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Lassie Star Adopts Senior Canine

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 youngster star who portrayed the beloved fictional character has supplied a brand new lease on life to a senior canine. 

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

Photograph courtesy Jon Provost Assortment

Actor Jon Provost and his spouse Laurie Jacobson not too long ago took on the actual life roles of pet mother and father to Casper, a 12-year-old Maltese combine from Muttville Senior Canine Rescue.

Having shared their coronary heart of residence 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. Photograph courtesy Michelle Cooke

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

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

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

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

“We have been thrilled to search out him at Muttville’s San Francisco adoption occasion, and we might see all the things we examine him was true…numerous tail wagging and love from Casper. However virtually 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 implausible. I had contacted folks with questions earlier than we went to the occasion and acquired a lot assist from directors in addition to foster mother and father. The volunteers at adoption day have been so sort and useful. The best way the canine are offered was a lot enjoyable…your complete course of was so optimistic. And the cherry on prime was that we went residence with Casper.”

Photograph courtesy Jon Provost and Laurie Jacobson

Simply as Jon Provost and Laurie Jacobson have been overjoyed to turn out to be Casper’s fur-ever mother and father, 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, said:  “Jon and Laurie favored Casper specifically as a result of he appeared so social and cozy round folks and different canine since that may be a part of his life with them. They have been very cute with their interactions with Casper. I’m glad Casper went residence 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 one in every of our senior canine! A real canine loving household, we’re honored.”

About Muttville

The primary cage-free facility in the US 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 get pleasure from a digital go to with the classic canine within the rescue group’s care, you should definitely try Muttville’s Wagcam every day from midday to 4 p.m. PT! 



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