This adorable boy is JakJak! Jake is a mix of Pointer, Hound and Collie. He was one of the three puppies they found on the side of the road in Brantford, you may have heard about them on the news. When rescued they were very malnourished with worms, so obviously they did not have a good first 7 weeks of life. He and his siblings have been in our care since 8 weeks old, learning what a warm, safe environment is like. Being on a healthy diet their coats are soft and shiny. They have had their checkups with the Vet and are doing great.
They are now 12 weeks old and ready to go to their forever homes.
JakJak has a mixture of colour, black body with brown on his legs. His legs are long so it looks like he will be larger dog, more in height than weight (about 50-65lbs full grown). JakJak is showing that he will be a high energy dog capable of doing anything you wish to participate in.
JakJak is quite the cuddler and loves nothing more than to lie on your lap and fall asleep after a good day of walks and play. He is a little unsure of people at first, but eventually warms up. He just needs continued socialization to bring out his confidence. He is definitely a people dog, will be your shadow whether you’re working around the house, getting ready for work or just cooking. He tends to want to be at your feet. If he feels you have not acknowledged him he gives a little growl bark, just to remind you he is there and wants a little attention.
He enjoys running outside and going on sniffing adventures as well playing with siblings. JakJak is well on his way to being house-trained, will go to the door when he needs out, but is quiet so will sometime have an accident at the door. It is expected that he will have a setback in house-training when he goes to his new home but with consistency and supervision he will learn pretty quick.
We will consider a home for him where someone is home or has the capabilities to come home throughout the day. He will need to be taken outside for bathroom breaks very regularly as he will not be able to hold it for an 8hr work day. We are also looking for families that are fully aware of the time commitment of a puppy and the work involved. Puppies are a total joy and bring so much love and happiness into a home, but you cannot underestimate the work and time involved in raising a puppy properly. They need constant supervision while young to ensure they aren’t chewing on anything inappropriate. We are also looking for a family that will crate train as we fully believe that this is the best for pups and offers them a quiet and secure “den” to call their own. A crate trained pup is a blessing as it offers a safe place to put them when you can’t be watching them all the time.
We will consider a home with children over 8yrs of age. He is starting the terrible nippy/jumpy/bitey stage and will be too much for younger children, plus his tail is long and strong and could cause some worries being at the same level as a very young child. Supervision is key and the adults in the home would need to ensure that puppy/children management is a task they wish to take on. We will also need for the family to be experienced dog owners as he will need that strong leader to bring his confidence level up, so he knows he doesn’t have to be right at your side all the time.
Any family considering him needs to take obedience training and socialization seriously and have the time to dedicate in the 1st year especially of his life to this. The more that is done with pups in their 1st year, the better dogs they will be!
A home with or without other dogs is just fine. He is in a home as mentioned with his siblings as well as two other older dogs. A home with a cat would be fine as well keeping in mind that proper training and supervision is key around a cat. A suitable home for JakJak will need to have a fair sized secured fenced yard. Once his nose goes to the ground he is on a mission to capture the scent found. He would need people that are already very active and outdoorsy. He will need a good couple walks a day in all weather. He is a high energy boy and would be suited for higher energy activities so very active people would be a great fit. His energy level will only increase as he ages; he will need running, hiking, agility etc type exercise when full grown. He will not be a dog that will be properly exercised with just walks. Keep in mind that he is a mix of hunting and herding breeds so only those already living very active lifestyles should apply for him.
JakJak is too little to be neutered before adoption so potential adopters must live within a reasonable distance (within an hour) of Cambridge as he must be returned to our vet at 6 months of age to be neutered (included in adoption cost). Adopters must be able to drop him off in the morning and pick up later that day for this surgery. Adopters will be responsible for the continuation of his vaccinations and all other required vet care at their veterinarian of choice. He will have had everything medically that his their age should have and has been microchipped as well. His forever family must also not have any holidays away planned for months coming up after adoption or be planning to move in the near future. Stability is key in months after adoption.
We will be expecting our adoptive families to attend puppy socialization class immediately upon adoption, along with, at minimum, level 1 obedience school after. The guidance and lessons learned in puppy classes are very important to getting your pup off to a good start. We handle pups every day and will be offering them everything they need to be the best pups they can be when they leave our care but we need the adoptive families to take over for us when they get the pups home. We take our responsibilities very seriously and only want the best for them. We will settle for nothing less than a dedicated, loving family that is well aware of the needs of a puppy. We also are looking for families that want a dog they will grow to become, not just the little bundle of cuteness. If you have been thinking about adding a large breed puppy to your family and have the time and patience to properly raise a pup then JakJak may just be perfect for you. We know you will fall in love with him as deeply as we have when you meet him. He is simply adorable.