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Jake from Basildon (Essex)

Jake was the first dog we went to look at after deciding we were finally ready to adopt. From the first visit we knew he'd be coming home with us. He was sweet, gentle, affectionate and so full of life. He fit into our family perfectly, and we are so grateful to everyone at Dog's Trust Basildon for making this possible. Jakey is very clever, and in the first week has mastered sit, stay, lay down, paw and fetch. We are confident he'll be walking off leash in no time. He enjoys car rides, cuddles, treats, endless belly rubs and turning every stranger he meets into a friend. He's been a dream and we're still not quite sure how we got to be so lucky. Jake left so many wonderful friends behind at the centre, and we hope their forever families find them soon.