Breed: Border Collie
Favourite Toy: Tennis ball/plastic bottles
Favourite Treat : Carrots
Favourite Activity : Swimming/Agility
Bad Habit: Pinching food on the sly
Loved: Being made a fuss of
Favourite place: East Yorkshire Hydrotherapy
Unusual Fact: She snored louder than a human
Jess was born in September 2006. She was born with arthritis in her hip and had a rare form of epilepsy called Border Collie Collapse, which is exercise induced.
Jess was the most loving dog considering all she had been through; she adored being fussed and loved to do obedience, agility (Low impact) and tricks.
All Jess’s activities were specially adapted to take her health problems into consideration. She could be hyperactive and obsessive when bored. She was fun and very playful. Being a Border collie she was highly intelligent but could be over focused, therefore Jess needed calm and assertive handling.
Jess provided inspiration to us all overcoming her health problems and disability. She had such a zest for life and had not let anything stop her living her life to the full.
Jess was easily excitable and didn’t like any anger shown towards her. This was useful for people with anger management issues. By working with Jess, pupils actually saw why it was important to keep their anger under control because of the way it affects her.
When people worked with Jess she helped boost there self esteem and confidence. Her affectionate personality touched us all.
Jess sadly passed away in June 2020.
She must have easily visited over 35,000 pupils for school workshops and therapy sessions too.
She gave joy to everyone she met, she treat everyone equally, she entertained everyone on a daily basis and most of all she showed love and affection to all.
Animals are the most amazing creatures, cherish them, respect them and most of all learn from them.
We are so proud of her achievements along with her desire and commitment to providing love and affection to all.
Jess – September 2006 to June 2020
Jess was sponsored by Vets 4 Pets, Country Road South, Hull