ER-BAO was saved from the illegal meat trade in China in the Beijing area. She is one of three of our second batch of saved dogs from this horrific life and we hope to be able to continue to save more. Working with rescue's in China, we pay to get these dogs vetted, tested, quarantined and all other requirements to import them to the safety of the rescue in Sebec, Maine. The adoption fee for our dogs we save from China is $550 and covers the costs we incur to save this precious souls.
Er-Bao is spayed, rabies, core vaccines, heartworm, tick-disease and screw worm tested negative. She has been de-wormed, microchiped and received any necessary monthly preventatives. She has an estimated date of birth of 26 February 2016. Er-Bao is believed to be a Belgian Malanois. She arrived in the United States on 18th May 2018. We are looking for an experienced working breed adopter for this gorgeous girl.
When we first got Er-Bao out of her crate at the airport she was so confused and scared, we took the dogs for a walk, gave them a drink and some food and then loaded up for the ride home. It took her a few hours to settle down in the car and she kept close to her best buddy Da-Bao whom she was saved with and lived with at the rescue in China.
At the rescue Er-Bao and Da-Bao settled in great. For the first week, they was in a pen in the shop so that they could get to know the other dogs, but also settle and decompress after their long stressful, confusing journey. When I let them out with the other dogs, the happiness coming from her was so heart melting she just ran and ran and smelled the grass and ran some more. She was a little nervous around the other dogs, she didn't like them coming up behind her and got irritated if the puppies were jumping up on her, but over the next week she has settled down a lot more and runs over to great me, she plays, chases and wrestles with the other dogs and is thoroughly enjoying herself. She does tend to chase the smaller dogs, so I do keep them apart when I am not supervising so that is something for you to make sure you keep in mind if you have small dogs, small animals or cats.
She does use the dog door to get in and out and does go outside to do her business. That is not to say she won't have the odd accident in her new home whilst she adjusts and gets used to her new routine and has her family teach her to let them know she wants to go outside. Until arriving at GaDaH, ErBao had never been an inside dog.
Er-Bao is a young, high energy girl who needs guidance and training and it is important that she has a family that understands this and has the time and patience to work with her. It is important that they spend time as a family to work on training, setting boundaries and learning each others personality and body language. It is also important to remember that when taking her to new places, caution must be taken to make sure she feels safe and secure, we do not know if any kinds of noises scare her and always remember that she is from another country and another way of life.
Er-Bao is a social girl and has never shown any kind of aggression at all, she lives, eats and sleeps with lots of other dogs and puppies and enjoys the company and so a family with another dog would be great, but if not then it is important that he gets to play and interact with other dogs throughout her life. We do NOT recommend dog parks for several months until a bond and trust and knowing to read his body language has been gained. We do not have cats at the rescue so we cannot comment on how she would be around them, she is very curious and playful and so I would expect chasing at a minimum.
Er-Bao is available for adoption from Give a Dog a Home, German Shepherd Dog Rescue which is located in Sebec, Maine, for an adoption fee of $550. This fee covers the costs incurred by the rescue to save this precious soul and get her to the US. The fee is not negotiable. We post in other states and in Canada to ensure our saved dogs get as much exposure as possible and the perfect families are found. 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
Adoptive families MUST travel to the rescue in Sebec, Maine to meet ErBao and if all goes well, take her home with them to start their new wonderful life.