JOCK was brought to GaDaH on 10th August by the local animal control officer to transfer him into rescue. He had been found in his home, where unfortunately his owner had been deceased for 8 days. This poor boy had drank all of the water out of the toilet and was very dehydrated, hungry and stressed when found.
Over the next few days the rescue will be trying to track down which vet he was seen at in hopes to get his medical files. I have only had a quick look at his teeth and I am not a vet, but they look to have a fair amount of tartar so as a guess would say he is an adult / senior boy. As soon as I get more information I will update his bio. He has been given a Distemper / Parvo vaccine, heartworm prevention, de-wormed and Nexgard for flea/tick. We will also be running a heartworm/tick disease test on him. He will be neutered, if not already (I have not yet checked) before adoption.
JOCK is in the house with me and my dogs and is settling in well, he was a little growly and barky at first if any of the dogs went near the crate he was in, but that is only to be expected. After a while, I took him on the back porch and he pee'd. Back in the house, he has started to venture carefully around, but staying close to me and he has jumped up and snuggled close on the chair. This poor boy must be so confused and so sad. We are hoping that once we have JOCK up to date medically we can find him his forever family soon to help him heal mentally and emotionally.
He is going to need a family that is used to small dogs. Someone who understand that he will need training and guidance and learns that humans are in charge so that he doesn't get too much of a handful. A somewhat active family who can give him the lifestyle that she needs. Going on road trips, to new places, hikes and adventures and letting her explore the sights, smells and sounds the world has to offer will be to his and your benefit.
We do not recommend dog parks for several weeks, if not months, it is so very important for families and dogs to form a strong bond and get to know each other before exposing them to the potential dangers of dog parks. Although all GaDaH dogs are very well socialized with other dogs, lots of other dogs have not had the benefit of this socialization and do not always know how to play and act with other dogs. You also do not know the control the other families have over their dogs and you should always have a good recall for your adopted dog before going to dog parks.
JOCK is available for adoption for an adoption fee of $550. Canadian adopters need to know that customs charge 15% taxes when entering into Canada. This fee is not negotiable and is used to cover the rescue costs of pulling, vetting, health certificate, transport from Texas to Maine, monthly preventatives, supplements, food and anything else that is needed.
If you feel that you have the heart and home to give this precious soul a wonderful life, please go to our website, under the APPLICATION tab, complete, then submit the APPLICATION. Our process takes around 2-4 days, and ensuring your references are aware that we will be calling, could speed up the process. Once you have been approved, we discuss any questions in regards to the dog you are wanting to adopt, then you complete and submit the contract, make payment and then we can work out the pick up / transport arrangements.
Please do NOT submit an application if you are not looking to take home a new best friend within the next few weeks.
JOCK is LOCATED AT THE RESCUE IN SEBEC, MAINE. We post in various states along the east coast and Canada where we have had lots of successful adoptions to enable more exposure for these beautiful saved souls. Families will need to be prepared to travel to the rescue to meet and take home their new best friend. Sebec is located just outside the towns of Dover-Foxcroft and Milo (approx 8 miles) and approx 45 miles from Bangor. There are also lots of hotels, motels, pet friendly accommodations and wonderful camp-sites for the more adventurous families and what a great way to get to know your new best friend. If there are options to arrange transport, we will work with you to make it happen.