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Jackson Is Ready For You!

Jackson is a purebred, liver and white English Pointer. He stands about 24” at the shoulder and weighs 53lbs. Jackson currently resides in Beauregard Parish, Louisiana with his foster family. He is heartworm negative, current on all shots and he has been neutered.

Jackson is 13 months old. He was rescued from the Acadia Parish animal shelter in November. This poor guy was surrendered by his original owners because he wouldn’t hunt. He was briefly adopted but again surrendered due to his owners’ allergies. When his foster family brought him home, it seemed that he had spent his entire life in a crate or a cage. He was slightly overweight, he didn’t know any kind of basic obedience, he didn’t know how to climb up on a couch, and the saddest part was, he didn’t even know how to run correctly.

Jackson has made tremendous progress in the time he’s been with his foster family. He has learned some very basic obedience commands. He is housebroken and has learned to ring a bell on the back door when he needs to go out. He goes in his crate at night or when his family steps out and has no issues. He has learned to run properly and loves to sprint around the back yard for no other reason than that it’s fun. Jackson is a couch dog, he loves nothing more than to climb up on the couch and cuddle with his family. He also has a lot of fun with his chew toys.

Jackson’s foster family is a large one. Besides his Mom and Dad there are three kids ages 11, 9 and 7. There is an 18 month old Weimaraner and an 18 month old German Shorthaired Pointer. His “sister” is a fostered Rat Terrier. There are two cats and there are even three chickens in the yard. Jackson is completely comfortable with all of them. He’s great with the kids but he sometimes doesn’t realize how big he is. He loves to run around the backyard with the other dogs. They love to play with each other. They play rough but when they’re done they can all lay down together. Jackson is curious about the cats but he’s never tried to hurt them, he is all about playing. When he first went to his foster family, he was unsure about the chickens but now he’s trained to just ignore them.

Jackson’s foster family says he is just an absolute joy to have around. He’s one of the sweetest dogs they’ve ever met. He’s a quiet dog who very rarely barks. Jackson would be a great addition to any family. Kids, dogs, cats, chickens, it doesn’t matter to him. The only thing is that in his mind he is a puppy and he doesn’t realize how big he really is, so he may be too much for babies or toddlers.

Jackson is an easy dog to get along with. The key to Jackson’s heart is someone cuddling with him on the couch. Jackson needs a family that will love him and not leave him in a crate or cage all day and all night long. He needs a family that will get him some exercise as he has a ton of energy. He needs a family that won’t send him to some shelter just because he won’t hunt. But most of all Jackson just needs a family that will love him and allow him to love them back!

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