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Hound / Shepherd




8 Years and 3 Months old

Jake the Hound, that is my name and likely my breed 😊 But I am so much more complex than the name implies... let me tell you my story....
I was born a poor hound boy, unloved and uncared for I was never taught what living life as a beloved member of a human family is. My mama was a stray who had pups and tried hard to get all of us to live, but with not enough food or safety, who knows how many of us survived...
SO, my life was sad and scary UNTIL I was RESCUED!!! By a CAT RESCUER, LOL!!
I lived in general splendor with my new kitty loving mama for a couple of years, I didn't have to socialize with many people because she was a pretty private person. However, I had food/love and a roof over my head so my life was good ;)
Fast Forward to 2022 when my kitty loving mommy suddenly passed away and my life became less predictable and "safe". I missed my kitty loving mama but ended up at the doggy loving rescue where my manners and socialization was turned on its head. But I LOVE the doggy rescuers 😊
And FINALLY the "almost" bestest chapter of my life began.... I am living with a kitty loving FOSTER mom who ALSO LOVES DOGS 😊 And here I am, getting more social and relaxed every every day.
My life is so so sweet, I have kitties as FRIENDS (not food 😊
I have a house that is quiet but not too quiet, I have a loving foster mommy and I have the opportunity to find the FUREVER HOME I have been looking for!!
For my family I need some special things, I need a relatively quiet and boring home, lol. I love kitties and other dogs are great but I need a slow introduction to them. If i have a confident and loving kitty or two, I would be happy!
I am not a fan of the young 'uns as their frenetic activity makes me awfully nervous- however, I am NEVER aggressive, just hide.
I will need patience and love, but I need to build confidence in my new home, that doesn't require the love but does the patience and short outings with lots of small wins!
I may never be your lap dog, then again I may!! I am like a blank canvas ready to paint your masterpiece. So get to picking out your favorite colors (hopefully houndy colors) and start painting!!!
I do have good manners, never jump on anyone, respectful of your space and love my crate and bed. Love the leash and LOVE to go in the car!!

Local adoption only $200 (in TX)


Adult-Only Home Preferred

Couch Potato

Crate Trained

Good with cats

Good with Dogs


Local only

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To adopt we require… all pets are indoor animals, current on vaccinations and spayed/neutered unless medical reason why and dogs on heartworm prevention.


Adults are $200 and under a year is $250 in Texas.

Out of state adoptions are $400 – $500.

(Specialty breeds could have higher adoption fees)

Something to Consider:

  • Puppies don't train themselves

    If you aren’t willing to train a puppy every single day, don’t get a puppy! It isn’t a one-shot deal. You have to be dedicated. And if you aren’t making progress – find someone who can help. Enroll in a puppy training class or hire a trainer. Most cities across the nation have some sort of availability for this kind of help and at different cost levels that would fit your budget.


    Puppies are going to poop a lot and pee even more; chew on everything; bite everyone; scratch people and furniture; steal things; destroy something at some point; pull on the leash; not move at all on the leash; bark; cry; beg for attention; and the list goes on. You’re going to have to walk them, bathe them, pick up everything below waist height, buy new shoes, and most importantly: TRAIN THE PUPPY NOT TO DO THESE THINGS! Ultimately, it is your responsibility to teach your puppy that this behavior is unacceptable.

  • Puppies turn into dogs...