Jax is an adult Shepherd/Terrier mix with a complicated past that makes it necessary for his forever home to be a very special one. Jax spent his entire life outside with minimal human interaction so it is not surprising that he has issues trusting people and behaving like a 'normal' dog. His ideal new family will be adult only with the patience for a slow introductory process and perhaps a home that can accommodate his preference to spend lots of time outdoors. For staff and volunteers that Jax has developed relationships with, he has been known to give out some smooches and he is a sucker for butt scratches! This guy hasn't had it easy but he deserves a second chance in an environment that will help him thrive at his own pace!
All Perth Amboy Animal Shelter residents will be fully vaccinated, spayed/neutered and microchipped prior to adoption. You must be 23 or older to adopt from the shelter, complete an Adoption Application and pay the associated adoption fee. The application must be approved by the shelter staff and all adoptions are finalized based on the best interests of our animals. Come visit us Monday - Friday between 10am and 4pm and Saturday/Sunday from 10am - 3pm. Contact us at (732) 324-3877 and don't forget to ask about our Foster Program!
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