Young At Heart

  • Adopted: 04-09-08
  • Gender: Male
  • Age: 10 yrs
  • Size: 60 lbs
  • Color: Blue
  • Cats: Unknown
  • Dogs: Yes
  • Traits: N/A

Imagine you have a family, someone to love and care for you, a warm bed, good food, and a yard to romp, play and bird watch. Then the unthinkable happens. Your person loses the ability to care for you. You spend most of the day alone, inside the house in a crate. Your coat loses its luster and your eyes lose their twinkle. You dream of someone coming along to care for you and to love you again.

That's what happened to JACKSON. Jackson (Jack for short) is 10 years old. For most of his life, Jack was a well-loved family dog. In the past year, his owner developed very serious health problems. As a result, Jack was neglected because his owner could no longer care for him. He was left in his crate most of the day and rarely even walked. He was in need of much TLC when a kind dog-lover stepped in, took him home, and notified ACES. Thanks to her, Jackson has started his journey toward a wonderful new life.

Jack is sweetness personified. This calm, quiet boy wants nothing more from life than to be loved. When you come home at the end of the workday, he’ll bring you a gift for coming home to him … maybe a toy or one of your shoes. Don’t worry, Jack won’t chew your shoes but he finds comfort in keeping your scent close to him while you’re away. When you get home, Jack will trade in your shoe for the real thing - YOU!

Jack loves to have a soft bed to lie on near his people. He gets along fine with the other dogs in his foster home, is house-trained, and knows basic commands like sit and down. We’re working on the come command.

Jack has a thyroid condition, which is easily managed by giving him two pills a day. This medication is easy to give and is not expensive. When his former owner became sick, Jack did not receive the medicine for almost a year. As a result, he gained a lot of weight. Jack is back on his medication now and the vet says that he should be back to his normal health in a couple months. In just a week, there has already been an improvement … the spring is back in Jack’s step!

Jack is dreaming of a second chance to have a family of his very own. Are you the special person who will help his dreams come true?


Thank you to Jackson's special friend, Pamela Miller, who hopes Jackson finds his perfect home very soon!

Thank you to Jack Ullstrup, who writes "Cool dog...cool name!"