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.
Adoption Fee: $450
Current Size: 27 Pounds
Current Age: 4 Months 1 Day (best estimate)
Luna is an adorable, very smart, almost 3.5 month old GSD girl puppy. She likes to play with other dogs, but she is also great at entertaining herself with plushies and chew toys. She is pretty laid-back for a puppy and loves human companionship. She listens well, she's very sweet yet independent, she's very food motivated, and she's doing well with potty-training. This adorable girl will need an active, experienced owner who will continue to work on her socialization and training.
Luna's ideal home would be an active household with prior GSD experience, and a playful dog buddy. While adorable, GSD puppies require patience, structure, positive reinforcement, and redirection to channel their energy in appropriate ways. Like all German Shepherd puppies, Luna will need training, consistency, boundaries, and lots of activity and socialization. Lunas's adoption fee is $450, all of which goes back into offsetting 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. Please visit http://heartlandgsrescue.rescuegroups.org/info/adoption for more information about our adoption process and requirements, and to apply.
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.
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