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PACH Mojo! MX MXJ MJB MXP5 MXPS MJP5 MJPS PAX OF owned by Nancye Scalamandre and Jack Bandel of Roswell GA

Mojo has not had an easy life. When he was 18 months old, Nancye and Jack decided to foster him, as he was heartworm positive and the shelter had him scheduled to be euthanized the next morning. Nancye soon became a “foster failure” as this “terrier” mix became completely devoted to her and she couldn’t part with him. She decided to train him for agility and he became her second shelter terrier mix to compete in the sport.

At 4.5 years old, Mojo was diagnosed with IBM (inflammatory bowel disease) followed by GI lymphoma. He has been in remission for 18 months. Nancye and Jack were told by the oncologist to continue the same routine, especially keeping him well exercised. It was during his remission that he was moved to preferred and they achieved enough points and QQs to earn his PACH. They also attended their first AKC Nationals in March.

“This little dog achieved more than I could ever imagine in such a short period. But more importantly, he is a fighter and survivor whose life has been spared on more than one occasion. I will continue to give everything possible to this little “All American” as he has given me everything possible,” said Nancye.

Mojo is now six years old. He and Nancye earned their PACH on Jan. 8, 2017 at the Oak Ridge Kennel Club in Harriman, TN.