APPROX. AGE: 4-4.5 year old
SIZE & WEIGHT: Medium
HISTORY: JACKSON WAS A STRAY LIVING ON HIS OWN STAYING AT A DISTANCE FROM PEOPLE HOPING THEY WOULD FEED HIM. HE WAS nearly feral, FEARFUL OF ANYONE TOUCHING HIM BUT HE CAME CLOSE ENOUGH WHERE YOU COULD THROW HIM SOME FOOD. HE WAS FOUND VERY EMACIATED, cold and scared.
TEMPERAMENT: Jackson is not your average pet he was at one time nearly feral. We have rehabilitated him to the point you can pet him and he enjoys getting scratches and attention from somebody calm and quiet. He has a playful personality with the other playful dogs his size or larger, so he needs a home with another well-balanced playful dog. He still is quite shy and hesitant to come in the house but he will for food. He loves lounging on comfortable dog beds. He’s very sensitive and fearful of new people or any commotion. Jackson will come close for food now and he will take food out of your hands and let you pet him once he’s laying in his dog bed otherwise he would run and stay at a distance from you. But not too far distance. He feels safe compared to when he first arrived.
PERSONALITY: By nature Jackson is a very submissive dog that is very quiet and shy. He has an old soul type of personality. He would make the right person a wonderful pet since he’s a joy to be around and watching him progress to be less fearful is very rewarding.
BEST MATCH: Jackson needs a quiet home with access to the yard with good Fencing. He needs another dog in the house to play with but also to help him become more balanced and out of his shell. He has not been on a leash yet so someone that wants to take time to work him in the yard and the house on walking on a leash before going outside. He cannot go to dog parks at this time since he would run and hide and you would not be able to get him back. He need someone that is very loving, caring, and wants to make a difference do a dog that had not been treated kindly by people in the past. He is not at all aggressive. He will hide his head around behind trees if you get scared. He has made great strides since he has arrived at the rescue centre and we are looking for someone that would like to move onto the next step with helping with his socialization and rehabilitation. This is done mainly by gaining a dogs chest with hand feeding, petting them, having them nearby you. Jackson needs a responsible pet owner. Not a good home for children since he would be scared of them and we need to make sure no one keeps the doors open where he can run out. He’s good around all the dogs and the cats.
FAVORITE THINGS: Jackson really enjoys playing with other dogs now since he’s learn to play. He also loves meal time being he had to scrounge and hopefully find people that would feed him in his past life he’s so happy now and then he gets his regular daily meals. He’s also enjoying getting scratches behind his ears and petting his head when talking softly to him.