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: $375
Current Age: 6 Months (best estimate)
Meet Sully! If you are looking for a pup that will add some amusement to your life, Sully is your guy!! This fun loving boy is a Shepherd/Lab mix who is about 5 months old. He is your typical puppy, lots of goofball energy. He likes to spend his days playing with his foster dog siblings, working on training, getting lots of attention from people, and playing enrichment games. He does well in the kennel and is doing great with potty training. He is super smart, and learns very quickly, especially when food is involved! He loves playing with water and will happily jump in the bathtub anytime! He needs a home with someone who is ready to give him the proper physical and mental workouts he needs. He plays really well with other dogs and would thrive in a home with a playful dog sibling. He is ready to fill your home with the perfect combination of love, chaos, tail wags, devotion, and keep you laughing for days!
Like any of our dogs and puppies, this sweet boy would make a great addition to an active home that will provide the love, structure, good leadership, activity and mental stimulation that this breed needs. Because of that, Sully's ideal owner 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.
Sully's adoption fee is $375, 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.
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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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