Adopting can be very unpredictable: finding homes for jacks coming into Jacks Galore is a give and take depending on the dog. JG always has some great applications waiting for new family jacks and each time it’s a matter of timing as dogs steadily come in and go out. Two amazing jacks just came and went quickly and that makes us so grateful, but it also shows that people waiting might not get first dibs on a dog they’re interested in. This is why we ask people to put in apps even if they’re not ready or don’t see a dog on the website.
Jacks Galore works very hard every day to find a home for an incoming jack: we want these homeless dogs to be in the kennels as short a time as possible, we want them in their homes, with their families. We are but a layover on their way to living as a jack once again.
Nala, now named Tinker, found a forever home before she graced JG with her presence. She’s a demure, quiet, docile jack who’s young, athletic and very sweet and loving, drawing you to her for as much love as she can absorb (which her new family says is a LOT, and they’re grateful for that). She quickly started regaining her zest for living as she grabbed a sock and ran for it – there’s nothing more delightful than seeing mischief return to a jack. Tinker was left at a local NJ shelter when she and her 4 pack members were “dumped”, on the list for euthanasia for lack of space. A group of jack rescues and amazing volunteers saved all of them and one other wayward jack in the shelter, and adopted them all out to amazing forever homes rather quickly and before the holidays: great jacks, happy ending.
Petey came in with Nala, from the same shelter but not part of the pack of 5. Petey is an elder statesman returned by an adopter for having too much energy at 10 years of age….REALLY? Well, he’s a jack, and anyone familiar with the breed knows that 10 is young for a jack and he’s going to give his forever home many more years of crazy activity, life and love. Petey is a delightfully cheery, exuberant, bouncy guy, his silver gray coloring making him all the more striking when he sits up to show you his tricks. He was headed for his forever home but then did NOT cat test well and displayed quite the hunting instinct, so he was shown to another waiting family and it was love at first sight. Petey now has a forever home, and one where he might even be asked to do some “senior” agility with their sheltie. He has found a playmate to race around the room with and likes sleeping under the covers with his people.
These are two sweet jacks who for a moment had the misfortune to be abandoned at a shelter where their chances were slim. Mid Atlantic Jack Rescue worked closely with Jacks Galore to ensure that all the jacks on the list to be put to sleep were pulled, and the shelter volunteers were more than accommodating in making it happen. Transport volunteers, boarding facilities, fosters and a lot of hard work: a tremendous group effort saved these 6 lives. Now they’re safe in their forever homes, protected from not knowing what the future may bring. All are placed, all are starting to enjoy the gift of life once again.
Thank you to all the JG supporters, all of you who continue to believe in what we do, always offering words of encouragement, kindness, cheering us on, and the financial support many of you provide to help us pay the bills. Please don’t forget that every jack that passes through our doors means health care, gas money and fees for transporters, boarding in a crisis situation like this, food for fosters: it easily exceeds $400 per dog. All of you keep us going and we are so very grateful for that. We can all feel good about Nala’s and Petey’s lives being saved, and those of all the jacks that have passed through our gates before them.