JUDD was saved from San Antonio Animal Care Services, a High Kill Shelter in Texas a day before she was due to be KILLED.
JUDD is neutered, rabies, core vaccines, lepto vaccine, de-wormed, micro-chipped. He has tested negative for heartworm and the tick-borne diseases. JUDD has an estimated date of birth of 11 February 2011 and weighs around 45-50 pounds.
JUDD had a horrible life before we saved him from the kill shelter, he was extremely emaciated, had a broken front leg, severe demedox mange and skin infections and malnourished.
JUDD was taken to our vets where he was hospitalized to treat his skin infection, his skin was needed to heal before surgery was performed. During his time of being in a crate with minimal exercise, his leg did heal on it's own and he walks and runs on it with no problem at all. Obviously he does has a bump where the bones have fused together, but he has no pain or disability from this at all.
JUDD had a bad spell at the vets where he was accidentally over-dosed with Ivermectin, he lost his eye-sight, he lost his balance and was severely sick. He was given a dose of 3.0cc instead of the 0.4cc he was prescribed. Luckily over the following week he made a 100% recovery, but just another struggle this poor boy had to endure.
JUDD has done great at the rescue, he does have the occasional demodex mange flare up, (which is non-contagious) where if he gets stressed he will have some hair loss, but we begin treatment and within a few days he is doing fine again. Once out of rescue and in a stable, loving, caring environment, I believe he will be fine.
JUDD gets on fantastic with dogs of all ages and sizes, he is very playful, very responsive and extremely affectionate. Everyone that has met him falls in love with him, the vet and his staff could not speak highly enough of him and his demeanor even though he had endured so much pain, suffering and clearly neglect.
JUDD would love a family that is an environment that does not have any pit-bull bias and who is family understands the negative publicity this beautiful breed gets. A family that will make him part of their family and who takes him on lots of adventures, share in their love and let him flourish and lead the life he deserves.
JUDD will benefit from basic and advanced training with his family. This will help with the bonding and will help all humans and JUDD set and learn boundaries, expectations and learn each others body language. JUDD would love a family that will take him to lots of places and explore the sights, sounds and smells that the world has to offer. He does jump up, but is responsive and generally well mannered. He is very eager to please and so this would make training not only pleasurable for him and his family, but quicker and easier.
JUDD is available for adoption through Give a Dog a Home, German Shepherd Dog Rescue for an adoption fee of $100
If you feel that you have the heart and home to give this handsome boy who has had such a horrible life prior to rescue and who was close to being killed a wonderful life, please go to our website, under the APPLICATION tab, complete, then submit the APPLICATION. Our process takes around 3-7 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.
JUDD is currently located at the rescue in Sebec, Maine, however, we post in states along the east coast where transport is available.this gives our precious saved souls more exposure and once adopted, we are able to save more dogs from the kill shelters in Texas that get 3 days before they are killed.
We love it when families can take a trip to meet the dogs before taking them home, but understand this is not always possible and so work in arranging transport to or closer to families homes. This can come at an additional cost, generally between $100 - $150 and is paid directly to the transport.