Male Chow Chow / Mixed named Jacko available for adoption

Adoptable Male Chow Chow / Mixed
Adoptable Male Chow Chow / Mixed

Jacko

Dog
Looks Like: Chow Chow / Mixed
Age: Senior
Size: Medium
Color: Red
Sex: Male

Special Criteria
Sanctuary Visit Required

Rescued from a property during a dog fight bust in Colorado, Jacko came to Best Friends from a humane society. At Dogtown he is affectionately called 'Jack Jack.' He adores his toys and treats them like his babies, carrying them around and sleeping with them on his bed. Because he loves his toys so much, he will guard them from other dogs and from people. He will guard his food and food bowl as well. Dogtown trainers and caregivers are currently working on trading him treats for his bowl, and they give him space when he is eating. Jacko is playful with new dogs once he has gotten to know them, but he also enjoys sunbathing outside with his roommate at Dogtown. Because of his past, Jacko can be nervous meeting new people, especially if he is meeting them for the first time in a small space. He is more confident meeting people outside in an open space and during a walk. Since walks, treats and toys are some of his favorite things, he will trust new people more quickly if they offer him one of these things. He does take treats nicely, and he is eager to learn new things when treats are the reward.

Once he is friends with you, Jacko will run right up to you and stop directly in front of your feet to ask for pets and scratches. He can be a very quiet dog and does not 'talk' very much, unless other dogs are 'talking,' too. At the Sanctuary, he is also doing muzzle training, loose leash walking, and is learning basic training cues. Born in 2011, Jacko has age-related degenerative conditions in his joints and spine. He has started taking some supplements to help with this, but he will need to be monitored for pain, as it will likely become worse with age. He is usually a slow walker, but he loves to run when he feels up to it. Recently, Jacko learned to use a ramp to get into a car. He loves lying down and relaxing in the car and is an excellent passenger.

Jacko needs a person or family who will show him that it's OK to trust new people. He'll need extra time to meet new people, especially visitors to a home. When he is comfortable, Jacko is truly a clown. He will play bow at people and flash his adorable smile.

Sanctuary Visit Required

These animals require that the potential adopter come and meet them at our Sanctuary in Kanab, UT.

Available for Sleepover

This animal is available for an overnight outing. If you are staying in a hotel, check in advance to make sure they allow dogs or cats.

Adoption Pending

There is a pending adoption application for this animal. Sometimes adoptions often fall through so please keep checking.

No Dogs

Based on observations from volunteers, fosters, previous owners and staff, this animal may do best in a household without dogs.

No Cats

Based on observations from volunteers, fosters, previous owners and staff, this animal may do best in a household without cats and other small pets.

Special Needs

This animal has a special medical, physical, or behavioral need. Many times these are minor so please fill out the adoption survey and the adoption specialists will contact you with more information about any animals you are interested in.

FIV

This cat has tested positive for FIV. FIV-positive cats can live normal lives both in quality and duration. They are great pets! There is a misconception that cats with FIV cannot live with other cats. That’s simply not true. Learn the risks here.

FeLV

This cat has tested positive for feline leukemia, or FeLV. FeLV-positive cats can live perfectly happy lives, and they deserve to do so. People who have FeLV-positive cats just need to be aware that they may have a shorter life span and that they need to be taken to a veterinarian as soon as a problem is noted. Read more here.

Declawed

This cat has been declawed by previous owners.