Skip’s Special Christmas Wish – UPDATE: SKIP HAS BEEN ADOPTED!


Skip was a lucky dog and was recently adopted by Laura and Ron Jolly of Traverse City. As you can see in the photo, he’s enjoying his new home with his doggie sisters Abbie (from the Missaukee Humane Society) who the Jolly’s got about eight years ago and Ginger (on the couch) from SAFE out of Harrison about six years ago. Below is a photo of Skip with his new sisters.


Here’s Skip’s story…

His name is Skip and he’s got a very special Christmas wish for Santa. He wants a family of his own. This beautiful boy is nine years old, but is very young at heart. He is a German ShortHair Pointer and is currently being fostered in Michigan through Illinois ShortHair Rescue.
Here’s what Skip’s foster mom has to say, “Skip is on the large side at almost 80 lbs. He was picked up as a stray by animal control in a rural Michigan county. He is very low maintenance. He’s housetrained. He doesn’t chew, jump up on the kitchen counter, or steal your socks. He won’t even mess in his kennel run when we’re gone for 8-9 hours at a time. He loves EVERYONE he meets, canine or human. We took him to a Rescue Day at Bass Pro and he was the hit of the crowd, stepping out to meet everyone, large or small, young or old, with his tail wagging and a grin on his face. He walks well on leash, and will sit and shake, and comes when called.  He does have some arthritis which is common for older dogs, but it doesn’t slow him down much.


She continues, “He tries to chase our 2 yr old female English Pointer around the yard (she leaves him in the dust), and wrestles with our 3 yr old male GSP whenever he gets the chance. He doesn’t seem very interested in tennis balls but does like chasing the retrieving dummy. He would do great for a family with another older dog that they would like to entice into a little more activity or for a family with a young energetic dog that needs someone to play with-without adding another high energy dog that will require a lot of training. Skip would also be fine in an only-dog home.”
Skip is crate trained, neutered, microchipped, and up-to-date on routine vaccinations and heartworm preventive. To apply for Skip’s adoption through Illinois Shorthair Rescue, click here.


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