From stray dog to 'sofa dog'
neutered yellow male
date of birth: c.a. 2002
Jupiter - nickname: Jupi - is our adopted dog, we found him in the streets in January, 2004. He was extremely dirty, thin and had a big injury on the head. It was obvious that we could not leave him there so we took him home. We fell in love with him, his sweet nature so we decided to keep him.
Jupi has fit in our family very quickly, he has become like he had always been our dog. But still there is one thing that has remained from his street life: he always still gets frightened when a noisy vehicle passes next to us. He might have been almost hit by cars several times when he lived in the streets. Except this, luckily he is not afraid of anything else.
We found his movement very strange and soon we took him for x-rays of his hips and elbows. Unfortunately our suspicion was right, he has severe hip dysplasia. Because of this we can't take him along for longer walks, since he gets tired soon and doesn't feel good to move. In spite of his illness, luckily he is a very happy and satisfied dog.