JJ (Jumping Jack)
Age: 6 Years
Coat: Tri Color Semi-Rough Coat
Weight: 61 lbs
Activity Level: Active
Good with Other Dogs: Yes
Good with Cats: See Below
Good with Children: Probably
This Profile Last Updated: 6-1-2022
Current Status: Available for Adoption
JJ arrived at a city shelter in Texas around 2018 with an unknown history. He was incredibly sweet but deemed unadoptable due to his submissive urination and marking while at the shelter. He was eventually adopted by a vet clinic to be their on-call blood donor. Since then, he has lived at a vet clinic getting his attention from the staff members and saving countless lives. The vet clinic recently set up a blood donor program using employee dogs in order to allow JJ to retire into a proper home and live out the rest of his life playing fetch and getting belly rubs. One of the veterinarians occasionally takes JJ home and says he is an amazing house dog. He has not urinated in the house or even had an episode of submissive urination while indoors. He has gotten along well with the small and large dogs. He has been kind to the cats however he does get excited and wants to chase them which the cats have not enjoyed as much as JJ has. His favorite game is fetch although he is equally happy cuddling on the couch watching Netflix. As much as the veterinarian loves JJ, she has too many dogs and knows JJ would not get the attention he deserves at her house.
Since JJ has been a blood donor, he has been kept in excellent shape. He is up to date on his vaccines, deworming, heartworm prevention, and has received regular dental cleanings. He is potty trained and kennel trained. He does know how to ‘sit’ and walks well on a leash but he has not had extensive obedience training. He will be an easy dog to train - he will do nearly anything for a ball and some love! He has never met a human or animal he didn’t like - however sometimes it seems like he’s trying to catch up on the last 4 years of missed socialization and all his happy energy and excitement comes bursting out. He would do best in a home with medium to large dogs that are not alpha or skittish. He can be intimidating to cats due to his excitement. He has not spent extensive time with any children but has never shown any signs of aggression to anyone at any point.
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For more information on JJ please contact:
April Hernandez DVM