Adopting A German Shepherd Rescue Green Bay Wi
Are you interested in German Shepherd rescue? I am happy to tell you that I have a German Shepherd rescue dogs that I love to share. My dogs are about 16 years old and mix bloodlines, which make them a little more unpredictable than purebred German Shepherds, but not a lot. The dogs I got from a rescue are all very healthy dogs, although I do suspect that there is some genetic predisposition with some of the German Shepherd dogs that I got from the shelter.
Most of the German Shepherd rescue dogs I got were purebred, but I also got dogs from other breeds. I adopted a border collie and a toy poodle from a pound. Both of these dogs are wonderful companions and they have all been spayed or neutered. Both of them have had their initial medical care paid for by me, but the vet bills were still quite high. So, that was my motivation for adopting them in the first place.
After I adopted the dogs’ first two boys, I found out that I could also be a foster mother.
I chose to become a foster mother for one of the dogs in the German Shepherd rescue group because she needed someone to take care of her while I went back and forth to school. She has since become a faithful companion to her rescue group friend. I am still in contact with her and I try to visit her as often as possible.
My other German Shepherd rescues are also in good homes with caring owners. One of my dogs is a border collie and is now trained to herd livestock. He also loves to help people with their livestock chores. Another dog that I adopted, from a dog rescue group, is a shar-pei. She is just as loving as her rescue group friend, but she is not quite as boisterous.
All of the dogs in the German Shepherd rescue groups are neutered, up-to-date on vaccinations, spayed or neutered females are no longer pregnant, have not been involved in fighting, and are not known to have any untoward temperament issues. (I am not sure that my adopted Shar-Pei has a temperament problem; maybe she does but I don’t know.)
I would estimate that approximately twenty-five percent of the German Shepherd I have adopted have been housebroken and are in the process of going to training classes. About half of those are living in an apartment. And they all love to please their humans.
German Shepherds are wonderful companions for children, but children can get rowdy if they aren’t taught how to handle a German Shepherd.
This is something that you need to teach to your own dog. Some dog breeds such as Great Danes and Bulldogs are known for being difficult to handle around children, so you may want to avoid adopting German Shepherds with children. There are other dogs, however, such as Rottweilers and Dobermans, that are actually friendly toward children. If you know you want a dog that will be acceptable to your family and who will fit in with other members, then it might be a good idea to consider one of these types of dogs.
One of the biggest problems you will encounter in finding German Shepherds for sale or adopting from a German Shepherd rescue group is getting them to stay home with you when they get older. Because they are a breed that likes to herd people and make them feel like royalty, they have an instinctive tendency to want to herd children as well.
If you allow your German Shepherd to go out and have the time of his life with other dogs, it can become destructive and difficult to contain him.
And because they were used to living in packs in the wild, they can also display aggression toward other dogs once they become fully-grown adults. (They are also sensitive to human smells and may not be appropriate for homes with small children.)
While your German Shepherd rescue group may have special rules about who they will accept as members, it is best to ask them beforehand so that you can make sure that your new dog will be welcome in your household. And even if you were told this breed would be perfect for your child, it is not always the case.
Before finalizing a rescue dog, it is important to carefully match the needs of your family and the personality of the dog. Your German Shepherd rescue may be a great pet for you, but it may not mesh well with your kids.