Oakland Animal Services’ (OAS) Spotlight Series will highlight a different available animal each week leading up to Maddie’s Matchmaker Adoptathon on June 9 and 10. Throughout the weekend, dog and cat adoptions will be free to qualified homes, and, better yet, each successful adoption will earn the shelter a generous donation from Maddie’s Fund from $500 to $2,000.
This week’s Spotlight Series animal is Jackson, a sweet small terrier mix. Jackson came to the shelter with a fractured pelvis. To save the young dog’s life and ability to walk, veterinarians removed the affected leg, but it doesn’t seem to have slowed Jackson, and he is smoothly adapting to life with three legs. Thank you to FOAS for providing the funding to care for this dog! Dubbed “Action Jackson” by Christina Loren of NBC Bay Area news because of this “can do” attitude, Jackson is estimated to be about two years old and has a long tail and a moppish cream-colored terrier coat tipped with cocoa highlights around his ears and brown eyes. He is mild mannered, enjoys being around people, and freely shows affection. Jackson will make a true companion and deserves a home that will treasure him.
Jackson is just one of the many wonderful animal companion matches that will be possible at OAS—or at any of the 80 participating locations around the Bay Area—during Maddie’s Matchmaker Adoptathon. Hours are Saturday, June 9, from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. and Sunday, June 10, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Watch for more information here on our website or come to see the shelter—and Jackson—for yourself at 1101 29th Avenue, Oakland, CA.