Lily & Jackson – South Park Pet Photography

In early July, I had the pleasure of meeting Jackson, a basset hound-border collie mix, and his adopted sister Lily, a whippet-Jack Russell. The pair raised just over $100 to secure the final spot on the FurKid Rescue 2018 calendar contest leaderboard.

Both Lily and Jackson were rescued from a high-kill shelter in West Virginia. Jackson, who was on the list to be euthanized just four days before Christmas 2011, caught his mom Heather’s eye first, initally as a buddy to help with Heather’s Aussie and his active personality.

“[Jackson] was the only dog in the shelter not barking when we walked in. He had such an innocent and calming face,” recalls Heather. “We took him home to find out he sleeps all day and is a grandpa…[which] totally didn’t help our Aussie, so the following winter I went back after I saw Lily online. Something in her eyes drew me to her.”

Unlike Jackson who Heather describes as calm and reserved, Lily is the polar opposite.

“She’s a Jack Russell so that speaks for itself. She barks, is playful like a puppy, and can jump over 6-feet high,” adds Heather of this spunky, sassy lady. “She’s all girl and my spirit animal.”

Basset hound-border collie and whippet-Jack Russell dogs at South Park near Pittsburgh

Look for Lily and Jackson in the FurKid Rescue 2018 pet calendar, available online and through FurKid Rescue in the fall and be sure to check back soon to see our next calendar contest winner!


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