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My name is Jazzy!

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Shar Pei/American Pit Bull Terrier
Tan/Yellow/Fawn - with White
(When grown) Large 61-100 lbs (28-45 kg)
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My info

Small blue checkmark Good with dogs
Small red x Not good with cats
Small blue checkmark Shots current
Small blue checkmark Spayed / Neutered

My story

Meet Jazzy!! Jazzy's shelter name was Jazz, and the handlers liked the name, so they decided to keep it, but make it just a little … well … jazzier!! So Jazzy it is! Jazzy had been a shelter dog more than once - that's just so sad. She was owned by someone who developed health problems and couldn't care for her, so she was relinquished to the shelter. She was adopted again, and ... not long after that, came back in much worse condition than she left. She was tethered in the second owner's front yard, she had significant hair loss, and was underweight - the note was made that it appeared as though she had not eaten in several days. She was treated for her skin condition, and she gained some weight. She developed an upper respiratory infection and was treated, and she gained some weight. She was spayed and recovered, and gained some weight. All in all, this not-so-little girl gained 23 pounds at the shelter, and is more than slightly rubenesque!! We think she was eating her food, and as much of everyone else's food as she could - poor thing probably just couldn't get past feeling so very hungry!

We were drawn to her sunny disposition, so we temperament tested her, and we were thrilled when she passed!! After 185 days in the shelter, she was finally going to get to leave!! This chubby girl (we will work on her weight!!) is a sharpei / pit mix, with a golden brown coat, and smiling face. She does love so very much to give kisses - and we have the pictures to prove it!! She is extremely playful, and loves to engage in toy games with her people.

Want to help us make sure that the rest of Jazzy's days are full of fun, without any chains or missed meals? Put your application in today -!

Jazzy is located in Atlanta, GA and is available for adoption immediately. Jazzy is spayed, microchipped and up to date on all her shots. Canine CellMates dogs are trained in items similar to the Canine Good Citizen (CGC) test. They learn basic obedience and commands such as sit, down, stay, go to place, and leave it. They are also crate trained. If you are interested in adopting Jazzy, please fill out an adoption application at or email for more information.

September 25, 2022, 8:14 pm


Canine CellMates - Atlanta Chapter

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Atlanta, GA 30318

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Visit our website or email us to get an adoption application and schedule a meet and greet with one of our amazing dogs today! Upcoming events will be added, but we will gladly schedule a mini-Jail break to introduce you to any of our awesome dogs!

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Sandy Springs Festival Meet & Greet - September 19, 2015...10am-4pm Heritage on the Green 6075 Sandy Springs Circle Sandy Springs, GA 30328 We are so excited about this event. Come see us, meet our dogs, and learn all about our awesome organization! Upcoming events will be added, but we will gladly schedule a mini-Jail break to introduce you to any of our awesome dogs!

More about this rescue

Canine CellMates is a jail dogs program that operates out of Fulton County Jail, in Atlanta, Georgia. The mission of Canine CellMates is to establish a continuing partnership between Fulton County Animal Services, the Fulton County Sheriff’s Office and Fulton County Jail, and Canine CellMates to rehabilitate inmates housed at Fulton County Jail and homeless dogs from Fulton County Animal Services through a Good Behavior Incentive program. We want to give the inmate a productive new sense of hope and newly trained skills to care for and train shelter dogs, and give the dogs the skills they need in order to become adopted into and spend the rest of their lives in loving and caring homes. There are many programs across the country that are all slightly different, but with one important common thread - dogs which were otherwise subject to being euthanized are saved and given a new and better chance. The inmate handlers get to learn responsibility in caring for a living creature, accountability in working towards a goal, and are able to experience unconditional love and positive physical contact in an environment where those are not possible. The incidence of violent outburst in prison and jail facilities where these program are in place has shown a dramatic decrease, sometimes as much as 50%. Recidivism rates have also shown marked improvements. The Atlanta metro area has one of the highest recidivism (or re-offend) rates in the country, around 70% within the first 2 years after release. In Gwinnett County, over 300 inmates have gone through this program to date, and only 6 or 7 of them have since re-offended, which is roughly 2.3%. This is a program that has a huge ripple effect in the community, and that’s why we are so excited that this program launched in Fulton County Jail on June 3, 2013. We are already seeing amazing changes and invite you to be part of improving lives - both canine and human! Visit us at and on Facebook at Canine CellMates to see more pictures, information about our program, updates and more!