Tijuana, Mex. – Jimmy, the homeless shepherd mix, is still waiting for a home. Original article here.
His first foster cast him off to an isolated area when she took in another dog. Jimmy received little to no attention and had no human or dog interaction. He was depressed, dirty and grimy, and lost weight.
Jimmy, of decent weight, before being placed with first boarding facility
A much skinnier Jimmy at the second boarding facility being given a much-needed bath.
It was in Jimmy’s best interests to be placed in another boarding facility – one with which Crossing Guardians has done business before – where it was certain he would be fed, kept indoors, and walked four times a day. Jimmy is in a better place, but what he really needs is a family to call his own. This sweet boy would make a wonderful addition to a family looking for a pet.
The details about Jimmy were provided in the original article, but are provided, again, here:
- Name: Jimmy
- Gender: Male
- Age: 5 years old
- Breen: German shepherd mix
- Weight: Approx. 45 lbs.
- Health: Fully vetted. Leg has healed. Tests negative. Fully vaccinated and sterilized
- Temperament: Awesome, as described in the first article.
There is a detail that was inadvertently omitted from the original article. Jimmy is partially blind in one of his eyes. After the vet checked his eye, he surmises that he was likely kicked in the face, or eye area. It’s not uncommon for dogs to be beaten and kicked, as they’re often deemed unwanted vermin, especially by street venders. Jimmy is in no pain. He just lost partial vision in his left eye.
Additionally, Jimmy is a German shepherd mix, not a German shepherd-pit mix.
Jimmy may be in boarding, but that doesn’t mean he isn’t deserving of a home. His fate is unknown. No dog should have to live in limbo, like this. Anyone or rescue organization interested in Jimmy is asked to contact Crossing Guardians at Rescue@CrossingGuardians.org.
Video of Jimmy with children and other dogs.
(WARNING: Although the spirit in which this video was made is not lost, never use an infant or small child to illustrate that a dog likes children.)