Passed over teh Rainbow Bridge November 16, 2015
It was a beautiful November day in 2008 at Pleasant Prairie Park when Jefferson leaped into the backseat with our boys. All of his belongings including his cozy Woof! Woof! Blanket came along. We fell in LOVE with him immediately and just knew that he would make a wonderful addition to our family! He was the perfect canine good citizen- well trained, friendly with people and animals, and had the most easy-going temperament ever. Jefferson’s name also fit him well because he had this dapper, aristocratic presence with his great posture and gorgeous buff coat.
During our time together, Jefferson especially enjoyed his walks, rolling around in the hot summer grass, getting the sweet spot behind his ears rubbed, and above all eating. He usually laid right in front of the kitchen counter waiting for scraps to fall. He was very smart and had a great sense of humor too. He took great pride in creating distractions so he could steal the other dog’s bones. Tigger, the tabby cat, and June (another Shorewood rescue) became his friends. Jefferson was also the proud winner of the “Shortest Tail Award” at the Wiggle Butt Walk for three years!
We’re grateful to Shorewood Cocker Rescue and the dedicated, selfless volunteers like Elaine who brought Jefferson into our lives. He lived happily into his senior years and has left a huge hole in our hearts. He was the best dog that we ever had!
We miss you buddy and will never forget our seven exceptional years together! Love you!
Neil and Jan Kramschuster
Jefferson [ADOPTED NOVEMBER 8] is a wonderful older gentleman who was estimated to be ten-years-old by his local animal control. Having seen over 1000 Cockers pass through our rescue, I find it difficult to believe that they have aged this dog correctly. He looks and acts far younger than the reported ten years. If I were to guess, he is probably closer to 7 or 8 at the oldest. His adoption fee will be based on the shelter's estimate of ten.
Jefferson is a wonderful, sweet dog who was judged to be unadoptable because of his age. He is a very lucky boy because the shelter director contacted two of our very good friends in an attempt to get him into rescue. Not only did they contact Shorewood, but they offered to foster him until we had space and then transported him to us.
After we met Jefferson, we found that not only was he lucky but so were we. His foster mom immediately fell in love with him. He is housetrained, crate trained, good with other dogs, good with cats and received a perfect score on his shelter temperament test.
Update from Jefferson's Foster Mom: Jefferson has been with me for a week now and has proven to be a wonderful dog. He gets along with the other dogs and cats. He walks well on a leash and enjoys his morning walks. He is very well behaved and goes into his crate with no problem. He was sitting across my lap while I was scratching his head and when I looked down, I realized that he had fallen asleep and was slowly sliding down to the floor. He also loves his tennis ball and will retrieve it for you. Jefferson will make a wonderful addition to any family.