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Jaxx - Carlisle, IA (1/14/19 still avail) 

Meet Jaxx!  He is a 15 yr old, 18 lb neutered male JRT.

Poor Jaxx's owner died and he was surrendered at a open admission shelter. Jaxx is a super sweet old man. He is a slow mover and likes to go on leisurely walks and walks nicely on his leash.  He really enjoys his peanut butter bone in the morning after his play time in the yard.  He has a sensitive stomach and is on gastrointestinal food which he really enjoys.  He just likes to hang out and would enjoy a couch and maybe a window to watch the world go by in comfort.

He had a dental and some extractions done and then they contacted Animal Lifeline because Jaxx is deaf and a couch potato! He is somewhat house trained but does have accidents.  He is looking for a home with no small kids or other animals.

For more information please contact Martha, Executive Director email: director@AnimalLifelineIA.org or call 515-285-7387.

Zion - Ames, IA  (12/14/19)

Meet Zion!  He is a 6 yr old, 80 lb, neutered male Pittie mix.

Zion was handsome before, but you should see him now that his masses were removed!  Poor Zion was brought to us as a stray on October 30th. Upon arrival, staff were horrified to see the large mass on his chest that had clearly been allowed to grow without medical intervention.


We immediately took him to a local, and they referred us to the Blue Pearl Pet Hospital to see a surgeon. Zion had his masses biopsied to determine what sort of cells they're made up of. They determined they were low-grade mass cell tumors. They have a low likelihood of metastasizing to the other organs, but the possibility is there. He may also be prone to new masses popping up and needing to be removed in the future.


Zion loves humans and seems to like dog friends, but due to his size we haven't tested him much. He is getting very anxious here (he's been with us since 10/30/19) and is ready to have a home where he can romp and play. He's very loyal and very sweet, but somewhat undersocialized. He needs to work on his leash manners, although he is VERY potty trained and minds well with a stern voice. We're recommending no children and no kids, and likely no other pets at all in the home. Please note that the photos are from before his surgery. 

Zion is heartworm negative, on flea/tick prevention, vaccinated, and microchipped!  Zion is available for adoption anywhere as long as he can be picked up within a reasonable amount of time.


For more information, please contact the  Ames Animal Shelter: 325 Billy Sunday Road Ames, IA 50010 phone: 515.239.5530 , email: animalsinames@cityofames.org