Jake's Story

 Jake is 7, see below for the his sad but happy ending story

May of 2005, I received a call from my friend Melinda. she said there is a dog starving in our street, we are trying to entice him with food to help him. If we can capture him, do you want him? he looks like a boxer mix and you said you like boxers.

I ask you to look at that first photo and say you would not take this dog. Most of you would not. the moment Hubby and I laid eyes on this starving mutt with marks where he had been hit and kicked, a scar across his small nose, we were SUNK.
we picked him up and brought him home.

Picked up on Thursday, Vet on Saturday for shots. Sunday he refused to eat, he collapsed and on Monday I rushed him to the vet and left him. they called me at work and said, Jake has Parvo, we need to put him down. there is no cure for Parvo, a disease that eats holes in the intestines.

Weight 12 pounds, should be 20

We had him only 3 short days, but our hearts had engaged, in tears I said can't you do anything? He said IV and antibiotics with maybe a 50/50 chance of survival, at least a week on IV.
I called home and said to hubby, "what shall I do?" they say even after a week he might still die. Hubby said
"tell them to do what they can for him and give it a try"

8 days later we brought him home, the above photos were taken the day we brought him home from hospital. he could hardly stand.
(the vet said since we saved a street dog he would cut our bill in half, 600 instead of 1200) Cooper is our other dog, deceased now

Above is 8 weeks later, Jake was 4 months when we got him, below  was taken at  5 years 4 months 

He is very smart, very loving and our beloved Jake (see sidebar for current photos)
current weight is 47, perfect for his build

Jake and Duke, collage by Ann of SnapEditScrap

Jakes story ended today at 9 am Sept 26, 2018


Laura Delegal - Leroy Photography said...

You've got such a wonderful heart (you and hubby). I'd have done the same thing (and my hubby too).

Inger said...

All our dogs are rescues too, but no one was in this kind of horrible shape when they found us or we them. This touched my heart and tears are somehow falling down my cheeks right now. I had already figured out what a kind and thoughtful woman you are so this is no surprise. God bless.

Willow said...

What a blessing he got when he found you and I am sure it is a blessing for you to now have him in your family. Love that he is enjoying the time of his life now.
Our Jayda was a rescue . Aw big hugs to you both !!

Jo said...

Oh Jake, you are a darling and I love your yoomen dad and mama for rescuing you. Loving pats for that handsome head of yours. Jo and her three kitties in Tanzania

A Brit in Tennessee said...

Thank you for giving this sweet boy a forever home, and most of all loving him.
He's surely is a lucky lad.

Debby@Just Breathe said...

I had no idea. How wonderful of you and Bob to take him in. He is one happy boy now!

Melody's Mom said...

Thank you for saving this great dog!

KB said...

You are incredible, saving Jake's life and helping him to thrive. I bet that you love him with every fiber of your heart and that he loves you that same way. You and your husband are angels on earth. Jake's angels.

Breathtaking said...

Oh Sandra I'm in tears!! What a different dog he looks today after all your loving care. I had no idea he was a street rescue dog. Bless you both for having such big hearts.

Just Mags said...

No wonder you had such a strong bond with sweet Jake...you and Bob literally saved his life. Bless you both for taking him in and giving him such a loving, fun life. Big hugs

Marie said...

You gave Jake a life of love and he gave you all of his love. I'm sure Baby is enjoying his company once again.
love to you all. yes, I'm crying because I know how much you are missing him. love your heart.