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November 28 - Canine Candlelight Walk @ Courthouse Square, Stroudsburg!

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May 2015 - Muses in the Vineyard!

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Every Friday we are going to highlight an AWSOM animal that has been with us for too long, in the hopes of finding each one a lifetime home. Please help us spread the word about our Forgotten Friends. Together, we can find the perfect forever home for every single AWSOM animal! (Click here to see all Forgotten Friends




Hunk of what you ask? HUNK OF LOVE! As you can see from the pictures, girls just can't resist his handsome face and magnetic charm. In all fairness to Jack, he is equally loved by men too…they just don't typically wear lipstick to prove it.

Jackie, a 3 year old American Bulldog mix, was brought to us over the summer as a stray, who was obviously neglected and never trained. But, this dreamboat stole our hearts immediately with his lopsided grin and zest for life. We knew we could work on his manners because he was  filled with so much love and happiness. Even after being abandoned and let down by his former owners, he still loves people with all his heart and soul.

And love people he does! Jack is in pure bliss when he's getting affection and attention. When he considers you his friend, which basically takes about 2 seconds, he is  your friend for life and is extremely loyal.  For example, many shelter dogs, when they see someone coming, start barking for attention. Not Jackie. When he sees one of his friends coming, he shakes with joy.  His face lights up and his entire 80 lb. body starts wagging in delicious anticipation. Jackson responds to affection with tons of affection.

Boyfriend loves to go for long hikes and although he gets a little over-excited when he first starts off, he settles down quickly and is an absolute joy to walk with. He sees everything and is constantly on alert. Squirrels and woodchucks easily distract him but he is so smart that he remembers where they were and looks for them on his next sojourn. Part of his training has been to teach him to relax and settle while surrounded by distractions. Tell Jack to "Watch Me" and he'll look into your eyes intently, so totally focused on you, until you "release" him. This has been a great way to teach him to sit and focus in the presence of such distractions.

Jackie Boy is very bright and soaks everything up like a sponge.  He will sit and watch you patiently until he gets his treats for whatever good behavior he has just displayed. He will now sit patiently as other dogs walk by and only pays attention to you as he ignores the other dogs.  He is very astute and catches on so quickly that with an experienced dog handler who is committed to constant and consistent positive reinforcement, we are confident that he will excel beyond our wildest dreams. He just craves love and will do anything to be on its receiving end.

Our hunk's dream home is a home where he is the center of your universe. Jackson doesn't want to share attention with any other pets (either dogs or cats) so he will need to be the only animal in your life. Trust us though, he will be all you need. He loves so fully and deeply, so unconditionally that you'll never miss having another pet. He is neutered, UTD on shots, micro chipped, house trained and so ready to be someone's baby. He is a big old, velvety slice of heaven here on earth and deserves his very own fairy tale ending.  Just look at his kissy, squishie, adorable face. Isn't he just irresistible? We can't see him and not kiss him. It's impossible. Just look at the pictures.

Jackson has been forgotten for too long and hasn't found the family meant for him yet. We know you are out there, reading his story this very minute. We know you will love him as much as we do.  It's kind of frustrating to try and properly convey all the love that is inside of him with mere words. Jack is an amazing work in progress…but aren't we all?


PLEASE CONSIDER OUR AWSOM ANIMALS DURING YOUR NEXT SHOPPING TRIP: Dish Soap, Clay Cat Litter, Scoopable Cat Litter, Towels, Blankets, 45 Gallon Garbage Bags, Canned Dog Food, Simple Green, Paper Towels, Friskies Patte Style Moist Cat Food, Fancy Feast Moist Kitten food, Purina Kitten Chow and Purina Cat Chow. Complete List

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