Dog Story:“Gentleman Jake “earned his title as a calm, placid guy who has risen above his history.He came to ABR as a stray found on the highway and left in a shelter until ABR came to his rescue. From his appearance it was apparent he had been on his own for an extended period.Looking at him now, you would never guess that he had been through such rough times. His coat is a deep orange and when engaged he looks like a show dog.Jake is a handsome, calm and easy going guy who loves every person and dog he has met. His foster mom states he has charmed his way into her home and heart. At first timid, he has gained confidence with love and affection and, naturally, treats. Jake is crate trained, though he prefers to be out with people and his foster sister. He rides well in the car, walks well on a leash and is house broken. Though he enjoys regular walks, he doesn’t have the usual Brittany energy unless a squirrel or butterfly brings him to attention. He is very relaxed around children. Jake would be best in a one dog home as he craves love and snuggles with people and his toys. He is learning commands slowly and it appears this is all new to him. To his credit, since being with ABR, Jake has successfully endured the trauma of being evacuated from the California fires and Trick-or-Treaters. He has gone to work for a day at a business office where the employees call him a “Rock Star”.Jake came into rescue with a cough and a scabby nose. The vet discovered he had a significant heart murmur, so ABR had him checked by a Canine Cardiologist at U.C. Davis. Jake has been diagnosed with mitral valve leakage. It is something he was born with, and at almost 7 years old, he seems to manage well with it. The Cardiologist has prescribed a heart medication for him to take. Jake’s scabby nose has been diagnosed as discoid lupus. He has been prescribed an antibiotic for his scabby nose, and it looks much better. Jake’s cardiac diagnosis is promising, in that the Cardiologist believes he will continue to live a moderately active life, attaining a normal life expectancy for a Brittany.If you have room in your heart and home to hold all the love Jake has to give, please fill out the on-line adoption application referencing Jake.