Adoption Status: Available to Adopt
Foster Status: In Foster Care
DOB: approx 2-3 years old
Breed: Mixed Breed (Pointer x?)
Fencing Requirements: Minimum 1.8m of secure, dog-proof fencing around the home.
Hobbies: Snuggles, playing with his hoomans, snuffling in bushes, running and leaping for joy, playing fetch, going on adventures, car rides
Good Habits: Happy, affectionate, gentle, GREAT with kids and dogs, house and crate trained, good manners, very obedient, just wants to please his person, doesn't bark (except to let you know that someone is at the door), will happily let you bath him but isn't a huge fan of water (unless there's a duck to chase), good on lead
Bad Habits: Poops on bushes (he'll back right on in there...), sometimes eats the cat food
Personality Type: Loving, gentle and sweet, happy go lucky, very eager to please. Medium-high energy (at least an hour off the property walk per day)
Special Requirements: Will need good quality food and a hooman willing to brush his teefs.
Ideal Home: Jasper's PERFECT home would be a home where he got to be with his hooman all day. He's a snuggler so he's looking for someone who wants a bestie to hang with. Jasper is very nervous of men, he hasn't had good experiences with them previously so any new home would need to be either woman and children (over 8 years) only or a very patient family that is willing to come meet him a few times so he learns to trust you before taking him to your home. Jas LOVES to run and play so an active calm home would be best
Adoption Fee: $320
This kid is just a bundle of gooey love and fun times. Jasper LOVES his hoomans and once he gets to know you he just wants to play and cuddle and hang out. Underneath it all he's just a big goofball.
Jasper had a rough start. He was found wandering the streets, very skinny and scared of hoomans. We can only imagine the life he's had. Jasper is very timid around men so any men that come in to his life will need to be prepared to earn his trust - with some men, even after many introductions he can still be very nervous when they're around so a home that is prepared to encourage positive associations with men is going to be important. He LOVES children and most adult females (it's the calm safe vibes he loves) and is currently in a foster home with a Mum and son and ADORES them. Any new potential home must be willing to come meet Jas a few times before taking him to their home so he can get to know you first and realise you're not scary.
BUT once he knows you, everything changes. He becomes the most affectionate, loving, happy, zoomie loving, ball fetching goofball you ever did see. He LOVES car rides and getting out for walkies, he's GREAT with other dogs, he thinks kids are fab to run and play with and he's even great with the resident cat in his foster home! (the resident cat is VERY bossy - Jas will avoid him but does chase other neighbourhood cats off the property so a confident cat in the home or no cats would be ideal). Jas LOVES to play and do zoomies - fetch is his favourite game and running comes a close second. He will do excited zoomies when he realises it's walkies time and loves to ride in the car with his nose (and tongue!) out the window. He's also VERY eager to please and obedient and once he knows you, he has a fab recall! (we'd recommend waiting a while to try this out - long lines are your friend).
Because of the life Jasper had before coming into our care, his teeth and his skin were in a state - he had clearly been eating anything he could find to keep himself alive and this took it's toll on his overall wellbeing. His skin cleared up virtually straight away once he was on good quality food, and he has now had a full dental surgery and had one of his canines removed as it couldn't be saved. This has given him MUCH better breath! Any new hooman will need to be prepared to brush his remaining teeth with doggy toothpaste to ensure the rest of his teeth stay as healthy as possible.
Because Jasper is a nervous boy, we would prefer a dog experienced home for him where he will get lots of encouragement to build his confidence. But really we're just seeking a home where he will be loved and cherished for the rest of his life, with only positive force free training, so he never has to be scared again. He would definitely prefer a home where he is with his hooman during the day.
Can you offer Jasper a safe home full of adventures, company, quality food, a warm bed, regular flea and worm treatments, and most importantly loads of love for the rest of his days?
As with all Pound Hounds, Jasper must be allowed inside the home (this includes sleeping) so he can really be part of the family.