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In shelter Dog

Macon, GA, 31210
Pet name:
Carolina Dog
Name: Jupiter
Breed: Carolina Dog
Sex: Female
Age: 3 1/2 
Weight: 40 lbs
Vetting: spayed, microchipped, up-to-date on vaccinations, heartworm negative and on heartworm prevention
House trained: Yes
Crate Trained: She is crate trained, but her first experience with them was when she was with animal control, so she doesnt love being in one.

Before FAR: Jup lived her first two years on her own as a stray until she was picked up by animal services and was rescued by Furever After just in time to avoid being euthanized. She was likely never a domestic dog before she was rescued. She doesnt show any signs of having been mistreated by humans, but she will always be skittish around and wary of people.

Energy Level: Her high energy side comes out when she wants to play. She will run and play tug-a-war with a maximum energy level, and she needs to play like this at least twice a day. But when shes done playing, she would love to just relax in the sunshine.

Things that make me happy: Food and scratches, specifically butt scratches, and being with her human man. She loves her foster mom and is very protective of her, but she will always want to be a daddys girl. She is a terrible flirt and waits all day for an evening of snuggles with her foster dad. She loves her treats of raw carrots and green beans. She even knows the difference when given a choice and she will tell you which one she would prefer at that moment. And if you take the time to scratch her bum she will reward you by loudly purring.

Things that make my humans happy: She is so smart. She knows how to give a high five, a regular five, and a double five aka a ten. She also knows No, Sit, and Speak and is working on lying down. She sticks to her schedule of eating and going to the bathroom outside, so as long as her human is consistent all will be well.

Working on: Jup is still a bit wild when playing. She is not aggressive, but she doesnt always understand that humans dont play the same way as dogs. She needs someone who can handle a dog who uses her mouth when playing. She wont bite hard, but there could be the occasional nip when your hand is too close to her end of her tug rope. She is also built like a furry little tank and she may jump on you when playing (she doesnt jump otherwise) and youll feel her compact weight and her nails. 

Jupiter is slightly skittish from having been on her own originally. She prefers the flight instead of fight reaction as her first instinct and will need her own special place to retreat to when she gets scared. She wants someone who will be patient with her and let her explore and understand what is expected of her. 

Dogs: She has done well with male dogs, but has had personality issues with other females.

Cats: She hasnt been tested yet. 

Ideal Family/Home: Because of her size and background, she wouldnt be right in a household with younger children. She really needs a family that will be able to give her the love and attention she needs. She will want to sleep in the bed with you where shes not shy about being a bed hog, but she repays with sweet cuddles. Shes good on a leash and loves a good walk, but not a long one, so she will need daily exercise through lots of playing. She would not be good in a home where her parents are gone 40+ hours a week. She is a special dog and needs a family that can appreciate her uniqueness. 

If you are interested in giving Jupiter a forever home, please visit the link below to fill out an application! It is best to submit an application through a computer. We have experienced some problems when applications have been submitted using a mobile device. *When you submit the application, you are not obligated to adopt however it does reserve for you the opportunity to adopt that particular animal. We review them on a first come first served basis. If your application is approved, we will contact you and allow you the opportunity to adopt. If you choose not to adopt, we will contact the next approved applicant. If you have any questions or difficulties, please contact us we will be glad to help!


  1. American Humane Association
  2. Peeva
  3. American Veterinary Medical Association
  4. Veterinary Information Network
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