Jester came into rescue when his family made the very difficult decision to find a new family for him after their young child developed an increasing fear of him. This was not because of anything Jester did, the little one has become scared of dogs and the family has decided it is best for Jester to find a family that can better fit his needs. This was a very challenging decision for the family to make and we are glad they chose to ask us to help find his next chapter.
Jester is a roughly 6 year old black Lab who is in the 60 pound range and is not going to get any bigger. He is a mild-mannered guy who loves to be with his family. Jester would be well suited in an active family that can get him the exercise appropriate to his breed. He is older, so not a super active puppy, but he still needs a family dedicated to good exercise. He loves to go on adventures and to ride in the car.
Jeter’s great passion is retrieving a ball and I do mean any ball, anywhere, anytime, for as many times as you care to throw or chuck it. We have a chuckit brand ball thrower because he loves going for the long ball. He is a true lab through and through and can only think of retrieving when a ball is in his general vicinity. Some labs have a tendency to run off but he does not have that problem. We often spend time together in the front yard with Jeter while he is off of the leash and will hold his sit even when other dogs are present. We can throw the ball to the neighbors front yard from ours and he will retrieve without deviation.
Jester is fully house trained and would be great as an addition to a family with dogs or as a Bachelor dog. He has great manners with kids, but we think given his size, he would be best placed in a family with older children who know how to properly interact with dogs.
Jester should be adopted by a family who understands that he will take time and patience as he acclimates into his new life. He may have accidents, chew on things he is not supposed to, and bark in his kennel. It can take dogs a few weeks to properly acclimate to their new lives, so he is seeking a family that can give him this time and work with him in case this change is hard for him.
Jester should be adopted by a family who plans to keep him indoors as part of a family - we do not adopt dogs into situations in which they will be left outside for extended periods of time unattended (for example, the entire work day).
Jester is fully vetted (neutered, shots, microchip, heartworm tested - negative) and has no known health or allergy issues.
The first step in our adoption process is to fill out an application. This can be done via our website at www.reggiesfriends.org - please hover over the adoptables tab and the application will appear.
If you have any questions about Jester or our adoption process, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
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