Jack


Bluetick Coonhound/Basset Hound
Picture of Jack, a male Bluetick Coonhound/Basset Hound

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Home:Hoover/Birmingham, AL  
Age: 13 Years   Sex: Male   Weight: 26-50 lbs

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Nicknames:
Jack, Jackson, Jackson P. Doggydogg, "Mama's Love", Heapin' Helpin' of Hound

Quick Bio:
-mutt-pound dog

Birthday:
January 1st 2001

Likes:
He loves to be rubbed and loves to be with his people. If he hears you go into the kitchen he comes running just in case something should magically appear for him to consume

Pet-Peeves:
The cat next door & when his people leave him behind

Favorite Toy:
He has brown puppy that he plays with sometimes, and he loves Nylabones. He will also steal a plastic bottle, whether that bottle is empty or not!

Favorite Food:
Anything he can get his mouth on!

Favorite Walk:
Anywhere-- especially making laps around the house

Best Tricks:
His hound-dog howl!

Arrival Story:
After I adopted Ellie from a shelter in Tennessee, I started volunteering at a shelter here at home. Jack was one of the dogs that would be brought over from Columbiana each weekend to Helena, and each weekend he went back. Maybe it was because he was skinny and quiet, or maybe it was because he wasn't a puppy, but no one ever took him home. I loved playing with him on my days at the shelter, and would take him on walks and give him treats-- basically do anything with him to give him attention and get him out of his kennel. When springtime began to roll around, puppies and kittens were being dropped off at the shelter at an alarming rate. I finally got an email one day that said Jack was one of the animals that had been there the longest and, if animals had to be put down because of overcrowding, he would be one of the first to go. I called my Mom (who lives in Nashville with my brother) and cried. I loved him, but I absolutely could not have another dog. Mom and my brother talked it over (after I sent an email containing pictures of him looking pretty pitiful) and decided that they would take him in. So, my brother drove down from Nashville to take him home, Mom paid his adoption fee by check card over the phone, and I signed his adoption papers. He and Brian bonded during the drive home, and now they are best buddies.

Bio:
Mom discovered he had heartworms at his first vet checkup, so he had to be treated for that. Fortunately he's a trooper, and made it through just fine. After that was taken care of, he began to put on weight finally and now he's a sturdy boy. He and Ellie play endlessly when I go to visit. We love our Jack! The pictures are one of him now with his big doggy smile, one of him at the shelter, one of him snoozing (his whole body deflates!) and one of he and Ellie playing at Christmas

I've Been On Dogster Since:
March 15th 2005 More than 9 years!

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Dogster Id:
128154


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