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 Tex *PENDING*. Nka Rex
Adoption Fee: $350
Current Size: 47 Pounds
Current Age: 1 Year 10 Months (best estimate)
Tex is eagerly waiting to find his forever family. After experiencing life on the streets, he has come to appreciate the wonders of indoor living. Tex can't decide if he prefers the couch or the dog bed for his naps, so he keeps testing both. He has also discovered the joy of toys and bones. Although initially shy, this smart boy takes cues from his foster siblings and is quickly gaining confidence. He is a gentle boy who doesn’t need constant activity like most Malinois. He understands when it’s time to lay down quietly while his foster mom works. Tex craves affection and often seeks out his foster parents for pets and kisses. He is quite playful and enjoys running around with the other dogs in his foster home. He has a silly side and enjoys making people laugh. He is also comfortable around cats, although he generally prefers to ignore them. Going for walks is one of his favorite activities, and he would make a fantastic running partner. Tex is eager to please his humans and is quickly learning the commands and household rules. Having another playful dog in his forever home would be a dream come true for him.
Like any of our dogs, this handsome 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, Tex's ideal owner will have prior Belgian Malinois, 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.
Tex'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.
More about Tex *PENDING*. Nka Rex
Good with Dogs, Good with Cats
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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