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.
Braelynn is a beautiful, sweet girl that we rescued from a breeder, with a torn Achilles Tendon. Due to her type of injury, rather than surgery, it was recommended that she wear a brace in conjunction with physical therapy. Braelynn has been doing great with rehab and this sweet girl is now available for adoption!
Braelynn is a very sweet girl, with beautiful eyes and a great temperament. Her tail is wagging almost all of the time. She likes everyone she meets, including the kids that she has met. Braelynn is around 2.5 years old now and still has a lot of adorable puppy energy! She gets along great with other dogs, and in true GSD fashion, she will try to be a little bossy at times, however, if challenged she will back down. She gets along well with the 3 other dogs that come and go from her foster home on a regular basis. She is very food motivated. She loves her toys, especially squeaky toys. She is potty-trained. She loves to go for walks and gets very excited when she sees her leash! She walks well on her leash once we get outside of the house and she gets over her initial excitement! We are working on not jumping on on people, and she's doing well. She knows sit and stay. She is not a big fan of her crate, so pet parents who are not gone too many hours would be ideal for her. If you are in the room with her she is content, but if you leave the room she will let you know how unhappy she is. She will be your shadow. She would happily go with you in the car every time you leave. This is one smart, spunky little girl who has been through a lot and would thrive in an active home. She has a lot of love to share and she is an absolute gem!
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, Braelynn'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.
Braelynn's adoption fee 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.
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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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