Update 1/11/19: In a tragic turn of events, Jack has recently lost his sight. The ophthalmologist gave no hope of recovery. Jack does seem to get pleasure from seeing very bright sunshine so he might see some shadows. He is still trying to figure out how to navigate but his big sweet and charismatic personality still shines through. We are exploring alternative therapies that might provide even a modicum of hope for a modicum of improvement.
Meet our Deaf Dogs Rock Star of The Day adoptable heeler/corgie mix Jack who is an 8 year old deaf dog looking for a loving family or person to call his own who will love him and always keep him safe.
From his advocate: Jack is an 8 yr old, deaf, “heelerish,” dog, turned out by his owner in June 2014 and picked up by a Good Samaritan. Jack has since been in a no-kill shelter. He is super charismatic, craves to be in a home, take walks, roll in the grass, and be part of a loving and patient family. An only dog home would be ideal.
Jack responds to a number of signs and is a quick study: come, sit, down, stay, shake, water, treat, let’s go, I love you, good boy, no, to name some.
He has skin allergies and requires a wheat and corn free diet and fresh foods when possible. He loves ice in his water and he loves Vital Pet rolled food that can be bought at PetsMart or Petco. There is a similar food at Kroger that he will eat. These are the only food that he gets excited about. He loves raw hides but only to hide and find. He “shoplifts” from low bins in pet food stores, finds a place to hide the chew, and then on the next visit he looks for the chew.
Jack is independent but also very affectionate, loves people-love, and just wants to be home. He is housebroken, neutered, heart-worm negative, and up to date on routine vaccinations. He weighs about 36 pounds.
I’ve worked and visited with Jack extensively (probably close to 2,000 in 4 1/2 years) and love him dearly but can’t bring him into my home.
I can help with transport and transition. For information call Jayne at 601-573-3200.
You can contact Community Animal Rescue and Adoption (CARA) Center is located at: at 960 N Flag Chapel Rd, Jackson, MS 39209; phone (601) 922-7575 I’ll be happy to meet you there.