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 Peanut (Helen's Baby)*Nka Cosmo
Adoption Fee: $425
Current Age: 2 Months 7 Days (best estimate)
Helen and her 5 puppies were left at the shelter, due to their owner being unable to care for them. Luckily, we were able to get her and her puppies into rescue. Helen is incredibly sweet and she was immediately grateful and relieved to get to safety with her babies. Helen and all five of her puppies have been thriving in their foster homes and are now ready for homes of their own!
Peanut is one of Helen's five puppies. Peanut is an 8 week-old, fluffy little guy who reminds his fosters of a little teddy bear. If you are looking for a furball who wants to be your best friend but also have zoomies around the backyard, Peanut is your dude! He is very good with other dogs and a sweetheart with people. He is coming along with potty-training and enjoys playing hide n seek when he decides to nap! You might need to check under the bed, behind the couch, under a planter, behind the toilet, etc... He is very good at hiding and doesn't give you any hints as to where he is! Peanut is a very sweet boy with a great temperament. Sweet, fun, yet pretty mellow for a puppy, Peanut is an AMAZING dog who will delight his furever family.
The adoption fee for Helen’s puppies is $425, 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 any of our dogs, Helen’s puppies would make a great addition to an active home that will provide the love, structure, good leadership, activity and mental stimulation that her breed needs. Because of that, Helen's puppies’ ideal owners will have prior GSD, or other herding 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.
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 Peanut (Helen's Baby)*Nka Cosmo (click to see larger version):