Blue was saved from one of the shelters we work with in Texas. He is neutered, rabies, core vaccines, de-wormed, heart-worm and tick-disease tested; Negative and micro-chipped. He has an estimated date of birth of 3 March 2017 and has an estimated weight of 14 pounds. Blue has been listed as a Chihuahua. We have no way of knowing the true breed, it is up to you to decide what you think his breed/s is.
Blue was picked up by animal control with Bella who is slightly smaller than him, but estimated the same date of birth so possibly his sibling. Blue, like his sister is as a little fire-cracker he is so happy and bouncy and full of all love and affection. Blue was sharing a kennel with Bambi a pit mix twice his size and they played and snuggled together wonderfully. Bambi has since been adopted and so Blue has come over into the house.
Blue uses the dog door to go outside and do his business and play. He may not know to let you know he wants to go outside, so it is important for families to expect accidents until he has transitioned to his new routine and life.
We do not have cats at the rescue so cannot comment on how he would behave around them.
Blue is great with other dogs and he is eager to run up and meet each and everyone of them that he see's. He is not intimidated by the bigger dogs and will run to play and wrestle with those also. He is very affectionate and likes to cuddle next to me, if there is space, or with the other dogs.
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.
Blue is going to need a family that is used to small dogs. Someone who understand that she will need training and guidance and learns that humans are in charge so that he doesn't get too much of a handful. A somewhat active family who can give him the lifestyle that he needs. Going on road trips, to new places, hikes and adventures and letting him explore the sights, smells and sounds the world has to offer will be to his and your benefit. He is still a puppy and puppies require a lot of work.
It is important that her family understands the importance of basic and advanced training. We advise that families work on their own basic training so that boundaries and expectations can be set and personalities and body language learnt in the process, which will help form a much stronger bond.
Blue will make a great family addition to an experienced family. He is fun, loves the outdoors and very loving and deserves a good family and home to call his own.
Blue is available for adoption from Give a Dog a Home, German Shepherd Dog Rescue for an adoption fee of $550.
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.
Blue is 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.