The donkey is symbolic of versatility, intelligence, eager worker, determination and willingness to take on board the responsibilities and burdens of others (beast of burden).
This fun-loving boy was brought to the city shelter by animal control. He was hurt and in terrible shape. We dont know much about his past other than it was obviously not a walk in the park. God only knows what he's been through, but thankfully, his heart was left unshattered. Jacko is full of love for life.
Adoption Fee: $150
Breed: Pit Bull/Amstaff
Age: 2-5 yrs
Weight: 55-65 lbs
Jacko arrived at the city pound in terrible shape but recovered nicely. He was emaciated when rescued by animal control, and badly injured. It was first thought he would lose his leg as a result, but he pulled through. Jacko is now back on his feet, healthy and looking quite dandy, if we can say so. In fact, he's become a big beefy guy who looks nothing like the skinny rabbit who first came to us.
Jacko suffers from seasonal allergies that cause him eye irritations. He receives Apoquel as needed. and it works perfectly for him.
Very stocky blue boy with silly years and as HUGE head. Medium size but big boned. His transformation has been spectacular. He's actually quite the tank now and looks nothing like the poor skinny dog we first met.
Jacko has been enjoying life MPR shelter. You can tell moving in with us has been a relief! He left behind such a horrible situation and has not been looking back!
Jacko is great in his kennel. Keeps it clean and uses his doggy-door to potty outside. He is well behaved in his kennel and no trouble at all. A shelter favorite!
Witnessing this dog transformation and watch him discover what it feels like to be loved has warmed the heart of all the volunteers. God only knows what he went through before his rescue. Jacko is amazed and thrilled to receive all this positive attention.
Jacko is a big confident boy, outgoing, proud and strong. Sometimes he acts like a 10 weeks old puppy in the body of an adult. It's normal for a dog who never had a chance to have fun before. He is receptive to training and enjoys learning.
Butt-runs and zoomies are sooooo much fun!!!
While not a lazy dog, Jacko is easy-going and has an average energy level. He gets particularly playful in the evening and is quit chill the rest of the day. For the most part, Jacko is a happy-go-lucky boy but he does require a home with structure and leadership. He's a very powerful dog.
Behavior with people:
Jacko is very friendly and comfortable with everyone he meets. He was obviously born a good dog but was dealt a terrible hand. He doesn't hold a grudge whats-so-ever. He greets everyone like a long-lost friend.
Jacko tends to test boundaries if he perceives a weakness, especially when playing. His owner will need to make sure roughhousing is kept under control. Jacko thrives on leadership and likes to know someone is in charge.
Behavior with children:
Jacko is at ease with everyone so we're pretty sure he'd love children just as much. That said, he is still learning to control is enthusiasm for roughhousing. He gets a little carried-away sometimes and might use his mouth inappropriately to establish a connection. We are working on it but he's a strong dog and doesn't always realize his strength. He doesn't mean any harm, but hasn't mastered proper manners when playing yet. A home with adults is preferred. Older kids, such as teenagers, could be an option if the parents are on board with supervision and can provide adequate structure.
Behavior with other dogs:
Jacko is very confident and self-assured and has developed dominance towards other dogs, especially other males. We believe he would be better as an only pet.
Behavior with other animals:
No cats!! They look pretty tasty...
He's learning basic commands. He's responsive but occasional zoomies may take the best out of him. He has no malice but he is strong and plays a little hard. Our volunteers are working on impulse control with him. He is doing much better already.
Jacko keeps his kennel clean and doesn't destroy his bedding. He appears house broken but like all the dogs at the shelter, we cant guarantee his behavior in a home.
Jacko is reactive at the sight of other dogs and animals and would do better in a home with a privacy fence.
We for sure love the big head and silly ears but it is Jacko's positive energy and lack of resentment towards those who hurt him that we find so inspiring. This dog is a testimonial of what this breed is all about. Friendliness, forgiveness and happiness.