• Status - Available
  • Breed - lab x schnauzer
  • Sex - Female
  • Age - 1 year (approx)
  • Neutered - Yes
  • Vaccinated - Yes

More about Me

High Energy  High Energy
Basic Training  Basic Training
Quiet Home  Quiet Home


Jinny is a gorgeous scruff ball with brains for days!

She is a young and active dog that loves to keep her body and mind busy. Jinny has tons of potential but will need an experienced owner to help her progress with her training. Ideally she would benefit from an owner who has previously dealt with challenging behaviours. 

Jinny has a big bark and isn't shy of using it! She will bark and lunge at strangers but this has been improving well in our care. As she likes to keep her social circle small we are looking for a home in a quiet area, ideally rural so that Jinny is able to enjoy walks without many distractions. She will need a secure garden so she can practice her life skills and will need to be the only dog in the home. Although her lead walking has vastly improved she can be incredibly strong (she's quite a big, strong lass!) when she is reacting to strangers. 

Once Jinny knows you she is incredibly affectionate, bum scratches being her fuss of choice. She does take some time to trust new people so any potential adopters must be willing to do multiple visits and it could take Jinny a few months before she trusts you. 

Jinny would be best suited to an adult only home but could potentially live with older, teenage children (17+). Jinny would not be suitable to go to a home with regularly visiting young children. 

We have been using positive reinforcement techniques to help Jinny with her reactivity and have seen some great progress. Any potential adopters must be willing to continue her training using positive methods. Any potential adopters must be willing to continue structured training sessions with either Oak Tree or another force-free trainer once she is in her new home. 

Jinny is full of character and has a real drive to learn. She has the potential to be a wonderful companion for someone who is prepared to put substantial work in. Please take into consideration that she is a project dog and not for the faint of heart, or mind! 

Rehoming Requirements

  • Secure garden
  • Quiet area (ideally rural)
  • Adult only home (potentially with older teens 17+) and no regularly visiting young children
  • Only dog
  • No cats or small furries
  • Experienced owner (ideally with experience of challenging behaviours) willing to continue training using positive reinforcement techniques 
  • Could be left for up to 4 hours

If you feel you could provide Jinny with the home she needs please email ginaa@oaktreeanimals.org.uk with your address, contact number and a few sentences on why you are a match for Jinny. 

Want to find out more about Jinny?

Please call 01228 560082 or email us between 10.00am and 4.00pm, and speak to a member of our Small Animal Team.


On average, we have 400 animals come into our shelter every year. Please take a look at some of our dogs looking for loving homes and see if you can find a friend for life. Where appropriate, all of our animals are vaccinated, microchipped and neutered. We also give each animal a behavioural assessment to identify their needs and help you find your perfect companion.

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