Joy


Carolina Dog
Picture of Joy , a female Carolina Dog

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Home:Brick, NJ  
Age: 6 Years   Sex: Female   Weight: 26-50 lbs

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   Leave a bone for Joy

Nicknames:
Cookie; Miss Joy; Joy-Joy; Girl; Honey

Doggie Dynamics:
 Energy 
sleepyenergetic
 
 Intelligence 
sillygenius
 
 Friendliness 
aggressiveaffectionate
 
 Playfulness 
not playfulvery playful
 
 Disposition 
anxiouscalm
 

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Quick Bio:
-purebred-dog rescue

Birthday:
December 18th 2007

Likes:
Walks, playing frisbee in the yard, fetch in the house, launching over snowbanks into 2 feet of powder to retrieve snowballs, and cuddling

Pet-Peeves:
getting anywhere near the water at the beach -YEEKS!

Favorite Toy:
Stuffed animal squirrels, opossums, and pig farmers.

Favorite Food:
canned food mixed in for dinner - esp. salamon; human dinner scraps too

Favorite Walk:
nature trail that leads through the wood to the bay off Mantaloken Rd.

Best Tricks:
catching the frisbee; making you love her

Arrival Story:
After having to put our beloved 14 & half-year-old Dalmation down in Feb 07, we weren't sure about another dog. And then I started searching Petfinder . . . found Joy listed through Good Dog Rescue . As they are based in the South and transport dogs up North, you have to adopt without actually meeting the dog! But after about five phone conversation with her foster mom, reading up on the amazing breed of the original American dog - the American Dingo, and having seen the initial photo, we were ready. When we picked Joy up, she sat timidly in the way back of our Forester. At home she was remarkably well-behaved, but moopy, lethargic, and shy. After three weeks we started worrying about our future with her, and then the temperatures dropped. With the cooler air came a lively and playful spirit we had never imagined existed. She was suddenly fun, loving , and most importantly, our dog. She has been a constant companion ever since - driving in the car (where she brief likes to sit in my lap in the front) up to VT for weekends, charming even the non-dog people in the family, and settling into bed between us (but only until we're asleep -she really is perfect) every night. Funny thing: After our second summer with her, we realized she is just a true Southern belle - she prefers not to exert herself in the heat of the summer, but rather lay in the shade, or better yet in the air conditioning. But when the cool temps return . . watch out! We are eternally grateful to Good Dog Rescue and wonder everyday how we got so lucky.

Forums Motto:
Happy Girl

The Groups I'm In:
Carolina Dogs and Friends, Ocean County Pups

The Last Forum I Posted In:
Wondering if Foxy is CD or American Indian Dog?

I've Been On Dogster Since:
November 11th 2009 More than 4 years!

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Dogster Id:
1068999


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