German Shepherd Rescued After Spending 13 Years Tied to a Tree

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Original story written by Tracy Campion.

 

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Photos by Helen Anne Gately

It is clear from the tear stains on JJ’s fur that all he’s known is a life of misery.  But after spending 13 long years tied to a tree in Seattle, he has finally been rescued and taken on real adventures.  Now he is ready for a real home.

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A concerned person came to JJ’s “home” and demanded that his owner give him up.  Amazingly, they did, and now JJ can finally learn what it means to be happy.

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He is almost 14, weighs 120 pounds and is housebroken, so he must have been trained at some point.  Being chained for most of his life, he has developed a strong prey drive.  It is recommended that he not be homed with cats or other small animals.  He may get along well with a senior female dog, someone close to his energy level.

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It would probably be for the best if he is adopted into a home without small children, but only because he will require lots of attention.  A cozy home with a fenced-in yard would be ideal.

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JJ requires pain management and anti-inflammatory therapy for arthritis.  He doesn’t like having his paws or ears touched, but the ear sensitivity may change once he is finished with the antibiotics for his ear infection.

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Included in the adoption package is an as-needed medication supply, free lifetime massage and an end-of-life plan.

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JJ is very affectionate, which is miraculous for a dog neglected for so long.  He loves to go for walks and has spectacular leash manners.  If you live in the Seattle area and are interested in giving JJ a wonderful home, please contact Helen Anne Gately at [email protected].  You can follow JJ’s story on his Facebook page.

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To see the original story written by Tracy Campion for The Examiner, click here.

 

 

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