*PREVIOUS FOSTER CARER UPDATE*
“We have taken it very slowly with Jax and he is now settling in.
On leash he settles quickly, but meanders all over the place (at times). He likes his food (ate the first night he was here). But not overly food driven.
Not toy driven, will play for a little while, but becomes bored with it. You can take his toys off him (if you trade for a treat).
He also enjoys his pool which I bought him after he kept putting his feet in his water bucket!
He can handle two flights of stairs with ease (to get inside)and he can go downstairs but is a little hesitant, and often needs encouragement because- going down the stairs means he’s going outside (and generally they feel less secure going downstairs due to being top heavy).
Jax’s one motivation in life is to be inside and on his bed! (Though he would much prefer the lounge or a bed [but dog beds only for Jax]). He will push in enthusiastically to get inside. I’m trying to reduce the excitement he associates with this.
Once inside he goes to his bed and is very, very difficult to budge. Generally he will get up for a piece of high value food…sometimes…..lol.
(He seems to be) Toilet trained- That dog would hold his bladder for 24 hours just to stay inside on his bed!! He is not defensive of his bed, or if you approach him on it. Has shown no aggression at all toward anything.
He was taken on his first walk today with another dog (a very enthusiastic boxer), he showed polite disinterest to him and the other dogs large and small that he met along the way- tail wag,sniff and walk away.
He travels well in the car. He has shown that he can spend the day by himself without problem, and more times than not is found asleep in his kennel.
He has not been tested with small children or crowds as yet.
Overall he is a calm, confident dog. I’ve even got a name for him- Gentleman Jax (if you disregard the being pushy to get inside) LOL”
Livin’ life to the max with Jax! This happy go-lucky fellow prances around with his high tail and takes on the world with confidence. Jax has shown to cope well for moderate periods on his own, has shown to have appropriate manners with dogs while with us (sniff and called away) and enjoys playing with his toys. We feel the ideal home for Jax would be one with a yard, someone home more often than not or possibly a part time worker. Older or no children due to his excitability with toys and independent nature would be preferred as well as lots of toys for him to play with in his own area! Jax can be quite strong on lead initially and travels well in the car. He is available now on an adoption basis at our Central Coast facility.
Jax has had a bit of a rough trot the past few weeks. Upon coming back from his foster home to find his forever home, he broke his hock. He is almost back to normal with the occasional limp while he gets used to not having his cast on. All the vets and vet nurses have completely fallen for this handsome, lovable guy and in one meet, you will too. All he needs is a chance!
Psst.. He is ready for his green collar assessment as well!
As well as being behaviourally assessed, Jax (Greenhound) has:
- a C5 vaccination
- been desexed
- been microchipped
- been intestinally wormed
- been heartworm tested
- had flea and heartworm prevention
- been LIFETIME REGISTERED (no need to register with your council – this is all done as part of the Lifetime Registration)