TOBY was saved from a shelter in Texas. He is neutered, rabies, core vaccines, de-wormed, heart-worm and tick disease (SNAP 4DX) tested negative and micro-chipped. He has an estimated date of birth of 2 April 2016 and weighs around 18 pounds. We have no idea what breed he is for sure, we just go off what he appears to look like to us, you would need to do the same.
TOBY is a great size boy and is very loving and affectionate. He doesn't appear to have had any kind of training, which is very common for younger dogs and he needs to be taught some basic manners. He does jump up in his excitement and this would need to be worked on.
TOBY is great with other dogs, although he can at times be a little irritable due to him being so excitable and jumping on them, but this doesn't last for long and he is soon running off, chasing or being chased. He does have a lot of energy and it is important the family he makes his own understands this and can provide both physical and mental exercise for him.
TOBY will definitely need some training and we recommend that families spend time with him working on basic obedience and manners, this helps to set boundaries, expectations and allows both TOBY and his humans to learn more about each others personality and body language. TOBY is responsive and with consistency and guidance training should be easy and fun.
TOBY rides great in a car and would benefit going on adventures so he can explore lots of new places. He is good with children although he does get very excitable and jump up, which can easily be trained out of him with consistency by all family members. It is important that all children understand he is not a toy and will need his own space at times, but for the most part would love to play and snuggle with them.
We do not have cats in the rescue so are unable to comment on how he would be around them.
TOBY is a great size for a family and would benefit from an active family who can take him on lots of walks and adventures and let him explore the sights, smells and sounds the world has to offer. This would not only give him the physical exercise that he needs, but also the mental stimulation. Then when everyone is home to cuddle up and relax feeling safe, secure and loved.
TOBY 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.
TOBY 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.