VIN was saved from Animal Care Services San Antonio on February 14th 2014, our 3rd year anniversary. He and his six brothers were all small and set to be killed. They were brought back to the pack where they settled in with the older dogs and started learning the way to behave and have grown into stunning, gentle dogs.
VIN gets on great with other dogs, be it the small terriers in rescue or the larger German Shepherds. He loves to run and chase or be chased and roll around the floor wrestling. He loves to have his ears scratched and his belly rubbed. If I am walking around the garden he will excitedly walk beside me, pushing his muzzle in my hand so that I can scratch his chin. With guidance VIN will be an awesome companion.
VIN, at first, can be slightly wary of people who he does not know, but once he has decided that they are ok, he cannot get enough love. He would be a lap-dog if he could find someone with a lap big enough. He loves to give kisses and if you are not paying him attention he will muzzle and at time nip your clothing to get your attention. Although it can be cute, this nipping needs to be stopped as doing it to the wrong person, or a little harder than his playful way - then bad things can come of it.
Our volunteers have taken VIN out on a leash walk, he doesn't like having the leash put on and initially will resist, but soon relaxes and walks very nicely at their side, wagging his tail and enjoying the countryside stroll. He will need more work on his leash walking but we feel this will not take long.
VIN will benefit from basic and advanced obedience training with his family. This will help establish boundaries and expectations and allow both VIN and his new family to learn each others body language and personality. VIN does great in a car and would love to go on road-trips, hikes, walks and I'm sure he would love to go to the beach and enjoy the sand and sea.
VIN needs a family that is experienced with dogs, who will take control and if he gets too confident and starts nipping will correct this behaviour. Due to his nipping I do not feel VIN would be good with a family with small/young children, until this behaviour is sorted out, or the family is 100% committed to work with him.
VIN is neutered, rabies, core vaccines, lepto vaccine, de-wormed, heart-worm tested negative and micro-chipped. He has an estimated date of birth of 16th January 2014. He has an approximate weight of 65 pounds.
VIN is available for adoption through Give a Dog a Home, German Shepherd Dog Rescue for an adoption fee of $250
If you would like to give this handsome boy the life that he deserves, please go to our application page and complete then submit. For more photo's please go to our website and click on his picture under the GSD/Terrier tab to be taken to her page.
VIN is currently located at the rescue in Sebec, Maine, however, we post in states along the east coast and Canada as this gives our precious saved souls more exposure and once adopted, we are able to save more dogs from the kill shelters in Texas that get 3 days before they are killed.