Sugar and her family got her miracle, and Jacks Galore is pleased to have been a part of it. All rescues rely on friends, rescue partners and volunteers who care when the need arises, and we found out how well this works for Sugar.
Sugar was in dire need, she had just two days to find a home, two days to find her way to safety. She was loved, she was adored, and she still is. Sugar grew up in a loving home with a young man to call her very own, but a family emergency made her lose her home, and there was no time to waste.
A friend who JG had helped before contacted us for assistance, to get Sugar in a home (JG had no room). But Sugar was not just any jack, a girl 13 years of age. Sugar is healthy except for the incontinence a lot of elderly female dogs encounter, but easily controlled by Proin, the proverbial wonder drug we mentioned in some of our previous blogs. We ran through a list of possibilities and as a last resort reached out to a local friend who had been looking for an older jack to keep their mystery mutt Dallas company. So a foster was found with just hours to spare. Sugar was driven like a queen to meet us, and we scooted her over to her foster parents who had two weeks to give us before they went off on a much-deserved break.
Gail and Don felt they were not quite ready for that extra dog but were willing to step in temporarily if it worked out with the two. Then the work began to keep looking for a match for Sugar. The little lady settled in well, she was kind to Mr. mutt Dallas, if noncommittal, had no trouble eating everything she was offered (she has an extra few pounds on her), got into the routine of walks and bathroom breaks, and slept quietly in her crate. The big question: would she like the grandson? This was the big test, because it appeared after a successsful week in their home that if Sugar would be his pal like Dallas was then JG’s lovely friends said they would consider keeping her since she was settling in well and was such an easy jack.
Well, it so happened that she was cool with the little person in their life so Sugar found her home. Now, an older dog eventually brings about an increase in vet bills so JG will be covering all of Sugar’s vet expenses until she crosses the bridge, and her previous mom is kindly covering all of Sugar’s Proin costs. So between the three families Sugar has landed in a feathered nest, from one loving household to another. Sugar’s former mom and young man pal stay in touch with her new forever home and JG makes sure that pictures are exchanged. Sometimes miracles happen, sometimes when we feel we have reached the brick wall a door opens.
Thank you to all out there who are able to help rescues in a time of great need, to all you volunteers who step up when the call comes, and thank you to Don and Gail Sugar’s forever fosters for taking the leap to help a little jack in need. Rescue relies on all of you. Please help wherever you can, we are all better people in the end for doing a small part to help animals in need. Without this family Sugar had few options, as sadly is the case with too many jacks in need.