Like all older street dogs, Jake was quite unresponsive to attempts to connect with him or stroke him but he is now slowly becoming more sociable and receptive to our stroking and calling his name.
His surgical wound has taken a long time to heal as it got infected early on. It is now just a small patch -we are at the point now where we can allow it to scab over for the final bit of healing.
Doc Pierre bought special moist healing pads to put on the wound and we also use manuka honey. He is such a good patient - he doesn't move at all when we treat his wound - he just stands there calmly! His hair has grown back completely now
He is still in quarantine but has now been castrated so in around 2 weeks he will be able to leave quarantine and join the rest of the dogs. We are hoping that he will not be bullied like Will, our other three-legged resident. Matty our adopted three-legger always stayed in the quarantine area except for a couple of times he went for a wander.
We have someone interested in adopting two older dogs when they move into their new house. Jake might be a good choice as he isn't really attached to the Sanctuary in the way some of the other older dogs are.