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Meet Jackson at the San Gabriel Valley Humane Society

Alhambra Source partnered with the San Gabriel Valley Humane Society for a weekly column, "Pet of the Week." Every Thursday, we'll introduce you to a new animal looking for a home. This week's pet is Jackson, aa American Staffordshire terrier mix. Read more about Jackson below!
Name: Jackson
ID: 17303 
Gender: Male 
Breed: American Staffordshire terrier mix
Age: 5 years
Weight: 59 pounds
Fur: Short, gray with white face, feet and chest 
Jackson can best be described as a tank of love! The first thing you will notice about Jackson is his extra-large bulldog type head, which seems a bit oversized for his lean and low riding body. The second thing you will notice are his eyes.  One is light blue and the other is caramel brown. They give him a unique look of his own. The third thing you will notice is his big smile as he greets you at the front of his kennel. Jackson is always happy to meet new friends; hoping one of them will want to take him home.
Jackson is a mellow dog with a pleasant, friendly personality. He is an American Staffordshire terrier mix, about 5 years old, and weighs close to 60 pounds. He has a short coat of gray fur with white highlights on his feet, chest and head. Jackson has minimal grooming requirements with his short coat, and has been quite easy to bathe during his time at the shelter.
Jackson enjoys going for walks although he could benefit from some focused leash training. He is very treat driven, so with the appropriate rewards, he should be easy to train. Jackson does not seem to react to distractions, which makes him a pleasure to take on a stroll to the park. With his compact head, he does make the occasional snorting sound. 
He would be a great companion for an adopter of any age who can give him the loving home he deserves. With his charming personality and his mix of striking physical characteristics, he is quite the show stopper.
His adoption fee is $135 and includes neuter surgery, vaccinations, microchip and a free wellness exam at a participating veterinarian. Feel free to call us at (626) 286-1159 for more information on Jackson. If you are interested in meeting Jackson or any of the other wonderful pets at the shelter, visit the San Gabriel Valley Humane Society at 851 E. Grand Ave., San Gabriel, Calif., 91776, Tuesday through Sunday. See our website at www.sgvhumane.org for information and photos of all our wonderful pets.    
SGVHS Calendar Photo Contest:  Pet photos wanted! If you have some great pet photos and want to share, the shelter welcomes your best photos in their second annual calendar contest. It’s easy: just email your landscape (horizontal) format photos to sgvhscalendar@gmail.com. Tell your friends, family and co-workers! Everyone is invited to compete. The submission deadline is Saturday, July 11, 2015.

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