Jack – Foster or Foster to Adopt!

Hi there! I’m the sweet, smart, and sometimes sassy Jack! I am currently looking for a new foster home or a patient and loving family to call my very own.

(Sometimes I am wary of strangers, so we may need to meet more than once before I’ll be completely comfortable)

I’m what folks would call a long-time foster, having arrived in the beginning of 2021 from Multnomah County Animal Services. 

All of our animals are vaccinated, treated for parasites, microchipped, spayed or neutered, and cats are tested for feline immunodeficiency virus (FIV) and feline leukemia virus (FeLv). All animals receive any necessary veterinary care (dentals, etc.) until the time of adoption. 

Shortly after I was brought into foster care, I was diagnosed with low-grade mast cell cancer. Once the growths were removed, I became a much happier pup! I have been growth free for over two years now. Due to my history, I can sometimes be anxious and guard resources. To help address these behaviors, I take medications that I will need to continue taking long term. I need someone comfortable giving medications (preferably in peanut butter!).

Since joining my foster home, I have learned so much that will set me up for success in a permanent home. I am hoping to find a family that is patient with me. It takes time for me to develop trust and become confident in my surroundings. Once comfortable, I love to snuggle up or chase toys. Due to my occasional behavioral challenges, I am not the best fit for younger children; however, I have learned to appreciate the company of respectful and dog savvy older children. I would prefer a quiet household and minimal handling. I can be picky about which dogs I like and will need to meet any I might live with before going to the home.


  • Snacks! I enjoy my meals (as long as I have a little bit of wet food in with my dry food), and I’ll do just about anything for a treat. I find it easiest to take my medications in a little bit of peanut butter.

  • Playing with toys or my human and furry friends! You can find me playing fetch, tug, running around with the other pups, or spending quality cuddle time on someone’s lap.

  • Keeping warm, either naturally or artificially! When it starts to get cold, my favorite thing is sleeping in front of a radiant heat lamp. 

  • During the summertime, I enjoy sunbathing. 

  • I also LOVE the beach!


  • I have a few preferences when it comes to personal space. Don’t try to pull me out of my blanket burrow or bed, I’d rather come out on my own when called. I really like being a lap dog, but I don’t do well with sharing attention with others while doing it. If I need to be moved or distracted, I’ll allow you to swap me for something else that I really like. I can be picked up and handled safely as long as I feel like my body is supported.

  • I am not a fan of being left alone and would prefer to be with you at all times. When I do need to be home on my own, I prefer to be loose in the house (I’m not a fan of a kennel). 

  • Like many dogs, I don’t like the rain and can be picky about when I want to go out when it’s damp.

  • I don’t always like putting my harness on or having it taken it off. Because of this, I need a fenced yard so I can go outside without having to be leashed up. 

    Helping Hands Grants: Due to Jack’s medical and behavioral needs, Animal Aid is offering a $500 annual grant to assist in the costs of his ongoing medical care. Additionally, we are offering a one-time $500 grant to work with the Certified Veterinary Behaviorist and Certified Trainers at Synergy Behavior Solutions to set him and his furever family up for lasting success. 

    Approx. Date of Birth: 7/1/2015       Weight: 18 lbs

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