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Shar Pei/Labrador Retriever Mix Dog for adoption in Phoenix, Arizona - Jewel

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Jewel's Info...

I am already spayed, housetrained, up to date with shots, good with kids, good with dogs, and good with cats.

Jewel's Story...
Jewel is an especially sweet, well behaved black Shar Pei mix! She has a sad past, but a bright, happy future! Jewel and her 2 small pups were trapped as strays on the Fort McDowell Indian Reservation in August 2011. The kennels were full, so they were put in a make-shift kennel for the night. They escaped! One puppy was picked up the very next day, but Jewel and her daughter Sahara were at large and living on their own for over two months until Sahara was trapped on October 26. The officer secured the pup and then picked up Jewel and put her in the truck, but she jumped out and the officer could not get a hold of her again. Jewel ran 5 miles chasing the cruiser with her baby in it. She circled the kennel back at the police station, but refused to go inside. She also didn't leave. Finally a few days later she went in to eat and the officers were able to sneak up and close the door. Can you imagine what a sweet, devoted dog that she is to follow her pup 5 miles?!

When I picked the girls up to bring them to the rescue, I was apprehensive about how Jewel’s demeanor would be after living on her own. I worried for nothing because she gave me kisses all the way home. She was so grateful to be safe, well fed and able to finally relax without fending off starvation and coyote attacks. She came into our home and acted as if she had always been there. She loves people, small children and other dogs. Being a bossy mama dog, she doesn’t like it when other dogs step out of line or get too rough, and she will let them know she is displeased, but she doesn’t do any harm. She hasn’t been around cats, but from what I have seen, she wouldn’t have any issues with cats.

So like most dogs we rescue from the Reservation, Jewel is a mixed-breed dog. She looks most like a black Shar Pei. She is ~45 lbs and 5 years old. She is spayed, crate-trained and house-trained. In fact, she NEVER had even one accident in the house when we brought her home. Jewel is extremely well-behaved. She listens and minds well. She does not jump up on the furniture or on people. Her only weakness is any tasty treat that may be set to close to the edge of the kitchen counter.

Our first trip to the vet with Jewel revealed that she was missing some teeth, had demodex mange and Valley Fever at a titer of 1:16. Now the mange is gone and her Valley Fever is responding excellently to the medication. Her recent test revealed that the titer had decreased to 1:4. That is a pretty amazing decrease in 6 months, so we expect that she will be able to come off her daily medication soon. Until then, she needs 200mg of fluconazole twice daily. It is administered with her food in a pill form and only costs ~$25/month

Jewel has a very mellow temperament. She is not at all hyper or destructive. She does really like to give kisses, so probably shouldn't go to a home with anyone who would get really grossed out by that. She would be an excellent companion for an older person or couple who just want a nice dog to give love.

The adoption fee for Jewel is $100. For more information or to meet Jewel, please contact Delon Washo-Krupps at 602-295-4518 or

Facts about Jewel

  • Breed: Shar Pei/Labrador Retriever Mix
  • Color: Black
  • Age: Adult
  • Size: Med. 26-60 lbs (12-27 kg)
  • Sex: Female

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Why Adoption is a Great Option

Jewel, a Phoenix Shar Pei/Labrador Retriever dog was adopted! Here's how you can benefit by looking at adoption as an option to buying a Shar Pei/Labrador Retriever for sale in Phoenix, or seeking a Shar Pei/Labrador Retriever dog from a breeder in Phoenix.

  1. Rescues and shelter volunteers in Phoenix already know the personality and tendencies of their pets. This means they can match you with the right pet. That will makes it much easier transition to owning a pet for yourself and your new pet.
  2. On average adoption fees are much less than you'd pay a Phoenix breeder, or pet store. Plus most often rescue pets have already been to the veterinarian for a check-up, had a round of vaccinations, and are spayed or neutered. That is a lot of savings!
  3. You will become a hero, and give a needy dog or cat a loving home. In fact, there are even Shar Pei/Labrador Retriever breeders who help with Shar Pei/Labrador Retriever rescue. One puppy or kitten adopted in Phoenix paves the way for another one to be saved.