BOBBY-1 was saved with his mum, Betsy from a high kill shelter in Texas, where dogs generally have just 3 days to be saved before they are killed for space. BOBBY-1 is neutered, core vaccines, rabies, de-wormed and micro-chipped. He has an estimated date of birth of 10 December 2017 and at the time of rescue in March 2018 weighed around 15 pounds. Bobby-1 has been listed as a Pointer Mix, however, we are not able to say for sure what breed he is, it is up to you to look at his pictures and decide what you think he looks like.
Bobby-1 was saved with severe demodex mange and skin infections and has been on treatment and is responding wonderfully. He is getting medicated baths, which he is very good whilst having them. The way he acts, you would think that he has no skin issues as he is just all full of life and a very happy little soul. He loves to play with the other dogs, of course he loves to chew, he is very responsive and absolutely loves to come up on my lap and get lots of cuddles. For all he has been through at such a young age, he has the sweetest personality and is going to make a family totally complete.
As mentioned we don't know what breed he is and it is still hard to tell whilst he still has lots of bold patches, but as he grows it will help. We do think he is most likely the pointer / setter / lab type breed. He does have big paws for his size so we do expect him to be a big dog.
Bobby is living in the house with his mum and has already learned so much from all the other dogs. He has the dog door mastered and for the most part does go outside to do his business and of course play and explore. He is a puppy and so it is guaranteed that he is going to chew things, be that furniture, shoes, or whatever he can gnaw on.
He has a lot of energy and so he will need an active family. Someone who understands the importance of mental stimulation as well as physical exercise. I have not seen him with children, but his demeanor and personality I have no doubt that he would be great with them and a lot of fun too. He needs guidance and training and we recommend families go through at least the basics of training with him themselves so that boundaries, personalities and body language can be learned from each other. Bobby rides good in the car. He is used to being with other dogs so a family with another dog would be great, however, if that is not the case, then play-dates with other dogs would be extremely beneficial for him. We do not have cats or livestock at the rescue so cannot comment on how he would be near or around them. As with all rescue's he needs guidance and training and we recommend families go through at least the basics of training with him themselves so that boundaries, personalities and body language can be learned from each other.
Bobby needs an active family and one that will keep her mind stimulated and challenged. As he gets older, lots of hikes and adventures, training tricks, or agility, dock diving or other fun, active, stimulating activities would be perfect for this girl. A family that understands the need to be an alpha with working breed dogs. He is great with humans and I believe would be great with children, I am sure they could keep each other entertained for many hours. It is important to research the growth of puppies as too much exercise can cause long term damage to their bones as they get older. Dogs do not generally stop growing until they are 2 years, 18 months in some cases, but long treks and adventures are best being left until 2 years old and ensuring they have had the appropriate build up to it.
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.
BOBBY-1 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.
BOBBY-1 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.