Dog ID: 22-031
September 2, 2022:
The reason I wanted another golden was for Vivian who was a breeder dog. Vivian never got the chance to be a real dog but Jack’s bringing the dog out in her. She loves to be around him and when he plays a bit to rough she tells him to knock it off. I got back from Jack’s neurologist appointment today and Viv was all over him when we got home. Licking him, checking him out I think she missed him. I took the 3 of them out in the yard and Vivian actually initiated play. First time. Last night when I came home she met me at the door with Jack and wanted to go out with him, first time ever. It’s wonderful to watch Vivian blossom and become a real dog, possibly a calmer dog. Its all because of Jack. This is for the person who surrendered Jack. You did the best you could. Epilepsy is terrifying and expensive. I have help at night when I’m at work and I still worry. He’s safe and loved. He will grow old and be loved and spoiled rotten just like our other dogs as well as Bob, Ora, Josie, Buster, and all the cats that have gone before. Because they don’t live forever. Thanks to everyone who made Jack’s adoption possible. He’s a joy every day. Hate leaving him and love coming home to him.
July 9, 2022:
Don’t let Jack’s sad eyes fool you, they are his secret weapon to get more pets! Don’t worry though, if humans don’t give me pets, I am happy to jump on the couch and cuddle instead!
Jack is a very loving 2 1/2-year-old golden retriever. Jack has epilepsy that is managed by taking 3 medications 2 times a day. Jack needs a home that will be able to monitor him for seizure activity and be prepared to seek emergency vet care in the event of a cluster seizure episode.
Jack does well around all people, including children. He does well with other dogs, but we are not sure on cats. Jack loves attention, playing ball, and being by your side. Jack is crate trained and sleeps through the night in his crate. His foster parents monitor him periodically using a baby camera when they are away from home for an hour or more.
Inside the home Jack settles quickly and is happy to be a couch potato. He rarely barks, he does not jump on guests, and he does not get into trouble. Jack is a bit overweight but is steadily losing weight. Keep an eye on him around human food – he might take a nibble or two if he can reach it.
Side effects of Jack’s medications include increased thirst and being off balance. He needs fresh water and to be able to go potty every 3-4 hours. Jack is not well coordinated but he sure tries his best. He loves walks and running around in the yard. He may be slow on walks or stumble over his ball, but this is no cause for concern. He may need supervision going down sets of stairs if there are stairs in the home.
Jack is a special needs guy, due to his epilepsy, but as you can see he is all Golden!
April 20, 2022:
Jack has been with us for almost a week and is adjusting well in his foster home. He is enjoying spending time with Sully and playing in our yard. He was feeling rather lethargic after coming home from the vet last Thursday, but has much more pep now and is wagging his tail. He is doing well on his meds and so far has not had any seizures.
Yesterday, Jack got a bath and did great – he didn’t mind a nail trim or the blow dryer. Jack is a big boy and is starting to go on longer walks; he does great on a leash and walks right next to you. We will keep working on his weight and training. He has a bit of separation anxiety and needs a refresher on sit, down, and other commands.
April 12, 2022:
Jack just came into GRRoW and will be evaluated regarding his seizures. He is just getting adjusted to his new foster home and we will know more after his vet visit this week