My name is Juniper!

Labrador Retriever Mix Dog for adoption in Marion, North Carolina - Juniper
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I'm being cared for by:
Mercy Fund Animal Rescue, Inc.

Facts about Juniper

  • Breed: Labrador Retriever Mix
  • Color: Black - With White
  • Age: Adult
  • Size: Med. 26-60 lbs (12-27 kg)
  • Sex: Female
Juniper is a female Lab Mix born September 2012. Juni weighs 60lbs, has long lean legs and black and white speckles on her chest and feet.

Juniper LOVES toys of all kinds and loves to play fetch. She’s great with her toys and won’t destroy even the plush toys with the squeakers inside. It’s common for Juni to gather all her toys and take them to bed with her.

Juniper walks well on leash and loves to go for car rides. She is completely house and crate trained.

Juniper is a bit slow to warm up to new people unless they play with her and her toys. Then she makes instant friends.

Juniper has a strong prey drive and is not suitable to have around any small animals. She is very interested in chasing anything with wheels too- cars, bikes, lawn mowers. She is accustomed to being around cats separated by an enclosure and doesn’t care about them. But once anything runs, she is in for the chase and so can’t be trusted. Although Juni loves children, she's better suited to a home with adults only so she can't accidentally run out a door in pursuit of a small critter or a car.

Juniper’s careless owners allowed her to roam free for over a year which resulted in her being hit by cars at least twice. She has nerve damage to her rear end which is being well managed on medication. She takes Gabapentin for nerve pain which is very inexpensive. Her injuries are no longer debilitating and she can run quite well. She’s great on average walks but would not be suited to long, rigorous hikes. Fortunately, nerves heal with time and she could be free of any limitations in the future.

Juniper is a pleaser which makes her easy to train but she is also strong willed. She needs a patient owner who is experienced with dogs.

Juni’s ideal home would be one where she is the only pet, has attentive adult owners and a fenced yard. She is extremely loyal and would make a great dog for someone who can give her lots of love.

Adoption Fee $90 post for Susan

About Mercy Fund Animal Rescue, Inc.

About Our Rescue Group...

We are a non-profit animal rescue group. We started out as just a fund, at our local vet, to help pay for operations, etc for animals in need. Our organization is all volunteer. And foster based, because we do not have a shelter. We do not euthanize our animals to make room for more. We run totally on donations and are willing to take any type [money, food, toys, bedding, crates, etc]. Donations can be mailed to PO Box 2371, Marion NC 28752. We rescue animals in need, injured, sick, old, dying, and give them a second chance and the best life we can until a forever home can be found. We take animals most other rescues turn down we believe all animals and life is worth our efforts.

Come Meet Our Pets...

We have adoptions every Saturday from 11:30am to 3:30pm at the Petsmart in Morganton, NC. You can come and go for a walk and get some one on one time with each other. If you would like to meet a specific pet, contact us in advance.

Our Adoption Process...

Adoption Application required
Vet Reference required if haven't had pets before a
personal reference may be used
Spay or Neuter required if not done at time of adoption
Contract required