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 Ezra (Ahsoka's Baby)*Nka Remy
Adoption Fee: $450
Current Age: 5 Months 27 Days (best estimate)
Ezra is one of Ahsoka's six puppies. Ahsoka is two year old purebred Australian Cattle dog that was rescued when she was heavily pregnant. Luckily for her she was able to give birth to her 6 puppies in the comfort of her foster home. Ahsoka gave birth on July 21, 2020 to six purebred Australian Cattle puppies: four boys (Ezra, Kanan, Rex, and Zeb) and two girls (Hera and Sabine). Ahsoka and all six of her puppies have been thriving in their foster home. We are currently taking applications for her puppies!
Ezra is the smallest and most independent of the pups. He was one of the first to open his eyes (he has beautiful blue eyes!) and start moving around. He frequently lets everyone know when he is hungry and isn't afraid to push into his siblings to get what he wants. He is a big personality in a small package!
The adoption fee for Ahsoka's puppies is $450, 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, Border Collies, GSDs, and other herding breeds and mixes, Ahsoka's puppies will need positive reinforcement training, consistency, boundaries, activity and socialization. Ahsoka's puppies' ideal homes will be households with good routines and prior Australian Cattle Dog (or similar herding breed) experience. Like any of our dogs, sweet Ahsoka's puppies will make a great addition to an active home that will provide the love, structure, activity and mental stimulation that their 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.
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 Ezra (Ahsoka's Baby)*Nka Remy (click to see larger version):