Jake is available ( Updated 01-17-2021 )
Please read Jake's entire bio before applying to adopt him.
Jake came to Coastal and was feral, because he was used as a breeding dog and wasn't socialized with people at all. His prior owners kept him in the bathroom and when they decided to move they didn't include him in their plans.
Understandably, when we got him he wanted absolutely nothing to do with people. He has come around with the kennel staff because of their daily interactions with him but he is still frightened of new people. Jake is phenomenal with other dogs.
Jake has never been on a leash or gone for a walk - when things go around his neck he gets very upset and starts alligator rolling. So, as of now, he's in a doggy daycare setting where he can be with other dogs, but has only befriended the kennel staff.
Jake requires a special home that has other dogs in it which would help him to adjust to a new environment. The people in the home would need to be extremely patient with him, and if they have some experience with feral dogs, that would be a plus. A home with young children will not work for Jake as that would be too much for him to handle.
Jake is not for everybody. If you have experience handling feral dogs, have another dog or dogs in your home, and lots of time and patience, you might be able to get Jake to come around.
The minimum adoption donation for adults is $375 and the adoption donation for puppies is $500. This amount only partially covers the cost of veterinary care, boarding fees, and other miscellaneous expenses involved in the temporary care and adoption of our dogs and is tax deductible. The adoption donation provides that all dogs will be spayed or neutered, receive current vaccinations, and are microchipped. If not, arrangements will be made on an individual basis ( i.e., puppies who will need to be altered by 6 mos old). Special consideration may be given to those willing to adopt older dogs or dogs with physical problems.