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If you're interested in adopting any SGSR dog, please read about our Adoption Process and fill out an Adoption Application. Visit our website for more information, including Frequently Asked Questions.
Meet Cricket, whom you may remember as one of the Georgia Four. Cricket was neglected before being rescued by SGSR in May 2014. She was underweight, shy, not house broken, skittish and had separation anxiety. She was brought to an SGSR foster home and immediately started to open up. Her foster parents were wonderful and she began to gain weight. Cricket's adopters fell in love with her pictures and story and went to meet her in June 2014 with their GSD, also a SGSR ALUM, and they hit it off immediately! They had so much fun playing together and even partook in a mud bath. For the most part, Cricket still gets along with her furry brother, but in a split second her mood changes toward her adopters' GSD. The adopters' dog has needed vet care on a few occasions, resulting in stitches. This is the reason Cricket has come back to SGSR. Cricket's adopters worked lovingly and diligently with her to curb her aggression toward their other GSD. They even hired an in-home trainer to understand her needs. Cricket gets along with other dogs, but for some reason, she can't be with the adopters' other dog .
Cricket is super sweet, obedient, gentle and loving. She excites easily, but corrects easily when she is level-headed. She definitely is an alpha female, though. She loves to be petted, doesn't mind being touched at all. She is now completely housebroken and crate-trained. She knows " sit", "down", "stay", and "shake", and "go home" (to crate) on command. She knows to wait to eat her food until you say OK. She walks great on a leash as long as you stay away from busy streets. She loves car rides and, at dog parks, she loved to be chased. She is a fast runner and likes to herd other dogs. She really (REALLY) loves a good run. She can run three miles with no problem...and could do more. She received glowing reports after going to doggie day care. She loves attention and would be best in a house where she is by herself with a family that has plenty of space for her to run and play. The family needs to love to exercise, run, and give her a mental workout with training. If she were with another dog, the handler needs to be extremely experienced and lovingly firm. She needs a ton of exercise and desperately needs a job to keep her occupied. She would be an amazing agility dog or some other type of active job after further obedience training . She is currently being fostered with a family that includes two toddlers, and she's great with them. She also gets to go on walks regularly with a neighbor's small dog, and is fine with him.
Cricket lives with a shy cat who keeps her distance, but she will chase, so cats are probably not a good idea. Cricket is a petite gal (about 50 pounds), is about 3 1/2 years old, spayed and up to date on all vaccinations and being fostered in Virginia Beach, VA. If you think yours is the "forever" home for sweet Cricket, please contact your adoption coordinator or submit an adoption application at our website, www.southeastgermanshepherdrescue.com
Our adoption process consists of a telephone interview, a call to your veterinarian and a home visit. If you have any questions about the adoption process please contact firstname.lastname@example.org .