Rosie needs a caretaker or foster!
Won't you consider helping her get a new start?
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.
Adoption Fee: $350
Current Size: 84 Pounds
Current Age: 1 Year 8 Months (best estimate)
Rosie is a gorgeous young girl with a wonderful temperament! She is a great walker, loves playing with balls, enjoys naps on the couch, going to doggy daycare, and having doggy playdates. Rosie, who loves spending time outside with her foster family, is 1.5 years old, and is pretty mellow for her age. She is a one-of-a-kind dog, so sweet and special in so many ways, and incredibly friendly with people. She is potty-trained, crate-trained, and is well-behaved in the house. Rosie is great around people including kids, but also enjoys having her own time to cool down and nap. She loves to go for car rides and really enjoys her daily walks, sometimes twice a days. Rosie can be a little excited (vocal) when she sees new dogs (this will improve with training), but walks well on a leash. Her furever home will be incredibly lucky to have her!
Like all German Shepherds, this sweet young girl 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, Rosie's ideal owner will have prior GSD, or similar 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.
The adoption fee for Rosie is $350, 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.
More about Rosie
Good with Dogs, Not Good with Cats, Good with Kids
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.
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