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Shep is proof of the enduring qualities of dogs. This handsome boy has been awaiting his forever family since 2012, and he hasn’t given up hope! Originally rescued by an organization that could not care for the dogs it had, Shep was confined to a dog run in the desert with only another dog for companionship day and night. When we brought him to The Barking Lot, Shep was very hesitant and shy with people. However, within a day, Shep emerged from under the table to take treats out of the hand of a volunteer, and within two days, he was wagging his tail at the sight of people. Since then, Shep now greets us at the office window, gives doggie kisses, and willingly goes on walks with volunteers that are strangers to him. Though he is a little jumpy around quick movements, Shep shows that he does want to become everyone's friend. Shep responds very well to the example of other dogs and would probably do best in a home with another dog who is confident and can mentor him in the socialization he didn't receive as a young pup. Despite his initial fear of new people, Shep has never displayed a hint of aggression. He is truly as gentle and kind-hearted as they come. On most days, you can probably catch Shep fulfilling his duties as a front office greeter at TBL. Shep is in his element on pack hikes and group trips to Fiesta Island. Once Shep has had some time to warm up to you, it's not hard to see that Shep is a sweet, loving, affectionate, and easygoing boy. Shep is a medium-sized boy weighing under 60 pounds. Shep is 6 years old as of 2017 and he has many years ahead of him. He has come so far already that it will just take being in a loving home to bring him fully out of his shell. Though he's the type of guy who generally shies away from the limelight, Shep deserves all the recognition in the world for being a wonderful dog. If your heart has a soft spot for shy dogs who bloom into lifelong loyal companions, then Shep may just be the perfect dog for you!
If you'd like to meet Shep, please copy & paste the following URL into your browser: http://www.thebarkinglotrescue.com/adoption-application & click on ADOPTION APPLICATION. For more information on this dog's breed, copy & paste the following URL(s) into your browser: http://www.dogbreedinfo.com/g/germansheprador.htm