||Ten years old|
||Camarillo, California, USA|
adopted Jack three years ago after he'd been in a shelter for over a year.
He was overweight and over-wrought but we quickly got him on a regular
exercise routine. He was the inspiration for our business SlimDoggy.com, an
iPhone app and website dedicate to promoting healthy nutrition and fitness
for your pets.
Well Jack is the inspiration for our Blog, so we write about him and his
sister Maggie all the time. Jack is a pretty typical yellow Lab, big, lovable
and fun-loving. He's a senior, so he's not big on playtime or fetch, but he
loves to run and takes his exercise pretty serious. He was pretty troubled
when we adopted him - overweight and on Prozac, too, but now he's a big love
and follows me around. Jack's favorite thing to do is whatever we are doing.
The vest he is wearing is a FitVest from DogTread. It's designed for dogs and
can be weighted to add a challenge as your dog's health improves. It helps
build strength and improve their overall fitness. He's been off the Prozac
after about three weeks with us - we started weaning him off on day one! Good
food, lots of exercise and mental challenges took the edge off right away.
He gets along fine with our other dog Maggie - she is also a rescue. She was
a puppy mill breeder mom and is/was extremely fearful. She looks up to her
big brother Jack and he has helped her adjust. Neither of them were big
swimmers - we took them on a vacation this year to Big Bear Lake and we
finally got them in the water - Maggie loved it, Jack, not so much. I think
they both came from a background that didn't really give them opportunities
to be playful or be a retriever, so they are still learning some of that
We all love Jack very much!