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Sebec, ME 04481
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10/28/2020 12:14 PM

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German Shepherd Dog / Anatolian Shepherd / Mixed (short coat)  : :  Male (neutered)  : :  Adult  : :  Large

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Contact PORTER's Caretaker/Foster Directly: Jenny Cope (


  • Status: Adopted!
  • Adoption Fee: 550
  • Species: Dog
  • General Color: Fawn
  • Ear Type: Erect
  • Tail Type: Long
  • Current Size: 54 Pounds
  • Current Age: 2 Years 2 Months (best estimate)
  • Location: Sebec ME 04481
  • Microchipped: Yes
  • Declawed: No
  • Obedience Training Needed: Needs Training
  • Exercise Needs: High
  • Grooming Needs: High
  • Shedding Amount: High
  • Owner Experience Needed: Breed
  • Reaction to New People: Friendly

PORTER was saved  from a high kill shelter in Texas where dogs have just 3 dogs to be saved and transported to the rescue in Sebec, Maine  PORTER is neutered, core vaccines, rabies, heart-worm & tick disease tested negative, de-wormed, monthly preventatives and micro-chipped. He has an estimated date of birth of 6 September 2018 and at the time of rescue in September 2020 weighed around 54 pounds. We have no way of knowing the exact breed, it is up to individuals to decide what breed they think is most likely.

Porter is a fun, happy, goofy boy. He loves to run and charge around, although at times he can be like a bison in a stampede when he gets to run in the fenced in area and loves to wrestle with the other dogs. He can initially play a little rough, he is a strong boy, so it is important he and other dogs get to know each other first before allowed to have high energy play. He loves every human he has met and totally won the heart of the transport lady and became her favourite dog on the ride. He is loving, affectionate, loves to lean into you as you pet him, he is responsive and although he does jump up a little, which is very common for rescue/shelter dogs, that is something that can be easily trained.

He is an active boy, so he does need a family with an active lifestyle, throwing ball in the bark yard is not enough for this handsome boy. He also needs lots of mental stimulation, training, tricks, lots of exploring and challenging puzzle toys. He doesn't like other dogs be near him when he is eating, so if other family pets, they should not be fed close together and supervised. He has never been aggressive just growling, which is of course a way of communicating for dogs.

Porter would make a great active family dog, he is loving, fun, affectionate, high energy, playful and active. He will be easy to train and be eager to please.

All dogs use dog doors to go out and do their business or to enjoy the cool, fresh weather in their dog runs or communal areas. We cannot say if a dog is house-trained, however, we expect families to understand that all dogs need a transition period and accidents could happen and training is most definitely needed.  

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.    

We are not able to comment how any of our dogs are around cats or livestock, if you have either, then you must be responsible and ensure that other animals are protected, have escape routes and commit to spending time with an introduction, adjustment period.

PORTER is available for adoption for an adoption fee of US $550.  

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, general day to day cost of running a brick and mortar rescue and anything else that is needed. Canadian adopters need to know that customs charge 15% taxes when entering into Canada. Due to Covid restrictions, it is important Canadain families reach out to the border patrol fo rup to date factual information on re-entering Canada.

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 ADOPTION INFO 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.

More about PORTER

Good with Dogs, Good with Kids, Good with Adults, Somewhat vocal, Does Good in the Car, Requires a yard, Leashtrained, Likes to play with toys, Obedient, Playful, Affectionate, Eager To Please, Intelligent, Even-tempered, Gentle, Goofy

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