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RYDER was saved from Texas where most shelters have to kill dogs for space after just 3 days. He is located at the rescue in Sebec, Maine. We post in other states and Canada where our dogs get adopted.
RYDER is neutered, rabies, core vaccines, de-wormed, heartworm & tick-disease tested (Snap 4dx) negative and micro-chipped. He weighs around 60 pounds and has an estimated date of birth of 14 June 2014. Ryder is listed as a Golden Retriever mix, however, he also has a look of an Anatolian Shepherd mix. We really do not know what breed he is mixed with.
RYDER is a happy boy, he loves to wrestle and play rough with the other dogs, but is also good with the smaller dogs. RYDER is a big softie who loves to chase around and play, but also can be such a cuddle bug full of love, affection and kisses. RYDER is great with the dogs and has always been friendly with all humans he has met. He is a large dog, so a family with small children would need to watch in case he accidentally knocks them over. RYDER has attended some basic obedience but will most likely just need a bit of a refresher when he gets to his new home with his family. He is very responsive and a lot of fun. He would make a great family dog and I do not foresee any problem with children as long as they know to respect him and his space.
RYDER uses the dog doors to go out and play and to do his business. I do not know if he knows to tell you he wants to go out as he has 24/7 access to outside, but he is a smart boy and I do not think it would take long for him to pick it up.
We do not have cats at the rescue and so we are unable to comment on how he would behave around them.
RYDER 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 basic and advanced obedience training. By working together both RYDER 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.
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!
RYDER 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 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.
RYDER 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.