Giving back to our community, our breeds, and our future!
We firmly believe every little bit helps, whether it's for research, comfort, adoption, science or investment, and we proudly give back to our community.
As life has taught us, things don't always go as planned. Natural disasters wreck havoc, illness takes precious energy away, displacement leaves you abandoned, tragedy leaves you breathless and lost: and we want to be a helping hand.
Tragedy and illness hits close to home with us in the Jackson's Kennel family. As our struggles have opened us to new worlds we never imagined existed it has also opened our hearts to the need for help that is so often overlooked; research. Using both our own personal medical information and that of our dogs we voluntarily participate in research studies. Our dogs genetic results are also used to research various hereditary and genetic diseases and faults. We also donate our own dna results to help our scientists find cures, create medications, learn more about diseases, and create hope for those today and of tomorrow.
Please consider donating what you can. Money goes a long way in funding research and cures, but it stops at monetary. Consider donating blood. Blood holds the blueprint and "fingerprints" of the body. It is vital in moving research along. If you can't give blood how about saliva! There is a fantastic budding industry of saliva genetic research for both dogs and human. If you are uncomfortable donating money and your body (or your dogs body) please donate your time. Volunteer, visit the sick, assist with collecting articles of clothing, or simply give someone your time to listen, pick up a bag of groceries, help them down the stairs, share a smile and a conversation. For those who struggle with illness (whether tending to ill family members, attending to your beloved pet, or suffering it themselves) the best thing you can do for them is be there. You don't need to cure them, just listen to them and acknowledge their feelings. Being sick is tough. Being chronically ill is devastating.
We have donated to Vetnostic, Gensol, Genes for Good (University of Michigan), uBiome, 23 and Me as well as assisted with local food drives, shelters and more. If you want to give back too, don't wait!
23 and Me is always conducting genetic research and accepting new participants for said studies. Feel free to check out their website, order your own kit or sign up for a study.