Victorious was saved from one of the shelters we work with in Texas. She had not long since finished nursing pups when we saved her. 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 26 June 2015 and has an estimated weight of 38 pounds and is fully grown. Victorious has been listed as an German Shepherd Dog/Husky mix. We have no way of knowing the true breed, it is up to you to decide what you think her breed/s is.
Victorious had two puppies when we saved her, however, we had saved 3 other puppies that were scared and skinny, she took them under her wing and allowed them to nurse a little before they were strong enough to ween off her. She was nervous initially at the rescue, however, over time and building trust has become happy and friendly. She is very affectionate and loving when she is comfortable with people. She does snatch when taking treats, so she would need some work there and note to yourself to watch your fingers.
She is a gorgeous girl with stunning blue eyes and a beautiful white coat, which is more like the coat of a lab than a husky/GSD double coat. She is very active and absolutely loves running around being chased or chasing the other dogs. She is great with all dogs of all sizes and still has a nurturing side when there are puppies around. Her daughter ADA is still here in rescue and they are still close and enjoy playing.
She has not had any accidents or been destructive whist here at the rescue. I free feed and she shares with other dogs and has never had any problems. She is house trained in that she uses dogs doors to come and go as she pleases. I do not know if she would know how to let you know she wants to go outside, so that would be something to plan for.
I do think that when she first leaves the rescue she will be nervous, she has gained a lot of confidence and feel safe and secure here and it might be a little stressful on her initially, but once she knows she is in a safe place, with a loving family of her own, I am sure it will not take her long to adjust at all.
We do not recommend dog parks for several weeks, if not months, it is so very important for families and dogs to form a strong bond and get to know each other before exposing them to the potential dangers of dog parks. Although all GaDaH dogs are very well socialized with other dogs, lots of other dogs have not had the benefit of this socialization and do not always know how to play and act with other dogs. You also do not know the control the other families have over their dogs and you should always have a good recall for your adopted dog before going to dog parks.
As mentioned molly is very affectionate and loves to get cuddles, her belly rubbed and ear scratched. She loves toys and especially loves to chew on the cow hooves. She 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. She is the type of dog that would follow you to the end of the earth and back and cuddle up as close as she can at the end of the day when she has gained that trust.
Victorious is going to need a family that is used to high energy, smart dogs. Someone who understand that she will need training and guidance and learns that humans are in charge so that she doesn't get too much of a handful. An active family who can give her the lifestyle that she needs. 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 hers 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. She has not had any training as far as we know.
Victorious will make a great family addition to an experienced family. She is fun, active and very loving and deserves a good family and home to call her own.
Victorious is available for adoption from Give a Dog a Home, German Shepherd Dog Rescue for an adoption fee of $550.
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.
Victorious 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.