He's a cutie with quite a story that will break your heart! Adopting Jim means adopting a dog who deserves a true second chance at life after suffering through horrible conditions and still coming out a gem!
Jim, who is also called Hosmer by his foster mom's son (1st baseman KC Royals) was at a kill shelter with only a few hours left when his wonderful foster family chose to step forward and help Lucky Lab save his life. Jim is a gentle soul who weighs about 60lbs and is 2-3 years old.
We've all worked together to fix up Jim! No one wanted to save him! He was missing large patches of hair from severe sunburn, he had broken leg from a previous injury that re-healed so he now has a limp. The vet said surgery would not really help his old injury.
Every time his foster mom looks at him she thinks of how horrible the conditions must have been for his body to be so worn. Some of his hair did grow back in, but in some areas the vet thinks it may not grow back due to severe sun damage.
Someone must have left this poor sweet boy out in the sun and did not provide him any shelter. But the good news is he loves wearing shirts and having oatmeal/aloe baths.
Jim is sharing his foster home a 6 year old boy, a married couple and 1 cat, and 4 dogs. Whenever they bring in a new foster dog, Jim does well after being slowly introduced over a couple days being separated. He's very insecure and this approach helps him adjust. Jim appears to be scared of the foster's cat !
The foster's 6 year old son loves Jim who is very respectful to him and his space and likes that. He always kisses my son on the cheek and they pretend to read books together. He probably would not do well in a home that has rambunctious kids or similar to the "that unbridled" boy in "Toy Story".
Jim loves his XL kennel, the foster no longer keeps him in it but Jim likes to go inside it to nap sometimes but the door is always open. He is housebroken.
Jim also likes to sleep on his big comfy orthopedic bed, but sometimes he likes to stretch out in the grass or on the patio furniture for a quick nap. He loves chew toys and his foster family doesn't think he's ever had toys until we fostered him. Jim... also counter surfs, but well, that's how we know he's a lab!
He loves snacks and food!
Jim doesn't love walks or car rides, he kind of prefers to lounge. But that could certainly be worked on since he's so food motivated! Jim LOVES HUGS!
Men seem to spook him if they talk loud. This could have something to do from his past memories.
He loves to sneak into bed with his foster mom and loves to be coddled and talked to. Such a sweet gentle boy just wanting the love he's so long deserved.
Jim made it through lots of medicated baths, heart worm treatment and numerous obstacles of adjusting to a stress free life. It’s been a shock for Jim that life is good.
His foster mom says, "Tears will shed when we say goodbye to our friend going to a forever home. They are in my eyes now, as I'm writing this bio for him, to find the best nurturing home possible."
We really want Jim to have it all! Could you be the best friend he so deserves and wants forever?
Jim is neutered, fully vaccinated, microchipped, he's been treated for heartworm and he's ready to find LOVE!!
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