Dolly is a beautiful, very affectionate, interactive girl, who will fill your life with excitement! She warms up very quickly and her enthusiasm, and zest for life are boundless and contagious! She is so adorable and makes you smile!! Dolly is a young girl with plenty of energy, but not excessively so. She enjoys hikes, going on walks, running, playing with other dogs in the yard, and going on outings. When Dolly first arrived in rescue, she was a rowdy teen! But this girl is so smart, sweet and eager to please! She quickly learned manners with people and other dogs. Dolly is now a delight to have around the house, and has learned to play appropriately with other dogs. In fact, she is fabulous with other dogs of all sizes. She has learned to be gentle with tiny foster puppies (she mothers them), is good around crochety seniors, and has learned to adjust her playstyle to match that of the dog she's playing with. She's nothing short of fabulous! She enjoys chewing on Nylabones, playing chase with her dog buddies, play-wrestling, and getting cuddles on the couch. She is good about sharing toys, but loves a good game of tug-of-war with her dog buddies. When playing when other young, playful dogs, she is very playful! She is potty-trained, and crate-trained. She would chase kitties if allowed, but there is a lot of structure in her foster home at all times, and she has stopped doing that. She is a typical, adorable teen that will occasionally push boundaries, while giving you irresistible puppy eyes, however, she is very obedient, and a real sweatheart! Dolly would be a great addition to an experienced, active household, ready to continue working on her basic training. She is a great girl!
Like any of our dogs, this gorgeous 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, Dolly's ideal owner will have prior GSD or other herding breed experience, and ideally, a dog buddy her size. 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.
Dolly'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.
Dolly'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.