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.
Adaline is a sweet, sassy, and adorable GSD pup who came in rescue with her sibling Andy, after their mom, and two other siblings were run over. Adaline (aka Addy) is a beautiful, sassy girl who is teething, so she’s in that mouthy stage where foster mom is having to redirect a lot to avoid her sharp puppy teeth! When Addy is tired, she enjoys cuddling. In typical Shepherd puppy fashion, Addy enjoys playing with the other dogs in the house, but doesn't really know yet how to read their cues so she’ll need understanding fur siblings. She loves stuffed toys, Nylabones, and really any toys, but the ones that squeak are her favorite ones! Like all GSD puppies, Addy requires constant direct supervision. Addy's ideal home will be an experienced household with strong leadership skills and structure. Although still small, her spirit is mighty, and she requires patience, positive reinforcement, and redirection to channel her energy in appropriate ways.
Like any of our dogs, this sweet, beautiful girl 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, Addy's ideal owner will have prior GSD or other herding breed experience, and a friendly dog buddy for Addy. 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.
Addy's adoption fee is $450, 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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Currently we do not know if Adaline will be able to attend the event, Meet & Greet on Saturday, July 9th, 2022.
Currently we do not know if Adaline will be able to attend the event, Meet & Greet on Saturday, July 30th, 2022.