Jacob is a 2 year old lab mix who weighs about 35 lbs. He was saved from a family who was moving and was simply going to end his life. He has been with me now for quite some time and we love him very much. He loves to play, snuggle, is house-trained, crate-trained and knows basic commands. He is also fully vetted.
Unfortunately, we have finally and sadly come to the realization that Jacob is not in the right home. His original upbringing has left him with some bad habits that do not match with our busy household. All will be fully disclosed here in hopes of finding the right home for Jacob. This is our S.O.S. to the world. We so badly want Jacob to be happy and live a long life.
Jacob has a habit of being very protective of his property. He began by nipping people as they walked away to leave (a habit children probably thought was funny when he was a puppy pulling on their pant legs). The behavior was encouraged and now requires strict management or training techniques we have learned to make this habit practiced less. All that takes time and energy. If someone were to walk onto your property unannounced, however, Jacob would definitely bite. It is unfortunate that we have had a few instances since our home does have a lot of visitors who are not accustomed to announcing themselves. Jacob, therefore, needs a quiet home without a lot of traffic... especially unannounced traffic.
Jacob does love to go on walks but he can be reactive to dogs and people around him. I've been taking him out with a basket muzzle just in case he gets away from me. Running and playing in the yard, however, would be enough exercise and walks are truly not necessary.
A fenced yard would definitely be required if that's not obvious and he does have a high prey drive. He will chase, catch and kill squirrels, birds, possums.. whatever he can get his mouth on. Along these lines but not as severe, he does play too hard with his canine siblings and therefore, we also are looking for a home without any other pets (no small pets or birds either as we fear he was stalk them and put them in danger)
To Jacob's direct owners, ourselves, he is the most loving boy. He enjoys his lap time, gives kisses, snuggles, plays, and anything else a normal, loving dog would do. He is very devoted to us...which is what makes re-homing him break our hearts! He is truly my best friend!
Having said all that, we are hoping and praying that there is a couple or a single person who WANTS a protective dog who does NOT have company very often and does not have any other pets! (He can be crated when you do have company). He would be your best friend and keep you company! I know, this seems like a tall order but if you are out there... and you want to give Jacob a try.. please let us know!
Obviously, a first meet-n-greet would need to be on neutral ground (at your home) so Jacob is not being protective!
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