Adopt a Yellow Labrador Retriever / Chinese Shar-Pei / Mixed (short coat)

Yellow Labrador Retriever / Chinese Shar-Pei / Mixed (short coat) Dog

Joy the Dog needs a home

Hi … my name is Joy and here are some things you need to know about me:

Approximate age/birthdate:  born ~2014

Weight/size: 45 lbs

Housebroken:  YES

Crate trained:  YES … but she HATES being crated and will be very vocal about it

Personality: happy, sweet, loving, playful

Energy level:  medium/high … she’s part lab so she’s a perpetual puppy

Fenced yard required?:   YES (no exceptions) … she needs a place to safely run and play off-leash to work off energy and she has a very high prey drive.  She will run off chasing deer, rabbits, squirrels ... the neighbor's cats ... etc. 

Does he/she jump fences?  NO

Leash walk:  YES

Obedience training:  Knows ‘sit’ … she’s very smart and learns new things quickly

Riding in vehicles:  RIDES OK     

Spayed/neutered:   YES

Up-to-date on routine vaccinations:   YES

Microchipped:   YES

Social with other dogs:  YES

Social with cats:  NO CATS ... she has a high prey drive and will do harm to cats

Good with children:  Children over 10.  Her size and energy might prove to be too much for younger children.

Adoption donation:  $175

Joy was a stray at an area Animal Control facility!  Can’t imagine why someone wasn’t looking high and low for her … she is just a great girl.  She was given a different name, but somehow ‘Joy’ just seemed to fit her better … so Joy she is.

This sweet girl is so much fun to be around.  She’s playful, sweet, snuggly, loveable … and some days she even listens well.  She’s a very smart girl and learns quickly.  She has a little shar-pei stubborn streak but she really does care whether her people are happy or not ... until she sees a cat ... or a squirrel ... or a deer ... anything that feels she must chase and eliminate.  She’s good with her foster siblings … especially loves playing with a puppy that looks like her little doppleganger!  She’s pretty even-tempered but she could definitely hold her ground if somebody else started something.  An experienced dog person and some obedience classes will do wonders to polish up this diamond-in-the-ruff!

If you think Joy might be the perfect pup for you, please go to, click on Forms/Application and complete your adoption application online.

We are an all-volunteer group, so please be patient and understand that it takes an average of 7-14 days to process the applications including reference checks, follow-up questions and home visits.  You can expedite the process by providing accurate email addresses for all your references.  Time to make phone calls is limited and we often have multiple applications in process.  We make every effort to move through them as quickly as possible.

When your application is approved, we will schedule a meet-and-greet to see if Joy picks you too.

If it seems that the adoption will be a good match for all, there is an adoption fee, and an adoption contract to be signed.

Please feel free to email [email protected] if you have additional questions.

  • Animal: Dog
  • Breed: Yellow Labrador Retriever / Chinese Shar-Pei / Mixed (short coat)
  • Size: Medium
  • Gender: Female
  • State: Virginia
  • Zip/Postal Code: 24104
As of 9/24/2023 Joy is still available for adoption. Please use the owner information below to confirm that Joy is still available or to adopt. Don't forget to check the other animal shelters near me there are many other pets needing a fur-ever home.

Owner Information

You can find Joy at All-American Mutt Rescue, Inc

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