Haven't you learned by now, that's a you problem, not a them problem. It's their world, we are just lucky enough to live in it.
He is beautiful. Im gonna guess looking at that face now that you have him he is home and isnt going anywhere. Hope it works out.We're still trying to find our next dog, working with a couple of German Shepherd Rescue outfits, but sometimes these groups can move so slow. I had posted a picture of a beautiful 3 year old that we were hoping to get, but he is going to another family, which is fine with us, he will have a good home.
We are now looking at this guy, a 1 year old German Shepherd - Belgian Malinois mix, He is being surrendered by a woman and her 7 year old daughter, who just aren't comfortable with such a big dog (cute fuzzy puppies do grow up ), and we will probably be fostering him for the rescue group, and most likely adopting him permanently. This seems like a win-win for us, we can get to know him for a while to make sure we are a good fit, and if it somehow doesn't work out, although I'm betting it will, we are still helping him find a forever home.
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My wife and I do a lot of work for a Shepherd rescue in Wisconsin. In one of her facebook groups she came across a 5yo all white shepherd from a rescue called German Shepherd Rescue of Sacramento Valley. Might want to check it out.Looking at the rescue sites for our next dog, really wanting another German Shepherd, and not finding many dogs available to us. Several of the German Shepherd Rescue outfits in NorCal either have shut down during the pandemic, or scaled back considerably and have few dogs. Some of the bigger outfits in the bay area have dogs that need homes, but seem to think our fenced 2-acres in the Sierra foothills isn't a suitable environment for a German Shepherd. Looks like they think you have to be in the suburbs, with a postage stamp yard, a BMW in the driveway, and a dog park a couple of blocks away to be acceptable.
Our most local rescue does have one great looking dog we got to meet yesterday, he is an absolute sweetheart, calm and really well behaved, but he does have some history. We like to think, as do the rescue folks, that his issues were the result of owners that shouldn't of had dogs, and he deserves a second chance. Another family has shown interest in him too, and before we did, so there is a good chance we won't get him, but we have our fingers crossed.
Here's a picture, 3 year old male, not real big, but a beautiful boy that needs a home.
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We adopted our last dog, Kai, from German Shepherd Rescue of Sacramento Valley. The guy that runs it, Brian, is a great guy, with an unbelievable passion for dogs in need, especially German Shepherds.My wife and I do a lot of work for a Shepherd rescue in Wisconsin. In one of her facebook groups she came across a 5yo all white shepherd from a rescue called German Shepherd Rescue of Sacramento Valley. Might want to check it out.
You do realize adopting a pet you're supposed to be fostering is considered a fail in that world, right?we will probably be fostering him for the rescue group, and most likely adopting him permanently.