Jasper was found on the streets and rescued when he was just a year old. No one is sure what happened to Jasper during his first year of life, but he was underweight when he arrived at Austin Pets Alive (APA), and had mange and intense anxiety issues. Even once he was adopted by his new dad, Tom Paradis, his fears and anxieties didn't go away.
"He had been adopted and returned to APA twice before Tom adopted him, because he had such severe anxiety issues," Rachel Billings, Paradis's girlfriend and Jasper's mom, told The Dodo. "He was fearful of people, of going out on walks, riding in the car - pretty much everything terrified him."