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Entered: 10/20/2016
Status: Adopted
Age: 7
Color: Liver/White
Weight: 62 lbs.
Gender: Altered Male
Location: Goochland, VA
Health: UTD, HW-, treatment for ehrlichia and bilateral ear infection complete,
Health Cont.: benefiting from an inexpensive supplement to ease transition, some dental disease with suspected
Health Contd.: gingival hyperplasia over canine teeth
Temperament: Good with people as young as 12 (younger unknown), good with other dogs, unknown with cats

Jagger's Story . . .

"Jagger loves to cuddle.  Actually, he likes anything that allows him to be CLOSE to people.”

Jagger was relinquished to a shelter in South Carolina by his family of seven years.  He would listen to the male family member, but totally ignored the wife and child.  MAESSR found out about this sweet boy from our Facebook page.  As usual, MAESSR volunteers jumped into action and Jagger was quickly moved to a foster home.
This boy has very nice house manners.  He is housetrained and crate trained.  He does not LOVE being crated, but will tolerate it.  Most nights Jagger sleeps on a dog bed beside his foster parents’ bed; the other nights he sleeps in his crate.  When walking Jagger does pull on the leash, but he does settle down fairly quickly so the walk is enjoyable for everyone.
Jagger was very anxious when he first arrived at his foster home.  He had not enjoyed being in the shelter.  His foster mom started him on an inexpensive supplement to help ease his transition. That helped him calm down so he could enjoy his time in his foster home.
At his vet visit Jagger did test positive for ehrlichea.  Because his rear legs were stiff and sore, the vet decided to treat the ehrlichea with an antibiotic.  He is now feeling much better and his legs are no longer stiff.  He can run and play with the younger dogs.
Jagger loves to cuddle.  Actually, he likes anything that allows him to be CLOSE to people.  This boy is also very nosey – he wants to know every move his foster mom makes!  She thinks he is worried that he’s going to miss something.
Jagger is going to make a wonderful addition to some lucky family.  He just wants to be with his people and to be loved.