My name is Jaxon!

German Shepherd Dog Mix Dog for adoption in Half Moon Bay, California - Jaxon
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Companions In Waiting

Facts about Jaxon

  • Breed: German Shepherd Dog Mix
  • Color: Unknown
  • Age: Adult
  • Size: Large 61-100 lbs (28-45 kg)
  • Sex: Male
  • ID#: 1469

Jaxon has been through more transitions than is ideal for his young age and as a result has developed a common case of separation anxiety - meaning when his people leave, he gets very anxious. His first family had a child with a disability and surrendered him to a local shelter for lack of time. A second family's situation changed and they could no longer care for him, so back to the shelter he went. A 3rd foster situation had him returned to the shelter in less than 24 hours. That's a lot of swirl for a youngster in need of stability, structure, daily exercise and, most important, a need to be a central part of the family. CIW immediately saw huge potential in this handsome, smart, all around good boy. After only 3 weeks in a stable foster home he made huge progress, much quicker than most dogs with this condition, and he's learning more every day. He will need experienced humans to help him overcome his anxiety with being left alone and who can provide for his needs as referenced above. In return, he will make a fine and fun addition to the family. Jaxon is current with his vaccinations, is neutered and micro-chipped. His hobbies are: turning heads on the coastal trail, lapping up the attention he gets out in the big world, playing with doggie friends at the beach, and convincing you 85 lbs does indeed make a lap dog. If Jaxon appears to be a good fit with your home, contact his foster/CIW volunteer: Kit O'Doherty, 560-9798
*Ideally potential adopters could arrange to not leave Jaxon alone for the first week they have him, to avoid any re-traumatization at being left too early and too long
**A home with other stable dog(s) would be ideal as Jackson cue's well off of other, mature dogs
Gender: Male
Age: 1.5 years
Breed: Shepherd mix
Color: Red
Fun Factor: 10 out of 10!

Please note:

  • Jaxon needs lots of exercise

More information & application

About Companions In Waiting

About Our Rescue Group...

Companions in Waiting began in 2003, and was incorporated as a 501(c)3 California non-profit corporation in 2007. Our mission is:

- To prepare animals to become life-long members of a family.

- To support companion animals and their owners through educational materials, individual behavioral problem solving, workshops and community activities.

- To work with local county animal services to help those animals in their care that need longer term specialized care than county facilities can provide.

Companions In Waiting works to help dogs, cats, kittens, and puppies become welcomed members of a family. Each animal goes through a program of "in home" socialization, animal good manners, beginning obedience training and other therapies designed especially for them that will nurture their physical and mental well-being while in our care.

Potential adopters will be given guides to support, develop and enhance their relationship with the new member of the family. Follow-up communication will increase the likelihood that these companion animals will stay in a stable, loving home their entire lives.

Companions In Waiting is a California corporation for charitable and educational purposes. The corporation has tax-exemption status under section 501(c)3 of the Internal Revenue Code. Your donations to Companions in Waiting are tax-deductible.

Come Meet Our Pets...

We have adoption fairs most weekends in Palo Alto, Menlo Park, and Half Moon Bay. See our website for the schedule:

Our Adoption Process...

Companions in Waiting takes special measures to ensure that the pet you choose is the best match for you and your family. The following adoption procedures have been set up to up to help us determine that.

If you would like to proceed with an application complete and sign our Cat Adoption Application form or Dog Adoption Application form so CIW can begin the adoption process.

Visits to the foster homes prior to an adoption are strongly encouraged. A CIW volunteer specializing in adoptions will then talk to you in person and/or by phone in the next day or two.

Please note: CIW does not support same-day adoptions. Potential adopters need sufficient time to decide whether this is the right animal companion, if they are truly able to make a long-term commitment as well as to prepare for the arrival of the new companion animal.

The animal is delivered to the adoptive home by a CIW volunteer. The adoption is finalized with the signed Adoption Contract between the adopter(s) and CIW.

There will be follow-up phone calls or visits from a CIW volunteer to make sure both companion animal and human are getting along fine!

Prospective adopters should be aware that:

- A $100 donation is requested per animal. This helps defray the cost of feeding, housing, and providing medical care to our animals.

- All animals are spayed/neutered, vaccinated (except rabies) and cats & kittens tested for feline leukemia.