chihuahua cross, and is about two years old if I remember correctly. We thought she would go fairly quickly, but it's a good thing she didn't. After a couple of weeks in the shelter, it became obvious that Imp was pregnant. Lately, it looks as if she is getting close to term. We moved her into a private room over the weekend just in case she had her puppies, and when we did, we realized something that had been impossible to notice in the noisy kennel - Imp is deaf as well as pregnant. She is very sweet, and is suprisingly good with kids. She has never shown any sign of aggression; not even a nip if you wake her up. We actually had her out with a group of 4-H kids a couple of weeks ago, and she loved it. She does great on a leash, and loves to cuddle.

Due to her disability, let alone her pregnancy, we know that it will be almost impossible to place her from here in the shelter. We also understand that it will be difficult for you as rescues to find her a loving home. In other words, we know that this is a long shot, but we wanted to try just in case. If you can help, or know of another group that may be able to help us save this loving little girl, please let us know. You can reach us at this email address, or you can call the shelter directly at 512-556-8586.

Thank you,


  1. Awww!!! Wish we could adopt Imp! I love the name too! Best of luck adopting her out and the puppies as well.

  2. Imp is at the shelter, awaiting a rescue. To help any dog is to spread word. Wishing isn't going to do the dogs any favor. Thanks!

  3. I would love to have this dog ASAP! Im living in Georgetown, TX. you can contact me by email... WITH ANY QUESTIONS U HAVE FOR ME. thank you!

  4. What is the situation for Imp? Please can you post an update.

  5. If you go on top of the page above, you'll see the update. Thanks!