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My name is Autumn Joy!

Carolina Dog/Shepherd (Unknown Type) Mix Dog for adoption in Sheridan, Illinois - Autumn Joy
Photo 1 - Carolina Dog/Shepherd (Unknown Type) Mix Dog for adoption in Sheridan, Illinois - Autumn Joy
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Eye on the Sparrow

Facts about Autumn Joy

  • Breed: Carolina Dog/Shepherd (Unknown Type) Mix
  • Color: Tan/Yellow/Fawn - With Black
  • Age: Young
  • Size: Med. 26-60 lbs (12-27 kg)
  • Sex: Female
The Carolina Dog is one of the very few breeds existing today that is truly a primitive dog, a result of natural selection for survival in nature, and not of selective breeding. Wild specimens are still known, so this is not a completely domesticated canine. This dog that has survived as a free living animal in the swamps, savannahs, and forests of South Carolina and Georgia for thousands of years has also proven to be highly adaptable and amenable to domestication, and an excellent pet. Many dogs are known to be extremely shy around people and dislike a lot of handling unless socialized at a very young age. With proper socialization, they are proven to be loyal companion dogs. Many of the characteristics of the natural dog that are predominant in the Carolina Dog contribute to his ability to adjust well to being a loving pet. The Carolina Dog enjoys and needs to be part of a pack, and thus integrates very well into the family framework. He is a gentle, social dog, and bonds very well with children, enjoying play and activities with them. The Carolina Dog is very clean by nature and is easy to housebreak. He is intelligent and responsive and learns easily and is not destructive;....well that is a bit of information we garnered from a google search, quite interesting given that Autumn does have the look and also several of the characteristics of a Carolina dog, but is it still truly a guess, we can not guarantee her breed. She is a fantastic girl, so incredibly smart, quiet, sweet and playful. She is a bit shy around men(lives with 2 of them in this foster home) and is just a tad cautious. With women she is engaging, silly, and loving. Autumn is just a year old, about 35 pounds and will do well in a dog savvy home that can work on her shyness. Please email Kristine, joysparrows@gmail.com. Her adoption fee is $250.

About Eye on the Sparrow

About Our Rescue Group...

All of our pets are in foster homes, from Sheridan to North Aurora, IL. We take in many special needs dogs,some physically, mentally or behaviorally challenged. Some of them have been abused or neglected, many are seniors, most just need some understanding and patience. A lot of them have never heard a vacuum before or even felt a kind pat on their heads. Fostering them prepares them for the life they so richly deserve when a kind person adopts from us. When you adopt a shelter dog, you are making a giant step in reducing euthanasia for all these great dogs looking for a home. It is not their fault, it is the fault of the human that previously was involved in their life. Thanks for checking out our website, maybe you will find the pal of your dreams.

Donate to Our Rescue Group...

donate button on our Sparrowdogs.com page.

Come Meet Our Pets...

We periodically have adoption events, check out our website for more info!

Our Adoption Process...

We have an online application on our website, sparrowdogs.com. Requirements vary as per the individual dog's needs as far as time alone, children, other pets, fenced yard vs. leash walking and such. Our adoption donations can range from $99 for less adoptable/older dogs, and higher for puppies and other highly sought after dogs(which helps us take in needy often medically challenged dogs and cats.)
Our contract states we have the right to visit the dog, check up periodically as well as take the dog back if necessary. We get first right to the dog if adopter chooses not to keep him. We want all adopters to realize this is a serious commitment and want our dogs to go to safe, loving homes.