MEET MY BEST BUDDY, Jay-Jay

This is my best buddy, Jay-Jay. He is a 10 1/2 year old Maltese that we adopted in 2011. As a rescue dog, we immediately identified the abuse that Jay-Jay had endured as a young puppy. When we would attempt to pet him, he would shudder and turn his head. Sometimes, he would just run and hide somewhere in the house. He did not much like strangers and was certainly afraid of big dogs. The Veterinarian could clearly see his anxiety, so he was put on medication. The medication helped. Once he took it, we would see him relax and become calm. We were hopeful that the anxiety would eventually subside on its own so we could one day take him off the medication.

It certainly has been a long road for Jay-Jay. While the medication was very much needed in the first few years, today, as his caregiver, I can pet him without any of the shuddering. He often will lift his front paws and put them to my knee and give me that curious look. He sometimes climbs on my back. The once frequent bouts of anxiety are now few. He's calm and comfortable in my care.

His Medical Conditions

Jay-Jay suffers tremors throughout the day. This is called White Dog Shaker Syndrome and is common to his breed. The Veterinarian recently diagnosed Jay-Jay with a Grade 1 heart murmur. He also has problems with his hind legs which we treat with an over the counter medication called Dasuquin.

His Life as a Dog

Jay-Jay has three doggy beds strategically located throughout the house. This way he can take a nap any time, and anywhere that he likes. At night he sleeps comfortably right next to me in my bed. He likes my hand on his back as he drifts off to sleep. In the morning he will often wake me up by licking my face. I love the affection.

He is served dry food four times a day through an automatic feeder. This way he will always have food available to him no matter where I am or what I'm doing. We also serve him wet food through out the day. He drinks from a water fountain that constantly purifies his water. Check out Jay-Jay's amenities.

Jay-Jay likes to be scratched behind the ears and loves an occasional tummy rub. He also very much enjoys sitting in his booster seat, on the passenger side, while we go for rides in the car. He loves the beach and enjoys "people watching". I take him nearly everywhere I go.

As his caregiver, I can tell you that Jay-Jay changed my life. The love a dog has to give cannot be compared. It truly is remarkable how joyful my life is having him in it. I love him with all my heart and could not imagine my life without him.

MEET MY BEST BUDDY, Jay-Jay

This is my best buddy, Jay-Jay. He is a 10 1/2 year old Maltese that we adopted in 2011. As a rescue dog, we immediately identified the abuse that Jay-Jay had endured as a young puppy. When we would attempt to pet him, he would shudder and turn his head. Sometimes, he would just run and hide somewhere in the house. He did not much like strangers and was certainly afraid of big dogs. The Veterinarian could clearly see his anxiety, so he was put on medication. The medication helped. Once he took it, we would see him relax and become calm. We were hopeful that the anxiety would eventually subside on its own so we could one day take him off the medication.

It certainly has been a long road for Jay-Jay. While the medication was very much needed in the first few years, today, as his caregiver, I can pet him without any of the shuddering. He often will lift his front paws and put them to my knee and give me that curious look. He sometimes climbs on my back. The once frequent bouts of anxiety are now few. He's calm and comfortable in my care.

His Medical Conditions

Jay-Jay suffers tremors throughout the day. This is called White Dog Shaker Syndrome and is common to his breed. The Veterinarian recently diagnosed Jay-Jay with a Grade 1 heart murmur. He also has problems with his hind legs which we treat with an over the counter medication called Dasuquin.

His Life as a Dog

Jay-Jay has three doggy beds strategically located throughout the house. This way he can take a nap any time, and anywhere that he likes. At night he sleeps comfortably right next to me in my bed. He likes my hand on his back as he drifts off to sleep. In the morning he will often wake me up by licking my face. I love the affection.

He is served dry food four times a day through an automatic feeder. This way he will always have food available to him no matter where I am or what I'm doing. We also serve him wet food through out the day. He drinks from a water fountain that constantly purifies his water. Check out Jay-Jay's amenities.

Jay-Jay likes to be scratched behind the ears and loves an occasional tummy rub. He also very much enjoys sitting in his booster seat, on the passenger side, while we go for rides in the car. He loves the beach and enjoys "people watching". I take him nearly everywhere I go.

As his caregiver, I can tell you that Jay-Jay changed my life. The love a dog has to give cannot be compared. It truly is remarkable how joyful my life is having him in it. I love him with all my heart and could not imagine my life without him.

MEET OUR EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR, Rob Cluett

I have never been happier! Doing charitable work within my community gives me great joy. It gives my life purpose and meaning. I am the product of two loving parents who taught me some great lessons. Through them I learned to love. Through them I learned to perform acts of kindness and to contribute to society the best way that I can. Doing charitable work has also lead to some great relationships and connections with others who do charitable work. To learn about my career click here.

Some of the causes I care about are our veterans, our elderly, cancer, the disabled, homelessness, racial equality, LGBTQ+ youth, and animal welfare. I encourage you to take some time to visit the web sites below. Learn of the good work they are doing.

THE CHARITIES I GIVE TO:

MEET OUR EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR, Rob Cluett

I have never been happier! Doing charitable work within my community gives me great joy. It gives my life purpose and meaning. I am the product of two loving parents who taught me some great lessons. Through them I learned to love. Through them I learned to perform acts of kindness and to contribute to society the best way that I can. Doing charitable work has also lead to some great relationships and connections with others who do charitable work. To learn about my career click here.

Some of the causes I care about are our veterans, our elderly, cancer, the disabled, homelessness, racial equality, LGBTQ+ youth, and animal welfare. I encourage you to take some time to visit the web sites below. Learn of the good work they are doing.

THE CHARITIES I GIVE TO:

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