13yr old German Shepard
How did you obtain your pet?
After promising our son a dog when he turned 8 years old, we went to a breeder & he picked him out of a litter. He named him “Jackson” and the breeder put a ribbon on him in order to identify him as our dog. However, we had to wait to take him home because, at the time, he wasn’t old enough to leave his mother.
At first, we had thought of getting a rescue dog, but we couldn’t find a baby “pure bred” German Shepherd. Furthermore, we wanted a dog young enough for our son to grow up with. So, we went to the same breeder where then, Vice-President Biden & Dr. Jill Biden purchased their dog, Champ. Finding out that Jackson & Champ were brothers, our son sent a letter with a picture to the Biden’s home at the Naval Observatory. We really didn’t expect to get a response back knowing that he was helping to run the country during the Obama administration. However, amazingly, he did take the time to reply. He sent a personal letter along with pictures of both Champ and Major. Sadly, Champ passed away sometime last year.
What is your pet’s favorite pastime?
In Winter, Jackson likes to lick snow and lay by the fireplace. But his all-time favorite pastime is riding with us wherever we go. As long as he’s riding with his “Pack” he’s happy!
What is your pet’s favorite toy?
His chew bone & rubber chicken
What is your favorite thing about your pet?
Even though Jackson is older now and declining, he still wants to protect our family. He’ll let us know about any unusual sound or noise.
If your pet had a superpower, what would it be?
Why does your pet love Caring Hands Animal Hospital?
From the front desk personnel to the technicians and doctors, everyone has taken the time to get to know Jackson and love him, even when he was somewhat aggressive! And now that he’s slowed down and has many ailments, even Jackson knows that the staff is there to help him. A special thank you Dr. Streck, Dr. Akande, and Dr. Reynolds for all of your help with Jackson over the years!