PLEASE ENSURE YOU READ ALL THE INFORMATION PROVIDED TO LEARN ALL ABOUT GABRIEL, HIS LOCATION AND ADOPTION OPTIONS.
GABRIEL is neutered, rabies, core vaccines, heart-worm & tick disease tested negative (4dx), de-wormed and micro-chipped. He has an estimated date of birth of 8th May 2015 and at the time of rescue December 2016, weighed approximately 57 pounds.
GABRIEL originally came from a high kill shelter in Texas where dogs generally have just 3 days to be saved before they are killed due to the thousands of stray dogs that sadly are in desperate need of life of the streets and ultimately a home of their own. We do NOT have cats at the rescue so cannot comment on how she would behave around cats.
GABRIEL was apparently an owner surrender to the shelter because he had too much energy. He is a sweet boy, but does at times cower and can be hesitant to come over when called and when he does he does so very carefully until he knows he can trust and then he is full of kisses and love.
GABRIEL gets on great with other dogs of all ages and sizes, we have 8 pound terriers up to 95 pound German shepherds, from 3 mths to 10 years and he is great with all of them respecting their age and size. GABRIEL loves to run in the back field and is happy playing with the other dogs or entertaining himself with toys.
GABRIEL walks ok on the leash, but at times can pull. He will need a little practice which is common with lots of shelter dogs as they generally have had not had anyone spend time with them teaching them what is expected of them. I have dog doors throughout the house and GABRIEL comes and goes as he pleases to play out or to do his business. He has not had any accidents in the house, however, it is recommneded that new families expect an odd accident whilst GABRIEL adjusts to another change in his life and get into his new routine and learn to let you know he needs to go outside. He is a very smart dog so if he doesn't do it already, it will not take much for him to learn.
GABRIEL would benefit from an active, fun family that has the time to work with him on his obedience and manners, who would take him on adventures and road trips and let him explore the sights, sounds and smells the world has to offer. He would benefit from a family that has the time to work with him on his basic and advanced obedience training. By working together both GABRIEL and his humans can learn each others body language and personality, expectations and boundaries can be set and with self-training a stronger bond formed. GABRIEL is very smart and responsive and I believe training would be relatively easy and fun.
We currently feed SPORTMIX Wholesomes Chicken Meal & Rice Formula, a 4* (a per www.dogfoodadvisor.com) GRAIN FREE food along with pro-bioitics and immune support supplements listed on the available dogs page!
GABRIEL is available for adoption through Give a Dog a Home, German Shepherd Dog Rescue for an adoption fee of $500. 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 handsome boy 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.
GARBIEL 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. There is a local hotel in Dover-Foxcroft that is pet-friendly (approx 6 miles) and several in Bangor (approx 45 miles). There are also lots of 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.