Saved in Loving Memory of Jackpot!
The Jackpot transport was sponsored by Jim and Cathy Lundgren in memory of their beloved Jackpot. ‘When we adopted Jackpot (Sven) from Joyful in December ’07 our little Belle was grieving the loss of her brother Kodi. For nearly 2 weeks she would barely eat or drink, we thought she would die of a broken heart. We discovered Joyful through Petfinder when looking for another Keeshond. Jackpot (Sven) was about 9 months, he had demodex mange, his ears and eyes were a mess, he stunk to high heaven. Belle didn’t care. When they met we will never forget the smile on her face as Keesies do smile when they are happy. We were lucky to have Jackpot! He outlived Belle, for 9 1/2 years. He died of a form of cancer 4 days after he came through ACL surgery with flying colors. We came up with the transport name of Jackpot because we did hit the jackpot when we adopted him from Joyful. We also believe that every dog that you transport north hits the jackpot and will have a much happier life if they get adopted or live out their life at JR.
Carson Jackpot was born around May 30, 2018 and weighs about 20 lbs. Carson will be looking for a home with a secure fenced yard and another playful dog in it.
Carson foster update:
Looking for cute? Carson is your guy! The minute I brought sweet Carson home he settled in, ate, played and snuggled. Because he is a puppy mill dog he does have some nervousness, especially when you reach down to pick him up from a standing position. He does much better when you get down to his level. He also has some fear of men so it will take him more warm up time and patience with the men of the family, he now snuggles on the couch and in bed with my husband. He is somewhat fearful when you take him out for a walk on a leash. You have to be sure to have a firm grasp on his leash and be sure his collar is not loose because you never know what simple thing may trigger him to try to bolt. He is just figuring all of this whole new world out. He has been fine with my other 2 dogs and my daughter. He follows me everywhere when I am home. He’s my little shadow. He is doing good with potty training, he goes right away when you take him out. He is so smart! He is wonderful in a crate and he and my 50 pound dog run and chase each other and play constantly, truly he must go to a new home with another fun dog. Carson does well in the car. He really is such a sweet boy and with a little patience and TLC he is going to blossom into an amazing devoted furrever friend! Carson loves apples and bananas!
Please carefully consider adopting a previously used puppy mill breeder dog as the only life this dog has known thus far is being shut into a wooden shack with no heat or cooling and no light of day and cages stacked on top of cages. The cages are wire bottomed so that waste falls into a tray below for easy clean up and so there is very little handling of the dog. Imagine the sights they are now visualizing and the oddity of loving touch of human hands and the feel and smell of earth and grass, let alone the new sounds they are hearing – this would be overwhelming for any of us. These wonderful little dogs will need some time to adjust and although Joyful Rescues has provided $10,000.00 (for 20 dogs) in reduced veterinarian fees provided by Dr. Rasnake of the Appalachian Veterinarian Clinic in Grundy, VA there is going to be additional veterinarian care needed and perhaps in the near future likely for dental care. Dr. Rasnake did as much as she felt was safe while being under anesthesia for the first time. We also need to mention that they will need house training and especially with these small dogs floor potty pads make things much easier and will perhaps be helpful throughout their lifetimes. We also like to add that many times these dogs benefit from having another ‘normal’ dog in their forever home to help teach them that us humans are really fun.
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