It’s our Dog Adoption Pet of the Day – Meet JoJo the Dog!
If there was ever a pup who needed to get out of the shelter environment ASAP it’s Jojo. To all our readers who are in the US even if you don’t know live anywhere near shelter where the dog or cat is currently located, even if you’re in the US and the cat or dog is in Canada or vice versa please share! It’s amazing who we can reach just by sharing, one share and another and so on and so !
If you’re not going to have a pet be indoors with you the majority of the time, give it lots of love, prepared to pay vet bills in an emergency and make a life time commitment then a pet is not for you. This is something we are passionate about and really want to get the message across to adopt not shop and that it’s a lifetime commitment of love!
What you can see is Jojo’s handsome face and friendly disposition. But what you can’t see is that Jojo has lost the use of his back legs. Time is a valuable commodity at a shelter, and that valuable time is divided up between Jojo and all his shelter mates. The staff and volunteers do the very best they can, but Jojo deserves humans of his very own to give undivided love. He is becoming increasingly more depressed and the staff and volunteers are dedicated to finding this handsome Husky a better life.
In many ways, Jojo is an easy guy to have around your house. He needs someone who is physically able to guide him at times, but he really doesn’t require all the much extra care despite his physical state. His heart is FULL of love and he desperately needs someone to love him back. All the time! ❤
A shelter volunteer wrote, “We have a very sweet dog who is very much in need of a home. His name is Jojo and he is 7.5 years old. He weighs about 80 lbs. He’s an Alaskan Husky mix and he is so beautiful and smart and sweet.
Jojo has lost the use of his back legs due to a spinal condition. He is still very strong and likes to go on walks in his wheelchair. He can get around without the chair but because his back legs drag he tends to scrape them up easily. He wears boots on his back legs to protect them and his kennel is covered in blankets so he doesn’t injure himself.
Jojo desperately needs a home – obviously a permanent home would be best but he would also benefit greatly from a foster home (the shelter would continue to cover his medical costs in a foster situation). As the days go by we see him becoming more and more depressed as his condition limits his time outside.
As far as his care goes, he needs a well-padded space (or carpet) to hang out on during the day if a person isn’t home. A small room or kitchen area blocked off would be ideal for when he is left alone just so he doesn’t injure himself. He takes some meds for pain. He needs someone strong who can help him keep his back legs up when he goes out to the bathroom (if he’s not in his wheelchair).
He is very intelligent and loves to howl when he hears sirens in the distance. He is very housebroken and he gets along with other dogs. He needs a home that doesn’t have a lot of steps and a strong person who can help him navigate the world (he can also go out for walks using a waist harness where his back legs are held up by the person walking him but he is a big guy). I can’t emphasize enough how amazing and sweet Jojo is. Contact Susie’s Senior Dogs for more information. Please consider dog adoption first as there are so many dogs in pet shelters all across the US & Canada. There’s no reason to go to a pet store!
Last but not least, before you adopt a pet make sure you and your family are ready for it, he/she is a good fit for your lifestyle and that you’re ready to have them there forever.