Jake is approximately 1.5 to 2 years old, estimated by the vet at our local spay and neuter clinic. My friend and I were in a neighboring small Arkansas city when we saw Jake in the middle of the highway. He looked lost and was looking and expecting every truck to stop for him. He watched them go by one by one and then turned around for the next truck. We were the next truck. We stopped traffic and got this baby off the road! He jumped right in and laid his head on my shoulder. We tried to find an owner but no luck. Jake came home with me and was hungry but seemed otherwise healthy. He was likely dumped as is the case with many in rural Arkansas where there are no shelters in many cities and counties. Boy, could he eat! He fell right in line with our crew of dogs and cats.
Jake was completely vetted out our local spay and neuter clinic. He is up to date on shot, is heartworm negative, on heartworm preventative, wormed, microchipped, housetrained, gets along well with dogs and cats, neutered, and will probably will be 75lb. He has a very shiny black coat with a white star on his chest. He is obviously a lab mix. He has been working on his manners and is doing great!
Jake will sit for treats and has learned to be gentle taking treats. He will walk on a leash but prefers to run. He loves to run! He is very active and would do best with an active family. He is very strong and is learning not to jump up and give big kisses anytime he wants to. He loves to get his belly rubbed. He waits his turn to be brushed and lines up for treats, but is the first out the door. He sleeps all night on his blankie. He is a comfort to our Bella when it storms, as he senses her anxiety and tries to calm her. He is easy with Peanut, our tiny dog. He is sweet to the cats, but he might chase them a bit for fun. He sniffs every flower and waits on the mail lady for his treat. He is quite an acrobat jumping from dog house to dog house. Bella allows him to think he is king, but she really rules over him. He just loves all our girls and wants to play. He barks when someone drives up, but it's a "YAY we've got company" bark, not a mean bark. He is a sweetheart and wants to be a lap dog!
Jake was rescued in January 2017 and is being fostered in Arkansas. He was likely dumped and has a scar on his neck from a tight/embedded collar, but he holds no grudges and is ready for his new life. Contact us for more information or fill out an application for first consideration.
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