Jacobi is an absolutely adorable 5 month old German Shepherd puppy. His face is always filled with puppy happiness and he is so irresistible. This boy will take any frown and turn it upside down. Jacobi is a very smart little fella and already knows sit and down. He enjoys being outdoors and is always ready for a game of catch (his favorite game). Jacobi's food and ball drive are exquisite, meaning he trains easily! He is crate trained and has very few potty accidents in my house. Very good for such a young puppy. Also, Jacobi is a true German Shepherd as he LOVES being with his people and already has all the "Velcro" qualities that make this breed a favorite.
Jacobi came to us a couple of months ago as a 3-month-old injured puppy. We suspect he got hit by a car and someone brought him to a shelter. Jacobi had fractures to both his hip and back right leg. As soon as our rescue heard about him, we immediately saved him and got him to a specialist where Jacobi got X-rays and treatment. That was over 2 months ago and I have been Jacobi's foster mom and nurse ever since. The specialist did not think surgery was an option for Jacobi because he is so young. Instead, it was felt that crate rest and limited activity were better to see if his injuries would heal on their own. I am happy to report that Jacobi's back leg is completely healed. However, his hip is still healing. At this time, there is nothing more to do to fix Jacobi's hip fracture except wait and see. Jacobi is in no pain and is a normal, happy, active puppy. When you meet him, you wouldn't know he ever had an injury. Jacobi can take short walks but at this time, no long walks or jogging. Whoever adopts Jacobi will need to have their veterinarian monitor his condition while his hip continues to heal. There is a strong possibility that he will need continued medical treatment, and possibly surgery, in his adult years.
Jacobi has come a long way in the past couple of months and will make a wonderful, loving addition to someone's family. He loves spending time playing with his canine foster sister Trinity (Jack Russel Mix) and his other canine foster sister, Bella (GSD). Due to his condition, I do monitor his doggy playtime activity with my dogs so as not to cause any issues with his healing. Jacobi is such a good patient, and when I tell him it is time to rest, he obliges nicely.
So, if you are willing to open your home and heart to a puppy who has overcome so much at such a young age, Jacobi is your boy! If you would like to meet him, please complete an application with his name. Jacobi will win your heart quickly.