Saturday, March 12, 2011

Jubilee -- adopted!

Jubilee was found with his mom, Magnolia Shorty, and 5 siblings in the 8th Ward of New Orleans. All the puppies are extremely sweet and happy. They appear to have been abandoned, not born feral, as they are not afraid of people, although they can be a tiny bit shy at first. They are very loving and active. Jubilee is one of the more submissive of the puppies. He is currently about 7-8 weeks old and weighs about 10lbs. All the puppies had intestinal parasites and fleas when they came into rescue but have been treated for that. They are otherwise healthy.

Although it's very hard to guess how big a puppy will end up, we estimate that Jubilee will be in the 45-55lbs range. He is one of the largest pups of the litter. His mom appears to be a husky/shepherd mix and weighs about 45lbs. She is extremely sweet. We don't know what else Jubilee may have in him, but hound seems possible.

All the puppies will be ready to go home in about 3-4 weeks when they have received additional vaccinations and have been spayed/neutered and chipped. We are taking applications on the puppies now!

About Jubilee

Basic info:
  • Breed: shepherd/husky/hound mix
  • Sex: male
  • Age: 8 weeks
  • Weight: currently 10lbs, expected about 45-55lbs
  • Coat type: medium-short
  • Coloring: white with tan and a little black
  • Type of intake: abandoned
  • Location: 8th Ward
Overall Personality:
  • with adults: friendly
  • with children: friendly
  • with other dogs: great
  • with cats: good
Energy and exercise requirements:
  • Activity level: active
  • Exercise requirements: will need a couple walks every day and/or playtime
  • Good running/jogging partner?: yes, excellent (when he's older)
  • Good dog park candidate: yes, excellent (when he's older)
  • Good doggy day care candidate: yes, excellent (when he's older)

    Behavior in particular situations:

  • in cars: good
  • in the house: good
  • house training: working hard!
  • crate trained?: almost!
  • leash trained?: no
  • in kenneling/boarding situations: unknown, hasn't boarded yet
  • at the vet: does well
History of aggressive, possessive, or territorial behavior:
  • ever shown any aggression?: never shown any aggression
  • possessive of food: no
  • possessive of toys: no
  • territorial/protective of house/yard: no
More detailed behavior with other dogs:
  • play style: typical puppy rough and tumble
  • over all: friendly
  • dominance level: moderately submissive
  • any behavioral issues with other dogs: none
More detailed behavior with cats:
  • chases cats?: no
  • aggressive towards cats?: no
  • playful with cats?: not yet
  • rough with cats?: no
  • current health conditions: None
  • long-term health concerns: None
Training/behavioral issues:
  • behavioral issues: none
  • areas of training that need work: typical puppy: commands, chewing, house training, etc
  • chews on inappropriate objects?: of course, he's a puppy
  • digs in the yard?: not yet.... but give him time
  • pulls on leash?: not yet... but give him time
  • jumps up on people?: not yet.... but give him time
  • mouths/nips at people?: yes, as all puppies do
  • urinates/marks things?: not yet
Any special adoption criteria: none

Please contact for more information or call 504.222.3686.