After being dropped at a local shelter in Texas, Jake got confused. He had no clue what was really happening. His owner told the staffers that he could no longer care for him, but to Jake, no explanation was offered. From the moment his owner turned and walked away, the once joyful Border collie stopped smiling.
“Jake has been through so much,” said Rescue Dogs Rock NYC Cofounder Stacey Silverstein. “He obviously got so devastated. He was locked up in a shelter for weeks.”
From freely roaming a house, Jake became stuck inside a tiny concrete kennel. Shelter staffers hated seeing one active dog become more withdrawn each day. And so they had to take action and reached out to Rescue Dogs Rock NYC.
From his small kennel, Jake got transferred to a vet office and stayed there for a 3-week quarantine period. Sadly, it meant Jake had more time sitting in a tiny box. And he had nothing more to do while in there.
As Jake got cleared and ready to search for a forever home, everyone was certain he’d snap up quickly. Unfortunately, time passed but no application was submitted. And because there wasn’t any available foster family or space at the rescue, Jake, once again, spent time in a vet cage while in NYC.
“I was so upset we didn’t have any available space for him,” said Silverstein. “Our trainer assessed him and said, ‘Why is he sitting inside a cage? This dog is phenomenal; he’s great around people and other dogs. What are you doing, Stacey? You need to get him out.’”
Almost hopeless, Silverstein turned to seek the power of social media where she started posting Jake’s photos. At last, offers to adopt sweet Jake came rolling in. As Jake hopped into the car, realizing he’s finally going home with his new forever family, his face had a joyful look.
“For me, it seemed like Jake knows he’s finally safe and is on to a much better life,” said Silverstein. “And so far, the only things I’ve heard of were all positive. He’s doing amazingly great, and they surely love him.”
Credits to Rescue Dogs Rock NYC