It's "Mr. Steal Your Girl", Jerry!
After running from Animal Control for 3 days, Jerry finally made his way to Underdogs with badly burned paw pads, lots of scaries, and struggling to understand he was truly safe. Though Jerry is BIG on showing love to his current foster family, he's been very slow to open up and show us his full personality. He is a true "velcro dog", wanting to make sure he knows where everyone is all the time and is a very close talker (which is probably so he's at the ready when he wants to give kisses - which is always).
At 6 years old and 85lbs, Jerry thinks himself of a lap dog and has been working hard on training at his foster house. He's mastered "sit", loves the dog door, and is just figuring out how to curb his next level excitement when he thinks it's time to go for a walk or ride. Jerry would do best in a quiet home without children, mostly since he doesn't know his size, but will offer up his belly to just about anyone he meets.
Jerry is absolute perfection, but he can be stressed by the presence of other dogs (cats are a "no go" for this sweet boy). He has come a very long way in learning how to not be too fearful, which we understand given some residual bite scars, so he would love to be the only pet in a home. Also because he loves being the center of affection.
Jerry would benefit from a quiet home life and compassionate owner, dedicated to continuing with force-free training to help him continue to gain confidence and feel more secure. He's a pretty snoozy hippo who isn't bothered if he doesn't have a ton of physical activity, enjoying daily walks which lead to big naps, being mostly happy with pets from his humans and sunbathing like the Adonis that he is. He's a big homebody and VERY content with that!
Check out Jerry's story here: https://www.instagram.com/tv/CKhIJTIlBHc/
Jerry is neutered, up-to-date on basic vaccinations and microchipped. Our Underdogs adult dog adoption fee is $350, which includes spay/neuter, microchip, and up-to-date vaccinations.
If you're interested in adopting Jerry, please fill out an adoption application here: https://underdogsrescue.org/adopt-form/
Underdogs is a small volunteer-based animal rescue and we unfortunately do not have the resources to respond to phone and email inquires about our adoptable animals at this time. If you're interested in learning more or setting up a meeting with one of our animals, please complete an adoption application first. It may take up to two weeks for application review and one of our coordinators will reach out to you as soon as we are through the intitial review process. We appreciate your patience and understanding! Thank you!
Current on vaccinations