Jaxton has visited animal shelters on many occasions, and likes to call them “Cute Factories.” Whenever he and his mom have spare time, they like to visit different shelters in the area, so that Jaxton can give a little love and attention to all of the dogs and cats still waiting to find their forever families.
“He likes to visit with the dogs and cats and ask them how they're doing and to wish them good luck on finding their new family,” Betschart said. “He is very cognizant that people give up their animals for many reasons, and he makes it his mission to tell each dog and cat he sees that he loves them.”
One day, Betschart was driving around with Jaxton in the car when, on a whim, she decided to take him to the Charleston Animal Society (CAS), a shelter he had never been to before. As they were walking through the shelter, saying hi to all of the animals, Jaxton spotted a pit bull named Penelope and immediately fell in love with her.