Estimated Age: 1 year 3 months
I Look Like: Mixed Breed, Large (over 44 lbs fully grown)
Gender: Male
Size: 59.5 pounds
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Hi my name is Jackson! I am an overgrown puppy who is looking for a home that can give me the training and structure I need to thrive. I have lots of energy and love adventure, so if you do too then let's be friends!

I love treats and am eager to show you how well I can sit for a hot dog! I do have a LOT of energy and would do great in a home with another playful dog who can keep up with me. I can be mouthy at times so I'm not a good fit for small children. I also love squeaky toys! Because I am very food motivated, I will counter surf or explore the trash can if you're not watching me, so I'll need some training around that.

Exercise Requirements: High energy
Dog Compatibility: I seem to get along with other dogs, let's meet!
Cat Compatibility: I cannot go home with cats.
Child Compatibility: No known history; I would do best with kids 12+

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