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Sunday, November 2, 2014

Meet Jack, An Epi All Star ~ And Gibson's #LiveGibStrong Epi-Tip #2!





Meet Jack! He's a sled dog in Alberta, Canada. And he has Canine Epilepsy. But, being an Epi-dog doesn't stop this strikingly handsome Husky from loving exercise. While he is a big boy with lots of energy, he is a puppy at heart! 

Since being diagnosed with Canine Epilepsy, Jack's family is going to retire him from his job as a sled dog and they are now seeking a wonderful, loving stable home environment where a family will take the time to exercise him and work with him on leash manners, and while his epilepsy is at the level where he does not need to be medicated, he does need a family who will keep an eye on his medical condition. Jack deserves a home where he will be spoiled!

A little fun trivia about Jack - How did he get his name? Because many people say with his unique Husky markings, he looks like a giant Jack Russell Terrier, so he was named Jack! According to the folks from Operation Sled Dogs, Jack is a very sweet boy who is very happy to sit by your side while you scratch behind his ears or just pet him! He's never seen a cat before, so that's a little mystery. However, he does love to play with other dogs of his own size.

If you'd like to welcome Jack into our home, please don't let his epilepsy stop you! As many of you have heard me talk about before, there are so many resources and much information available to Epi-dog parents to help and offer support along the journey. Epi-dogs can ~ and DO ~ live full, happy lives, and Jack is proof! 

Just look at that beautiful face...wouldn't he be a wonderful  addition to loving, forever family? And Jack is willing to travel, so if you live outside of Canada, please still consider adopting this beautiful boy! There are some great transporting agencies who may be able to help Jack get to his new home!
 
If you are interested in adopting Jack, you can either private message Operation Sled Dogs on Facebook or Email them at operationsleddogs@shaw.ca - Jack is waiting to hear from you! Please be sure to let them know Gibson and the FiveSibes sent you over! 



And here's Gibson with today's #LiveGibStrong Epi-Tip of the month in collaboration with November being Epilepsy Awareness Month:





Just a reminder to be sure to stop by our #FiveSibes #LiveGibStrong K-9 Epilepsy Awareness online benefit auction hosted by AFA - Auctions for Animals (visit HERE). There are currently about 150 items, so many of them donated by amazing supporters, and more being added every day! The auction kicked off for bids today - and will end on November 15 at 8 PM EST. There's something for everyone, from autographed books, to jewelry, handcrafted holiday items, breed decals, cooler collar (great for an Epi-dog), glow-in-the-dark shoelaces (yes, and they are very cool!), dog tags, artwork, holiday cards, even a healing Reiki session, or visit with a pet psychic, and so much  more! So bring your holiday gift or wish list with you and do a little shopping, a lot of bidding, and all the while helping out two wonderful Canine Epilepsy organizations - Canine Epilepsy Resources Epil-K9 Foundation "Emma's Seizure Fund" through the North Carolina State University College of Veterinary Medicine ~ AND ~ The Wally Foundation-Canine Epilepsy, which offers possible financial assistance to rescues, fosters, and families of dogs diagnosed with idiopathic epilepsy.

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