Jaxin was surrendered to HSEP in the hopes that he would find a more suitable home. He was under-socialized and terrified of anything that moved. Sometimes people would ask to meet him and Jaxin just sat, frozen in fear. It was heartbreaking to see such a sweet dog be so scared of everything, but the staff at HSEP saw his potential! We took him on walks every day, we introduced him to other dogs, we gave him treats and pets and love.
Slowly, Jaxin started to come out of his shell. He would greet us in the morning by bouncing across the lobby and nibbling our fingers. He showed us that he was a friendly, playful dog that just needed someone patient and kind to show him the good things in life.
Then it came time to try and find Jaxin a home. The problem was he had gotten so attached to staff members that when people asked to meet him, he didn’t pay any attention to them! We knew Jaxin would make a great companion but he was just not interested in meeting anyone new. We would offer advice and suggestions but no one seemed interested in a dog that wasn’t interested either. That’s when Josie came along. As a Customer Service Associate, she spent a lot of time with Jaxin in the front lobby. She got to know how awesome and sweet he was and just like the rest of the staff, she fell in love too.
What started as a few days of fostering quickly turned into an adoption. We all miss seeing Jaxin running around the shelter, but we are so happy to know that he has found his perfect home.