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    Jack 22

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    Entered: 10/22/2014
    Status: Adopted
    Age: 6
    Color: Black/White
    Weight: 58 lbs.
    Gender: Altered Male
    Location: Elizabeth, PA
    Health: UTD, HW-, treatment for eye infection complete, treatment for ear and upper respiratory infections
    Health Cont.: complete, treatment for skin condition complete, has gained to a healthy weight
    Temperament: Good with adults, unknown with children, good with other dogs, unknown with cats




    Jack 22's Story . . .
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    Update 12/28/2014: “A total love bug, Jack has gone from 14 hours a day confinement to wanting to be part of a family.”
    With much TLC from MAESSR and his foster family, Jack is finally ready for his forever home. On his recent vet visit he received a clean bill of health. While he no longer needs eye medicine, Jack’s eyes will require watching for any signs of dry eye.
    A total love bug, Jack has gone from 14 hours a day confinement to wanting to be part of a family. So much so that this boy is a bed sleeper with his humans; this should be something his adoptive family would allow. Given Jack’s sad life prior to joining MAESSR, he has been a much spoiled dog since beginning his new life!
    Jack eats a no-grain dog food which has helped his skin. It is unclear if he has allergies but, to ensure that he continues in good health, his vet recommends that he stick to grain-free food.
    Now that he’s feeling much better, Jack has begun to play with some squeaky toys. He loves his long walks and family time. The only thing he truly needs now is a forever family to call his own. Any family would be lucky to have this sweet boy join their clan.  Feeling lucky? Don’t play the lottery…you’ll be an instant winner by choosing Jack!

    Update 11/26/2014:
    “Given his previous life, Jack is still amazed that he has free run of his foster home. He has been left alone uncrated and has done well with his new found freedom.”
     
    What great news for Jack as his health improves! Not only is his fur growing back, his ear infections have cleared and his eyes look so much better. His eyes could remain dry permanently due to past neglect, but time will tell if the medications are effective in reversing this condition. Being fed a grain-free food seems to help Jack’s skin and coat. Regular cleaning will help keep his ears in good shape.
     
    This boy remains as sweet as can be and his personality is emerging now that he feels better. He’s also put on a few needed pounds since entering rescue. Jack has a great appetite and is very food motivated. Since he’s very smart and is eager to learn, new commands should be easy for him to master. So far he knows “sit” and he comes when called. He’s been tested off leash in a safe area and does not stray.
     
    Jack has begun to play with a few toys in his foster home. Outdoors he will approach other dogs nicely but is not interested in playing with them. This good-natured guy has shown no aggression.  Although he does not live with a dog currently, his foster mom believes that he would do well with a canine companion. It is still unknown how he would react to cats. His foster mom suspects that Jack would do well with children; a family with older children could be a happy situation for him.
     
    Given his previous life, Jack is still amazed that he has free run of his foster home. He has been left alone uncrated and has done well with his new found freedom.
     
    Just one more vet visit and Jack could be ready for adoption. What an amazing transformation he has made in one short month. Jack is one incredibly sweet dog that was truly rescued by MAESSR and given the life he so deserves. His one wish this holiday season is his very own family that he can love on and be loved by. This precious boy is going to make someone a wonderful buddy.  Make Jack your special present to yourself…he’s guaranteed to be the gift that keeps giving!

    Original:
    “Even as sick as he was feeling, Jack’s personality and manners have been awesome.”

    Jack was relinquished to a Pennsylvania shelter by his family who no longer wanted him.  This neglected boy had been crated for 14 hours a day and was in bad condition.  The shelter staff had worked with MAESSR many times over the years, so they contacted us about poor Jack.  When MAESSR volunteers picked up Jack at the shelter, he walked over and started giving kisses. He knew we were there to save him.

    His foster parents immediately took Jack to the vet.  He came in with a raging skin condition, eye infection, ear infection, toenails so long he could not walk, and an upper respiratory infection. He is also very thin. After assessing Jack’s myriad conditions, the vet started him on various medications and said Jack should start feeling better.  Lots of love and good quality food would help him greatly too.  Jack was a very patient boy at the vet’s office and did not fuss at all at the poking and skin scraping he endured.

    Jack is housetrained and is amazed that he has full run of his foster home.  Always appreciative of his new-gained love and attention, he looks up at his foster mom as if to say, “Are you sure it is ok for me to go in this room?”  He has been accident free in the house and is so good that there has been no reason to crate him.  He has spent way too much time in the crate for the past five years!  Jack walks nicely on leash and comes when his foster parents call him. At night, he sleeps on a chair in the master bedroom.  He is a good passenger in the car, too.
     
    After a week in foster care, Jack went to a follow-up appointment at the vet.  He got his stitches out from his neutering and the vet was pleased with the improvement Jack’s making.  Although he is starting to feel better, he still has a massive skin infection and an upper respiratory infection. His eyes are looking better, but he has to stay on his eye medicine, ear medicine and antibiotics until all of his infections are cleared up.  It is going to take some time to get this boy back to good health, but he has made great progress since coming into MAESSR's care.

    Even as sick as he had been feeling, Jack’s personality and manners have been awesome.  He is a happy fellow despite his many ailments and he has a face that just melts one’s heart.  He is starting to nuzzle up for loving now. If his foster parents stop loving on him, he puts his paw up to let them know he wants the petting to continue!  This boy appreciates any attention he is given!
     
    Stay tuned for updates on Jack as he works towards good health