Jupiter MD

Status: Available
Gender: Female
State: Maryland
FA #: 11
Tag #: 4113
Age: 2 yrs
Date of Birth: (Birthday unknown)
Weight: 51 lbs
Hair Color: White
Ears: Natural ears
Tail: Docked tail
Kids Age Range: Kids 8 and older
      

8/08/18
Jupiter is a silly, young, energetic boxer. This girl is not letting her heart condition get her down and she lives life to the fullest. Jupiter loves people and enjoys cuddling with her foster mom. She also loves playing silly games. Because of her heart, Jupiter’s play time needs to be supervised and kept to short periods. She loves her walks and seeing everyone in the neighborhood. Jupiter is crate trained and housebroken. She is working on proper greetings with people, but sometimes her excitement gets in the way. Jupiter had a great follow up visit at the cardiologist and will need to go back in a year for her next recheck.  We are discussing with the cardiologist if Jupiter is a good candidate for balloon valvuloplasty.  She will continue on the Atenolol medication.  Jupiter would do best in a home without other dogs or young children.

4/16/18
Jupiter continues to do well in her foster home. She is learning manners and doing well with using them. Jupiter loves the nice weather when she can take long walks and get to play outside. She loves people and gets very excited around them. Jupiter is working on how to properly greet people. She loves to snuggle and curl right up next to you. Jupiter is a silly, young girl with a lot of love to give.

Jupiter will need a follow up consultation at the cardiologist in early June to determine how she is responding to the medication. Please consider donating towards this appointment!

2/09/18
Jupiter is doing great in her new foster home. Don’t tell this girl there is something wrong with her heart, because she has no idea. Jupiter is a typical spunky, young, and energetic boxer. She will keep you laughing with her silly antics.  Jupiter just loves life. She enjoys playing with her toys and a human friend. Jupiter does great on her walks using a harness. She really enjoys walking and exploring the neighborhood. Jupiter is learning manners and how to understand boundaries. She is house trained and crate trained. One of Jupiter’s favorite things to do is snuggling with her human and resting tight up against you.

1/15/18
Jupiter has been moved to a new foster home and is settling in well. She is a high energy young girl who would love to be the focus of your attention.  Jupiter should go into a home without young children or cats. She has a lot of potential, but just needs a home willing to give her time and training.

Due to a high grade heart murmur detected at the vet, Jupiter visited the cardiologist on 1/9/18. We were hoping for better news, but we sadly learned that Jupiter does have some inherited cardiac issues that will need monitored. She was diagnosed with severe congenital subvalvular pulmonic stenosis (PS) with dysplasia of the pulmonary artery and mild valvular aortic stenosis with secondary right ventricular hypertrophy. She is now taking an inexpensive medication twice daily. Jupiter is able to exercise as tolerated, but may need more rest periods and will need warmed up prior to moderate activity. Jupiter will need to be reevaluated by the cardiologist in 4-5 months.

Jupiter has a lot of love to give and is ready for a forever home.  As a young boxer, she needs a home willing to provide boundaries.  Jupiter will also need regular follow ups throughout her life with a cardiologist.  She is crate trained and will constantly make you laugh with her silly puppy antics!

12/15/17
Jupiter is a 2 yr old girl who was surrendered to the shelter by her owners. She does well with other dogs and loves people. Volunteers at the shelter reported that Jupiter is the sweetest girl. They also indicated that she has a heart murmur.  We will be scheduling a vet appointment soon to have this checked and Jupiter will also see a cardiologist, if needed.  She just arrived at her new foster home and is living with a male boxer.  Jupiter is a high energy girl and would love to have a fenced yard in her new home.  She is housebroken and doing well in her crate.  We will post an update as soon as she sees our rescue vet and we learn more about her murmur.