Jake

Senior Ridgeback in need of home with no kids

Adopted 10 years ago and he is super sweet. Would be perfect for a quiet home. Unfortunately, his old age has brought a dislike for children, and he bit our 16 month old baby (who was climbing on him) three weeks ago. We have a 4.5 year old as well and we simply can't risk this happening again with kids in and out of the house all day. He gets along great with other animals, including cats (he used to share a dog bed with one). He regularly attends doggie daycare without issue. We have no place to take him so I am desperate to find the right home for him- somewhere with no kids, where there aren't a lot of new people coming in and out, and where a person will be home most of the time to comfort and love on him. He loves people and will snuggle all day if you want. He is crate trained, although he will sometimes try to break out and bend the cage. Mostly sleeps all day, but does LOVE to play with our 1.5 year old golden retriever in spurts and at daycare.

Dog: Primary Breed: Other, not listed
Primary Breed (if not in list): Rhodesian Ridgeback
Birthday, estimate is okay: 2007
Age Category: Senior
Adoption Day, when did you adopt your pet? An estimate is okay.: 2009
Gender: Male
Size (at full grown): Large
Approximate Weight (at full grown, in pounds): 70
Primary Color: Brown
Bonded Pair?:
Yes
No
Medical Care:
Up-to-date all vaccines
Up-to-date, rabies only
Microchipped
Spayed or Neutered
Special Diet
Special Needs
Never Vetted
Unknown
Personality (Dogs Only):
Playful
Constant Companion
High Energy
Medium Energy
Low Energy
Stubborn
Timid
Friendly to Strangers
Good with Other Dogs
Good with Young Children
Good with Cats
Purebred
Why are you rehoming your pet (primary reason)?: Pet behavior
Rehoming reason details (if necessary): Bit our child who was trying to climb on him. No other aggression indicated.
What would you like your pet's new family to know?: Jake would be perfect for someone looking for a sweet, low key dog who just wants his human to snuggle.
How far are you willing to travel to meet a new family?: Love Knows No Distance
How long will you be able to keep your pet before you may need to surrender him or her to a rescue?: Three weeks
Zip Code: 75206

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