11 year old Jack was left to live in a kennel in the back of a vet office once he lost his sight. Jack sat there for months! He was depressed and needed a home. His rescuer read about him and brought him to live with him, committing to find him an appropriate adoptive home. We are courtesy posting Jack for his compassionate caregiver.

Jack is a 53 pound lab mix who is completely blind due to SARDS which causes a dog to lose vision rapidly. As you can imagine, this sudden loss of vision can confuse a dog. Jack needs time in his adoptive home to learn his new landscape. Jack’s hearing isn’t as sharp as it once was so his adopter needs to be patient and understanding with Jack. We bet in a secure, loving home Jack will thrive!

At this time Jack lives with 4 other dogs. It took some time for Jack to settle in and feel comfortable around the other dogs. He is now able to be left alone with the dogs inside while his caregiver is away from home.  Of the group of dogs he lives with, Jack prefers the smaller female who is mellow. This leads us to think that Jack would be happy with a calm, mature dog as a buddy. Jack has lived with cats previously and he did well with them. One must keep in mind however, when Jack moves to his adoptive home he should be integrated slowly and carefully. Jack doesn’t appreciate children under the age of 10. Jack will do best in  a predictable, quiet home.

Jack is said not to be a fan of leashes. This could be because he needs time to learn how to be a blind dog walking on leash. It is totally doable! Once again, Jack just needs time to learn this. It’s always good for a dog to get out to stretch their legs and sniff! We are told that Jack can do a few stairs with guidance but ideally he’ll have home without too many stairs. He receives a daily Cosequin for his joints. As with every dog we post, the hope is that Jack’s adopter should be able to provide him with quality dog food and complete veterinary care for the rest of his life.

Jack will be very happy in a home with a couch to lounge on and a human or friendly and mature dog buddy to cuddle with. He should have a home with a securely fenced yard for his own safety. This nice boy is ready to start his new life, in a forever home.

Jack is ready to start his new life, in a forever home. He is ready and waiting for his adopter in Portland, ORE. For contact information please email: referrals@olddoghaven.org

This is not an ODH dog; we urge prospective adopters to do their own evaluation.