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.
Status: Available for Adoption (adoption pending) (adoption info)
Adoption Fee: $350
Current Size: 76 Pounds
Current Age: 4 Years 7 Months (best estimate)
Marshall is a sweet, handsome boy who prior to rescue, ended up as a stray in a very crowded kill shelter in Oklahoma. 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. Marshall has gotten along very well with other dogs in his foster home in the past, after proper, slow introductions. He is however reactive around strange dogs and needs slow, managed, introductions over days to new dogs. Because of that, we would ideally like to place Marshall as an only dog. However, we could consider an experienced home with another laid-back dog his size, and owners who are willing 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.Marshall can be just a little bit shy with new people and situations, but is very sweet and 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 adoption fee is $350, 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.
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