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.
Anya is a 12 year old Rat Terrier female, super cute, fairly independent, and very low-maintenance. She enjoys car rides, walks (she has great leash manners) and rides great in the car while looking out the window. When Anya goes outside in the yard, she likes to patrol the yard! Sometimes she will run and she can be pretty fast. She is quite adorable. She is a mellow senior lady who is content to hang out at home with you, nap on the couch, and keep you company. But if you have a more active lifestyle, she adores walks, outings and even enjoys going camping! Anya loves her food!! Although she has no teeth, she has no trouble eating her kibble with some canned food. Anya sometimes dances on her back feet when she gets excited which is darling! Anya does not like to be crated but does ok confined in a small room or baby gated space. She loves to sleep on a dog bed, and to nap on the couch, and in bed with you. She is currently in a foster home with other dogs (of various sizes) and cats and gets along with everyone, but would do fine as an only dog as long as her parents were home a lot. Anya, is deaf due to her age, so calling for her won't work! But she follows the other dogs (or you around (she's very alert) and can be picked up if needed. Due to the fact that this senior cutie needs frequent potty breaks due to her age, and doesn't like to be crated, Anya is looking for parents who are home most of the day. She is an absolutely adorable girl who still has a lot of love, loyalty, and good times to share. She just needs a kindhearted human to share their home and heart with her.
Anya's adoption fee is $125, 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. 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 Anya
Good with Dogs, Good with Cats
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 Anya (click to see larger version):
Currently we do not know if Anya will be able to attend the event, Meet & Greet on Saturday, July 9th, 2022.
Currently we do not know if Anya will be able to attend the event, Meet & Greet on Saturday, July 30th, 2022.