BETH was saved from a high kill shelter in Texas where dogs have just 3 dogs to be saved. BETH is spayed, core vaccines, rabies, de-wormed heartworm and tick disease tested negative and micro-chipped. She has an estimated date of birth of 15 March 2017 and at the time of rescue at the beginning of December 2018 weighed around 45.00 pounds. She is listed as a German Shepherd Dog. We have no way of knowing the exact breed, it is up to individuals to decide what breed they think is most likely.
BETH did have a broken leg, however, received treatment and was with a foster family during her recovery. She has been given the all clear from the vet and is happy to be running around playing again.
Beth is a very sweet and submissive girl, with obvious signs of abuse in that she walks in a slightly cowering way and also it takes her a while to put her ears up straight and she will cower and belly crawl when she comes up to you. This is being worked in that, happy greetings are made and she has got much better during her time at the rescue. She is great with other dogs, and is confident with other dogs instigating play an chasing and getting chased. She has not shown any signs of aggression or protectiveness with food, toys or her space. She is friendly when she knows she can trust and really is desperate for lots of love and affection that she definitely deserves.
She needs an active family, I have not seen her with children, but her demeanor and personality I have no doubt that she would be great with them and a lot of fun too. As with all rescue's she needs guidance and training and we recommend families go through at least the basics of training with her themselves so that boundaries, personalities and body language can be learned from each other.
We do not recommend dog parks for several weeks, if not months, it is so very important for families and dogs to form a strong bond and get to know each other before exposing them to the potential dangers of dog parks. Although all GaDaH dogs are very well socialized with other dogs, lots of other dogs have not had the benefit of this socialization and do not always know how to play and act with other dogs. You also do not know the control the other families have over their dogs and you should always have a good recall for your adopted dog before going to dog parks.
All dogs (except dogs saved from China) are available for adoption for an adoption fee of $550.
Canadian adopters need to know that customs charge 15% taxes when entering into Canada. This fee is not negotiable and is used to cover the rescue costs of pulling, vetting, health certificate, transport from Texas to Maine, monthly preventatives, supplements, food and anything else that is needed.
If you feel that you have the heart and home to give this precious soul a wonderful life, please go to our website, under the APPLICATION tab, complete, then submit the APPLICATION. Our process takes around 2-4 days, and ensuring your references are aware that we will be calling, could speed up the process. Once you have been approved, we discuss any questions in regards to the dog you are wanting to adopt, then you complete and submit the contract, make payment and then we can work out the pick up / transport arrangements.
Please do NOT submit an application if you are not looking to take home a new best friend within the next few weeks.
ALL Dogs are LOCATED AT THE RESCUE IN SEBEC, MAINE. We post in various states along the east coast and Canada where we have had lots of successful adoptions to enable more exposure for these beautiful saved souls. Families will need to be prepared to travel to the rescue to meet and take home their new best friend. Sebec is located just outside the towns of Dover-Foxcroft and Milo (approx 8 miles) and approx 45 miles from Bangor. There are also lots of hotels, motels, pet friendly accommodations and wonderful camp-sites for the more adventurous families and what a great way to get to know your new best friend. If there are options to arrange transport, we will work with you to make it happen.