Jack was formerly known as PJ Dodge Dart when he was a racer at a Florida greyhound track. To his former owners, he wasn’t fast enough or profitable enough: therefore, he was sent into retirement at the ripe old age of one-and-a-half. Fortunately, the caring people at Greyhound Pets of America gave him a home in their kennel. After falling in love with a picture of Jack on their website, I knew I had to meet him! An application and a home visit later, we were able to visit the kennel to meet Jack. He was so handsome! A volunteer was telling us a bit about greyhounds and their quirks, such as they don’t often sit as it is awkward for them. Just as she was saying that, we looked over at Jack and he was sitting! What a card- we had to have him! The freedom ride was a happy one and I couldn’t wait to get my new friend home. The first month was a bit difficult as he had never been outside the track or a kennel setting, but with lots of love and patience, Jack has grown into the best dog! A little over a year later I find myself falling more and more in love with him every day. He is affectionate, social, goofy, intelligent and just a total love bug! He enjoys the beach, the dog park, laying on the couch and playing with his toys and other pups. He is loving his retired life. I am truly fortunate that we rescued each other.
Thanks for sharing Jack’s adoption story with us, Cassandra! We’re glad to hear he adjusted to home life so quickly after the kennels and that he loves retirement.