LIBBY 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. LIBBY is spayed, core vaccines, rabies, de-wormed, heartworm tested negative and micro-chipped. She has an estimated date of birth of 30 June 2016 and at the time of rescue in February 2018 weighed around 50.00 pound. She has been listed as a German Shepherd Dog. We have no way of knowing the exact breed, so it is up to individuals to decide what breed they think is most likely.
When we saved Libby she was in extremely bad shape, was skin and bone, had thin hair with patches of hair loss and was clearly physically
LIBBY is extremely skin and has bad skin, which she is on a good grain-free diet, coconut oil and other skin and immune support supplements to help her recovery. LIBBY was with a foster family in Texas until transport to the rescue in Sebec, Maine on 22nd February 2018. The rescue will update her bio when she has spent some time here. This is what her foster family said about her.
LIBBY: Very sweet and very social and loves to play with any dog that will play with her. She a talker and a ton of fun. She likes to know where I am at all times too. Loyal. She is house trained with no accidents or chewing in the house. She rides great in the car and walks ok on a leash!
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.
LIBBY 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.
LIBBY 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.