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JewelRescue Me ID: 23-05-31-00170

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About Jewel

Adoption Fee: $50
German Shepherd / Plott
Age: Young Adult
Sex: Female

My sweet girl is loving, needy, and just wants to be close to a good human who will love her, cuddle her, give her meat treats and lots of outdoor time. She's been through a lot of trauma. She was removed from her home of origin by a court order. She wasn't getting adequate medical care, so someone called her in to the SPCA and she was removed quickly, since her front leg was necrotic on her body. She was removed with a struggle and her previous owners would not share any medical history. She was immediately transported to the vet hospital and operated on the same day to remove the leg. If they hadn't removed it so quickly, she would have died. Soon if not the same day, she was spayed and caught an infection. They didn't know it yet, but she developed pneumonia and then distemper. I adopted her from the shelter a few weeks after she got there. She had completely stopped eating and just lay there in a miserable heap, the saddest dog I have ever seen. I had to rescue her- I couldn't live with myself if I didn't. So I brought her home for Thanksgiving of 2021. My brother in law noticed she seemed to have labored breathing, so I took her to the vet. They told me she would most likely die, since distemper is a death sentence to most dogs. But I gave her the antibiotics to give her a fighting chance, and then starting giving her healing herbs to halt the disease. I give her a pinch of wormwood, a pinch of ground cloves, a dusting of Black Walnut powder, along with Ester C for dogs mixed in a raw egg every day. She has never had worms or fleas or anything since I got her on this homemade medicine. She made a slow recovery from her distemper and bounced back from pneumonia well. She has been on an upward trend ever since. She is vaccinated for rabies only since she has the antibodies for distemper already. She'll be fine if you want to put her on flea and worm medications; I just didn't want to pay for them plus I think natural remedies work better. I was under the impression this sweet girl was quiet and low energy, but she has a lot of energy and wants to play, cuddle and follow me around everywhere. Part of this is my fault, I didn't understand the Shepherd breed. It's been such a privilege to save her life and be on the receiving end of her adoration and affection, but I don't have a yard for her and now my partner is severely allergic to her. I feel like the perfect home for her would be with someone who has land or at least a big enough yard for her to play in all day. She is fine with my niece, lets her play and pull on her, doesn't make a growl or bark or any sign of aggression. She's fine with kids. She's fine with adult women she knows, and is fine with my brother in law since she has known him for a while, but she most likely needs a female owner. She will bark at people she's not super comfortable with, but she has never bitten, tried to bite, or acted like she was going to bite a human. She is aggressive and afraid when around other dogs. Her tail wags, but she barks and lunges like she's going to attack. She will share her water bowl with cats, but is territorial over her food bowl. She is about 45 lbs. The vet says she is in perfect health. She's really slender, but that's necessary so she doesn't put too much weight on her single leg in front. She has so much love in her heart to give; I just don't have the outdoor space to make her happy like she deserves.

Harris County
Houston, Texas


  • Not Good with Other Dogs
  • Good with Most Cats
  • Good with Adult Women Only


  • High Energy
  • Somewhat Dominant


  • Spayed
  • Vaccinations Current

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