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Hello. My name is Jasper. The meaning behind my name is treasurer. It was the name of one of the Wise Men. My foster family thinks we need to remove the R from treasurer because I am actually a treasure.
I know I might be barking to the choir, but 2020 has been a VERY trying year.
At the seasoned age of 12 years old, my family came to the conclusion that they no longer had time for me. I was taken to a shelter. This turned my whole world upside down. In a few short weeks, I went from a place I felt comfortable in and was familiar to me, to a loud and noisy shelter where I knew no one and I was confused. I was rescued by DFW Cocker Spaniel Rescue and was taken to vet clinic to make sure I was healthy. Another place that had some strange noises and strange people and I became stressed. I then went to a boarding facility where it was loud at night and lots of strange dogs and people during the day. I was scared. Shortly after that, I went to where I am today, a foster home. More strangers, both dogs and humans, and I became anxious. I could not sleep. I paced all day and night. I barked constantly. When I was not barking I would whine. My legs shook. I could not focus. I did not know the words like sit, stay, outside. I peed ALL the time, wherever I was standing at the moment. I was so confused, highly stressed, very scared and overly anxious. I still cannot understand why my family didn’t have time for me.
I have been in my foster home for about three weeks now. I am slowly learning to R-E-L-A-X. I am learning just to bark when I want/need something and not all the time. This is a big win for me. With some anxiety medications, supplements and acupuncture I have stopped pacing and I don’t shake as much. I am also sleeping most of the night. I have a long way to go still to be ready for adoption, but each day is a paw in the right direction. I am hoping that around Christmas time, I will be ready for a new family, one that will have time for me and love me for being me.
If you look at my picture you can tell I am a distinguished twelve year old male. That is because I have the right amount of gray around my muzzle to show off my wisdom and experience. I am around 22 pounds of love. I am a Cocker Spaniel/Poodle mix. When you look at my adorable curly legs you can see the Poodle part of me, but the body and nubby tail is all Cocker! I get along with most dogs. I do not remember if I had a cat in my previous home, but being the distinguished gentleman I am, I probably would not chase a cat if I lived with one. I have a healthy appetite and like treats. I love to play with toys and balls are my favorite. I will chase a ball if you throw it, but I am not really keen on giving the ball back.
I will update you soon on my progress. I know that 2020 has probably been hard on you too, but if you have the energy, can you send me good vibes so I can learn to get rid of my stress and become the dog I was meant to be. If you are looking for a perfect gentleman to call you own and are willing to wait for me, I will love you forever.
Age: 12 years
Good with dogs: Yes
Good with cats: Unknown
Good with kids: Unknown