Lab Report: Bonded brothers Mario & Jack have found themselves in rescue at age 12

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Mario and Jack are brothers who have been together their whole lives.

Grumpy old men? HARDLY!

These two sweet, old boys are brothers. And because their family was moving, they have found themselves in rescue at the age of 12. We are SO HOPING we can profile the lucky person or people who gives these sweet Labrador mixes their forever home. As soon as possible, in fact!

Mario and Jack are presently in the care of the West Valley Humane Society in Caldwell, ID, a brand-new grantee of the Grey Muzzle Organization, which graciously helps fund the care of senior dogs in rescue. As they spent their lives in an outdoor environment, Mario and Jack are not presently housebroken – but they are working on it, and with the help of a belly band and consistency, the folks at the rescue say they will pick it up quickly. Who says you can’t teach old dogs new tricks!?

Mario has wonderfully soulful eyes … but actually, so does his brother!

Big boy Mario weighs in at 71 pounds; brother Jack at 54.

Both are leash trained, friendly and playful — even with young children (how Lab of them!). Moderately active, they lived with two cats and are, as you can imagine, strongly bonded with one another. Adopted together, the fee will total $80 — a pittance for pups who enjoy running, playing, fetch, tug-o-war, walks and drinking plenty of water.

Both seem to be afraid of thunder – but we think whoever adopts them can cuddle those fears into submission.

Mario and Jack are up-to-date on vaccines, neutered and ready to go home. With you. TODAY!

Jack might be a little bit grayer than his brother!

Please share them, or go meet them for yourself. They will surely steal your heart.

A note about the Grey Muzzle Organization, whose staffers help us to find seniors to feature each Saturday…

This wonderful group improves the lives of at-risk senior dogs by providing funding and resources to animal shelters, rescue organizations, sanctuaries, and other non-profit groups nationwide.

Captain Jack cuts a handsome figure for the camera.

Neither shelter nor rescue, Grey Muzzle funds programs such as hospice care, senior dog adoption, medical screening, and other special programs to help old dogs at animal welfare organizations across the country.

2 thoughts on “Lab Report: Bonded brothers Mario & Jack have found themselves in rescue at age 12”

  1. Thankfully for the GREY MUZZLE RESCUE!!! I is clear these two boys love each other!!! I am hoping for someone in Idaho ( a State that is Passionate about Companion Animal’s ) after all Exactly how often do you see Western States of Mt. Wy., Id. Ut ,NM. Wa,Or. S.D.,Co. or ND in the news for the horrific torture, abuse, of Animals ??? Nothing like Tx! Ok.Mo and the whole of the North East , Middle, and South Eastern and Southern States… that is for sure. What wonderful companions these brother’s would make for an older retired person. or even a young family… They know something happened and they need help … having rescues ourselves it is wonderful and heartwarming the love these animal’s in need will dedicate themselves to being your friends!!! Bless them with a family for their remaining years…

  2. I will never understand how anyone can just give up their companion animals that are part of a family for that long (12yrs) because they are now inconvenient. Why not find a place to live that is dog friendly instead of passing off these sweet brothers like a pair of old shoes. Don’t know their circumstances but it still seems heartless. Imagine being that old and finding yourself suddenly in a strange place. Animals to have emotions and they do suffer. ThankYou to the rescue that took them in and have the compassion for them and are now trying find some new humans to love them.


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