Raider was saved from one of the shelters we work with in Texas. She is spayed, rabies, core vaccines, de-wormed, heart-worm and tick-disease tested; Negative and micro-chipped. She has an estimated date of birth of 9 August 2015 He has been listed as a Great Pyrenees. We have no way of knowing the true breed, it is up to you to decide what you think his breed/s is.
It is important to note that Raider is a large dog and everything is a lot more expensive with large dogs, although not highly active, he is still an active intelligent, working breed dog and you really need to be experienced with this breed, or at least have done a lot of research, have support and confident you have the lifestyle to accommodate this gorgeous boy. Although not a highly active breed, he still will require a good amount of exercise and as mentioned he does enjoy running and loves being outdoors with me and the rest of the dogs.
Raider is a stunner and a gentle giant, he loves to play and he runs like he has just been set free for the first time, he is so happy to be outside running around. Raider is located in the kennels building and uses the dog door in her kennel to get out to the run to do his business. He has not had any accidents or been destructive whist in the kennel.
Raider is very affectionate and loves to get cuddles, his belly rubbed and ear scratched. He loves to chew on the cow hooves. He gets on great with other dogs of all sizes. We do NOT have cats at the rescue so are unable to say how she would get on with cats.
Raider is going to need a family that is used to large, smart dogs, preferably someone who is familiar with the GP breed. Someone who understand that he will need training and guidance and learns that humans are in charge so that he doesn't get too much of a handful. An active family who can give him the lifestyle that he needs. Playing ball in the back-yard is not enough for this boy, he is going to need a lot of physical and mental exercise. Going on road trips, to new places, hikes and adventures and letting her explore the sights, smells and sounds the world has to offer will be to his and your benefit.
It is important that her family understands the importance of basic and advanced training. We advise that families work on their own basic training so that boundaries and expectations can be set and personalities and body language learnt in the process, which will help form a much stronger bond.
Raider will make a great family addition to an experienced family. He is fun, active and very loving and deserves a good family and home to call her own.
Raider is available for adoption from 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 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.
RIADER 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.