Jake is my Office Manager, Goodwill Ambassador, Livestock Herding Assistant, Pet Therapy Partner, and all around Good Dog.
He can be found riding shotgun with me on our daily rounds, providing a playful diversion to other ranch dogs, and offering comfort, support, and a gentle lick to upset people and animals. When needed, he is willing to convince my sheep and goat patients to gather and move so that we can work on them.
Jake came to me after a 4-month stint in the Redding shelter, narrowly escaping the unthinkable, thanks to the wonderful dog-loving folks at 3R Rescue. He and I are still figuring out who rescued whom. Jake is an interesting mix of herding and hunting breeds, and when you see him you can make your best guess as to his lineage. When not busy fulfilling his duties as a working dog, Jake stays busy with herding lessons, pet therapy appearances, and keeping up with his canine buddies.
Jake is a registered therapy dog. We participate in a variety of animal-assisted-activities (AAA) for a number of organizations. A therapy dog is not the same as a service dog, and if you are interested, we would be happy to discuss the differences.