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, loving family to call my very own.

(I can wary about strangers sometimes, so we may need to meet more than once before I’ll be completely comfortable around new people)

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 started displaying some interesting behavioral challenges. We soon discovered that I had low-grade mast cell cancer. Once we had some growths removed and began treating my other symptoms, I started to become a much happier pup! Now, thanks to a regular dose of medications, I have been growth free for well over a year. I’ll need to continue these medications long term to keep the growths from returning.

With the help of my very kind and loving fosters, I have been able to learn so much to set me up for success in a permanent home. I am hoping to find a family that is just as patient with me as my fosters have been, so that I can continue growing my trust in humans and live a comfortable, confident, and happy life! Due to my occasional behavioral challenges, I am not the best fit for a lot of younger children; however, I have learned to appreciate the company of respectful and dog savvy older children.


  • Tasty 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. I love it so much my fosters sometimes have trouble keeping me away from the cozy heat. Coats and other clothing aren’t my style, but I do love a good blanket I can burrow in. 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, I’d rather come out on my own when called for. 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 have done well with staying out in the house (I’m not a fan of a kennel). I tend to be anxious when the house gets quiet, so giving me a solo activity is ideal.
  • Just like plenty of other dogs, I don’t really like the rain and can be picky about when I want to go out when it’s damp.

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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