Jesse

Jesse at Dog House Adoptions

An English Setter (Who Won’t Set There) Blend
3 Year Old Male
Neutered and Vaccinated

Jesse’s Personality

A happy and energetic boy, Jesse’s whole being – with his wiggly body, shining eyes, and wagging tail – is eager to engage. Jesse loves a good brisk walk (or, better yet, a quick run around the block), and to play, play, play. He also loves to cuddle, get belly rubs, and lean in for a hug. In fact, he’s so enamored with affection, he didn’t even feel his first vaccination. He was too busy melting into a pool of satisfaction during a rub down in the vet’s lap. His favorite toys aren’t toys at all, but rather dogs and people.

Jesse’s Most Endearing Quality

Jesse’s favorite move is to rest a paw or two in your hand or the crook of your arm. He’ll also wrap both paws around you like a hug, sit next to you in the grass watching the traffic go by, and roll on his back across your outstretched legs.

Jesse’s Skills

Jesse is house trained and clean in his kennel. He’s pretty good on a leash, quickly redirecting each way you turn and stopping to sit at intersections on command. (He just hops with excitement on two hind legs for the first minute or two.) He’s good in a crate, and in the car – looking to enter every vehicle he passes.

Jesse loves treats and will work for food, which is a good thing because he needs a refresher course on “down” and “stay.”

Jesse’s History

Jesse at Dog House AdoptionsJesse came in from Schaghticoke on January 15, 2012 and he was adopted out in August of that same year. The family was lauded by their vet for their dog care history but something since then went  terribly wrong.

Jesse came back to us in early March of 2014 for suddenly getting snippy. As it turns out, he was never trained, he was being controlled solely by a prong collar worn 24/7, he wasn’t rabies vaccinated or treated for his Lyme disease. Feeling sick and living in pain, we can’t blame him for feeling slightly grumpy. We’re fairly certain Jesse was really returned because the family was moving at the end of the month. We’re just so glad he’s back safe with us. He’s a pretty special dog and we all love him.

Jesse Now

When we took that wretched torture device off from around Jesse’s neck, he audibly sighed with relief. His beautiful hair is now growing back where the prong collar used to sit. Restraint is being managed through training, not force, and he much prefers treats to torture. He’s a wonderful work in progress. Skills trustingly taught to him will serve him well for a lifetime, and he’s so very eager to please and learn.

Jesse’s health and ridiculously happy disposition have returned since treating his Lyme disease. He has been stress tested (poked, prodded, and tugged) with no notable reaction, although he might look at you cross-wise if you encroach on his highly prized marrow bone. We just suggest that he doesn’t go to a home with small children as he may knock them down with his enthusiasm. Oh, and he’ll need a 6 foot fence.

 

ADOPTED!

Jesse at Dog House Adoptions

Jesse caught the eye of long-time Setter fan, Jill Feingold and her partner Mike. Jill had always had and loved Setters until her life was suddenly devoid of one. Jesse filled that space in Jill’s heart from the moment they met, and it was pretty clear he would based on the week’s worth of conversations we had about his personality, skills, needs and endearing tricks. When Mike was asked how he felt about Jesse, he added, “I fell in love from the minute we pulled in and saw him.” Even their 12 year old dog, Puff, was accommodating  and we’re just waiting to see how their dog savvy cat is fairing.

Jesse at Home Jesse in Comfort

 July 19, 2014

We received an update from Jill and Mike answering the cat question we had above. We’ve included a snippet of that here. We couldn’t be more happy for this lucky fella!

Hi Kim! I wanted to check in and let you know how Jesse is doing! He’s such a sweetie!!! We’re working on his jumping, but he’s really such a great dog!!! … He hasn’t gone after the cat that much so far, which is great… We really love him and are so happy to have him in our family!! Thank you!!

Jill and Mike

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The setter that doesn't set there!
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  • Jesse, the Setter who won't "set there."

  • Jesse, the Setter who won't "set there."

  • Jesse, the Setter who won't "set there."

  • Jesse, the Setter who won't "set there."

  • Jesse, the Setter who won't "set there."

  • Jesse, the Setter who won't "set there."

  • Jesse, the Setter who won't "set there."

  • Jesse, the Setter who won't "set there."

  • Jesse, the Setter who won't "set there."

  • Jesse, the Setter who won't "set there."

  • Jesse, the Setter who won't "set there."

  • Jesse, the Setter who won't "set there."

  • Jesse, the Setter who won't "set there."

  • Jesse, the Setter who won't "set there."

  • Jesse, the Setter who won't "set there."

  • Jesse, the Setter who won't "set there."

  • Jesse, the Setter who won't "set there."

Thank you to Jesse’s Sponsorship Friends!

GoPetFriendly.comThank you, Amy and Rod Burkert of GoPetFriendly.com, for sponsoring Jesse’s neuter, preparing him for the best adoption experience possible!