Penny is part of Homeward Bound’s 3rd Party Adoption listing for privately-owned Vermont animals. Pets posted for 3rd Party Adoption are not at the shelter. Homeward Bound staff has not seen or evaluated these pets and all information provided is as described by the owner. For any questions or to make an appointment to meet Penny, please contact her current owner, Michael, at or 802-870-7004.

Penny’s current caregiver reports her to be an 11-year old Jack Russell Terrier who weighs 17 pounds, and up-to-date on her vaccinations. Due to family circumstances, Penny was taken in by her current caretaker, but he can’t have dogs where he lives and needs to find her a home.

Penny is very active, as her breed is known for, and likes to play with stuffed toys. She has lived with another dog, but has not lived with cats. If kids come to visit, she gets along fine with them. She has never acted aggressively toward anyone, and is not crate trained.

Penny walks well on a leash and is housebroken. She does not care for car rides.

Her caretaker says that Penny is friendly to family and visitors, playful, talkative, needy, and can be somewhat of a couch potato even though she is energetic otherwise. When she is home alone she has the run of the apartment.

The best scenario for Penny’s future home is thought to be with older adults or a family with older children, and a fenced-in yard where she can run around to let off some steam. She is a great home companion dog who likes to curl up next to you or in your lap, and sleep with you at night.

If you have questions about Penny or would like to schedule an appointment to meet her, please call Michael at 802-870-7004 or email



  • Breed: Jack Russell Terrier
  • Size: Small
  • Age: 11 years
  • Gender: Female