Jarvis is an incredibly handsome guy. He’s approximately 6 years old and weighs about 55lbs. Sadly, Jarvis was diagnosed with a cancer in his rear leg earlier this year resulting in an amputation of the leg. He recovered like a champ and has a wonderful prognosis. 3 legs doesn't slow this guy down. He walks and runs without any issues and has adapted to his 'new normal' without missing a beat. Jarvis would love to be your only child.
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“Jarvis has become the block teddy bear, getting hugs and pets from everyone. He goes from person to person saying hello. He is so calm and so friendly that even people who aren’t ‘dog people’ interact with him.”
"Jarvis continues to be an absolute sweetheart. He is well-mannered and effortless to train. With this cold spell he has been content spending more time inside, but when we venture outside he gets frisky, romping in the snow. He looks like a wild, bucking bronco!"
“Jarvis has a happy dance. This entails hopping left to right, wiggling in the middle, and wagging his tail furiously. All at the same time and on three legs. It’s incredibly silly and always makes me laugh. “Want to go out?” Happy dance! “Want your dinner?” Happy dance!”
“When Jarvis arrived, I was told that he resource guards his toys. After a few days to get used to one another, I decided to see for myself. Yup. In fact, he resource guarded so well that I decided I didn’t really want that tennis ball anyway. This went on for about a week until one day I put my hand on his back while he was growling. The growl’s intensity increased, but he made no attempt to bite me. The closer to the ball the scarier the growl, but no bite. Finally screwing up my nerve, I reached for the ball. No bite. He was bluffing. Whew! Since then we’ve been working desensitization and have progressed to the point where he’ll bring me the ball for a game of tug of war. We’re still working on what “out” means.”
“What an incredible gift this dog is! Jarvis is so sweet and affectionate that I can only view him as a gift. He’s so popular here that even people who aren’t normally “dog people” stop and pet him. He may be missing a leg but more than makes up for it with heart.”
“This is one big sweetheart of a dog. Jarvis has proven to be wonderful company and is willing to go anywhere. He loves people and has good manners. Someone needs to adopt him quickly before I grow too attached to him.”
“Say hello to Jarvis—the newest member of our little doggy family. Jarvis is a 6 year old, mixed breed who is brown and white. He is 50+ pounds and built like a tank. He is pretty calm and people friendly. Jarvis lost a leg to cancer but doesn’t seem to have lost a step. He loves to chase the ball. Even more so, he loves to be chased to get the ball back. We’re working on “drop it” which will make the game easier on me.”