Meridian Pet of the Week: Jake


Jake, 5, is quite the social butterfly around the humans here at the Rescue. Jake is always ready to make a new friend, go for a walk, and enjoy a few neck scratches.

Confident and social, affectionate and eager to please — Jake has a lot going for him. He has already learned a few tricks: how to go potty outside and how to stay in a crate, for example, plus the basics like sit, shake, and come. Jake is very food-motivated, so with treats and praise, he is more than up for the challenge of continuing education.

Jake was surrendered to MCR because he does not do well with cats. At all. With his prey drive, Jake really shouldn’t be around small animals. While his track record with dogs is a bit better, his former family recommends that Jake is the only animal in the home. He had lived with their female dogs, but Jake didn’t always behave nicely toward them.

On the plus side, Jake is absolutely fantastic with adult humans. It’s really easy to become his new best friend. He makes you feel like the most special person in the room with the exuberant way that he greets you.

We know that he’s met kids over 8 and done well with them, but we’re not sure how he would behave with younger kiddos. He may be a little too high energy for them. Because he sometimes forgets that he’s 5 and acts like pup, we’re thinking his jumpy/mouthy tendencies would make him a better match for older kids. If you think you’ve got the perfect family for Jake, come by the Rescue.

Meet Jake or other dogs at the Meridian Canine Rescue and fill out an application. The rescue’s location is 501 E. Scenery Lane in Meridian. Hours are noon to 5 p.m. Thursday through Sunday. Call 208-794-0944 or go to