Hi there! My name is Jed and I am one super cool dude, if I do say so myself! I am a gentle, low-key, calm, friendly, loving and cuddly boy. I am good with other non-dominant dogs, cats and older children. I like to talk to my people and dog buddies. I seek attention and will jump up on the bench to sit beside you, although I need encouragement to get up on the sofa with you (if you're into that). I really love to play ball, catching up close and retrieving thrown balls. My foster says I could use a good tug rope, Kong yellow 'Squeaker' tennis-style balls and Nylabones. I am a great tugger, but really strong. Tug helps me exercise my back leg.
Oops! I completely forgot to tell you that I only have 3 legs. I guess I am getting pretty used to it now. I just need some continued muscle-building exercise and massages...I love massages! Since I only have 3 legs I would really love an orthopedic dog bed to sleep on. You will have to watch how much food you give me because I will eat and eat if I can but should not be allowed to get too heavy or I will hurt constantly.
I am a sensitive guy who really doesn't like scolding or loud voices. They make me run and hide. I will need your gentleness afterward to help me come out of my shell. I don't bark a lot but will let you know if I need food or water or if we are apart and I can't see you. I suppose I have a bit of separation anxiety so I bark.
Notes from my foster:
*Loves to spend time outdoors with you
*Needs carpeted home
*No stairs so he can't fall down or keep him separated from family members
*Commitment to exercising him to strengthen remaining back leg
*Needs supportive sofa-style dog bed
*Must have fenced yard for outdoor time
Can't wait to meet you!
Tina L. is his foster parent. The adoption fee for Jed is $250, please complete our online application formspeak to a volunteer if you are interested in adopting Jed. A volunteer will contact you.
All Kalamazoo Animal Rescue dogs & puppies are spayed or neutered prior to adoption. Dogs have been heartworm tested and if appropriate (age and time of year) all dogs and puppies are given heartworm preventative. All are given medication to rid them of roundworms and checked and treated for fleas & ear mites, if needed. Dogs and puppies are given distemper vaccines and depending on how long the pet has been in foster care, additional distemper vaccine(s) may be necessary and the expense will be incurred by the adopter. Any canine over 4 months of age is brought current on the Rabies vaccine. Additional vet care may have been provided depending on the particular animal's needs. Dogs are individually priced as above.
It is in the best interest of pooch and owner to enroll in an obedience class soon after adoption. After all, you have a lot to learn about your new friend. Both PetSmart and the Kalamazoo Dog Training Club offer a discount to owners with newly adopted dogs. Enroll before any behavior problems start - you won't regret it!