Update: JASMINE IS ADOPTED! (Cue cheering, balloons, and confetti!)
If you follow the Daily Dog Tag on Facebook you’re probably already smitten with Jasmine. She is a beautiful and loving six-year-old Staffordshire/Terrier mix. Jasmine is currently living at the Humane Society of Fairfax County located in Fairfax, Virginia. Unfortunately, she has been there for over one thousand days. Pet photographer Jeanne Taylor volunteers her time and talent to help homeless pets. She took these gorgeous photos of Jasmine and even helps manage Jasmine’s Facebook Page: Adopt Jasmine!
Although it is a great page, hopefully, they can soon change the name to “Adopted Jasmine!” Looking at her smile, you would never know that she has spent over two and a half years at the shelter. While another dog might become depressed, Jasmine remains optimistic. If good things come to those who wait, Jasmine will most certainly be adopted by an awesome person or family! She is good with all people, even kids. Jasmine needs to be an only pet, however, she is manageable around other dogs.
From Jeanne: “Jasmine is smart, affectionate, well-commanded, and does well with humans of all shapes, ages, and sizes. She is active but also settles down easily and appropriately. Jasmine would do beautifully with a family – and she really deserves LOTS of attention from as many people as she can get after this long living in a kennel. Her only issue is that she has been undersocialized living in a kennel this long, so she is working on her dog skills. She has to be adopted out as an only pet, due to the rescue’s requirements. But any new owner/family who would continue to work with her would likely see amazing results.”
From the shelter staff: “You will have to search far and wide to find a pooch who’s as sweet as Jasmine. This American Staffordshire and Boxer mix is a total lover girl. She’s very well behaved, keeps an impeccable kennel and is past the terrible twos, though she still loves a great game of fetch or any other game she can con you into playing. She would prefer to be the only dog. Jasmine is not only a sweetie pie, but she’s also very beautiful and has a short coat of brown and white, a black muzzle and dainty white socks. You must meet Jasmine and see exactly why we say, to know her is to love her!”
If you are interested in adopting Jasmine, please fill out an application.
Jasmine knows she has a bright future ahead. If you can’t add Jasmine to your family, please share her on the social media channels of your choice!
As further proof of Jasmine’s loving nature, check out her video created by other awesome HSFC volunteers and staff.
While Jasmine is getting lots of love in the shelter, I think she would be happier when she finally has a home of her own.
About Jeanne Taylor Photography: Serving Charleston, South Carolina and Northern Virginia, Jeanne specializes in natural setting pet and lifestyle portraits. She volunteers at various shelters and is a member of HeARTs Speak. HeARTs Speak is an amazing network of photographers, artists, and advocates who volunteer their professional skills to help animal welfare organizations.