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Code: BFT2022


In shelter Dog

Washington, DC, 20037
Pet name:
If you are interested in adopting this dog, please download and complete an Adoption Questionnaire from our website and email Lisa at:

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Dogs Name: Jackson

Estimated Breed : Shepherd and Border Collie Mix

Approximate Age: 2-3 years 

Approximate Weight: approx. 55 pounds 

Currently Living at: Boarding

Adoption Fee: $375


Hi Im Jackson! Ive been here a LONG time and I am so ready to meet my special family. I am your typical herding breed dog - highly intelligent, energetic, sensitive, and deeply loyal. These traits come with great advantages, but also can present some challenges. I take a bit of time to warm up to new people and trust them. I need predictability and a very stable schedule every day. For that reason, I am NOT the best fit for someone looking for an extroverted dog to take everywhere with them (no dog parks for me, thank you). I am the PERFECT dog for someone who wants a more introverted dog. If you want a loyal buddy to be there, reliably, every day, to greet you at the door with a tail wag, Im your guy. Im energetic, and like to play with some other dogs, if I am introduced properly, but I prefer to be your one and only at home. And in truth, I much prefer a human "pack" to any canine pack.

Jackson is in search of a loving stable home, and must go to a home experienced with herding/working breeds and with someone who is committed to continue his training. Please consider giving Jackson a loving home. 

Your new pet will require a refresher in house-training. K-9 Lifesavers strongly recommends all new adopters enroll their new pet into obedience training. This provides for an easier transition into a new home, ensures the dog remains well socialized, and helps form a bond between the dog and the new family. 

AAdoption fees cover basic vetting, spay/neuter surgery, rabies, distemper/parvo vaccinations, treatment for worms, heartworm testing, monthly heartworm prevention and monthly flea/tick prevention (while the animal is in our care), and transport costs from high-kill shelter. Please note that on average, K-9 Lifesavers spend significantly more on each dog than their adoption fee. Adoption fee for HW positive dogs also covers heartworm treatment at our partner vets. 

Foster Program: Foster homes provide for the temporary care of a rescue until the dog is placed into a loving, forever home. For more information on becoming a foster parent, and our Foster Program, visit or email our Foster Coordinator at

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Thank you for considering a rescue dog!


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  4. Veterinary Information Network
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