"[Jake] was surrendered because no one had time for him. After 16 years of being a loyal companion, guardian of children, confidant and protector he was discarded. We gave him the quietest kennel we could find as he looked around in fear and confusion," Carmean wrote. "He didn't question or fight ... he followed me with trust and dignity and the wisdom that comes with old dogs. We settled him in and started calling our friends in various rescues."
It was all hands on deck at the Crawford County Humane Society when Jake came in. "Our fear was that, at 16 years old and with some health issues, unfortunately, he would have nowhere in the world to go," Carmean told The Dodo.