My name is Dakota!

German Shepherd Dog Puppy for adoption in Portland, Maine - Dakota
Photo 1 - German Shepherd Dog Puppy for adoption in Portland, Maine - Dakota
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I found a new home!
Plenty of my friends are looking
for one too. Find a pet to adopt.

Dakota's Info...

I am already neutered, housetrained, purebred, up to date with shots, good with kids, good with dogs, and good with cats.

Dakota's Story...

Dakota came to us via a high kill shelter that was going to put this adorable puppy down. IDGSR stepped up to take him fully knowing that this pup had suffered a trauma of some sort to his leg and that his medical bills could be extensive....

Dakota had a broken leg at some point in his short 12 weeks of life much earlier but info is not known.

However extensive xrays were completed and as well as he has been seen by the best Orthopedic Vet in our region. They have determined that no surgery is necessary, that 're-modeling' has been done on the bone in his leg and that he is doing so well that there is no reason to go in there and do anything.

We have his full medical report on this including multiple xrays for adopters.

While he has a slight limp, the Vet said that may eventually go away, however

it is not slowing Dakota down in the least.

This active little guy is not only adorable and sweet,

but he is an active and healthy boy. Nothing is slowing this boy down,

he is a typical German Shepherd puppy that is just full of energy and full of himself.

If you would like to make Dakota a member of your family, please apply with this rescue and copy and paste the link below.
Each dog's adoption donation varies depending on the age of the dog.
$300 for any dog 1 year and younger (BABY)
$250 for any dog 1-6 years (ADULT)
$150 for dogs over 7 (SENIOR)
All our adoptable dogs are up to date on vaccinations, heartworm testing & monthly preventative and have been spayed or neutered.

Everyone must submit an application before an appointment is made to meet the dogs. Dogs are introduced to prospective adopters BY APPOINTMENT ONLY.

All dogs are fostered in TN unless stated otherwise.

***Not able to adopt? Consider FOSTERING one of our four-legged friends***
Donations to help us care for all the dogs in our program are also greatly appreciated and may be made from our main petfinder page:

Facts about Dakota

  • Breed: German Shepherd Dog
  • Color: Black - With Tan, Yellow Or Fawn
  • Age: Puppy
  • Size: Large 61-100 lbs (28-45 kg)
  • Sex: Male

Other Pets at Imminent Danger German Shepherd Rescue - Maine Chapter

Why Adoption is a Great Option

Dakota, a Portland German Shepherd Dog puppy was adopted! Here's how you can benefit by looking at adoption as an option to buying a German Shepherd Dog for sale in Portland, or seeking a German Shepherd Dog puppy from a breeder in Portland.

  1. Rescues and shelter volunteers in Portland already know the personality and tendencies of their pets. This means they can match you with the right pet. That will makes it much easier transition to owning a pet for yourself and your new pet.
  2. On average adoption fees are much less than you'd pay a Portland breeder, or pet store. Plus most often rescue pets have already been to the veterinarian for a check-up, had a round of vaccinations, and are spayed or neutered. That is a lot of savings!
  3. You will become a hero, and give a needy dog or cat a loving home. In fact, there are even German Shepherd Dog breeders who help with German Shepherd Dog rescue. One puppy or kitten adopted in Portland paves the way for another one to be saved.