Perry, adopted after surgery

Pulled by a volunteer at a shelter just before euthanasia, Perry is a 7 year old jack with a smooth coat of silk and the eyes the color of chestnuts, who must at some point in his life been loved and then ended up in the clink when hard times prevented his owners from providing him proper vet care. A bum leg from a car strike and a tumor on his penis, Perry’s chances for adoption from the shelter he landed in were slim so he was put on that dreaded list. Spotted by a volunteer, an APB went out […]

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Fitzie, Aging Gracefully

Jacks Galore elder statesman Fitzie is a 19 year old free spirit. Ever the calm, quiet man around the house, Fitzie came to us because he was no longer able to stay in his home due to his perceived incontinence. Joining our pack three years ago, he has proven a model of cleanliness. After a full vet check to assure there were no urinary issues, we were considering Proin which has worked so well on some of our older dogs in the past, and we assume it makes them more comfortable so there is no more bed wetting as they […]

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Milo, a JG with a liver shunt

Milo, the little brown jack on the left of the trio,  has a liver shunt, and thus has come to live out his life with the Jacks Galore pack. Now at a young 4 years of age, Milo was the runt of the litter. A tiny dog with a head more suited to a little Chihuahua, he has a presence many larger jacks only wished for. The time he has with us is undetermined. Just months, but hopefully many years to come. Many dogs are able to have their liver shunt surgically corrected and thus maintain a normal lifestyle. Milo was […]

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Vet Care

How often do we go to the vet? It seems all rescues spend a good deal of their time and money at their vet, so you better have a good one. My favorite dog magazine, The Bark, a rescue supportive, informative publication all about dogs, is currently asking readers to comment on what they think is a good vet, and there has been a lot of talk lately about vets, as it should be. Your dog’s life could depend on their knowledge and quick thinking. Jacks Galore has its share of vet visits. We have been graced not only here […]

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Adopt a Senior

As Jersey above demonstrates the slumbering moves of an older dog, at 11 he is atuned to the rhythms of his body slowing down, just like Jacks Galore elder statesman Fitzie who is a 19 year old free spirit.  Ever the calm, quiet man around the house Fitzie came to us because he was no longer able to stay in his home due to his perceived incontinence.  Joining our pack just three years ago he has proven to be a model of cleanliness.  We hope that he will grace our pack for a few more years, but he is the senior […]

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