Jack is HOME! Jack came to rescue from a hunting camp with his 2 siblings, Bear and Sambo. All 3 were heartworm positive and Jack was the only one of the 3 that lived to find his forever home. We are just thrilled about Jack’s happy journey – and have no doubt he will have lots of adventures, fun and love for the remaining years on this earth.
His foster (now forever) parents Katie and Ryan said, “Jack came into our lives as a 2-week temporary foster while Doug, his original foster father, needed to take care of some things. We thought this would be a good way to experience the GSP breed for the first time. When we first got Jack, he was HW positive, experiencing extreme separation anxiety and really put our patience to the test. With his separation anxiety and because we couldn't give him adequate exercise due to the heartworms and HW treatment, for the first several months we had him, he required heavy doses of trazodone. This kept him in a very subdued state most of the time and we didn't like having to do that to him. Then, on one of our short walks with him, a stray dog followed us home and became part of our pack. We named her Daisy and she and Jack were quick friends. Slowly Jack started to get more exercise and became more comfortable in our home and, after a couple months, we were able to take his trazodone prescription way down and we could finally leave him at home with just Daisy. As of today, I can say that it is obvious Jack has found his home and pack and feels safe and secure knowing he will no longer have to hunt or live in a kennel outside like the typical working dog. He can enjoy his retirement. He has made a 100% improvement in his separation anxiety. He's able to stay at home without a crate and settles himself after a few barks (as long as Bob’s Burgers is playing on the TV in the background). He sleeps comfortably on the couch or wrestles with Daisy while me and my wife have been able to get our lives back to normal. We have had rescues before but never a breed as intense as a GSP, but we are grateful Jack has come into our lives and feels at home and safe.”
Congrats Jack and Ryan (and the stray friend Jack brought home with him one day on their walk)!
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