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Facts about me

Breed
Labrador Retriever/Hound (Unknown Type)
Color
Black - with White
Age
Adult
Size
(When grown) Med. 26-60 lbs (12-27 kg)
Weight
Sex
Male
Pet ID
18203145

My info

Small red x Not good with kids
Small red x Not good with cats
Small blue checkmark Shots current
Small blue checkmark Spayed / Neutered
Small blue checkmark Housetrained
Small blue checkmark Has special needs

My story

CURRENTLY FOSTERED IN LOUISVILLE, KY: You’re not likely to ever meet a more handsome, polite, gentle, and unassuming pup than Jack.  Nearly every person who meets him remarks that they have never met a calmer and better-behaved dog. Introverted by nature, Jack is a perfect companion in the house: he never barks; at mealtime he sits up straight and quietly next to the table (looking longingly at whatever you’re eating); he lets you sleep late in the morning with only a gentle nudge of his nose if he needs to go out.  Food is Jack’s love language…if you share your meal or snack with him, he will be your friend for life. Jack loves adventures outdoors, camping, rolling on his back in the grass, swimming in streams when it’s hot outside, and running in meadows to retrieve treats using his nose to locate them.  If you’re an outdoorsy person who enjoys trail hiking and spending time in the woods and meadows, you’ll find a kindred spirit and happy companion in Jack.   He is always ready to jump in the car for a trip to the park or field.
Jack was rescued 2 years ago along with 100 other animals from the Trixie Foundation: a chaotic, deprived, and often violent hoarding situation (https://kycir.org/2018/05/07/trixie-foundation-skaggs/ and many other articles can be found on Google).  When he was rescued, he displayed serious signs of physical and emotional trauma (including emotional withdrawal, anxiety, and agitation in response to barking).  For the first six months after his rescue, he stayed at a Kennel where he became friends and roommates with another Trixie Survivor (Miss Wiggles) until he was placed in a foster home without other pets.  Thankfully, Miss Wiggles also came to a foster family in the same neighborhood, and they have been friends ever since.
While Jack is extremely gentle and sweet with people of all ages, he is very selective about which dogs he will allow in his life. He is fearful and mistrusting of strange dogs if they approach him or try to engage him in play (he misunderstands play as a challenge to fight).  Due to his early experiences, chaotic situations such as dog parks trigger his anxiety.  He cannot live with small dogs, but after a slow and patient introduction, he gets along well with large and medium size dogs that have calm temperament like his own.  He has learned to disengage from cats, squirrels, and bunnies during walks, but should not be left unattended with them.
In the two years since the rescue, Jack has made tremendous progress and come out of his shell.  He continues to express more and more enthusiasm about life and gentle affection toward his people.  Jack is a proud graduate of the “Sexier than a Squirrel Challenge” (a concept-based games training program) and the Reactive Rover program of the Kentucky Humane Society.  He understands and obeys commands such as: sit, lie down, stay, “let’s go”, and leave it (when he tries to scavenge food on walks – old habits die hard).  Despite these accolades, he continues to be a lifelong learner.  He will thrive with a calm, confident, and experienced human companion.
Jack’s foster parents have fallen deeply in love with this beautiful and sweet boy who has been a part of their lives for nearly 2 years now, and they are devastated that they cannot take him to China where they will soon relocate for work.  While they considered adopting him and taking him with them, they reluctantly acknowledged that Jack’s wellbeing and long-term happiness depends on living in familiar surroundings with a regular routine.  His foster parents are committed to finding the best match possible for Jack and are happy to work with Jack’s potential forever family to make the transition to his permanent home as positive as it possibly can be for everyone.

 



September 19, 2022, 12:26 am
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Why adoption is a great option

Jack - Trixie Rescue, a Clearfield Labrador Retriever/Hound (Unknown Type) dog was adopted! Here's how you can benefit by looking at adoption as an option to buying a Labrador Retriever/Hound (Unknown Type) for sale in Clearfield, or seeking a Labrador Retriever/Hound (Unknown Type) dog from a breeder in Clearfield.

  1. Rescues and shelter volunteers in Clearfield already know the personality and tendencies of their pets. This means they can match you with the right pet. That will makes it much easier transition to owning a pet for yourself and your new pet.
  2. On average adoption fees are much less than you'd pay a Clearfield breeder, or pet store. Plus most often rescue pets have already been to the veterinarian for a check-up, had a round of vaccinations, and are spayed or neutered. That is a lot of savings!
  3. You will become a hero, and give a needy dog or cat a loving home. In fact, there are even Labrador Retriever/Hound (Unknown Type) breeders who help with Labrador Retriever/Hound (Unknown Type) rescue. One puppy or kitten adopted in Clearfield paves the way for another one to be saved.