Jax


Basenji/Chihuahua
Picture of Jax, a male Basenji/Chihuahua

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Home:Springdale, AR  
Age: 10 Years   Sex: Male   Weight: 1-10 lbs

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Nicknames:
Jackson

Quick Bio:
-three legger-pound dog-dog rescue

Birthday:
September 23rd 2004

Likes:
He loves belly rubs and cuddling. He seems to prefer women but is a bit skittish of men and strangers.

Pet-Peeves:
Coughing! Having to be locked up away from the other dogs.

Favorite Toy:
Jax loves toys and takes every one he can get his teeth on.

Favorite Food:
Cheese! Anything he can get - he's very skinny and needs to put on 3 or 4 lbs.

Favorite Walk:
Within 20 feet of you. So far he goes outside to potty and wants to come right back in.

Best Tricks:
Balancing on this three legs and pooping without getting it on himself.

Arrival Story:
A forgotten stray...A few weeks ago, Jax came into the shelter where I volunteer. I immediately thought he'd be a good candidate for a rescue that we work with but the vet who screens for them decided he wasn't as adoptable as some of our other dogs, considering his handicap. Since space is limited, she passed on him to save some of the others. _________________________________ Conditions get worse... Jax came down with kennel cough, a death sentence at our shelter. Luckily, our director called and gave me a few hours to find him a foster home. It took some calls and a network of people, but we did it...or so we thought. _________________________________ Foster drama... There were two people who wanted to foster Jax. The first was going to keep him for the weekend until the second got back into town. The second foster was actually thinking of adopting him. An hour after dropping him off with the first foster, I got a frantic phone call...she'd LOST Jax!! She opened the crate while the car door was open and he got away from her. Not knowing who she was or why she wanted him, he just ran. They looked for him until dark with no success. _________________________________ Dedication pays off... The next morning I made up some posters with Jax's picture that we took the the local vets, shops and posted on street light poles. It had been raining all night and was wet, drizzling and cool but still we looked...in fields where he was last seen, along the roadways, in ditches, high grass and brush. None of us spotted him. Later that afternoon, we got a call from a lady who said she'd seen him - he was laying near a ditch in front of her apartment building and had been all night. We finally found the place and lo and behold, there he was! He was so cold and tired that he'd curled up into a ball and laid there all night. You could almost see it in his eyes...he'd given up. When I picked him up it was like those dogs on Animal Cops that are close to death, he never even moved. Once we got him warm and dry, he seemed to perk up a bit. We later found out the the second foster (and potential home) changed her mind about taking him. After all the drama of his loss and recovery, there was no way I could take him back to the shelter to die so he came home with us.

Bio:
Jax has three and a half legs. The right rear leg was amputated below the knee at some point in his life. He gets around ok but does still to use that leg. We're considering looking into getting him a prosthetic leg but the vet seems to think he'll be ok with either a prosthetic or full amputation.

Forums Motto:
Foster Failure #3

The Last Forum I Posted In:
why does pippin keep knawing at his feet?

I've Been On Dogster Since:
September 23rd 2009 More than 5 years!

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Dogster Id:
1046564


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