My name is Jack *LOCAL*!

Akita/Shepherd (Unknown Type) Mix Dog for adoption in Wakefield, Rhode Island - Jack *LOCAL*
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Save One Soul Animal Rescue League

Facts about Jack *LOCAL*

  • Breed: Akita/Shepherd (Unknown Type) Mix
  • Color: Gray/Silver/Salt & Pepper - With Black
  • Age: Young
  • Size: Large 61-100 lbs (28-45 kg)
  • Sex: Male
  • ID#: 10826437-16-0609
Age: 2 Years
Weight: 55 lbs
Location: RI

This dog has been spayed/neutered, is up to date on shots, on heartworm preventative and is microchipped.

This sweet, handsome boy is Jack!
Jack appears to be an Akita/Shepherd mix about 2 years old. He's such a great dog! He has a gorgeous thick coat, and soulful caramel eyes. He's crate trained, rides well in the car, walks on a leash and is working diligently on his house training. He listens quite well and seems to be obedient. H e is playful, loves toys, affectionate, and eager to please. He's very friendly and comfortable meeting new people and going new places, though he can be somewhat protective of his person which is typical of the Akita breed. Jack will need a little work on his house manners - he sometimes jumps up for attention and has given counter surfing a whirl, and while he has a confident personality, he is not a busy body or pushy. He will excel in a home that will give him a good amount of exercise and also structure, rules and training reinforcement. His new people should plan to attend obedi ence classes, not only because you get to learn commands together and it offers an opportunity for confidence building and socialization for the dog, but because it helps to strengthen that ever-important bond between the dog and his human family. And it’s lots of fun! A well-mannered, obedient dog like Jack will be welcomed most anywhere you take him. 
Jack does not require a fenced yard, but his people should plan to give him daily walks and opportunities to play off-leash in a dog park. A tired dog is a good dog! Dogs of all ages also benefit from mental stimulation – think puzzle toys and games. Jack would love to be the apple of your eye and have all of your attention for himself, but he could also enjoy having a canine buddy. He has lived with other dogs and did fine, and he enjoys playing with some of his foster siblings, but some dogs he does not care for, particularly those who are reactive. A meeting with any resident dog(s) will be important prior to adoption, and non-reactive dogs are the most likely to be a good fit for him. If you can't tell, this boy is a very special dog. He is a sweet and gentle soul who's loving, smart and deserves a great family. If Jack sounds like the perfect fit for your family, fill out an application today. Jack's waiting just for you!
Jack's Backstory: Jack escaped from his home in Louisiana and his owner didn't want him back when Animal Control called them.
Adoption Fee: $425
To apply for this dog, fill out an adoption application on our website:

**Additional info you should know -  For most of our dogs, we are only guessing at predominant breed or breed mix.  We get to know each of our dogs as an individual and do our best to describe and place them based on personality not breed label.   Some dogs may not yet be in New England, nor ready for immediate adoption.  There may be additional vetting, quarantine, waiting periods and/or fees depending upon your state of residence. If you have questions or concerns on any of this, you can discuss this with your Adoption Counselor.

About Save One Soul Animal Rescue League

About Our Rescue Group...

SOSARL facilitates the rescue and placement of homeless dogs with loving forever homes. We advocate for homeless and at risk animals while providing comfort, rehabilitation and veterinary care to the animals in our program. SOSARL endeavors to promote and support life-saving initiatives that enable responsible pet guardianship while treating each animal and adopter as an individual.

Donate to Our Rescue Group...

Our adoptions donations are straight forward: Puppies - under 1 year $550 Adults - under 8 years $425 Seniors/Special Needs $200 An additional MA Quarantine Fee is required for all dogs adopted to Massachusetts residents, and other fees/requirements might apply depending upon the adopter's state of residence. All fees are non-refundable. **All SOS dogs go home with a martingale collar, SOS ID tag, and an appropriate harness as part of our Smart Start Program

Come Meet Our Pets...

Our animals reside in private foster homes and can be seen by appointment.

We also participate in monthly adoption events at various pet friendly locations throughout Rhode Island.

Our Adoption Process...

Step 1: Find Fido

Review our online dog bios, email us if you have any questions. At SOS, we want to make the RIGHT right match, and that means helping you and Fido start a relationship – sometimes from a long distance.

Take your time, explore your options, consider your home and what kind of companion will fit in your lifestyle.

Step 2: Complete Our Application

Once you think you have found the right dog for you, please complete our online application.

At SOS, we don’t just want to make a match, we want to make the right match. To do this, we need your help; we know our dogs, but we don’t know you yet – our application helps us get to know you!

Step 3: Have a Talk

We will review the application and if it appears to be a good match for the selected dog, we will arrange for a time to talk with you over the phone.

Step 4: Meet Your Match

If, after the phone interview, the match seems to be a good one, we will be happy to arrange a meet-n-greet with you and the dog, if the dog is local. Meet-n-greets will be scheduled in the order they are requested.

Step 5: Application Screening

Once everyone has met (if the dog is local), and the match seems to be a good one, a designated SOS volunteer will check your landlord, vet, and personal references, as relevant. We may also require a home visit or adopter meeting.

Step 6: Finalize The Adoption

If the match is a good one, you will be informed via email of the adoption decision, and provided with instructions for how to pay the adoption donation and complete our adoption contract/addendum(s).

Step 7: Pick Up Your New Best Friend!

Once the adoption is finalized, congratulations! We will contact you to make arrangements to pick up your new family member!
**Please note that additional vetting,quarantine and/or waiting periods may be required depending upon your state of residence.

All of our dogs are age appropriately vaccinated prior to adoption. All of our dogs have been spayed/neutered and tested/treated for common canine disease.