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Jackson 13

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Entered: 07/18/2019
Status: On Hold
Age: 2
Color: Liver/White
Weight: 56 lbs.
Gender: Altered Male
Location: Richboro, PA
Health: UTD, HW-, Lyme+ with no current treatment necessary, treatment completed for worms and giardia, treatment for kennel cough completed
Temperament: Good with adults, unknown with children, good with other dogs, unknown with cats




Jackson 13's Story . . .
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Update 09/06/2019:  “This really sweet boy needs a good bit of training but he's learning the basics of being a well-behaved Springer boy."      


Jackson is thriving in his foster home. This really sweet boy needs a good bit of training but he’s learning the basics of being a well-behaved Springer boy. He “comes” and “stays” – as long as there are no distractions – and then he runs to whatever/whomever is there.

At his vet appointment it was discovered that Jackson had worms and giardia which are now being treated. He also was Lyme positive; his foster parents will keep an eye on this in case he needs treatment.

Jackson’s vet believes he likely is a little younger than two years old, based on his teeth and the fact that he still does a puppy biting thing when excited.

This handsome pup will be a great addition to his new family.


Original:  “Jackson is really great about not picking up or chewing anything inappropriately; therefore, he has already earned trust in being in kept in two large rooms with the resident dogs while the foster parents are out of the house.”

Jackson 13 found himself in a shelter when his West Virginia owner passed away. The shelter contacted MAESSR indicating that Jackson was a “sweet doll” so of course MAESSR took him in!

When he was in the shelter, Jackson had kennel cough so he was treated for that and has completely recovered.  He has an appointment with his foster family’s vet scheduled so more will be known about him shortly.

Jackson is adjusting well to life in his new foster home.  He is learning to fit in with the 2 resident dogs – one is 14 years old and the other is 6. He is respectful of the 14 year old and is learning to play nicely with the 6 year old. Jackson has not had exposure to cats or young children while in foster care but he loves every person he meets.

During his first week with his foster parents, Jackson has had a couple of small accidents in the house which is not unusual in this period of adjustment.  His foster mom needs to watch for his very subtle signals, which mostly consist of looking at her – something he does a lot anyway!  Jackson was reportedly crate trained, but in his foster home, he only accepts the crate at mealtime. He is such a people dog that he doesn’t like any barrier to be between his folks and him. The resident dogs are not crated so he also wants to be part of the gang.

Jackson is really great about not picking up or chewing anything inappropriately; therefore, he has already earned trust in being in kept in two large rooms with the resident dogs while the foster parents are out of the house – he has been at home like this for up to seven hours with no problems.  Good boy!  At night he sleeps on the dog bed in the master bedroom with his foster parents.

As for Jackson’s house manners, it is a mixed bag. A couple times he has put his big paws up on the counters, but he is smart, so corrections have minimized this activity. He would get into the kitchen trash if the opportunity arose, but he just sniffs and keeps going around the other trash cans in the house.  Not getting up on furniture is a work in progress because he always wants to be close to his “peeps.”  His foster mom finds Jackson lying on her foot frequently.  There is no such thing as being too close to one’s people for a Springer!

Jackson is pretty good on a leash. A harness with a front loop to hook the leash keeps him waking nicely, only pulling when he sees a person he wants to meet. He meets people fairly well, but does like to jump up in greeting, something his foster family is diligently working on. As for commands, Jackson still needs some educating: he “comes” when called unless focused on something else, he “sits” when commanded to do so, but “stay” still needs a lot of work. He is so excited in his new environment that it is tough to stay in one place except, of course, when it is time to settle and relax in the house.  Then, he is great – he really goes with the flow of the energy of the household!  Oh, he is a really good passenger in the car, too.

As with most young Springers, Jackson likes toys.  He seems to like pretty much anything he is given in the foster home – kongs, tennis balls, large plastic balls, rope toys. He likes to chew, but isn’t a real hard chewer. He and the 6 year old resident dog both love soft, squeaky toys and it is too soon to put them together with these high value toys.  So, for now, these treasures are packed away to avoid a conflict. Jackson does want to play with the younger resident dog, but the resident isn’t sure about it yet, and so Jackson is properly respectful of this.  Yay for smart Jackson!

This youngster has not been to the groomer yet, but he has allowed his foster family to trim his paws and ears.  So, he will most likely be good with groomer.  He wasn’t excited about his foster mom checking out his ears, but that kind of trust will come with this boy in time. He likes to have his paws massaged, too!

Watch for more on sweet Jackson after he has had his vet appointment.  Then, he will be ready for his very own home with some lucky family!