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 Mocha. Nka Friday
Adoption Fee: $395
Current Age: 4 Months 22 Days (best estimate)
Latte, Mocha, and Toffee, are three 14 week-old adorable mix puppies (GSD mom and Belgian Malinois dad). These adorable babies were dumped in a TX alley, when their former owners couldn't sell them . In typical Shepherd/Mal fashion, they immediately expressed their outrage in a very vocal manner! Undoubtedly, they would have ended up at the nearest kill shelter, or in a worse pickle, if not for a kind soul who immediately got them out of harms' way and sought help.
Mocha is a smart and sweet pup who is inquisitive but also a bit shy at first. She gets along well with the household dog, and tolerates the cats. She sleeps fine in her crate, but does appreciate company. She is the most adorable girl, working on her manners, learning come, sit, down, leave it and working on leash-walking. She just discovered the baby pool and enjoys that on a warm day! Her house-training is going well but not yet perfect, of course. She is a cutie who aims to please!
Like any of our dogs, this beautiful puppy would make a great addition to an active home that will provide the love, structure, good leadership, activity and mental stimulation that his breed needs. Because of that, Mocha's ideal owner will have prior GSD, Malinois or other herding breed experience, and a friendly dog buddy for Mocha. 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.
Mocha's adoption fee is $395, 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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