The ABC’s of fostering Jacob.
A. Age: 2 to 3 years old.(Probably 2 yo.).
Allergies: He has none that we are aware of.He does have dry skin.
Affection: He loves to cuddle and be petted, he will follow you around the house.
B. Barks: to go out or come in .Will also bark if he sees something in the back yard.
Baths: He is good in the tub.
c. Cars and trucks: Jacob loves to ride. No car sickness.
Cats: Not tested .
Counter surfing: He’s a master at it, he will clean off the counter tops and table, if food is left on these areas.
Chewing: He still likes to chew when he is bored, so pick up your remotes, shoes, etc….
Children: He loves kids, and has no issues with them, and loves the attention, but will knock over toddlers by accident.
Crate trained: Untested
D. Dogs: Jacob has got along with all dogs he meets, w/o any issues, and people.
Doggie door: He has not figured this one out yet .
Drinking: Drips some water after drinking.
E. Electronic collar: N/A
EYES: Jacob is blind in his left eye , from a birth defect .
Ear cleaning: He’s good with this also .
F. Food: Jacob receives 1-1/2 cups of Iams (in the green bag) 2 X a day .
He usually eats between 5am and 6 am and 4pm to 5pm.
Friendly, with everyone he meets, people and dogs. He can be dominant with some male dogs.
Floors: NO issues .
Furniture: He loves to sleep on the couch.and also cuddle with you .
G. Guarding: Jacob is protective of his treats and leather chews, he may also be aggressive if
another dog will not give him his treat, but if you scold him , he knows he has done wrong .
H. Hearing: OK
House trained: Yes.
I. Intelligent: Yes he is.
J. Jumping: Very Little.
M. Meds: He received a dose of canine Advantix 3 on 4/3/2018, as where we walk is full of Ticks.
A costco Fish oil pill for his try coat , 2x a day with his food.
NOTE: I think the Canine Advantix was too much for him and made him sick for a day, I would suggest Frontline
for next flea/tick preventative.
N. Neutered: Absolutely.
R. Shedding:3 things about shedding labs,1). They shed alot.2).They shed a lot.3).They shed a lot.
Buy a “Furminator” on Ebay or Amazon for app $35.00 , they are $60.00 in Pet stores :o( .Brush him once a week.)
S. Sleeping: He sleeps on a dog bed or the couch, he sleeps hard, does not wake you at night, does not try to get in our bed.
Sit: He knows this command.
T. Treats: While here in his foster home, he has had 7″ beef bones ,small leather chew chips, and small dog treats,
and he likes all of them.
Toe nail clipping: Does not mind his nails clipped.
W. Walks, I have walked Jacob on leash and off leash, he does very well either way . He has pretty good recall,
and is always looking over his shoulder to see where “you” are.
Note: Jacob will run to meet a new person or dog that he may see, he is looking for a dog to run and play with him,
when this happens he recall is not good at all.
Weight: Jacob was underweight when he arrived here, but we did not weigh him,
I would say another 5 lbs is all he needs so we don’t see his spine and ribs.
Notes: Jacob is a Pit/Lab mix, with a jet black short coat, he is around 2 to 3 years old and weighs around 50 to 60 pounds,
he is a Very Calm dog, with a calm disposition, he greets you by sitting, loves to meet new people and dogs,
loves to run with dogs that want to be chased. He is good in the house, and with my other 5 dogs, and loves my granddaughters .
He may have some seperation anxiety ,as I’m here most of the time, I would suggest crating him if you’re going to leave
the house for a few hours, as he will try to get into things. Until he establishes your trust. Exercise is really important
to him , and will help with his young energy level, plus he gets to see who lives in the neighborhood.