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SHELDON was saved from Texas where most dogs in the kill shelters have 3 days to be saved before they are killed. SHELDON is neutered, rabies, core vaccines, de-wormed, heart-worm and tick disease (SNAP 4DX) tested negative and micro-chipped. He has been estimated date of birth of 16 February 2012.
SHELDON is an adorable, sweet boy, he is great with all of the other dogs. He plays with the 5 pound chi's up to the 95 pound GSDs and he adapts his play to suit the size and type of play. He is gentle with the small dogs and then wrestle and chase the bigger ones. He acts and is goofy in a very fun way and has so much to offer his new forever family.
SHELDON does have a thick coat so it is extremely important that he be brushed out daily, or at LEAST 3 times a week. Although SHELDON has been estimated to be around 5 years by a veterinarian, he acts a lot younger and is still very active. He is a total love bug and if he can get on your lap, he will absolutely be your big-lap-dog.
SHELDON uses the dog door to go out and do his business, he happily eats with the other dogs and has never shown any kind of aggression or grumpiness. He is a happy confident boy, so much life, energy and love to give. We do not have cats in the rescue so are unable to comment on how he would be around them.
SHELDON would suit a relatively active fun family that 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 SHELDON 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!
SHELDON is available for adoption through Give a Dog a Home, German Shepherd Dog Rescue for an adoption fee of US $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.
SHELDON 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.