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 choose to adopt one of these dogs, you may* receive:

  • Waived adoption fee (free)
  • Collar
  • Leash
  • Food
  • Crate, bowls, toys
  • Free enrollment in the JHS Training Class of your choice
* Details vary by dog. Please see each dog’s profile for the most

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.

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Meet our JHS Dolly’s Dream Dogs:

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Meet Mike! Mike is a sweet, snuggly boy who has quickly become a staff and volunteer favorite here at JHS. You can’t help but feel happy when you see his beautiful smile! Mike enjoys going on adventures – car rides, long walks, hikes, you name it – and spending time with people.

He’s also a super fast learner (genius alert!) and already know a bunch of tricks. Because he’s hard of hearing, he’s mastered several hand signals for commands like “sit,” “place,” and “wait”! How cool is that?

If you’d like to get to know Mike, stop by our Adoption Center at 8464 Beach Blvd. – we’re open 7 days a week! Mike’s adoption is sponsored by Dolly’s Dream.

Camilla Dollys Dream


If Camilla looks familiar to you, it’s because she recently went semi-viral on TikTok as our hippopotamus dupe!

This happy, loving lady is a big fan of affection and getting lots of pets from her human friends. She was recently treated to a Dog Day Out adventure and had a blast with her chaperones. They said she was “chill,” “adventurous,” “sweet,” and “polite”! During her Dog Day Out field trip, Camilla made a bunch of new friends, enjoyed a fun car ride, and tasted her first puppuccino – yum!

If you’d like to meet Camilla, stop by our Adoption Center at 8464 Beach Blvd. – we’re open 7 days a week! Camilla’s adoption is sponsored by Dolly’s Dream.

Mary Puppins

Mary Puppins

Yes, it’s true. Mary Puppins really is “practically perfect in every way”! This supercalifragilisticexpialidocious pup is only missing one thing – A HOME!

Mary Puppins loves spending time with people – she’s even sweeter than a spoonful of sugar! She enjoys soaking up attention and getting pets from her human friends. Mary Puppins is also a treat gal – she enjoys all kinds of snacks but her fave is anything bacon-flavored. Delish!

If you’d like to meet Mary Puppis, stop by our Adoption Center at 8464 Beach Blvd. – we’re open 7 days a week! Mary Puppins’s adoption is sponsored by Dolly’s Dream.

Our Most Recently Adopted Dolly’s Dream Dogs:


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Bo and adopter


Mikey Adoption
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