Jack arrived at NCCR on 1/6/23, impounded by the police after being reported abandoned inside his home. He is an adult neutered male Shih Tzu. Poor Jack is one of the worst cases of neglect to come in for a long while. His coat was so thick and matted all over that it was hard for him to move or lie down at all. He was taken to the vet to be shaved down, and they removed 4 pounds of matted filthy hair from his little body! Some of the hair even had pieces of wire matted into it. Jack was so fearful and in such discomfort that he would growl and snap if anyone touched him, but after his haircut and some time to settle in, he now asks for petting and enjoys being held and snuggled. Jack may need some work on house training after being left to do as he pleased inside the condemned house where he was found. He seems to get along fine with other small dogs.

From Jack’s foster mom:   He is a cute little guy that would love someone with time to sit with him in their lap, go for walks, as long as the weather isn’t bad and prefers to sleep in bed with his person. Housetraining is not 100% but is good about going outside. A fenced yard would be a plus as he loves wandering and sniffing but has very selective hearing when it comes to paying attention when he is called.

If you think you might be interested in adopting, your first step should be to complete an  Adoption Application.   After you have completed your application, you will immediately get a confirmation that we have received your application. It takes a lot of time to process the applications, so we ask for your patience while we do so. If you see that the dog you were interested in has been adopted it means there were many applications for that dog and we did not get as far as processing your application before a home was found. We welcome you to apply again if you see another dog that interests you. If you have a question, please email your question to adoptions@caninerescue.org. It is much easier and quicker for us to respond by email as we receive many phone calls each day.  Completing an application does not commit you to adopt, but please be sure that you are serious about adopting and have the time and patience to raise a puppy before you apply.

We do adopt out of state, however we do not transport or ship dogs. Potential adopter must be able and willing to travel to the Rescue to meet the dog they are interested in.

*PLEASE double check all of the phone numbers that you provide as if they are incorrect, we will be unable to process your application. Please also let your references know that someone from NCCR will be calling them. Most adoption team members call from their personal phone so advise your references that there may be an unknown number or a private number calling them.

Jack is kindly sponsored by Diane Mogavero, Suzanne and former NCCR residents, Tillie Mae and Bron Bron, Lynn Gresham, Melford Swanson, Kathy Keller, David Grayson, David and Nancy DeLand and Phillip and Carol Baideme in memory of Sam. Thank you everyone!


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