I too love the Juke style and find it fun to drive. It's different and I congratulate Nissan for providing an additional option to the market. I consider it more along the lines of a personal SUV-Coupe. There isn't much utility space for your dogs and rear seating may be too small for additional adult passengers. Definitely bring your dogs to be sure they fit in the available space. The Kia Soul would offer a little more boxy space and heaps of style. The Mazda CX-5 offers great driving dynamics. The Volvo V60 offers both.