Dolly’s Dream Dogs

Each month, the Dolly’s Dream project sponsors at least two JHS dogs.  Dolly’s Dream Dogs also go home with some awesome dog supplies. For more information on a Dolly’s Dream Dog, email [email protected].

What is Dolly's Dream?

Since 2017, JHS has not used breed labels. If you walk through the kennels or look at our website, you will see “mixed breed” for all of our dogs. Why? We believe that it’s important to know the dog for who they are and not how they look.  However, that doesn’t stop some from believing stereotypes and myths about certain breeds that make it difficult to find these dogs homes.  Our “blocky head” friends who look like a “bully breed” are wonderful, loving companions and thanks to Dolly, their dream of finding homes will come true!

Dolly’s Dream is a project to encourage the adoption of our “blocky-head” pups and to help counter the unfortunate stereotypes and myths that some people still believe about these dogs.  JHS finds homes and new families for thousands of these dogs each year.  They are adopted by a wide variety of people – single people, couples, grandparents and families with children of all ages.

Perks of Adopting a Dolly's Dream Dog

When you adopt a Dolly’s Dream dog, you receive:

  • Waived adoption fee (free)
  • Collar
  • Leash
  • Dolly’s Dream bandana

Certain Dolly’s Dream dogs receive*:

  • Crate, bowls, toys
  • 6 months of heartworm prevention
  • Free enrollment in the JHS Training Class of your choice
* Details vary by dog. Please see each dog’s profile for more information.

How did Dolly's Dream start?

Dolly was a bully-type dog who changed the heart and mind of the man who adopted her with her sweet and loving personality. She showed him that dogs like her can be just as sweet and loving as any other dog. In her honor, Dolly’s Dream provides second chances for dogs across the nation.

Follow Dolly’s Dream on Instagram.

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Meet our JHS Dolly’s Dream Dogs:


Gwen Stepawni

Gwen Stepawni is a silly and energetic y-year-old girl. Gwen loves running around outside and has been described as adventurous and happy-go-lucky. Gwen needs time to get comfortable with new people, but once you are friends her full, affectionate personality will shine! Gwen loves getting lots of pets from her friends and will show off her best “sit” for treats. Gwen Stepawni’s adoption has been lovingly sponsored by Dolly’s Dream.



Sheeba is 2 years old, but her puppy days are long past her. Sheeba is an old soul who enjoys strolling outside, sniffing around, and getting all the love. Sheeba’s absolute favorite thing is getting love from people – her whole body wiggles, and she’ll even give you gentle kisses! If you’re looking for a lady to snuggle up and get cozy with, Sheeba may the one for you. Sheeba is available for adoption at JHS, and her adoption has been lovingly sponsored by Dolly’s Dream.

Our Most Recently Adopted Dolly’s Dream Dogs:


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Romeo, a brown dog with a big smile with his new parents, wearing a red Dolly's Dream bandana


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