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My name is Vinny!

German Shepherd Dog/Newfoundland Mix Dog for adoption in Oakley, California - Vinny
Photo 1 - German Shepherd Dog/Newfoundland Mix Dog for adoption in Oakley, California - Vinny
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Vinny's Info...

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

Vinny's Story...
Vinny is a gentle giant if ever there was one. We think we have his breeds down - definitely a German Shepherd (we had thought Belgian but a Belgian authority told us he looks like a "Coated" Shepherd) and if there is anything else in there we feel it could be Newfoundland (due to personality, size, head and a few other things). Whatever his mix is it makes for one smart boy who is affectionate and a big lug.

Best guess - Vinny is around 80 pounds though he could weigh more now since he's not stressed out as he was at the shelter. He is between two and three years old but has the spirit of a pup. You get the joy of a pup mixed with the laid back personality of a young adult.

Vinny truly wants to be with people. We are looking for a family that understands Shepherds and their need to be with people so that they will make sure to help Vinny acclimate himself into a new home and insure Vinny won't be on the loose again.

Vinny passed his temperament test with flying colors. He's been great with our other foster dogs, even the small ones. Even our cat was of now true interest to him. He is on the submissive side too. He does great on lead but is a very strong boy that may be a bit much for a small person to handle on lead. He would more than likely be find with kids but would need to be watched around them simply because he may bowl one over with his size.

If you are interested in adopting Vinny please go to our website - throwmeabonedogrescue.org - and click on Adoption Process. There you can read about what we need from you and find the ilnk for the adoption application you need to submit.

All potential adopters are expected to complete an application and provide pictures of their yard, patio, and/or balcony making sure we can see the fence line and/or railing. The application can be completed and submitted from our website - throwmeabonedogrescue.org - and is found under Resources. Applications will be reviewed for approval before setting an appointment to come meet and possibly adopt the dog of interest. In addition, those who live in a rental property are expected to provide proof that they are allowed to have a dog where they live.

Each of our rescued dogs has been de-wormed if necessary, de-flea'd (with topical treatment if old enough, and by medicated bath if too young), spayed/neutered, microchipped, is up to date on shots, and has been fully examined by a veterinarian. In addition, each adopted dog comes with a starter baggie of the food it has been eating, a few treats for training purposes, a rawhide chew, a lead and collar, and a folder containing pertinent records.

Facts about Vinny

  • Breed: German Shepherd Dog/Newfoundland Mix
  • Color: Black - With Tan, Yellow Or Fawn
  • Age: Young
  • Size: Large 61-100 lbs (28-45 kg)
  • Sex: Male
  • ID#: 120223

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Why Adoption is a Great Option

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

  1. Rescues and shelter volunteers in Oakley 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 Oakley 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/Newfoundland breeders who help with German Shepherd Dog/Newfoundland rescue. One puppy or kitten adopted in Oakley paves the way for another one to be saved.