Jac came to us a little over 4 years ago.
He had been an owner surrender and originally adopted from a local kill shelter. We were able to find an adoptive home for him, but sadly the other dog in the household hurt poor Jac and it was agreed by all that it would be best to rehome him.
We made a commitment to him and found phenomenal fosters in our own MADR alumni. We were so grateful for their heart and compassion as Jac developed trust issues with other dogs and people. He needed patience, guidance and lots of confidence after living in so many homes for his 5 years of life. We were even more overjoyed when they permanently made him a part of their family.
Jac was diagnosed with a heart murmur a few years back and was put on meds and diuretics to help with the fluid building up in his lungs. His parents knew that they didn’t have a lot of time left with him, but he continued to hang on through one heart failure and then another. This time, it was too much. They couldn’t put him through any more pain. He was struggling throughout the night and this morning and there was no longer quality of life. They gave him the best gift other than his forever home…dignity.
They were with Jac until the very end.
Thank you Erik and April.
Ride Free Jac!