JACK

06-15-09

  • Adopted: 06-15-09
  • Gender: Male
  • Age: 5 yrs
  • Size: 58 lbs
  • Color: Blue
  • Cats: Unknown
  • Dogs: Yes
  • Kids: Unknown
  • Traits:

Jack became an ACES boy on Valentines Day and he has become a real sweetheart. For the first week, Jack was very uncomfortable in his new house, he wouldn't lie down, he growled at the other dogs and he didn't want to share his new foster parents. He also needed a lot of medical care, a nail trim and a good bath. Now this sweet boy is heartworm free, neutered, perky and ready to meet his new family.

Jack is a bigger setter, with a very loving personality, a beautiful trot, a punk rocker tail and a relatively laid-back energy level (for a setter). He doesn't bark except for the occasional very odd noise outside. He will whine a little bit when he is just desperate to be close to you. He tries very hard to please, is very trainable and loves to get a big hug right before bed. Since Jack has been an ACES dog, he has worked hard to learn his house manners. He is housetrained, walks well with a gentle leader and would make for a great companion. A positive reinforcement style training class would also help bring out the well-mannered family member in Jack.

He now gets along well with his foster siblings and enjoys wrestling with his foster sister, a lab mix. Jack can be growly when meeting new dogs, especially the enthusiastic, pushy, "in your face" types. Over Easter he met three new girls, and he felt pretty overwhelmed by all of the new dogs and comings and goings. Jack would do best with one friendly, laid back, easy-going canine sibling in a calm household with a predictable daily routine. But Jack doesn't really require canine companionship; he just really loves his people.

Jack hasn't met any children in his foster home, but we believe he would do best with older children (aged 10 years+). Over the past couple of months, Jack has blossomed into a healthy, happy, loving boy who is ready now to meet his forever family. He's turning six this coming May 11; will you make his birthday wish come true?

UPDATE 6/7/2009:

Jack continues to do well in his foster home. He plays a lot with his 10-year old lab mix foster sister. His foster mom has found that he gets very excited when you dance with him. Jack loves long hugs and to lie by your side on the front porch. He has even found his voice a bit and has let out a couple of deep manly setter roo's bringing big grins and much joyful laughter to his foster family. Jack is a great traveler and is learning to handle visits to family homes well. Jack is a wonderful companion and looks forward to meeting his forever family.

 

JACK'S FRIENDS

Jack sends a big setter roo to his new friend, Jack Ullstrup
We hope you'll find your furever home real soon.  Steve, Teri and Miss Sydney Sauer