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3 years, 2 months
Large  |  Female

Kansas City, MO


SYDNEY is an adorable medium-sized GSD/Heeler mix girl who deserves the amazing forever home she's been dreaming of! She was picked up as a stray on the streets in Missouri, and is in a much better place now, while she waits to find her forever family.
Sydney is a very timid girl who has shown to have a wonderful, gentle and playful soul once she begins to warm up and lets you see her true personality! She does get easily spooked by loud or sudden noises as well as sudden movements by people. She's not aggressive in any way, and would do best in a home with very patient owners who will promise to take her out and slowly socialize her on a regular basis. She needs to see the big world around her isn't so frightening, especially when she's with the ones she loves!
Sydney walks great on a leash, and is learning basic commands in her foster home. She's house trained, and while she doesn't love the kennel, she actually does well when she has to be in one.
Sydney startles and scares easily, so cannot match her with young kids. Respectful kids age 15 and older only.
Other Animals
Sydney wants to be around other dogs, but is not quite sure how to act towards them at times. She does show a little dominance at times, so will need an attentive owner who knows how to read doggie body language, and proper introductions to other dogs.
Sydney was cat-tested, and simply ignored the cat, so we believe she'll be fine with cats and small dogs, with proper supervision.
No health concerns!

This fee covers only part of what we spend to vet, board and rehab the dogs we save. On average we spend over $450 on each dog. We made a decision to keep our adoption fee at the 2005 level even though vet prices have doubled and tripled since then. We are constantly fundraising to cover the deficit. At minimum, your adoption fee includes the dog's spay/neuter, heartworm test, heartworm treatment if needed, rabies shot, distemper/parvo shot, bordatella shot, deworming, monthly heartworm and flea preventives, and microchip. In many cases it also includes surgery and various types of vet treatment for standard issues such as hot spots, ear infections and so on.
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We're picky about our adopters! GSDs are not for everyone. They take a lot of time, effort and training. They shed all year round. They're big and scare lots of people. They "mouth" and are usually strong-willed and stubborn. You have to have references and a home visit. If you're not willing or able to deal with any of this, please don't waste your time applying.
All MOGS dogs must be inside family pets. We do not adopt to outdoor only homes. When you're not home, you must put your dog indoors (NOT in the yard). One adopted MoGS dog died after the owners went to run errands, left her outdoors, someone opened the gate, and she was hit by a car. Privacy fences get broken into, gates are opened, thieves steal dogs. NEVER leave your dog outdoors when you're not home!!
You're required to make a lifetime commitment. The minute you adopt, it is your responsibility to keep your dog safe, loved and cared for FOR LIFE. Only you can do that.
Are you unable or unwilling to make a lifetime commitment? Do not apply. What's your plan for unexpected events and major changes? New baby? Divorce? Moving? How you will provide for your dog if your family breaks up? If you move? If you have a child?
You're making a lifetime commitment to a MOGS Dog. We expect you to keep it! It's YOUR RESPONSIBILITY to stick by your family member -- no matter what.

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