Make This Puppy Lucky: Astrid the Carolina Dog Mix

Astrid was neglected and then abandoned by her former family. Since being rescued, she has evolved into a happy, active pup who just needs the right family to come along.

Name: Astrid.

Age and sex: 3 year-old female.

Breed: Carolina Dog and Pit Bull mix.

Weight and size: Large and 60 pounds.

Coat: Short and tan.

Location: Cody’s Friends Rescue.

Activity level: High.

Likes: Swimming, playing fetch, bully sticks, bones stuffed with frozen peanut butter, snuggling, and giving big hugs!

Dislikes: Going to bed without a treat.

Training: Astrid knows basic and place commands and is housebroken and crate trained. She loves structured training and continues to go to social classes with other dogs and people.

Yard requirements: Since Astrid is an energetic girl who loves to run and play fetch, a fenced-in yard would be preferable.

Kids: Loves people of all sizes, but does best with new people when she’s introduced and not surprised by them.

Dogs and cats: Astrid is great with most dogs, but would do best with a male canine companion who is the same size or larger than her. As with meeting new dogs, Astrid prefers a proper introduction. She has not been tested with cats.

Health issues: None.

Her story: Astrid was abandoned by her former family when they moved and left her behind on a trailer deck, where she had lived alone and isolated for most of her life. Luckily, some neighbors spotted her, and she was rescued.

Her ideal forever home: Astrid would love to be in a home with an assertive, experienced dog parent who would give her lots of time and attention, including regular walks and playtime. Jogging, playing fetch, and going swimming are a must for this perky pup so she can stay happy and balanced. Since Astrid is such a lover girl, she would like a special person or family who would enjoy cuddling with her on the couch and let her sleep on the people bed.

Other details prospective adopters should know: Astrid has evolved socially from a lonely life of little interaction, so she is not the kind of dog who can be thrown into new situations without guidance and support.

Contact info: Call Dan (972) 998-0783 or Tina (214) 693-3100, or visit

Lisa Plummer Savas

A devoted dog mom, journalist, and animal activist, Lisa uses her writing to spread awareness about animal welfare and cruelty issues. She lives in Atlanta with two spoiled German Shepherds, one entitled Pug, and a very understanding husband. Read more of her work at her blog and website, and follow her on Twitter.


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