Lassie Star Adopts Senior Canine

Over the course of 249 episodes of the hit sequence Lassie, the brave Collie saved the lifetime of younger Timmy Martin on a number of events. Now the previous baby star who portrayed the beloved fictional character has provided a brand new lease on life to a senior canine. 

Lassie photo with actor Jon Provost. Photo courtesy Jon Provost Collection

Picture courtesy Jon Provost Assortment

Actor Jon Provost and his spouse Laurie Jacobson just lately took on the actual life roles of pet dad and mom to Casper, a 12-year-old Maltese combine from Muttville Senior Canine Rescue.

Having shared their coronary heart of house with different mature canine (beginning in 2008 with Buddy, a shelter canine with particular wants who had suffered from neglect and abuse), the couple knew that they needed to welcome one other older canine companion into their household.

How They Knew Casper Was the One

Jon Provost and Laurie Jacobson with Casper. Picture courtesy Michelle Cooke

Relaying the story of how Casper grew to become part of their lives, Laurie Jacobson acknowledged:       

“I checked the accessible mutts web page every single day at and watched the canine on Zoom. As soon as Casper appeared on Muttville’s  web site, we had been .

“After we learn his glowing overview, we knew he was for us. First, it mentioned he was great with kids. That was primary as our grandchildren go to weekly.

“It additionally mentioned he loves individuals and different canine. Jon and I make private appearances in crowded conditions and sometimes with different canine, in order that was necessary. And it mentioned he was a really affectionate canine — oh yeah — perfection. 

“We had been thrilled to seek out him at Muttville’s San Francisco adoption occasion, and we might see every thing we examine him was true…numerous tail wagging and love from Casper. However nearly instantly, somebody requested to take him for a stroll. We thought, ‘That’s it, we misplaced him.’ However miracle of miracles, they didn’t take him! We leaped on the alternative to make him ours.

“We’ve to say, the adoption course of was improbable. I had contacted individuals with questions earlier than we went to the occasion and acquired a lot assist from directors in addition to foster dad and mom. The volunteers at adoption day had been so type and useful. The way in which the canine are introduced was a lot enjoyable…all the course of was so constructive. And the cherry on high was that we went house with Casper.”

Picture courtesy Jon Provost and Laurie Jacobson

Simply as Jon Provost and Laurie Jacobson had been overjoyed to turn out to be Casper’s fur-ever dad and mom, everybody at Muttville was thrilled that the senior Maltese had discovered his particular somebody to like.

Michelle Cooke, a volunteer adoption counselor at Muttville who secured Casper’s adoption, acknowledged:  “Jon and Laurie preferred Casper specifically as a result of he appeared so social and comfy round individuals and different canine since that might be a part of his life with them. They had been very cute with their interactions with Casper. I’m glad Casper went house with them!”

Sherri Franklin, the founding father of Muttville, mentioned: “We couldn’t be happier to have a residing legend, Jon Provost, the unique Timmy from Lassie, undertake considered one of our senior canine! A real canine loving household, we’re honored.”

About Muttville

The primary cage-free facility in america and first rescue for aged canine within the state of California, San Francisco-based Muttville Senior Canine Rescue  was established in 2007, and since that point has saved the lives of greater than 11,190 older canine.

To take pleasure in a digital go to with the classic canine within the rescue group’s care, make sure you try Muttville’s Wagcam every day from midday to 4 p.m. PT! 

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