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.
Meet Magick! Magick is a 3 year old standard poodle. This boy will fill any home with love and laughter. He is the perfect combination of well-behaved and total goofball. He is kennel-trained, although he’s always done well outside of the kennel. Being a Poodle, he is considered "hypoallergenic" to a certain degree. Like all Poodles, he will need regular grooming, typically every 6 weeks give or take. Magick does great with other dogs big and small. He is really good with kids, is gentle and loves to lick. Although because he is so goofy he doesn’t have a lot of body/space awareness. Magick is super smart and picks up on routines quickly. He knows some fun tricks and is a good listener. He has a sensitive stomach and can get an upset sometimes, so he needs a high-quality diet (currently eats Acana), that as long as you don't switch it, he does very well on. Magick is a very loving and cuddly boy. He loves lazy days as well as more active days. He does pretty well on leash. Some of his favorite things to do include playing with other dogs, playing frisbee (even though he almost never catches it!), anything that has to do with water, and going for walks/hikes. Magick is the perfect companion. He has plenty of entertaining quirks, and is an extremely sweet and loving boy.
The adoption fee for Magick 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. Like any of our dogs, Magick 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. 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 Magick
Good with Dogs, Good with Cats, Good with Kids
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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