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My name is Jack!

Australian Shepherd/Border Collie Mix Dog for adoption in South Amana, Iowa - Jack
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I'm being cared for by:
Safe Haven of Iowa County

Facts about Jack

  • Breed: Australian Shepherd/Border Collie Mix
  • Color: Brown/Chocolate - With White
  • Age: Young
  • Size: Med. 26-60 lbs (12-27 kg)
  • Sex: Male
  • ID#: 10080889
You can fill out an adoption application online on our official website.

Jack has exceptional intelligence – We are not going to tell you HE wrote this.... but we know if he had, he would have said: 
 
I was at the shelter before and found a wonderful, loving home.  I loved those folks so much and enjoyed walking with them off leash and laying at their feet and riding in the pick-up.   I responded when they called and constantly watched for them to indicate what I was supposed to be doing.  However, I messed up --- I thought that if I did not know someone who came to the door, I should be suspicious of them if they seemed to be scared of me and maybe even growl – so I did.  They would have forgiven that, I think, if I had not gotten too intent in my desire to protect “my people'.
  
I did not understand about grandchildren and how very special they are ---and that they are supposed to get lots of attention, even though they might be taking attention and love that I thought was mine.  I am ashamed to say I nipped at a kid and no one had seen why.  And unfortunately in another setting I did bite an adult that reached to pick up an item that I thought was a toy for me to play with.  So, here I am looking for a new family that knows that I am both quick to learn and intensely loving and devoted to folks who make me theirs '

Jack was returned to Safe Haven after these bites in his adoptive home, so he was sent to a professional trainer to assess Jack's safety and if he was safe, to learn what type of home that would be most ideal for him.  After many months, Jack is back at Safe Haven and Robin, the trainer, let us know Jack is a nice dog, that deserves another chance in a home better suited for him.  He does need a home where he is an only dog, and with no children.  Jack actually did very well with his obedience training, and as it says above, he definitely is an intelligent dog!  Robin is willing to talk and even meet with any potential adopters and make sure they understand what type of home and training Jack will do best in - but most of all Jack will need an owner that is willing to take the 'leader of the pack' role.  Jack's new owner will also need to take seriously what can happen when Jack is around new people, and be willing to kennel Jack or keep him in another safe room away from company when they visit.  


So if you consider yourself fairly dog savy, and are looking for a great young companion, that would love to further his obedience training - Jack may just be a perfect match for you - please contact us and come meet Jack!


Interested in adopting this pet? Please click the adoption info link for more information. And then click on the 'Online Application' link at the bottom of that page.

Visit this organization's web site to see any additional information available about this pet.

About Safe Haven of Iowa County

About Our Rescue Group...

Our Mission
Safe Haven of Iowa County is a rescue organization whose mission is to rescue, protect, spay/neuter and find good homes for stray animals in Iowa County, Iowa. We strive to offer the best in traditional veterinary care with relationships built with local veternarians and, whenever possible, holistic health care for sick and injured animals in our care.
While sheltering homeless pets is vitally important, Safe Haven of Iowa County also understands that pet shelters are not a solution to the nations overpopulation problem. It is essential that we:

-Teach respect for living things

-Reinforce the bond between humans and animals

-advocate for and help provide assistance to large scale spay and nuetering programs

-Teach and model responsible pet ownership

These are all things that will help us in our effort to stop the needless killing of cats and dogs in our shelters and pounds.

We ask that our community understand that while we pamper and care for our pets they are all still missing the most important thing in their life...a loving home and family of thier own.

Come Meet Our Pets...

Call for an apt. 319-622-7387

Mailing Address:

PO Box 444
Williamsburg, IA 52361

Our Adoption Process...

It is the policy of Safe Haven of Iowa County that all animals adopted from our facility will be spayed or neutered upon adoption, or the adopter will sign a spay/neuter agreement and follow up with veterinary records once the operation has been complete for puppies and kittens. We firmly believe that controlling the animal population is the only way to reduce the population of animals in rescue facilities such as ours and those shelters that do destroy animals for no reason other than overpopulation.

It is our policy that adoptions are conducted a minimum of 24 hours after your initial visit with the animal and submission of the adoption application. This allows us time to call your references, perform home inspection as well as giving you the opportunity to sleep on your decision and make sure it is what you really want.

Compare the adoption fees below with the routine animal health care and spay / neuter costs you would have to pay. Without the generous help of the local veterinarians we would never be able to include such services at this fee.

We have the right to refuse ANY adoption for ANY reason.


Dogs & Puppies: Adoption fees include spaying or neutering (if under 4 months a voucher is provided for surgery at one of our participating veterinarians), heartworm test, distemper, rabies, worming, ear cleaning, flea control if needed.

Fee: $200.00


Cats & Kittens: Adoption fees include spaying or neutering (if under 4 months a voucher is provided for surgery at one of our participating veterinarians), FeLv and FIV testing, distemper, rabies and worming, ear cleaning, and flea control if needed.

Fee: $50.00


All puppies and kittens adopted without spay/neuter completed will have a contract stating the animals will be altered by the time it is 6 months old. Follow up calls will be made to confirm completion of surgery.