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 Marion (Monona's Baby) *PENDING
Adoption Fee: $395
Color: Red Heeler
Current Age: 2 Months 27 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!
Marion is sweet little girl full of energy, personality and spunk. She has a unique short tail that she is quick to wag. She is brave for a pup and is the first of her siblings in just about every new situation. She loves to play with the other dogs in her foster home, as well as with her foster parents. She is working on potty-training and is doing well. She has a very happy disposition!
Marion'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.S
Like all Cattle Dogs, GSDs, and other herding breeds and mix puppies, Marion requires excellent direct supervision. Marion's ideal home will be an experienced household with good leadership skills and structure, and prior similar breed ownership. Marion is very young and does need the proper socialization, training, and guidance to become a well-rounded adult. Like all puppies, she requires patience, positive reinforcement and redirection to channel her energy in appropriate ways. Like any of our dogs, she will make a great addition to an active home that will provide the love, structure, activity and mental stimulation that her 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 Marion (Monona's Baby) *PENDING
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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 Marion (Monona's Baby) *PENDING (click to see larger version):