German Shepherd Dog (medium coat) : : Male (neutered) : : Young : : Large
About RYDER - medically incontinent
RYDER was transferred from a rescue in West Texas to GaDaH. RYDER will be neutered in the beginning of June and will then be available for adoption. He has rabies, core vaccines, lepto, is on monthly flea/tick/heartworm prevention, microchipped and at the time of transfer in May 2020 weighed around 18.6 pounds. He has an estimated date of birth of 8 February 2020.
RYDER is a special needs boy in that he was born without a sacrum ( The sacrum is a shield-shaped bony structure that is located at the base of the lumbar vertebrae and that is connected to the pelvis. The sacrum forms the posterior pelvic wall and strengthens and stabilizes the pelvis. Wiki) and some of his vertebrae are not connected. He has had his tail amputated to help with any mess. The vet determined that he is not in pain and gets around great, however, he is incontinent, both bowels and bladder. We are not sure how things will play out for him in the future as he gets older, if he will start to have problems or if he will stay as he is and due to this we are only looking for a family that is 100% dedicated to giving this amazing pup, the love, care, and future he deserves. The family must be financially able to pay for any tests, treatments and if need be extensive surgeries if that is what is required for him in the future. Adopting a dog is a huge commitment for anyone, Ryder definitely needs that commitment - he is cute and fluffy and talkatative now and it is easy to think you could give him what he needs, but dealing with incontinence can be a stressful thing and he potentailly has around 12, maybe and hopefully more years ahead of him. Of course there are diapers and belly bands, but there are times when he will get sick and have diarrhea and so on and he will be a big dog, so a big mess.
Other than that Ryder is your dream GSD pup, he is fun, loving, your shadow, he likes to let you know exactly what he is thinking and when he is not happy, he most likely won't be a typical high energy boy, not physically anyway, although he will still need the mental stimulation and engagement.
RYDER is available for adoption from Give a Dog a Home, German Shepherd Dog Rescue, located in Sebec, Maine for an adoption fee of $550. Families MUST travel to the rescue in Sebec, Maine for meet and greet at time of adoption
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.
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.
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.