(when grown) Small 25 lbs (11 kg) or less
Good with kids,
Good with dogs,
Good with cats,
Spayed or Neutered,
K.J. came to our rescue because he and his little family of 6 were left abandoned in a warehouse. The 5 2-weeks old babies had been placed into a cardboard box and Mama Bear and Papa Bear were all dumped. Dumped and left alone in an area that is known to have gangs of wild pack dogs that attack and prey on other dogs that are especially small and vulnerable like K.J. and his little family.
Luckily for K.J. and his little family, there is a person who works in the warehouse that has asked A.M.O.R. rescue to help the abandoned dogs there previously. You would think that once we were contacted and agreed to help that the little family was safe and sound. But, unfortunately, that was not the case. Our intake/rescue house was completely full at that time. We needed fosters very quickly and urgently to step in and care for the little family until we were able to bring them in safely. Two employees from the warehouse volunteered to care for them.
By the time K.J. and his little family came to the rescue house, one little baby had passed away and K.J. was recovering from an cut on his head. Then within a couple of weeks of arriving into the rescue, three of the four (K.J. being one) babies started to show signs of parvo. They were in a fight for their lives. We were able to save two of the three babies.
One thing is for sure, K.J. is a fighter! His will to live is so strong. It takes a puppy with a HUGE amount of spirit to be able to endure such a hard beginning to life and fight off parvo weighing in at only 3pounds. And of course, he weighed even less when parvo was done with him. At that point, it seemed like his whole body was just a BIG head and HUGE ears! Enduring the illness is tough but so is recovery. They needed to be isolated from the other non parvo pup and Mama Bear and Papa Bear. K.J. and his brother were isolated from their whole family. And we had to limit our contact with them. So, we also could not carry and love on them during their parvo recovery. Again, K.J. has a strong spirit to live to endure the virus and recovery after recovering from the cut on his head and being so small.
But, as soon as recovery period was over and he gained a little weight, he was able to join his little family again. And it was such a HAPPY day!!! It was so wonderful to see and hear him vocalize the joy he had when reunited with his Mama Bear and Papa Bear. This is the point where K.J. started to flourish. We let them play with each other and started to introduce them to the other small dogs in the rescue so that they could play with dogs and become "normal" puppies. And because we were not able to hold them while they had and were recovering from parvo, K.J. was a bit nervous about being held and cuddled. BUT, that did not last long!
Now, K.J. is a happy and strong puppy who loves to be held but is also all about jumping around and playing. He can now jump onto the couch and join in for evening cuddles without needing help! He can still be a little nervous around new BIG dogs. That is normal. And if he feels too uncomfortable about something, he quickly runs to hide underneath the couch. And then peeks out to check things out. He won't last long under the couch because he also doesn't want to be left out of the cuddles or the fun!
K.J. is still not very keen about going outside into the BIG BACKYARD. He likely will NOT be keen on going for leashed walks ever. BUT, he does enjoy being held in my arms as I walk around the backyard. K.J. is a SUPER CHAMP about doing his potty business on the washable re-useable potty pad that all were trained to go on.
K.J. and his siblings are now being kennel trained. They are really taking to it...bed by 9pm. They sleep the entire night. Wake up at 7am. They are still not understanding that their kennel space/bed is not the place to pee/poo. When he does a poo mistake, the poo is on one side of their kennel and he is sleeping on the other side of the kennel. So, it is probably too big for him and he is still young and can't really hold it THAT long! Their kennels are always clean after their 10:00am nap. They sleep until noon. Once they are taken out of their kennels, they quickly make their way to the pad to do their business. Eat, play, pee/poo and sleep again until 3pm. Then naps again until 6pm to repeat for evening play and dinner.
Ko Jack is the perfect age to be included into your family. He is ready to bring you some laughs, fun, love, cuddles and kisses, and MORE!!!!
All of K.J.'s vetting has been done by my personal dogs' vet. The following is a list of what has been done for K.J...
4 - DA2PP shots (Distemper, Adenovirus Type 2 (Hepatitis), Parvo, and Parainfluenza)
Tested, Treated (if needed), and retested for giardia and coccidia
Iverhart heartworm preventative
Simparica fleas and ticks preventative
There are two categories of vaccines: “core” vaccines that are recommended for all pets, and “non-core vaccines” which may be recommended by your vet based on lifestyle and exposure risk. The core vaccine for dogs is the Rabies vaccine, which is required by law. The second core vaccine for dogs is often referred to as the DA2PP or DHPP vaccine. This stands for “Distemper, Adenovirus Type 2 (Hepatitis), Parvo, and Parainfluenza”, meaning that this vaccine protects against FOUR different diseases.
It is especially important for puppies to begin a series of DA2PP vaccines at six to eight weeks of age, as natural immunity obtained from the mother decreases and puppies become very susceptible to potentially life-threatening diseases such as Canine Parvovirus (Parvo). Parvo is transmitted through feces and can remain in the environment for at least one month, and up to a year if the conditions are right. This means that puppies do not need to be directly exposed to another dog that has Parvo in order to contract the disease, and caution is advised when choosing where and how to socialize and exercise your pup. We recommend avoiding exposure to unknown dogs or public places until your puppy has finished their vaccine series. BUT, all A.M.O.R. puppies (1 year old and less) have all FOUR shots. They are safe to join you and your family on your outdoor adventures and you can rest at ease.
Non-core vaccines for dogs include Bordetella, Influenza, Leptospirosis and Lyme. The Bordetella (aka: Kennel Cough) help to prevent highly-contagious respiratory diseases, and are essential for dogs that may be exposed to other dogs, especially in group settings such as dog parks, daycare, or boarding facilities. All A.M.O.R. dogs and puppies are given a Bordatella vaccine. Bordatella boosters are given every 6 months.
The above link is to provide you information regarding why deworming is so important for all dogs of all ages (and for their families).
All A.M.O.R.s are dewormed upon entering the rescue and then again 5 days before their health certificate visit (when they have been adopted and ready to travel). This dewormer is issued per our vet. And all pets are tested, treated (if needed), and retested for coccidia and giardia.
A.M.O.R. provides you with this information so that you can be aware of the work and love that is given to each pet. Each puppy has visited the vet AT LEAST 5 times during their stay with us. They have seen the vet 4 times for their shots and will see the vet 1-2 more times prior to transport in order to obtain a health certificate for travel. Adult dogs have seen the vet AT LEAST 3 times. Two visits for their shots and 1-2 visits prior to transport in order to obtain a health certificate.
Are you ready to cuddle with sweet Ko Jack??
All animals receive a health certificate (stating that a licensed veterinarian saw the pet and deemed it healthy for travel, but is not a promise of perfect health).
Please email for an A.M.O.R. application in order to be considered.
Please note: this pet is located out of state.