WINTER was saved from a high kill shelter in Texas where dogs have just 3 dogs to be saved. WINTER is spayed, core vaccines, rabies, de-wormed, heart worm and tick disease tested negative and micro-chipped. She has an estimated date of birth of 8 November 2016 and at the time of rescue at the beginning of December 2018 weighed around 63.00 pounds. She is listed as a White German Shepherd. We have no way of knowing the exact breed, it is up to individuals to decide what breed they think is most likely. She looks like she has been through so much and is just so tired, we are looking forward to her relaxing and being able to decompress whilst waiting for her forever family.
Winter has been doing GREAT since being at the rescue she has gained a good amount of weight and is really a happy-go-lucky girl. She isn't enjoying living in a kennel too much but makes the most of it and plays with the dogs in the kennels next to hers. She will sneak out when I am cleaning and run up to where the toys are stored and steal one or a few to take back to her kennel. She always gets excited when I go over and loves to play and cuddle. She is very responsive and with a proper training regime and continuity she would be easy and fun to train.
She needs an active family, I have not seen her with children, but her demeanor and personality I have no doubt that she would be great with them and a lot of fun too. As with all rescue's she needs guidance and training and we recommend families go through at least the basics of training with her themselves so that boundaries, personalities and body language can be learned from each other.
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.
All dogs (except dogs saved from China) are available for adoption for an adoption fee of $550. Canadian adopters need to know that customs charge 15% taxes when entering into Canada. 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.
ALL Dogs are 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.