German Shepherd dogs, as well as the other herding breeds that we have in rescue, are highly active, energetic, working breeds. They require considerable vetting, exercise, socialization, training, leadership and mental stimuli in order to be well-adjusted, well-balanced, and well-mannered dogs. Even if you exercise and play with your dog daily in your fenced yard, you MUST still take your dog out on daily walks and outings in order to work on his/her leash skills, manners, and social skills.These breeds make great additions to active families who will pamper them, but who will also work with them, as they are smart dogs who need leadership, structure, plenty of activity and mental stimulation.
If you are new to German Shepherds (and other herding breeds), please research the breed to make sure this is the dog for you. We ask that you consider the time and financial commitment that your German Shepherd (or other herding breed) dog will require before applying for one. Please review the section on our website (www.heartlandgsrescue.org) "Is a HUGS Dog Right for You?" for additional information.
About Cooper *Cruiser Litter*. Nka Rudder
Adoption Fee: $325
Current Age: 2 Years 2 Months (best estimate)
Cooper is an adorable 4 month-old boy, who is super cute and sweet! We recently rescued Cooper and siblings (the Cruiser Litter) from a crowded shelter. Cooper is very sweet, cuddly and loving! Cooper loves food, playing tug-o-war, cuddling, naps, other dogs, toys, everyone he meets, and more food and treats! Cooper is a very quick-learner and knows how to sit, come, go in his crate, and is doing great with potty-training. Cooper would LOVE to have a doggy playmate in his adoptive home. Cooper's adoption fee is $295, all of which goes back into offseting our high-cost vetting expenses and rescuing more dogs. Adoption fees include spay/neuter, current on age-appropriate vaccinations, fecal, deworming, flea/tick and heartworm preventative, heartworm tested if old enough (treated if positive), and microchipped. Learn more about the adoption process and requirements, and apply at: http://heartlandgsrescue.rescuegroups.org/info/adoption.
Please review the information in the "About Us", "Important Considerations" and "Adopt" sections on our website menu, as it contains useful information about the breed, adoption fees, the adoption process and our requirements, and how meeting the dogs works.
Other Pictures of Cooper *Cruiser Litter*. Nka Rudder (click to see larger version):