Jackson (now Joaquin) (ADOPTED) is a handsome and friendly boy...and a very big tail wagger! Here is an update on this sweet boy's new life:
"Just wanted to give you both an update on Jackson, who we now call Joaquin, after his old hood--the San Joaquin valley. After we left Oakley a week ago today, we took three days to drive back home, spending the first night in a motel in Mt Shasta, and the second night at a friends in Seattle. She has a big old house, backyard with chickens, and a great neighborhood full of dogs. When it was time to leave he didn't want to go! Good thing, as that is where he will stay when we go to travel later this year. But it was back in the car across Washington State, over the Cascades (Joaquin saw his first herd of buffalo, and a group of wild big horn sheep, took a romp in the snow, and a quick sip from springs flowing right into the waters of the great Columbia River). We got home late Monday night, and he has been a very good boy overall. He stays right with us wherever we go, and has become a very good car passenger and road traveler. We have him on a regular food/exercise schedule, so he has had very few accidents around the house, and is getting much better in that department. I took him to the local dog park on the lake yesterday and he played with a Miniature Poodle, a German Shepherd cross, a big black Lab, a Schnauzer, and a Great Dane! They all made him look small, except the miniature poodle, with whom he was very gentle. I am attaching a few photos of him in car, enroute, at Okanagan Lake, in his new backyard. He has settled very well, and everyone here thinks he is the coolest dog! And he is. He misses his fun with Ruby, we are very dull compared with that level of activity. Thanks again for helping get this great dog into our lives! We will be in touch. All the best, Sally"
As soon as the pilot flew him in, we were off to the mobile vet clinic at our local Pet Club store. After initially sniffing and checking out all the seats in the car, he sat very quietly on the floor of the backseat during the ride from the airport to the store. Once there he greeted everyone with great enthusiasm, so pleased to be part of the world again after two months in an outdoor kennel in the middle of nowhere. He brought smiles to everyone who met him and gave big kisses to all, young, old, men, and women. He playfully wanted to meet other dogs and did not react at all when another large dog began growling and pulling toward him. He was also very well behaved when the vet took blood from him for a heartworm test and didn't even react when he got his rabies vaccination.