An ordinary shopping mall in Altoona Pennsylvania has become the favorite place of Steve Moore and his Golden Retriever dog named Jackson.
Little did Moore and Jackson know that they would draw dozens of adoring fans when they shop together at the mall.
In 2011, 3-year-old Jackson was filmed outside the shops sitting with a sign hanging around his neck with the text: “Dad told me to wait here. Me waiting.”
Aside from being patient, Jackson is also very friendly. That’s why he finds himself no longer alone while he waits for his dad. He is surrounded by passers-by who are amazed by the intelligent and gentle pooch.
According to Moore, he is blown away by how the people adored Jackson and how popular he’s become. However, he couldn’t help but be puzzled by the turnaround of people’s attitudes towards the dog.
Just a few months ago, Jackson was dumped at a shelter, unwanted and unloved. Shortly after, Moore adopted him and gave him a home.
Now that Jackson is so popular, everybody loves him and wants to take him home.
Just like Labradors, Golden Retrievers dogs are a popular choice as therapy dogs. It is because they are extremely intelligent and fast-learners to new tasks. The breed is most commonly seen of sight and assistance dogs.
Furthermore, they are known for their gentleness and friendliness. Retrievers are obedient enough to accompany the elderly and strong enough to deal with children’s rough play.
Jackson waiting for his master, is also one of the most amazing traits of a retriever. Dogs of the same breed are very loyal to their owner.
If you’re planning to adopt a dog for yourself, don’t hesitate to put Golden Retrievers on top of your list.
Watch how patient and loyal Jackson is in this adorable video:
Source: Video from sumerhil via Youtube