Sunday, April 19, 2015

Adopt Jackson a #Beagle #Hound #Dog @WaysideWaifs in #KCMO

Meet Jackson.  He's a 6 year old hound / Beagle mixed breed dog currently available for adoption from Wayside Waifs animal shelter in Kansas City, MO.

According to shelter staff and volunteers, Jackson is a goofy, silly, loving boy.  He loves to play fetch and go for walks.  Currently he's learning some agility and seems to be a natural.  Jackson is already housebroken, and knows a wide range of commands.

Here's Jackson's adoption message:
Hello there! I'm adorable Jackson here, just looking for a brand new home to call my own. It's been sort of a rough ride for me, but I refuse to let that get me down. I am a sweet, smart, playful, and fun dog with a delightful personality to match. I can't let the fact that I'm homeless once again make me lose faith that my forever family is out there. Perhaps you are looking for me right now! Well, I'm at Wayside, waiting for you. If you have the time and patience and dedication to work with me and help me be the best dog I can be, I will be the most wonderful companion ever.

I am an almost 6 year old, perfect medium size, already housetrained, Hound/Beagle mix. I'm in the prime of my life. And I am such a special boy, with gentle eyes and the softest hound ears you've ever seen. I originally came to Wayside a few years ago, as a transfer from the shelter in Springfield, MO. I got adopted, but things didn't end up working out for me there. I can't remember what exactly happened, but my owner gave me away to her neighbor and somehow I ended up as a stray, picked up by Kansas City Animal Control. Lucky for me, the people at Wayside welcomed me back with open arms. That was 2 years ago, but I still remember it like it was yesterday, because life as a stray was lonely and sad. Eventually, I found another new home and I'd been with my most recent family for the past 2 years, before getting returned to Wayside yet again. So now I wait and hope my true forever family finds me. Maybe today will be my day. I hope so.

I'm such a lover! I'm affectionate and friendly, goofy and silly. I love to play fetch and play with my toys and go for walks and explore the world. I've even been having some fun at the agility park here at Wayside and they tell me I'm a natural. I walk very well on my leash, but I do have a hound nose, so I like to stop and smell all the great things along the way. In my new home, I'm hoping for a fenced in yard, to keep me safe and secure. And I don't really think I'd be a good apartment dog, because sometimes I'm vocal. I have so much I want to tell you, so I hope my hound voice makes you smile. I'm a smart guy and I know all sorts of commands that I can't wait to show you. The Wayside staff has been using a training method for me called Nothing In Life Is Free and I respond very well to it, so I hope to continue my training in my new home. It teaches me, in a positive way, that you are in charge and that I have to earn what I want in life. So I will sit or shake or wait patiently for a treat, for example. Your adoption counselor can give you more information on this. I'm the perfect dog to train, because not only am I smart, but I love to learn, I'm treat motivated, I love it when you praise me, and I have a soft and gentle mouth when taking treats from you.

One of the things my last family noticed about me was that I was extra protective of my stuff. And I can be very serious with my food. The staff here at Wayside has been working with me to modify my behavior and it's working! I'm learning that food is something I will always have enough of. In my new home, I will need a safe place to eat where I don't feel threatened, and please remove my bowl when I am finished eating. I'll be happiest in a home without kids under 15 and as your only dog. I have sort of a big 'bubble' around me and I don't really like it when kids or other dogs try to get in. I'm wonderful with adults though! I'm fun, happy, affectionate, and loyal as can be

I hope you're looking for a happy-go-lucky sort of dog like me to spend your life with. With a little time and dedication and training and exercise and love, I know I can be the most fantastic companion you've ever known. I know I ask for a lot, but I give a lot in return. You'll see what I mean if you just take a chance on me and come out to Wayside to meet me. I'm sort of lonely here and I need a family to call my own. I need people to love and care for who will do the same for me. I need to run and play and go for walks and watch TV with you. I need to belong. I promise to be a loyal and friendly companion and I promise to make you smile every single day. That will be my job. Life will be good. I can't wait!
Love, Jackson

Take a looks at Jackson's adoption video and then contact Wayside Waifs at  816-761-8151.  His animal ID number is 17095052.

Wayside Waifs is Kansas City’s largest no-kill animal shelter.   They are an independent, 501 (c) 3 not-for-profit humane society and animal welfare organization established in 1944.  Wayside Waifs is committed to finding homes for all adoptable pets. Wayside is the largest pet adoption center in Kansas City, placing over 5,400 animals each year in loving forever homes. Wayside does not euthanize adoptable animals, and there are no time limits for animals in our care. Only animals suffering from significant medical issues or thnose that pose a danger are humanely euthanized. Wayside Waifs is proud to be a part of Kansas City's no-kill community.  

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  1. Is it just me, or are most of the dogs males?

    1. Sorry about that, Emma. Though I've featured female dogs, lately I've been featuring males and didn't even think about it.

  2. Awww! He is a good looking boy! He kind of looks like Luna too! Sharing!
    -Jessica from Beagles & Bargains

  3. Awww! He is a good looking boy! He kind of looks like Luna too! Sharing!
    -Jessica from Beagles & Bargains

  4. I can't get over his smile in that video; he looks like the sweetest dog ever. He's definitely a great deserving guy, I hope he finds his forever home soon.

  5. What a handsome guy! It's a shame he's had such a tough life, he deserves to settle into a permanent happy home. I don't know how anyone could have let him go! Sharing.

  6. Jackson looks super happy. I hope he finds the perfect home soon.

  7. Such a kind looking soul and we'll share you Jackson!


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