My name is Jake!

Australian Shepherd Mix Dog for adoption in Clear Lake, Iowa - Jake
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I'm being cared for by:
Patriots for Pets Rescue and Shelter Inc.

Facts about Jake

  • Breed: Australian Shepherd Mix
  • Color: Unknown
  • Age: Senior
  • Size: Med. 26-60 lbs (12-27 kg)
  • Sex: Male
  • ID#: ps_53985621

We want to introduce you to one very special dog - his name is Jake. Jake has a horrible story to tell and the people who owned him should be ashamed of themselves and should NEVER EVER be able to own even a stuffed animal in the future.

This boy is 11 - he is HW positive and not strong enough for heavy treatment. He has lived his entire life tied up in a filthy dirty location with only a falling down shed for shelter and tied up on a freaking chain. He had the chain on for... so many years that he had open raw sores around his neck. Additionally he was so thin you could count all of his ribs.

Well that ended on Tuesday when he came to us. He can not be officially adopted - he is 11 years old and not neutered and with his heartworm he can't undergo the neuter surgery - he additionally isn't in good enough health to undergo heavy treatment. He will be, more likely than not, living out whatever time he has left here on this earth (that has been so misereable for him) with us here at Patriots for Pets or in a hospice foster. If we don't find the right hospice foster for him then he will be going home with our Rescue Coordinator.

We can't promise him lush surroundings, We can't promise him extremely expensive toys - but damn it we can promise him love and NEVER A CHAIN around his neck again, never stuck outside in the heat and cold and NEVER going to sleep with his belly growling because his stinking human forgot to feed him.

If you think you could show this boy the love and attention he so deserves get in touch with us and we can discuss it - Patriot's will be covering the cost of his ongoing "soft" heartworm treatment and whatever other medical care he may need to assure he is taken care of for the rest of his life - no matter if that is a week, a month, a year or more.

We promised to love Jake and we know you all will love him to if you come out to meet him.

Keep Jake in your prayers - he needs them and he needs your support - and he deserves to know that humans aren't all bad.


About Patriots for Pets Rescue and Shelter Inc.

About Our Shelter...

We are a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. The goal of Patriots for Pets Rescue and Shelter is to help displaced animals find a new forever home. We additionally work with disabled U.S. Veterans to supply a companion animal at no charge.

Come Meet Our Pets...

805 N. 40th Street
Clear Lake, IA 50428

Call to set up viewing schedule or check for postings on special adoption days. Normal hours are Noon-6:00 Saturday and noon to 3:00 p.m. on Sunday. Other days and times available by appointment by calling or e-mailing the shelter.

Our Adoption Process...

We do not charge an application fee. We do charge an adoption fee if you have applied for an animal and that application is approved. The adoption fee is payable when you pick-up your new forever pet.

The main thing we require is Love. You must be able to love the pet you are adopting, you must be able to provide the pet with a home to keep them safe and comfortable.