WILLOW was saved from a shelter in Texas. She is spayed, rabies, core vaccines, de-wormed, heart-worm and tick disease (SNAP 4DX) tested negative and micro-chipped. She has been estimated date of birth of 9 September 2016 and weighs around 17 pounds. We have no idea what breed she is for sure, we just go off what she appears to look like to us, you would need to do the same.
WILLOW is a great size girl and is very loving and affectionate. She doesn't appear to have had any kind of training, which is very common for younger dogs and she needs to be taught some basic manners. She does jump up in her excitement and this would need to be worked on.
She is a complete love bug and loves to run and play. She has clearly not had much socialization with dogs as she does get into their space and can irritate them. This is not done in an aggressive way, but more of not understanding and again have no manners and this is something that we are working on, her behaviour with other dogs. Once the other dog has let her know that her jumping on them is unacceptable, she learns and plays nicely. It really is more that she is young and excitable, with learning respect for other dogs and basic and advanced obedience training she will be an absolute diamond.
WILLOW will definitely need some training and we recommend that families spend time with her working on basic obedience and manners, this helps to set boundaries, expectations and allows both Willow and her humans to learn more about each others personality and body language.
WILLOW rides great in a car and likes to go on adventures so she can explore lots of new places. She is good with children although she does get very excitable and jump up, which can easily be trained out of her with consistency by all family members. It is important that all children understand she is not a toy and will need her 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.
WILLOW is a great size for a family and would benefit from an active family who can take her on lots of walks and adventures and let her explore the sights, smells and sounds the world has to offer. This would not only give her the physical exercise that she needs, but also the mental stimulation.
WILLOW 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.
WILLOW 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.