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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.
This is Jake, a six year old Bi colored German Shepherd. He's most likely been an outside penned dog for the majority of his life with little training. Jake is an alpha dog, has a high energy level. He came to us with heartworms but is handling heart worm treatment very well. Jake is a handsome black with tan markings and has a great disposition. He is very playful, intelligent, curious, with primal Alpha male and problem solving personality traits. He gets along well with his foster dads older GSD but tends to want to be the center of attention. He's not been around cats that we know of but will chase off and bark at them if he sees one, or they happen to wander in the yard. He is very food motivated and gets really excited at feeding time and love treats. Jakes has been working on his manners and learning the rules of being in the house. Sitting, waiting and shaking before eating. Sitting & Waiting to go out and come in from outside and loading in the truck, and some basic obedience training. He's had his share of accidents in the house but is learning more everyday what the good behaviors are, and what is not. Positive reinforcement is the manor of training he's receiving and needs someone or a family that is patient and knows how to train and develop his unlimited potential. It's not known if he's been around children but is curious and watches the neighborhood kids play behind his foster home. He likes to go for walks and pulls on lead. Jake likes playing with and tearing fuzz off of tennis balls, chewing on large hard bones or Nylabones, and will dispatch a pull rope if left to floss his teeth instead of having a pull session. He's going to need a fenced yard and watched so he doesn't squeeze by and take himself for a walk. This has happened a couple of times and his curious nose took him up the neighborhood and had to be pursued to get him back home so far. Did we mention he was treat motivated!? He would probably do best as the only dog in the house and with people who are willing to spend the time training and exercising him to spend all the energy he has.
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 .