Meet Jax

Jax is a goofy, happy five-year-old husky mix with an eye-catching auburn and white coat. This handsome boy came to us from a shelter in Fresno along with a couple of other huskies who were scheduled to be euthanized for space. We were told he was living as a stray before he was impounded. Jax has proved resilient, and is now a playful, cheerful dog. He’s been a resident of Rescue Ranch for several months now, waiting patiently for his forever family to discover him and take him home.

Like most huskies, Jax has plenty of energy and is happiest out of doors. He would love to take you for hikes, walks, runs, swims, and anything else you can think of involving great open spaces. A little less common for his breed is the fact that Jax is very easy to work with. He already knows how to “Sit” and “Shake” for treats. He’s an affectionate dog and very loving once he has warmed up to you. He’ll even gladly give you hugs and kisses.

Jax has already experienced a couple of unsuccessful adoptions due to his one setback: he has severe resource guarding issues surrounding food. Dirty dishes, food preparation, and leftovers–even drinks–are all triggers. We believe this behavior can be managed best by someone who is able to give clear leadership. It might be best to keep Jax out of the kitchen altogether. He might even be content as a primarily outdoors sort of dog with room to roam. A securely fenced ranch or yard with several acres to run and play in would be ideal.

Because of his resource guarding, we cannot recommend Jax to a home with small children. Although Jax is dog selective, he can get along with some dogs. He may do well with a female canine companion.

Do you have a niche in your life for Jax to settle down in? Then come on down to the Ranch to meet him today!

Walk-ins are welcome, but please check our hours before coming to visit. If you’re coming from a long way to meet a specific dog, we encourage you to call us first to be sure they’re available and on site when you visit. Phone: (530) 842-0829.