DRAX was saved from a high kill shelter in Texas, where dogs generally have just 3 days to be saved before they are killed for space. DRAX is neutered, core vaccines, rabies, de-wormed, heartworm tested negative and micro-chipped. He has an estimated date of birth of 2 February 2016 and weighs around 35.00 pound. He has been listed as a German Shepherd Dog Mix. We have no way of knowing the exact breed, so it is up to individuals to decide what breed they think is most likely.
DRAX has been at the rescue since February 2018 and now weighs around 50 pounds. He is a great boy, extemely friendly with dogs and people, gentle with children and an all round general great boy.
DRAX was adopted with another GSD to a family with a small baby in October, however, both boys were returned to the rescue a few weeks later. Unfortunately DRAX had tested positive for heartworm disease and although the rescue offered to pay for the treatment, the family did not want either of the dogs. DRAX had tested negative for heartworm disease in February and has been on regular heartworm prevention, however, the cycle of the heartworm is that after the bite there are a few months where the disease is undetected, which is the case of DRAX. He was either bitten just after, or just before his heartworm test.
DRAX has since had the heartworm treatment and has done excellent and is ready to get back to a normal life of running around and having fun, chasing and being with his friends, although he hopes a wonderful family will find him soon. There is no other ongoing medical needs or concerns for him, so hopefully this will not put off any potential adopters.
It was hard on him coming back to the rescue after having a great time with a family so he has been very sad.
DRAX is a goofy boy, as you can see from the video's posted on his page on the rescue website, he walks great on the leash, is very responsive to commands and a great boy for any active lifestyle, be that a family with lots of children or a single, or couple who enjoy hikes and adventures.
Drax would enjoy a family that likes to go on lots of adventures, who will work and train him and keep his mind challenged and play games and cuddle with him.
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.
DRAX is available for adoption for a REDUCED ADOPTION FEE of $200 in hopes to find his perfect family since he has been here at the rescue for several months.
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.
DRAX 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.