Black Mouth Cur / German Shepherd Dog / Mixed (short coat) : : Male (neutered) : : Adult : : Medium
About BOOMER - Reduced Adoption - $350
BOOMER was transferred from a rescue in West Texas to GaDaH. Boomer is neutered, rabies, core vaccines, lepto, heartworm and tick disease tested negative, is on monthly flea/tick/heartworm prevention, microchipped and at the time of transfer in May 2020 weighed around 40 pounds. He has an estimated date of birth of 31 March 2017. We have no way of knowing the exact breed, it is up to individuals to decide what breed they think is most likely.
Boomer is currently living in a communal area with other small, medium and large sized dogs and puppies and has been doing great. They have a lot of space to run, chase and play and burn off some of the energy that he has. Boomer is very wary of people and will back away from them and bark until he feels comfortable and not threatened. This is most likely due to him not being very socialized with new things. He has never been aggressive, just wary, but is happy, but still cautious to come and take treats very gently. Boomer needs a family that is willing to work with him and expose him to new things so that he can build confidence and start to enjoy life and all that it has to offer. Boomer was picked up as a stray in April 2018 by the Texas rescue and so with limited exposure this is most likely what causes his insecurities, being out of his safe place, his comfort zone. I am confident with a little time and patience he will adapt easily.
Boomer did go to stay with a family for a few days and settled in great, he loved to go to walks by the lake and paid no attention to other dogs that was there, however, after a day at the home, a family member brought a puppy and Boomer didn't like the puppy. He also barked at the Fedex van. I believe this is Boomer trying to find out where he fits in and thinks he could be the alpha of the home. This is natural for dogs to do and being alpha comes with responsibility, protect territory (home) and pack (people). Since Boomer has been great with lots of dogs at the rescue and was not interested in dogs on the walk, I presume this is him staking his claim. Barking at the Fedex could be part of the same. Due to this it is critical that his family keeps control over him for the first few weeks and stops any negative behaviour, any barking at vans/people/other dogs, not allowing him to think he is in control of who can come into the home. By keeping him on a leash this is very easy to do and instant reprimand can be given for a negative behaviour. It will not take him long to understand that he does not need, and is not allowed to be in control and will slip into an easy life of being part of the family, not family leader.
I believe this behaviour is because he has never really had his own home or family, he was with the previous rescue for 2 years and so everything is very new to him. He is extremely responsive when he has trust and respect and this behaviour can be easily managed. A home with another dog would be helpful, however, any negative behaviour needs to be stopped immediately - which is the same for all dogs.
When Boomer has decided he likes you and he can trust you he is a loves to get snuggles and belly rubs. When he has finished charging around, playing, chasing and wrestling with the other dogs, he likes to hang out with them resting and recharging their batteries for the next round of craziness.
Boomer has access to a large enclosed in area, which is accessed through a dog door. We are not able to say if he is house-trained other than that, so we expect families to be prepared to work on housetraining whilst he transitions to his new home, life and family.
Boomer is an energetic adult who is bursting with energy and so we are looking for an active family that will take him on walks, road trips and adventures so he can enjoy what the world has to offer. As with all new dogs Boomer does need to be trained and it is beneficial for both him and his new family to do basic training at home, so personalities, body language and mannerisms can be learnt from each other, boundaries and rules set for him. Training classes are encouraged for socialization also. Since being at the rescue Boomer has not been exposed to cats or livestock so we are unable to say how he would be around them.
All dogs are fed Rachael Ray Nutrish PEAK Natural Dry Dog Food, Grain Free Western Grasslands Recipe with Bison. Rachael Ray Nutrish Peak Dog Food receives the Dog Food Advisor’s second-highest tier rating of 4.5 stars.
Boomer 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.
This fee is not negotiable and is used to cover the rescue costs of saving all of the dogs we do, the running, upkeep and maintenance of the rescue. Canadian adopters need to know that customs charge 15% taxes when entering into Canada. All that is needed to take dogs into Canada is a copy of the adoption contract (receipt) and current rabies for pups over 3 months of age.
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.