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Influence Positively Questionnaire - Jack Gaber

Jack Gaber 2008 Jack Gaber is a six year old rescued Weimaraner residing in Phoenix, AZ with his humans Pam and Mike Gaber. He also has a Rhodesian Ridgeback brother named Noah and a cat named Orzo.

Jack is a certified Therapy Dog with Gabriel’s Angels that works with at-risk teenage boys. He teaches them compassion, empathy and trust topped off with a dose of unconditional love!

What natural gift would you most like to possess?

I wish I was a better swimmer. I grew up in Albany, NY so no need to learn swimming techniques. Now that I live in AZ and have a pool in my back yard swimming would be a great way to cool down. Unfortunately, I am a vertical swimmer, splash everywhere and don’t cover much territory while in the pool. My mom and dad try to help me dog paddle and I try but it is not my natural gift I guess.

What is your idea of perfect happiness?

I love playing and when my brother Noah (Ridgeback) is in the mood I run like the wind around the yard enticing him to follow me. He is old (almost 10 years) so his desire to play is sporadic at best. I am so happy when I am running so fast that my big weim ears flap in the wind. I like speed!

What is your most treasured possession?

I finally have my own bed! Being that I moved around from home to home I never had my own bed. Now I do and it is sooo comfy!

Your proudest achievement so far?

I was a rescue dog and I had four previous homes before the Gaber’s adopted me. Now that I am a Therapy Dog I show foster kids that even though they may not have a forever home I finally found mine and they can too. I am proud to be able to teach kids that they should never ever give up. I am very proud to be a Therapy Dog with Gabriel’s Angels.

Who are your heroes in real life?

My number one hero is Gabriel. He passed away in May of 2010 but he taught me so many things. I really did not stay in one home very long due to my health problems so I never had a brother to teach me the ropes. Did you know Gabriel taught me that if you sit quietly you get fed, if you don’t jump on people they are more apt to pet and hug you and that sleeping in the sunny part of the yard is well…heaven.

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