Jeff came into animal control with entropion eyelids. This is a condition in which part of the eyelid is inverted, forcing the eyelashes to grow inward towards the eyeball causing painful irritation and corneal damage; and if left uncorrected, it can ultimately cause blindness. Jeff already had some scarring from corneal ulcers, and he needed surgery on both eyes (upper and lower lids-each eye or Bilateral Entropion Surgery) to correct this condition. Having recently had this sight-saving surgery he needed, Jeff is now a healthy, robust dog eagerly looking for his forever home.
Seriously, can you resist a dog with a polka-dotted nose and ears? Appropriately enough, Jeff’s a bit of a ham and will clown for you anytime you ask (and sometimes when you don’t). This fun-loving, handsome hunk of a boy loves people, playtime, and attention pretty much equally, and he thrives with companionship and structure. Intelligent, athletic, curious, and adventuresome, Jeff enjoys outdoor activities, especially if that means getting to hang-out alongside “his people.” A home with a securely enclosed yard where he can safely romp and explore the world around him would be a huge bonus for Jeff too.
Sociable, loyal, devoted, and infectiously happy; Jeff is also obedient and quick to please when he knows what is expected of him, but he is easily distracted outdoors and with Bully-determination, he can be unintentionally mischievous and single-minded at times. He can also be discerning of strangers out of a sense of faithful loyalty to “his people;” and thus, it is very important that Jeff’s new family members provide him with the leadership, direction, and continued socialization he will need to keep him from becoming protective of family and home. Simply put, established rules and boundaries which are adhered to will prevent him from taking liberties and/or from taking over – both of which will most likely get him into trouble.
Built above all else for companionship, Jeff needs a responsible, caring, naturally confident, and experienced owner who will include in him in daily activities and provide him with patient leadership, consistent follow-through, and plenty of challenges that allow for a well-earned sense of pride and accomplishment; Jeff is an intelligent, high-functioning canine after-all.
Activities such as obedience training, interactive play sessions with family members, and regular leashed walks will meet Jeff’s moderate physical and mental exercise needs while also helping to reinforce good canine manners. For all his brawn and bravado, this big lug of a boy is really just a happy-to-be around, very sensitive, puppy-like canine who also happens to be a closet cuddle-bug. Without a doubt, Jeff will appreciate some much needed TLC and any pampering he receives, and he’ll seek out his much-loved family members who he will want to snuggle close with at the end of each day.
Jeff is best suited as an indoor pet and companion for a home with a calm, moderately-active lifestyle, no cats, and no male dogs. Although he may do well with select female dogs of similar size, a meet-n-greet prior to adoption would be necessary to determine compatibility.
Come meet Jeff at the Monroe County Animal Control Shelter located at 911 S. Raisinville Rd, Monroe, MI (just south of the fairgrounds). Kennel hours are Tuesday - Friday, 11:00 am - 3:30 pm; Saturday, 11:00 am - 2:30 pm; closed Sunday, Monday, and National Holidays.
For more information you can email firstname.lastname@example.org or call the shelter during business hours at 734-240-3125.
Monroe SPCA also offers microchips for dogs and cats adopted from Monroe County Animal Control for a fee of $15.00 at the time of adoption. Microchips are implanted between the dog’s shoulder blades and are a permanent form of identification. Microchips are registered to Monroe SPCA with adopters adding “new owner” information after adoption. If the dog is ever lost and slips his or her collar and tags, the microchip allows the finder to know who to contact when the dog is scanned for a microchip.
Even if you cannot adopt at this time, please consider making a donation to Monroe SPCA so we may continue saving, protecting, and improving the lives of homeless animals in Monroe County.
In addition to providing emergency medical treatment to animals who need it, Monroe SPCA, now, provides every dog at Monroe County Animal Control with basic preventative health care which includes flea preventative, deworming(s), DHPP vaccine and booster, and Heartworm Testing. If a dog tests positive for Heartworm, Monroe SPCA also provides that dog with Heartworm treatment. Dogs adoptable through Monroe County Animal Control have no adoption fee at this time (adopter’s pay a $10.00 application fee and $25.00 sterilization deposit payable to the County of Monroe); this Monroe SPCA Operational Support Program at Monroe County Animal Control is funded solely by monetary donations. We do not receive government funding, and we are not affiliated with or funded by Monroe County Animal Control, the HSUS, the ASPCA, or any other humane organization. Monroe SPCA is a 501c.3 non-profit organization, and we rely on the financial support and generosity of individuals and businesses in our community to conduct our daily operations and help animals. All donations to Monroe SPCA are tax-deductible.
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