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: $225
Current Size: 76 Pounds
Current Age: 4 Years 1 Month (best estimate)
Marshall is a sweet, handsome boy who ended up as a stray in a very crowded kill shelter in Oklahoma. Being Heartworm positive put poor Marshall at the top of the urgent list. Lucky for him, he is a lovely, gentle soul, and the shelter volunteers fought very hard to buy him a little extra time. When they asked us to help, we couldn't say no...! Marshall has finished his Heartworm treatment. He is fully recovered, and is very much ready for a forever home of his own!
Marshall is approximately 4 years old. He loves hanging out on the deck or couch with his humans, watching out the window for squirrels and rabbits. He is currently in foster care with a playful young foster sibling and he tolerates his puppy shenanigans very well. However, Marshall tends to be reactive (barky) around strange dogs and needs slow introductions over days to new dogs. Because of that, we would like to find Marshall a home where he can be the only pet. However, we will consider experienced homes with another laid- back dog, who are willling to do slow introductions.
Marshall loves car rides and outings, and is thrilled any time that treats are involved, as he is very food motivated! He loves to go for walks and being outdoors with his humans. He is learning to ignore other dogs on walks, and is doing well. Marshall can be just a little bit shy with new people and situations, but is very sweet and he warms up quickly. He knows sit, stay and shake, and loves to learn new things! He enjoys chew toys, pigs ears, and toys that squeak. Marshall is crate-trained and potty-trained. He is a lovable, very sweet and laid-back companion to have around the house. This handsome cuddlebug will make a lucky adopter very happy!
Like all German Shepherds, this sweet boy would make a great addition to an active home that will provide the love, structure, good leadership, activity and mental stimulation that he needs. Because of that, Marshall's ideal owner will have prior GSD, or similar breed experience. Even if you exercise and play with your dog daily in your fenced yard, please remember that you MUST still take your dog out on daily walks and outings, in order to provide sufficient stimulation, ward off boredom, and work on leash skills, and manners.
Marshall's is one of our long-term residents. His reduced adoption fee this month is $225 (#FureverHomeFortheHolidays), 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. Learn more about the adoption process and requirements, and apply at: http://heartlandgsrescue.rescuegroups.org/info/adoption.
More about Marshall
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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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