Jack – Adopted 09/2022!
Jack. What can we say about Jack? His story is like the millions of other dogs, over the years, who’ve ended up in a shelter or rescue. We don’t know too much about Jack. We can’t really determine how old he is but he has lots of energy and should do well with other dogs. What we do know: Jack and a companion cat were dropped off at a local shelter in W. Va by an older, somewhat belligerent, woman who said both showed up at her house as strays. Per her, Jack was dripping blood and pus from an ear injury. The woman insisted the shelter take the duo but when told there was literally NO room for either, said fine, she’d just dump them. You know, no true rescue worker would ever let that happen. Calls were made that led to Jack being taken in by our partner rescue vet in W. Va., and where he remains nearly 2 weeks later. As much as it clearly pained him, Jack let staff clean his mangled ear, which the vet described as an injury from an attack of some magnitude . It should be noted that he NEVER nipped or bit staff as his wounds were tended to, in spite of his obvious pain. He whined when it was too much.
Jack, who is currently intact, was tested with a large female Pit. He was interested in her and being social but she just couldn’t be bothered. He was also tested with an adult male, neutered Pit and again interested in being social but a bit more reserved. Although he sensed the other dog’s stress, he didn’t push the issue. No signs of aggression from Jack. Considering he was dropped off with a cat, it may be assumed he’s good with cats but further testing may be needed. The Vet staff has described him as a wiggle butt and quite the talker, who will match you word for word . He’s very friendly with the humans he’s met. He loves treats, has those beautiful, inquisitive boxer eyes. He has fair leash manners and is very strong. He will pull and it will take strength to walk this boy so that should be a consideration before applying to adopt him. Poor Jack didn’t like being confined. It’s believed he was a house dog, not a stray who lived on the street. It’s quite possible that Jack and the cat belonged to the woman but perhaps she just couldn’t handle their bills. Times are tough, we try not to judge. Jack will continue his medical treatment for his ear and will be neutered, most likely some time this coming week. We are looking for a safe place for Jack to land when he gets here from W. Va. If you are interested in foster, foster-to-adopt or adopting Jack, please complete an application. If you are already approved, please let us know if you are interested. We don’t have a specific date yet for Jack’s arrival . Consider giving this boy the love and caring he deserves.