UPDATE 4/14: Jake is really coming out of his shell and loves to play! It’s as if he’s rediscovered his puppyhood. We’re finding that he enjoys playing so much that we are looking to place him in a home with another playful dog. He’s met a couple of cats and was initially excited about them, but now that he’s been around them a while, they are no longer interesting to him. He should be fine in a home with cats. He’s doing well with house training, and is a decent leash walker. He does seem to prefer women over men, so might be better suited in an all female home.
This super-sweet face belongs to Jake, a shy but sweet 5 year-old Collie/Beagle/Corgi mix male. He came into a rural county dog shelter as a stray so we have no history on his previous life. He’s been a very quiet and well-mannered boy in his foster home but we get the sense that Jake probably hasn’t had much positive attention from humans in his life. He seems surprised when people are nice to him and will give a shy little kiss to express his appreciation.

Jake does well with the other dogs in his foster home and would enjoy a home with another dog to show him the ropes and boost his confidence. He has done very well with crate-training and enjoys curling on up on his bed after romping with the other dogs. We can’t guarantee that he’s house-trained but he seems to be a quick learner and will some patience and consistency is sure to pick up the routine in his new home. Jake looks forward to finding a loving home where he can relax and experience just how wonderful a dog’s life can and should be!

Jake weighs about 41 pounds and his adoption fee is $200. He’s neutered, heartworm negative and on monthly preventative, up to date on vaccinations, wormed, on flea preventative, and microchipped. All Canine Lifeline adoptions come with a two-week trial period to make sure it’s a great match before the adoption is finalized. Please email info@caninelifeline.org if you’re interested in Jake.

An approved application is required before we schedule meets with any of our dogs. All of our dogs come to us from county dog pounds so we have no history on them. We also have no foster homes with young children so aren’t comfortable placing any of them in a home with children less than 4-5 years of age. We try to respond to inquiries within 24-48 hours so if you haven’t heard from us within that time frame, please check your junk mail or spam folder to make sure our reply hasn’t landed in there.