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 Boone (Monona's Baby). Nka Jasper
Adoption Fee: $395
Color: Red Heeler
Current Age: 5 Months 14 Days (best estimate)
Prior to rescue, Monona and her 3 babies had been abandoned by a country road in Oklahoma, and were about to be find themselves in trouble if they couldn't find help in a hurry. We are so glad that we were able to get to them before anything happened to them. They are the most adorable little family. Monona is incredibly sweet and she was immediately grateful and relieved to get to safety with her babies. All four have been thriving in their foster homes, and will need forever homes of their own!
Boone is a very loving puppy! His favorite things to do are eating, sleeping, cuddling, and playing with his foster dog brother. When he is not having fun around the house playing, or outside with his foster parents and foster brother, Boone is napping. He has a really nice temperament and is pretty mellow for a puppy!
While Boone is very sweet and fun, true to his breed, he is just a little on the serious and reserved side and prefers to get to know you (and other pups) a little bit, before he opens up more.
He does love human and canine companionship after short little introductions, and he would love to be in a house with another dog. He would make the perfect companion to a family with a good sense of humor who is full of love. The family who adopts Boone will have a lifetime of love and fun!
Boone's adoption fee is $395 all of which goes back into offseting our high-cost vetting expenses and rescuing more dogs. We are a 100% volunteer-run rescue group and rely on adoption fees and donations to continue saving lives. Adoption fees include spay/neuter, current on age-appropriate vaccinations, fecal, deworming, flea/tick and heartworm preventative, heartworm tested if old enough (and 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.
Like all Cattle Dogs, GSDs, and other herding breeds and mix puppies, Boone requires excellent direct supervision. Boone's's ideal home will be an experienced household with good leadership skills and structure, and prior similar breed ownership. Boone is very young and does need the proper socialization, training, and guidance to become a well-rounded adult. Like all puppies, he requires patience, positive reinforcement and redirection to channel his energy in appropriate ways. Like any of our dogs, he will make a great addition to an active home that will provide the love, structure, activity and mental stimulation that his breed requires. 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.
More about Boone (Monona's Baby). Nka Jasper
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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.
Other Pictures of Boone (Monona's Baby). Nka Jasper (click to see larger version):