Black Mouth Cur / Terrier / Mixed (short coat) : : Male (neutered) : : Adult : : Medium
I would love you more than you can imagine.
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9/30/2021: Jeter went to dermatologist and had some biopsies done, and we are happy to announce that the biopsy was negative. Jeter is ready to go home! He should still wear a shirt when outside to be on the safe side, but he is ready to go home with a family!
9/6 update: During our staff meeting this month, Jeter kept us company with his sweet smile and wagging tail. He looks at everyone who enters the center with those big 'ol brown eyes, asking to be petted and loved~ He hung out with us while we discussed business and was oblivious to other dogs' barking. He just enjoyed being around people.
Jeter has the most beautiful markings on his coat and has a precious face :) At 5 1/2 yrs old, Jeter is a perfect age...past the zoomie puppy stage, but not yet a senior. He has lots of years of love and companionship to offer and is waiting for his furever family....we are amazed someone has not yet scooped him up and taken him home.
Like sooo many of us humans who see dermatologists for sunspots and skin cancers due to over exposure to the sun, he is such a perfect Florida dog! Put a T-shirt on this guy and you both can can go hang out in the pool, or go play in the yard and then take a snooze under the shady trees~ Won't you give this guy a chance and come meet home...you are sure to fall for his ScoobyDoo face!
Jeter is a happy, playful, funny dog. He loves to play with his red squeaky ball; if his ball gets stuck he yells at it as though saying "come out lets continue playing!" Jeter is a goofball with lots of energy and love to give.
At the center, he hangs out in the back office where he frequently can be found sitting on the chair waiting for people to come in and love on him or even play with him. When you do enter the room, he just wants to be the center of attention. Jeter wants either two things: for you to play fetch with him or sit down so he can give you the most memorable cuddles of your life. He isn't a fan of being outside alone, he prefers to have you with him.
Jeter came to us from Orange County Animal Services. He had a lot of bumps and lump on his chest and belly when we first brought him to PRBJ. We had the lumps looked at by our vet and they turned out to be, 'CutaneousHemangiosarcomas' caused by sun exposure (please google for full explanation). The next step we took for Jeter was for him to go to a vet hospital that specialized in CO2 laser ablation. We chose to take him to the University of Florida Small Animal Hospital. They removed all of his little bumps and had a couple of them biopsied to make sure that there was nothing more serious at hand. Though all the biopsies came back benign, he is to be kept out of the sun at all costs. If he goes outside during the daytime, it is recommended that he wear a shirt so that the sun can not penetrate his sensitive skin. Kinda like many Floridians who need be watchful of the sun~That all being said, Jeter's new parents will need to be financially capable of taking him to have bumps removed if more pup up as they can be dangerous if left untreated.
Jeter is also Heartworm Positive, but please do not let this deter you from adopting this wonderful dog. PRBJ uses the slow kill method to treat heartworms and this has been extremely effective for us. We give the affected dog a strong antibiotic for 30 days (if you adopt within those 30 days we will provide you with the medicine). After those 30 days, Jeter just needs his regular monthly heartworm preventative. This method takes about 12-18 months to be fully effective but it does not harm the animals in any way.
If you want to open your heart to Jeter and can be diligent about his sun-sensitive skin, please fill out an adoption application here on the website~ You won't be sorry as he is such a lovebug and a fun-loving boy!
Special Needs: heartworm positive sun sensitive