Hello! My name is

Jason

stats

Age: ~3.5 years
Gender: Male
Weight: ~80lbs
Breed: Shep X
Energy: 7/10

ABILITIES

Dog Friendly: Yes
Cat Friendly: Unknown
Kid Friendly: Older kids recommended

Rescue Story

Jason came into GEARS care as a transfer and is ready to find his forever home!

My Bio

Hi everyone! My name is Jason or G-son, I am looking for my forever family and want to be your best friend!   When I first came info care I was nervous and wasn’t used to being in a home with people. It took a lot of work with my foster parents but I’m doing much better now! I still need slow, proper introductions to new people, but once I know you, I’m your best friend! I want to be so close to you that it makes you uncomfortable, hehe, just kidding, but when I trust my friends I try to sit on them.

I’m really fluffy and soft, there is no such thing as too many pets from my people. If I really trust you, I’ll lay on my back with my feet in the air and sleep beside you. I am pretty weird and do really strange things, but everyone thinks I’m cute when I do them. I always want to see what you’re doing and try to be a part of it.

I’m very playful, I want to play a lot!  If we’re outside I will run around and try to psyche you out. I taught my big brother Dante how to be out of our crates during the day when my parents are at work. I also taught him how to shake a paw and now we do it all the time to get treats. I love Dante, I look up to him and try to emulate his calm, collective behaviour. We both love to sniff on walks, but I get aggravated by bicycles. I really like playing with other dogs, but sometimes just need a minute to sniff each other before we get to playing.

At night, I want to sleep with you. If I can’t be on your bed, I will sleep at the foot of your bed, and am always on alert to protect you. I’m very vocal, I will tell you when I want something, not always barking, but I like to bark to tell you how I’m feeling.

I like chasing bees and bugs when they fly by me. I want to catch the birdies. I love being in water and getting wet, I will swim in the river during summer. I really love toys, but Dante always destroys them, so I find other ways to play.

Behaviour note: When Jason first came into care he was very fearful and unsure of new people. He has come a long way, but still requires proper introductions to new people. He is muzzle trained, which is recommended when meeting new people for the first time. Jason has also been on Fluoxetine while in care, which has helped with his fear, he will likely need to continue to stay on fluoxetine going forward. Jason can be reactive when on leash and behind barriers, and is working on this with his foster parents. Part of the adoption process will include at least one session with her trainer to set everyone up for success!

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