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Jack XIX

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Entered: 11/12/2012
Status: Adopted
Age: 6
Color: Black/White
Weight: 47 lbs.
Gender: Altered Male
Location: Jacksonville, NC
Health: UTD, HW-, treatment for an ear infection complete, overall good health
Temperament: Good with people as young as four, good with other dogs, cats unknown

Jack XIX's Story . . .

Original:  "Do you need a lap warmer for the holidays and for many happy years after?"
Jack came to MAESSR when his North Carolina family was moving and could not take him with them.

This sweet boy with a loving temperament came into his foster home and settled right in. Jack is in good health with no chronic medical problems and acts like a puppy! In October 2011, Jack was hit by a car and had a hip joint knocked out of the socket. To repair the hip, Jack had femoral luxation repair surgery and he has had no long-term ill effects. What a trooper!

Jack is housetrained and crate trained but isn't kept in a crate now when his foster family is out since he is so responsible. He never gets into trouble by having free run of the house, either. With good house manners, Jack does not counter-surf or chew inappropriately. To get more affection, Jack will jump up on people. He begs for food by staring at his people even though he's not given any people food! A guy has to try, though! Outdoors, Jack does not try to re-landscape the yard by digging nor does he jump the fence. Good boy! Since the car accident last year, he is afraid of thunderstorms and the vacuum cleaner.

Although he's never had formal obedience training, Jack knows "sit," "stay," "get out," and "shake." He walks well on the leash and also can be trusted off leash. He rides well in the car, too. Jack does not play fetch but loves to carry around a squeaky toy. What he would most like to do is to spend all his time in your lap. Not much of an outside dog, Jack would rather be inside with his people.

Do you need a lap warmer for the holidays and for many happy years after? Think about adopting Jack!