Jack Spade



Age: 9 years
Sex: Neutered male
Estimated Breed: Bully X
Weight: 76 lbs
Good with dogs?: No
Good with cats?: No
Good with children?: Older children
Special/Medical Needs: Arthritis, is on daily medication for this
Energy Level: Low

Adoption Fee: $375

Foster Home Location: Calgary

This lovable boy is looking for a retirement home to call his own and for a family/best friend to love him unconditionally during his golden years. Being that Jack is a senior dog, he would ask that you can provide a calm and quiet home environment, with opportunities to go on a few short walks throughout the day and maybe even a car ride from time to time. He doesn't want to go on big adventures at this stage of his life - those days are behind him. He would be happiest if you enjoy giving head scratches, talking to him and telling him what a good boy he is, and the occasional belly rub when he asks for it...and he will! And if you pat his big block head just right, he will give you the most charming, heart melting smile.

One of the most important things to know about this sweetheart is that he does have arthritis, which is a progressive condition, causing pain and limiting his tolerance for extended periods of physical activity. He is hoping that you will be patient with him and be able to recognize and respond to his pain when it arises. He will require medication to help manage his arthritis, as well as activity that can be adjusted based on his needs. Jack will benefit from taking supplements to help reduce his symptoms and should be on a controlled diet to ensure that he doesn't become a hefty dude. He would, however, wholeheartedly disagree with the idea of limiting his food intake in any way, as he is more of an "eat the cake...and everything else" kind of guy. Jack respectfully asks to not be in a home with children, small pets, or overly energetic larger dogs-he gets very nervous that they might hurt him if they jump on him. He has several areas of his body which are affected by the painful arthritis, so it is vital that his personal space be respected at all times.

Jack is house trained, crate trained, and is a very well-behaved boy. He has a special bougee dog bed that he spends a lot of time on just lazing and lounging in the common area of the house. He likes to chew on rope toys and to get his hair brushed. He isn't a fan of nail trims or of having his feet touched. Jack likes to spend time outside in the backyard listening to the sounds of the neighborhood, snoozing in the sun, and sniffing anything and everything. He communicates his Arthritis pain very effectively and is responding quite well to a new daily pain medication-we have even seen some zoomies a few times over the past few days! Now all this wonderful guy needs is to find a perfect retirement home and a family who will love him for the beautiful soul that he is.