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Adopt Jewels

Female Adult Shar Pei

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About Jewels

Jewels is such a unique-looking young lady - She has a super soft face and looks like a Sharpei crossed with a potato and doesn't have much of a neck besides some rolls. She's also chockfull of personality - she snores and snorts and makes all sorts of funny noises that you can't help but laugh at. Jewels can be shy with new people, but she warms up very quickly, and once she trusts you, she will follow you everywhere you go and wants to be you as much as possible. She has one main person that she sticks to like glue and has big puppy dog eyes that are always telling you how much she adores you. She's fully potty trained and very well-behaved, and when she's excited and happy she likes to go get her bone an show it to you. She's good on leash, will sleep in a crate if necessary, and she only chews on her bones and the toys you give her. She does amazing at home alone - she just hangs out by the door waiting for you, and when you return, she's so happy that she gives your hand kisses! This goofy sweetheart has been around younger and older children, as well as dogs, but shouldn't be around more rowdy children or doggie friends due to her medical needs. Jewels has IVDD (mineralized discs in her spine) that cut into her nerves causing her to lose feelings in back end. She's looking for an adopter with a special heart that is able to provide the medical care she needs. She sooo badly wants to play fetch but really needs to avoid being too active due to her back, so she settles for chewing on her bones and destroying fluffy toys. Puzzle toys will likely keep her entertained as well. If you're looking for a loyal and adoring companion, you won't find better than our sweet Jewels. Come meet her!

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Name
Jewels
Age
Adult
Gender
Female
Size
Medium
Shots up to date
Not Sure
Ok with kids
Not Sure
Housetrained
Not Sure
Hypoallergenic
Not Sure
Spayed / Neutered
YES
Ok with dogs
Not Sure
Ok with cats
Not Sure
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Acorn Squash

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German Shepherd Dog

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Almond

Domestic Short Hair

Gentle, Sweet, Aloof Almond is a classic brown and black tabby with a cute white muzzle. Though he can be nervous at first, once he gets... show more

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