Jackson was picked up as a stray in the countryside just outside of Ottawa. The vet estimates him to be 10 years old (although he has more energy than you'd expect from a 10 year old, so perhaps he's younger than 10) and he weighs about 45 lbs. He is a sweet gentle boy who just wants to rest his head on your lap and gaze soulfully into your eyes while you rub his ears. He is playful with other dogs and with his toys, and he gets along wonderfully with the cats in his foster home.
Jackson loves going for walks in the local parks, and is starting to enjoy walks around his suburban neighbourhood, although the noise of passing cars still startles him. He used to howl along with the fire engine sirens, which was kind of cute, but he doesn't do that anymore now that he is used to them. He enjoys hanging out in the backyard and is pretty quiet for a hound, barking only occasionally as people pass by the house. Jackson doesn't like thunderstorms and will head to the safety of his crate to wait for the storm to end. He is a good boy in his crate and rarely makes a peep when he is in there. He is fully housetrained.
Jackson has one eye that looks like it suffered some damage but the vet does not think it is painful. He doesn't seem to be able to blink, but the eye is well-lubricated and there is no damage to the cornea. We're not certain if he has any vision in that eye. There is nothing that needs to be done with it - maybe just drops every now and then if it seems irritated.
Jackson has been neutered and has had dental work done to remove some bad teeth.
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