Dog Rescue Stories: Jumbo Was Abandoned Four Times

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By Jarissa Aquinde, Positively Woof Rescue and Adoption Story Editor

Jumbo is a two year old Beagle/Lab/Pit Bull mix. Although he is an extremely happy and loved boy now, sadly, that is not how his life started. Jumbo and his newborn siblings were taken from their mother as soon as they were born and abandoned at animal services.Jumbo was adopted and given back four times, due to barking and jumping. The people who adopted him before his forever family rescued him a day before he was going to be euthanized. They were Jumbo’s forever family’s neighbors, and had him for two months before realizing that they could not care for a dog.

Having dogsat and walked Jumbo a few times, April, Jumbo’s now forever mom, fell in love with him and could not let them return him to animal services. She and her husband adopted him and he’s been a part of their family ever since…and he’s never going anywhere else! Because he was returned to the shelter many times, Jumbo can suffer from extreme separation anxiety, but he and his family are working with a behaviorist to help him overcome this issue.Jumbo has been in his forever home for six months months and he is spoiled beyond belief! He absolutely loves car rides, rope toys, and dachshunds! He gets to excited when he sees a dachshund! Jumbo’s forever parents are so glad he came into their life and that he’s finally able to get  the love and attention he deserves. He’s thrived in a loving home and has brought them so much joy.

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I hide my treats in the rug tehehehe

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It’s Mr. Smushy face to you!

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Toooooo muchhhhh turkeyyyyyyyy #RideHome #Pooped

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Stop singing mom, I’m trying to sleep #beagle #lab #dog #doggo #puppy #rescue

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JUMBOS JOURNEY. Left is jumbos shelter photo. He was distressed, anxious, and unhealthy. On the right is a present photo of a very happy boy now. Jumbos life started out with abuse, neglect, and abandonment. He was taken from his mother too young and was surrendered at a shelter. He was adopted and abandoned 4 times. His last owners adopted him a day before his euthanization date. They also realized they couldn’t care for him, which is when we stepped in and adopted him. Jumbo isn’t even 2 years old yet. It breaks my heart. But I’m so thankful we can give him the world and the love he so deserves. In return we are awoken with doggo kisses every morning. #adoptdontshop #rescuedog #rescuedogsofinstagram #beagle #lab #boxer #pitbull #staffie #stbernard #puppy

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This is my favorite shady spot at the dog park! #beagle #dogs #dogsofinstgram #beaglepuppy

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Larry Kay is the award-winning coauthor of Training the Best Dog Ever, which became a #1 best seller in dog training on Amazon Kindle. He is Leader of the Pack at Positively Woof, which helps shelter dogs get adopted by making videos and raises awareness and funds. Larry is an award-winning dog filmmaker and has been a frequent contributor to the American Animal Hospital Association and Dog Fancy magazine.