SPOKANE, Washington — Animals adopted from shelters potentially live full lives before finding their forever homes and each has their own story. 

Ten-year-old Jax has been living at Spokanimal for over two weeks.

Jax came to Spokane from Phoenix, Arizona. He is a chihuahua mix who likes cuddling on laps and enjoying time outside.

"He's very low maintenance. He's completely house broken, and he's just sweet. If you've never had an older animal, you don't know the joy of just the sweet and gentle and calm," Dori Peck, executive director of SpokAnimal, said. 

Jax will be part of Spokanimal and KREM 2's "Pets 2 Vets" event on Wednesday, which is waiving the cost of animal adoptions for military veterans while funding lasts.

Peck is hopeful that Jax will be adopted during the event. 

"They always want to go to their forever home. We care for them as needed and then they find their forever family. Because they do want to be with their forever people," she said. 

Older dogs typically stay in shelters longer because of the higher demand for puppies.The dogs in the shelter get play time and have social interactions with volunteers, but it isn't an ideal way for them to be living. 

KREM 2 will follow Jax's journey as he continues his wait for a permanent home.

"Pets 2 Vets" runs from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. at Spokanimal on Wednesday. Tune in to the live special on KREM 2 News at Noon on Wednesday.

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