My name is Jake!

Labrador Retriever/German Shepherd Dog Mix Dog for adoption in Columbia, Illinois - Jake
Photo 1 - Labrador Retriever/German Shepherd Dog Mix Dog for adoption in Columbia, Illinois - Jake
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I'm being cared for by:
Helping Strays of Monroe County

Facts about Jake

  • Breed: Labrador Retriever/German Shepherd Dog Mix
  • Color: Black
  • Age: Young
  • Size: Large 61-100 lbs (28-45 kg)
  • Sex: Male
  • ID#: 2016456C
Jake is an amazingly happy and playful boy with the biggest smile and heart ever! This handsome pup is recovering from surgery for congenital hip dysplasia and is well on the road to recovery. Jake's exercise regimen for the next couple of weeks consists of underwater treadmill work twice weekly and daily stretching and strengthening exercises. He has three more weeks of physical therapy which can easily be done in a new adoptive home. His therapy through May 18th is already paid so his new family would only need to take him for his therapy visits in O'Fallon, IL, and continue the exercises for a few weeks. Getting Jake out of the shelter and into a real home is our number one priority! Jake is friendly with everyone and loves other dogs. He's ready for you...are you ready for Jake?

Jake's adoption fee is $200; he is microchipped, neutered, and up to date on vaccines. Some of our pets are in foster care. If you are interested in a specific pet, please contact the shelter at (618) 939-7389 to arrange a meeting.

About Helping Strays of Monroe County

About Our Shelter...

We promote the humane care of all abandoned and stray animals in our community. We are a no-kill shelter. All of our pets leave the shelter for their forever homes micro-chipped, up to date on vaccines, and altered.

Founded in 2002, Helping Strays is a non-profit 501(c)(3) charitable organization supported entirely by donations.

Our lucky animals receive appropriate medical care, are featured on the Helping Strays website "adoption list" and are taken to several adoption events every month in an attempt to find permanent, loving homes.

Come Meet Our Pets...

We welcome you to stop by our facility located at 4221 Hanover Road in Columbia, IL.

Monday Closed to the Public
Tuesdays Closed to the Public
Wednesday 11-7
Thursday 11-7
Friday 11-7
Saturday 11-6
Sunday 12-4

We have adoption events at PetSmart, throughout Monroe County and surrounding areas. Please check our website for additional event information.

Our Adoption Process...

You must complete an application.
To be considered as an adopter, you must:
· Be 21 years of age or older
· Have identification showing your present address
· Have the knowledge and consent of your landlord
· Be able and willing to spend the time and money necessary to provide medical treatment and proper care of the pet.