Jax - In Maine!
Posted February 2023
Jax is an adorable guy who is a medium size at 45 lbs (but could lose a few of those to be at his optimum weight). He is a mixed breed dog – DNA results showed husky, chihuahua and a handful of other breeds – NOT at all what we would have guessed. His family calls him a “pocket husky” ; 0 ) He is thought to be 5 years old (DoB 10/17 estimated by the vet who cared for him after he was rescued from the streets of Cuba). He has been in the US for 3 years now.
Jax is a food motivated, happy, energetic boy with a lot of personality! He loves going for walks and would be happy with a family who will take him on multiple walks a day or on hikes. He needs to find a new home because the older dog in the family has developed some reactive behaviors that make it unsafe for Jax to remain in the home. Jax has since been a little more reactive, not feeling confident that other dogs won’t treat him the same way, so we are unsure if he would prefer to be an “only child” in the home. While he is dog-selective with his pals out in public, when he finds one he likes he will play hard, sometimes a little bit too rough. Jax is not a dog park or doggie daycare dog. We don’t think small children would be a good match and definitely not cats. He is very smart and learns new routines quickly! Jax knows some commands, and sleeps in his crate at night and when the humans are not home. He is not reliable off leash so a long lead would be a great tool for him. He LOVES to walk and explore, so he benefits from multiple walks or a long hike daily. After he releases his energy he will entertain himself with toys and then will flop down for a nap.
Jax is good at alerting you when he needs to go out. Apartment living or being in a house close to the road might not be the perfect place for him because he will bark at passers-by. Jax also does not tolerate a groomer or having his feet touched but he will tolerate brushing. He uses a slow-feeder bowl and eats separately from other pets. He does not monitor his food intake so his humans have to watch that to keep him at a healthy weight.
If you speak Spanish, that’s a bonus for Jax because he still responds to some of the commands he knows in his native language ; 0 ) Jax's family is heartbroken; they have saved his life once by taking him from the streets of Cuba, but they know they can't keep him in a setting with a protective/aggressive dog where Jax could get hurt further.
If you are interested in meeting Jax or any of our sweet buddies, please fill out the adoption application.
Please note: we do not have a physical facility where the dogs are housed; they are cared for in our wonderful foster network throughout New England. It is our expectation that, once approved, a potential family will meet the dog(s) in the foster setting where they are feeling safe and loved.