NYX was found as a stray in the Midland, TX area. She had been caught and a microchip led her back to the local shelter, who had confirmed that she had in fact been adopted a year ago. It turns out the person that owned her had died and NYX had been left to fend for herself. I was asked if I would take her into rescue, which as you can see, I agreed to do.
NYX when I picked her up was very sweet and affectionate, but she got rather feisty when with other dogs. However, within a few days she has settled in great and lives peacefully with the rest of the dogs Over the weeks her confidence has grown and she is not playing and chasing around, happy and feeling safe.
I do feel that she has some alpha tendencies, however, she has not pursued them after her initial few days here, which can be very stressful and confusing to dogs anyway. This, however, should be worth noting if you are bringing her into a home with other dogs, to just keep an eye on her for the first few days/weeks until she has settled and all dogs know their place in their pack.
NYX is a very sweet, affectionate girl, she is bursting with energy and just loves to chase and run with the dogs when they are having their crazy 4 hours lol. She likes her toys and is happy entertaining herself.
She does NOT like the crate, but that could also be because I am leaving, I did initially think she might have some separation anxiety due to what she has been through - so although I do not normally use crates, in times like this they are useful. However, over the few weeks, she has not shown any signs of being upset and I leave her with the rest of the dogs when I leave.
NYX does pull on the leash, although is very responsive and I believe would be very easy to train. As with all German Shepherds they absolutely need and benefit from both basic and advanced training with their family. This not only strengthens the bond, but helps both human and dog learn and understand each others personalities, body language and expectations. Boundaries can also be set.
NYX would benefit from an active family who has experience with GSD or working breeds and understands their needs of both physical and mental exercise. A family that can take her on adventures and even a sport or other stimulation that is fun and active.
NYX is spayed, rabies, core vaccines, de-wormed, heart-worm tested negative and mirco-chipped.She is around 3 years old and weighs approximately 65 pounds.
NYX is available for adoption through Give a Dog a Home, German Shepherd Dog Rescue for an adoption fee of $350.
If you think you have what it takes to give this beautiful girl the life that she deserves, please go to the application tab, complete and submit the application form. IT generally takes less than a week to process applications, as long as your vet and reference answer or get back to us in a timely manner.
NYX is currently located in TEXAS, however, we use PETS LLC to transport our precious saved souls to meet their families along the east coast. They charge $175 per dog and this fee is paid directly to them and is in ADDITION to the adoption fee.