Watson is a 4.5 year old boy, who is super handsome and affectionate. Watson loves to play and thinks he is a 90 lb lap dog! He knows basic commands like sit, shake, and walks well on leash. When he arrived in rescue, he was scared of things he was unfamiliar with, like flooring and stairs. He overcame these obstacles very quickly, showing us that he is quite intelligent, just a little shy and inexperienced. In sum, Watson is just a little bit timid when faced with new things but quickly adjusts to new situations. He can still get startled by sudden noises, but is easily reassured. He enjoys car rides. He loves attention and gets along well with other household dogs (just needs slow introductions). He is potty-trained and crate-trained. He loves chew toys, walks, playing tug-o-war, but can also lay down and chill on his doggy bed once he's burned off his energy (he loves afternoon naps). Watson also loves to play keep-away with his ball. Watson currently lives in a home with a very chill cat, but a home with no cats would be best (he likes to chase them). Watson would do best in a home with older children who understand boundaries. Like many GSDs, Watson follows his humans from room to room and prefers companionship! Watson requires a special dog food (kibble) called hydrolyzed protein, due to his sensitive stomach. This handsome, charming boy is looking for an active, experienced home with owners who will continue to work on his socialization and training. Watson is eager to please, wants to cuddle, and is a gorgeous boy!
The adoption fee for Watson 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. Like any of our dogs, Watson would make a great addition to an active home that will provide the love, structure, good leadership, activity and mental stimulation that her breed needs. Because of that, Watson'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.
Watson's Sponsorship Options
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Why are Sponsorships & Donations so important?
HUGS provides dog food, supplies, necessary vet care (emergency, acute, routine), heartworm and flea/tick preventative to the HUGS foster dogs while they look for their forever homes. This can be quite costly and challenging in many ways. Additionally, some of the dogs that we rescue arrive sick or injured and require hospitalization, expensive surgery or long-term medications or other treatment. This places a huge strain on our vet fund, and can affect our ability to help future dogs.
Sadly, without sufficient funding to transport, vet/treat, feed the dogs that we take in, we could not continue saving them. As a volunteer group that runs solely on donations and adoptions fees, we truly need your support.