Jack Sprat – Adopted March 2021

Jack Sprat – Adopted March 2021

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Meet Jack Sprat
Status: Fostered
Estimated Age: 7 Years

Estimated Weight:  21 Pounds

UPDATE – 6 MARCH 2021 (from foster mom): If you are looking for a mature, sweet, loving beagle friend who is a perfect balance of energy and couch potato, Jack Sprat may be the boy the for you. He has been living in my home now for a week, and he has been an easy foster. He is very affectionate and loves to be loved on – hugs, scratches, etc. He has only had one bathroom accident since he has been here, and that was the first day he arrived. Other than that one time, Jack has always done his business outside.

He loves being outside in the back yard where he can check out the back woods (I have a fenced yard). He does well on a leash – some pulling, but he is a little guy, so he is very easy to handle. He is a happy boy and gets along great with my two dogs. He can be a little annoying to the cats, but they will put him in his place if he gets too nosy.

Jack has recently started playing on his own, throwing a Kong around and pulling all the dog toys into his bed. He has a very silly side. He sleeps quietly in his crate at night, and he seems to do well in a crate when I have to leave for a few hours. He is mostly quiet and only barks occasionally at the cats or when my other dogs start barking, like when I first come home.

Poor Jack has some really bad teeth/gums, so we are going to get him scheduled for a dental this month (he still eats well!). Other than that, Jack is ready to find his forever home with people who will give him the love and affection he deserves.

UPDATE – 28 FEBRUARY 2021: Jack Sprat went off to a foster home yesterday, so we are going to see how he does living in a house. Here is an initial report from his foster mom:

Jack is a sweetheart! He is a little guy who is all about getting affection from his human. He did very well his first night here in the house – had no problem meeting the two resident beagles and slept quietly through the night in his crate. He wasn’t quite sure what to make of the cats when he first saw them and barked, but he doesn’t seem to be interested in them this morning. So many new experiences! So far, so good!

NEW – 16 FEBRUARY 2021: Jack Sprat is ~ 7-year-old beagle mix who is estimated to weigh a little over 20 pounds. He is friendly and appears to be good with other dogs. He was an owner give up because he couldn’t hunt that well. It appears that he had a toenail that had grown into the pad of his foot, so he was in a fair amount of pain. Since then, his nails have been trimmed, he’s on antibiotics, and he is feeling much better now. He is fully vetted and available for fostering or adoption.


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  • Name:   Jack Sprat
  • Breed:   Beagle Mix
  • Gender:   Male
  • Age:   Mature (6-9)
  • Size:   Medium
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