Happy Tail: Jack

To the Wonderful Staff,
I cannot believe it’s been 2 years since we adopted Jack as a puppy in August 2014!  He has thrived and is now fully grown at 20 pounds. Here is a recent photo with one of his favorite toys.   It has been a period of growth for all of us here – his ‘Dad’ and I both had taken early retirement right before we adopted him, so he spends most of his time with us – day and night.   Jack is our first dog – and his vet says he is mix of mostly Jack Russell and Beagle. His personality is all Jack Russell- always active, always jumping, always loving.

Jack is a huge part of our life and is so loved. Our 23 year old daughter adores him, but it was not always easy. Starting when he was nine months old, he became very difficult – still biting and nipping us when we walked, and shredding up all fabrics and papers in his path. He had been to two doggie schools – including one run by an individual who trained police dogs. I cried daily, it was that difficult. But he was always loving. Impossible, but loving.   On the day we adopted Jack and brought him home, we promised him it was forever.   Today, he is so much easier – still a shredder, but we’ve adapted. The days began to get easier as he grew and matured. He loves to play games, run with us in the yard and cuddle when we are resting. We could not imagine our life without our sweet Jack.

I wish everyone who adopts a dog would understand that it may get really hard at times, and they may have days they begin to wonder if they will survive. Yes, they will. The journey may be tough at times, but just keep loving their dog. Don’t give up. It is so worth it – I would do it again in a heartbeat!  To all of you, a big thank you!!
We would not have our Jack if you weren’t there. You make a huge difference in the lives of so many animals. May your lives be filled with many blessings and love.

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