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Glorious Glory is feeling much better after fighting an upper respiratory infection and pneumonia. Now she’s the ROCKSTAR puppy in the house! Glory’s foster home has three large breed male dogs and Glory has each one of them wrapped around her paw – all 36 pounds of her! Glory is small, but mighty, making her as rough and tumble as any 80+ pound German Shepherd. Glory enjoys playing with the big boys and her new home needs another playful (male) buddy similar in size or larger. When Glory is tired of playing, she will quietly gather ALL the doggy toys and have a chew party. She shares her toys nicely with other dogs and humans. When it’s time to retire for the day, Glory turns on the charm and snuggles in bed with her foster family and whatever other dogs are on the bed. (If you do not allow dogs on your furniture, do not apply for Glory. You’ll both be miserable.) Glory is a good little watchdog too. To that end, she can be easily thanked (hushed) and redirected. Glory is house-trained and crate-trained. Given proper introductions and supervision, Glory has proven to be friendly with the kitty in her foster home. Glory needs socialization and confidence building in new situations (outside of the home.) Glory is uncomfortable and shuts-down when outside her element (from lack of experience in the big world.) Patience, positive reinforcement & many short travel excursions will help Glory gain confidence in new and unfamiliar situations. Obedience training classes and a securely fenced yard (visible fence) are a requirement of Glory’s next home. Glory is best suited for an adult only home or a home with dog savvy children 13 years or older. Glory is just a peanut and we believe she will be a smaller female when full grown. (Isn’t she gorgeous?) If you’re up for a rewarding challenge, please complete an adoption application and tell us all the ways you plan on raising and training a German Shepherd puppy.
Sweet Luna ended up as a stray at animal control. Her owners were contacted and they decided not to reclaim her. Luna is 2 years old, possibly a bit younger. She is housebroken and crate trained, thought the crate isn’t her favorite place. Luna is being fostered with another male GSD. We haven’t tested her with small dogs or cats. Luna would benefit from continued training. She knows a few basic commands and is working on her leash manners. She is doing better with pulling on a harness. Luna always likes to have a toy or ball in her mouth; it’s almost like a pacifier to her! She doesn’t always want to share her toy with humans or canines, but her foster mom is working on this. Luna is affectionate and will climb in your lap for attention. She would do best in a home with older children. Luna loves to be with her person and will follow her foster mom around the house. She likes to play fetch and would love a fenced yard in her forever home.
16 month old Choco ended up at the shelter a third time when his family was evicted and left him behind. Choco is a happy, friendly guy ready to find a forever home! He previously lived with a female husky. He can be barky when he meets new dogs and does best with slow introductions. Choco is housebroken and crate trained. He is playful and starting to show interest in toys. When he’s outside in the yard his favorite activity is patrolling the perimeter like a typical shepherd. Inside the house, he is well behaved and likes to relax. Choco will need an adoptive home willing to take him to training. His foster mom is working on his leash skills and commands. Choco can be barky when he’s stressed or in a new situation. We have not cat tested Choco. He rides great in the car and will hop right in.
Bruno is a very handsome red and black boy estimated to be 5 years old looking to put his rough past behind him. He was rescued from a neglectful situation where he was left tied up outside with no access to food or water. Despite Bruno’s past, he is very sweet and happy. Bruno is learning all about inside life and how to be a dog! He is a goofy boy that loves to jump up on his foster mom’s bed, even when he’s not supposed to. Bruno is crate trained and housebroken. He hasn’t quite figured out dog toys yet or how to walk on leash nicely. Bruno is dog friendly and is being fostered with two large dogs. He would do best in a home with older children. Bruno’s adoptive parents should plan to take him to positive training classes so he can learn basic commands and bond with his new family!
Toby was found tied up outside of the shelter with no information as to why. He is a young, big guy looking for a GSD experienced home. Toby is currently being fostered with our friends at Bark University Inc. He is working on his basic manners and learning to socialize with other dogs. Toby can sometimes be startled by loud noises. He is strong on leash and will try to jump up to meet new people. Toby is crate trained and does well on car rides. He will require a fenced yard and an adoptive family to continue working on his training. Toby would do best in an adult home. No cats for this big guy.
Bitsy is a 4 year old, 45 pound dwarf German Shepherd abandoned by her family when they moved and left her behind. She was born with leg deformities, however this little girl gets around great! Bitsy is a very happy, friendly, and affectionate girl. She is crate trained, easy to handle on leash, and rides nicely in the car. Bitsy tested well with other dogs. She may need pain medication when she gets older and should be kept on a joint supplement. Bitsy is in a temporary foster and in need of a foster to adopt or forever home. She has been evaluated by a specialist and is not a candidate for surgery.
Darla was adopted from GSR 3 years ago and is reluctantly being returned. She does not like being hugged by the special needs child in her home, and would do best in a home with older respectful children. Darla is about 4 years old, spayed, microchipped, up to date on vaccines, and current on heartworm prevention. She lives with a male GSD and enjoys playing with him and of course bossing him around like a typical female! Darla loves a comfy couch and belly rubs. She likes to go for walks and to find hidden treats around the house (“seek”). Darla knows basic commands (sit, stay, down, stand, wait, come, touch, place, go to bed). She is working on “leave it”. Darla will go right into her crate to be fed and when we leave the house (with a kong/treat). She is friendly with strangers and new dogs. Darla likes bones and raw hides; she’s not really into toys or chewing. Darla loves chasing squirrels and bunnies in her yard. She could be ok in apartment living if someone took her for several walks a day. Darla loves car rides and is even used to RV living! Once in awhile Darla will find a shoe that sparks her fancy, or a snack on the counter. She is truly a sweet, good girl that will make a great companion.