Meet Jackson. This young handsome Lab mix is ready for bigger and better things in life. He was recently surrendered to the rescue with his brother, Casey, because their family had too many dogs and couldn’t properly care for them all. Both pups are experiencing life outside of a trailer for the first time, and everything is new to them. They are still timid around new things, but are young and will grow more confident each day in their foster homes.
Jackson is an adorable pup who quickly attaches to his person, and warms up more quickly to women. He's being fostered with another dog, and would probably do best with another dog in the home who is already settled in and can show him the ropes. He's house trained and goes easily into his crate when his foster mom has to go to work. He's only been walking on leash for about a week, but is picking it up quickly.
More to come on Jackson as we learn more about him in his foster home.
BREED ESTIMATE: Flat Coated Retriever/Collie mix
APPROXIMATE WEIGHT: 47 lbs
APPROXIMATE AGE: 1 year
COAT TYPE: medium-long
ADOPTION FEE: $350
OTHER INFO: utd on shots/neutered/hw negative
FOSTER LOCATION: Falls Church, VA
FOR MORE INFO OR TO ADOPT: Please go to http://adopt.ddbnova.org and complete the application.
You can also help save dogs like this one by becoming a foster, providing a rescue dog with a temporary home and giving them the love and care they need until they are permanently adopted. Every person who fosters is directly responsible for saving the life of a dog, because we can only save as many dogs as we have foster families available to welcome them into their homes. If you think you might be interested in becoming a foster and want to learn more, please go to http://foster.ddbnova.org and fill out an application.
Dogs Deserve Better of Northern Virginia is an all-volunteer, foster-based rescue that primarily adopts to families in the DC Metro area.
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