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Jackson, Josie, Jefferson

Jackson, Jefferson and Josie have been adopted!

The beautiful puppies are sponsored in loving memory of our beautiful aunt, Gwen Willms 💐


Meet the J-Team. Jefferson and Jackson. They come from Northern Ontario. There is no way of knowing what breed they are since we do not know the parents. They are most likely husky, shepherd, lab mix. We have rescued many northern dogs and they mostly have similar traits so we can base our information about them on previous fosters. They will be larger dogs, weighing 50lbs and up when full grown. They will have thick fur coats that will shed. They like to be with their humans as much as possible. They are highly food motivated and may counter surf if given the opportunity. If they are not happy, they will protest – loudly. They are smart enough to get into trouble and may surprise you with their ability to think through problems (like “how do I get out of the fence”). In the right home they will become amazing loving family members but before applying for one make sure you have a good fit. They were born around March 20 and are now 12wks old and ready to be adopt!

Jackson (Male)- Mostly husky looking. Tall, skinny, light grey coat, shorter hair. He is the biggest of the team at 22lbs. Jackson is The Explorer. This guy is so curious. He is confident and loves to explore his surroundings. He plays well with his siblings and the bigger dog in the house. He is always ready to wrestle, chase the ball or play tug-of-war with the others. He enjoys learning and training him has been fun. He puts 100% into playing and napping. We are noticing that Jackson is not a fan of sharing his food and is now starting to growl at the others when eating. He is still made to eat from the same bowl and they are working on this dynamic. It is something to keep an eye on with him so it not progress.

Jefferson (Male)- 17lbs. Heavy, dark grey, thick coat. Jefferson is The Introvert. He will play with his siblings and join in the fun, but he also likes to sit back and watch them play or go out and search for a toy of his own to play with. Where the others tend to seek out each other to have nap, Jefferson is often the one you see sitting under a chair or crawling into his crate to have a nap when playtime is over. He looks like a teddy bear. Very striking dog.

Crate Trained. The J-Team sleep very well in their crate at night for about 8hrs. They spend their time in an x-pen when they cannot be watched, even for a few minutes. It is amazing what they can find to eat or chew on in a short time. They are very active dogs. At 12weeks they are happy to go outside to pee and poop when they get up in the morning. We need to make sure they go out often after food and water. With some one-on- one training they will pick up house training quickly.
Vocal. This breed is very communicative and will howl when they cannot see someone or if they think it’s time for lunch or any other reason to speak. They will need a family where howling does not lead to food or play, or they may sing more than you like. Outside, they have not made much noise at people and pets walking on the other side of the property fence.
Food motivated. They can easily learn bad habits if they discover they lead to a snack so puppy proofing the house will be very important. They will pick up any crumb they find and would happily climb furniture to get to the cat food or counter surf if there is any snack left around. The good news is their food motivation helps them learn quickly.

Adopting a puppy is not a decision to be made lightly. They need a great deal of attention during their formative months. They come to you essentially as blank slates. Remember, you are responsible for socializing them, house training them, and helping them learn how to be a family member in a home full of humans, and perhaps other animals. Bottom line – it is a lot of work and a huge commitment. Make sure you are ready for that before submitting an application. If you have a friend who has adopted a puppy, ask them how it was. Potty training a puppy can mean going outside at every hour (or less) and waiting until they do their business – not matter what the weather.

Like all puppies, these pups will need proper training to become enjoyable family members. Depending on your comfort level and experience, this may include puppy training with a professional trainer. They likely will need enrichment in the home particularly when young, puzzle toys, snuffle mats, scent trails and lots of exercise. We strongly recommend training for these pups – even though they are a mix they will likely have working dog temperaments and will thrive if given a challenge. A bored puppy can easily get into trouble.

We are looking for homes where the pups will not be left alone for long periods of time. It is not fair, nor conducive to proper socialization and physical and mental health, for puppies to be left alone for extended periods. If an applicant is out of the home during the day, we will be looking for a plan to ensure the puppy is properly attended to.

The puppies have excellent social skills and have interacted well with dogs of all sizes. They grew up as part of a community and are used to having lots of other dogs around They will do best in a home where they have a buddy to play with.

These puppies will become large dogs and outside unrestrained access will be important. Accordingly, preference will be given to homes with a fully fenced yard.

Spaying or neutering the dog, at the appropriate age, is required and at that time a portion of the adoption fee will be returned.

The puppies have had exemplary care with their foster parents, and we are excited to find them all the wonderful families they deserve. Meet and greets will be available to selected applicants and anyone attending the home of the foster parents must be fully vaccinated.

If you have not had a Northern dog before you are in for a treat. We have found homes for many of these dogs – from baby pups to seniors and they all have made wonderful pets. They are sweet, smart, loyal, people oriented, active, engaging, and entertaining, they will share your fun and your quiet time too.
This is the typical description of a Northern Dog to help you get familiar with the type.

Northern Dogs are very friendly and loyal, and they’re much more likely to make friends with strangers than to be good guard dogs. They’re great family pets, especially if you train and socialize them early.
They are not recommended for first-time dog parents due to the higher challenge of training them. They tend to howl more than bark. This can be addressed with early training. Northern Dogs are very intelligent, intuitive, and active, so they thrive with lots of time outside (if they can keep cool), including walks and play time every day. Northern Dogs have very high energy. They will need one long walk or two shorter walks every day. They should be getting at least 60 to 90 minutes of exercise daily

If Northern Dogs are getting enough exercise, they’ll also be happy relaxing with family indoors. They’re playful and social creatures, so the more interaction for them, the better! They do not do well when left alone long periods of time, and they may suffer separation anxiety, so they would do best in households where someone is home most of the day or where they have a canine companion.

Northern Dogs shed a decent amount, especially when transitioning from between seasons. Their fur should be brushed two or three times a week. They may not be the best choice for allergy sufferers.
Northern Dogs don’t do well when left alone long periods of time, and may suffer separation anxiety, so they would do best in households where someone is home most of the day or where they have a canine companion. They get along well with other dogs so a canine pal will help prevent loneliness.

Northern Dogs usually get along very well with children. Because these dogs have high energy and are on the larger side, supervision is recommended with young kids.

Northern Dogs are not low-maintenance dogs. They will need you or a groomer to trim their nails as needed, which can range from about once to twice a month. Their double coat is dense, coarse, waterproof, and plush to the touch. Their fur has a natural oil to it, to help it stay waterproof, but they do not need bathed often — only if they get very dirty. They shed a decent amount, especially when transitioning from between seasons. Their fur should be brushed two or three times a week.
Northern Dogs are built for cold weather. They should not be in hot weather (above 22 C) long. On hot days move them inside with air conditioning, or at least a fan. Most love to swim to cool down.

Children And Other Pets
Northern Dogs usually get along very well with children. They are great family dogs, loyal, friendly, and playful. Because these dogs have high energy and are on the larger side, supervision is recommended with young kids (really, with all dogs and other animals), and it’s important for children to learn how to interact properly with their dogs, too.

Northern Dogs get along well with other dogs, and they get lonely if left by themselves for a long time, so a canine pal might be a great idea.

When Northern Dogs are puppies, play can be a bit rough, and throughout their lifetimes, they can have a stubborn streak. Early socialization and training are key to bringing out the best in these dogs. Training can be more challenging with this breed, so the earlier you start, the better.

Lovingly fostered by Angela