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 Harper (Hope’s Puppy)(nka Sally)
Adoption Fee: $425
Current Age: 2 Months 3 Days (best estimate)
Harper is one of Hope’s thirteen puppies.
Harper is the epitome of play hard rest harder! She loves running around with her squeaky toys and playing with her foster siblings and then takes a long puppy nap. Harper is working on potty training and has come a long way! Harper is really fond of people and enjoys napping on her foster parents laps or sleeping on their chests at night. She is spunky, sweet, and sassy, all the things that make up the perfect pup!
Hope is a sweet, gorgeous girl. Prior to rescue, Hope (who was heavily pregnant) had been at the shelter. Luckily, we were able to get her out before she had a litter of puppies on November 18, 2020. Hope is incredibly sweet and she was immediately grateful and relieved to get to safety with her babies. Hope and all of her thirteen puppies have been thriving in their foster home together and are ready for foster to adopt homes of their own.
The adoption fee for Hope’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, 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, Hope’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 Harper (Hope’s Puppy)(nka Sally) (click to see larger version):