German Shepherd Dog (long coat) : : Female (spayed) : : Adult : : Large
Contact STAR's Caretaker/Foster Directly: Jenny Cope (firstname.lastname@example.org)
STAR is a long-haired, silver sable German Shepherd Dog. Her date of birth is 17 October 2017 and she weighs around 68 pounds. She is spayed, current on rabies, core vaccines, monthly prevention and micro-chipped. She was purchased from a GSD breeder in southern Maine when she was 10 weeks old.
Star was an owner surrender to the rescue on 5 February 2020 due to her family not being able to care for her anymore so they made the heartbreaking decision to give her up so that we can find her a family that has the time and lifestyle she needs.
Star does need to lose some weight and she is naturally stressed, upset and unsure what is happening at the moment, she is also in need of a good brush and some matts brushed or cut out. Since being at the rescue (only a few hours at the time of writing) she has been fine with the other dogs, but is unsettled so we are hoping to find her a home soon so that she can settle into her new life and have less uncertainty.
Stars family told me that she is great with people, she was best friends with their 2 year old son whom she had been around since he was born. She wants to play with cats, and will chase if a cat runs, but could never keep up with the cat and so would give up. When settled in her home, she is house trained and will bark at the door to go out - as with all dogs when they are transitioning it can be very stressful and so families should expect a few accidents.
She likes to be around her people and can be a little nervous with new things, when she is scared she does bark, but her attention can be redirected and she seems to settle down.
She has never been disruptive and loves to play chase, both chasing and being chased by humans and her dog friends.
STAR needs a family that is understanding and has patience with her in that she is truly heartbroken at being away from her family, it will take time for her to learn to trust and settle and come to understand she has a new home and family now. As mentioned, she does need to lose weight and needs a good brush / groom. She is a beautiful girl who from what her family told me and the pictures they shared was truly loved, she adored and loved her family and was a wonderful family member. She needs an active life, although being over-weight she isn't as active as she should be, it is important she loses the weight and has a healthy active lifestyle to help give her a long, youthful life ahead.
STAR is available for adoption from Give a Dog a Home, German Shepherd Dog Rescue, located in Sebec, Maine for an adoption fee of $550.
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.