Monday, February 20, 2012

Adopt Jake, dog found on side of road, in Knoxville, TN

A friend of mine was doing a dog transport and on her way home spotted a dog on the road in horrible condition - very skinny, dirty and missing most of his fur - just pitiful. They could not leave him there in the road in the cold especially in that condition so they put him in the car and drove him back here to TN. He has now been neutered, vetted and microchipped and some of his hair has started to come back in. Poor thing still looks pitiful, but he is vetted and now ready for his forever home. He is located in Knoxville & the contact person is Jessica at

Jake is microchipped.  The vet guesses that he is about 8 years old -- but it's hard to tell for sure.  He is very sweet, patient, and laid back, but needs some space to roam if possible.  He's been staying inside at our house and hasn't made any messes, but I don't know if he's truly housetrained.  He is very tolerant of other dogs and has shown no signs of aggression whatsoever.  (He does like to go after the cat though).  He's on meds for his skin but he might not ever regrow all of his fur -- it's hard to say at this point. The vet is not 100% sure what's wrong with his skin, but it's definitely not mange. They think it's bacterial and yeast related. He's on an antibiotic and an antifungal right now. Any help you can offer would be appreciated, and if you know of any rescues that might want to help with him financially that would be appreciated too. Breed is a guess but he may be border collie mix with cattle dog.
Again, the contact person is Jessica at