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ADOPTED ON 05-31-14 - Personality and temperament aren’t cast in stone at birth. Puppies come in to this world with a clean slate and at this age, their personalities have not been formed, they are sweet and innocent.
Meshach is a German Shepherd mix that desperately needs your help! He could have had a hard life and not been treated well by others but he was rescued by Winnsboro Dog Pound. This does not mean he is out of danger, the dog pound is full and when that happens, the town officials start talking about what dogs to euthanize. They have already selected a list of dogs and can walk in and euthanize them at any time without any notice to the volunteers that know them and lovingly take care of them.
Meshach needs a second chance to live out the rest of his years as a happy, healthy dog with an owner who loves him unconditionally. Doesn't every dog deserve this? I just need an owner who will help me know I am safe. He is very sweet, well balanced, and ready for a permanent home. We hope that home is yours!
ABOUT THE SHEPHERD BREED
German Shepherd Dog is a few of the dog breeds with the highest IQ, does shed a lot and requires ordinary brushing. They are easy to train, may be a bit reserved, aloof and wary of intruders. They are not generally dog aggressive, are children friendly and good with kids. They are known to be significantly playful; they love to be with the family, and rarely (if ever) try to escape. It is a dog that can get used to be home alone for a few hours every day.
PUPPIES BEHAVIOR, GROWTH & DEVELOPMENT
Each stage of Puppy Growth and development is fascinating; by the time it reaches its first birthday a puppy is considered a mature, adult dog. Puppy Growth rate is fast compared to humans, just compare a puppy of 8 weeks to a baby of the same age.
One of the most common questions asked about a puppys growth and development rate refers to the eventual size of the puppy. How big will the puppy grow? How can you determine the adult size of a puppy? A young puppy is tiny and cute - everyone loves puppies! But will the puppy be suited to your environment? How much exercise will be required for a full grown dog? Will the puppy be a suitable pet for children? The breed of the puppy will determine the answers to these questions. A general response to the size and growth rate of a puppy and the adult size of a puppy is therefore not possible - it needs to be specific to the puppy’s breed.
3 to 7 Weeks Old
• Weaned between the ages of 3 and 7 weeks
• During the ages of 3 to 7 weeks its first teeth, or milk teeth will appear
• Taught basic behavior disciplines from its mother
• Develop by socializing with other dogs and animals and people
• Will stand up and start walking
• At the age of 3 weeks a puppy will develop its sense of smell
• At 3 weeks the puppy will begin to bark and show social development such as wagging its tail, growling and baring its teeth
• Up to the age of 4 weeks the mother will be with the puppy almost constantly
• The puppy has good use of its legs and is able to chase
• Between 4 and 5 weeks the mother will gradually spend time away from her puppies
• Rapid growth and development rate at this stage
• Interaction with litter mates leading to Order of Dominance
• After weaning puppies need to receive a series of vaccines in order to develop immunity on their own. Vaccinations for puppies generally include distemper, hepatitis, leptospirosis, parainfluenza, parvovirus, rabies, and sometimes Bordetella
7 to12 weeks
• Puppies are usually found new homes at this age it starts focusing attention on its owner rather than other puppies
• The first fear period of the puppy begins
• A puppy starts to learn it name but still has a short attention span
• The puppy will start house training
• At first, the puppy should be fed four times a day. (Feedings should be reduced to twice a day by the time a puppy is mature or even once a day in the case of a dog that gets little exercise)
• The puppies motor skills improve
• The puppy will use its basic instincts to naturally explore its new environment and the different things within it
• Puppies will still sleep a lot and grow as they are sleeping. During times of stress, a dog raises its hackles - the hair along the neck and spine
• Puppy training must begin and pups need to be made aware of your rules
12 to 16 weeks
• The first of the permanent teeth will work through
• Ensure the puppy has plenty of attention and toys to play with
• At this age a puppy might demonstrate Pack Leader Behavior and test who is the Boss. A puppy will challenge your authority
• Puppy Growth and Development & Behavior between 4 and 8 months
• The adult teeth continue to come through and during this time puppies need to chew! The incisors and the canines are very important because the dog bites and tears at its food with these teeth
• Provide them with items to chew
• The confidence of the puppy will now have grown as would its physical size
• The puppy will be showing interest in chasing other Puppies at this age and starts to become independent
8 months to 1 year
• Feeding frequency should be considered - reduce to 2 or 3 meals per day
• Some dogs reach sexual maturity at the age of eight months
• The puppy is old enough to start Obedience Classes or a professional training program
• The puppy would have grown to approximately half to three quarters the size of and adult
• Female dogs would have probably reached their eventually height but will to continue to'fill out'
12 months old
• Puppies are now considered to have finished their development and growth rate and are viewed as adult dogs.
• Although sexually mature beforehand, a dog usually does not attain full growth until at least its first birthday.
Whether you adopt through Rescue Dog Village or any other similar organization, the LEAST we can do is thank you from the bottom of our hearts for considering welcoming these deserving dogs into your hearts and home. One of our favorite sayings is "RESCUE IS THE BEST BREED," and we believe that wholeheartedly. Help us help these dogs and submit your application today! We appreciate that you want to help make a difference in the lives of dogs who need us most!!! RESCUE ROCKS!
Disclaimer: Please note that the breeds posted on our dogs' biographies are our best guess based on years of working with rescue dogs. Adopters who need to know the exact breed or mix of breeds of a particular dog must have the dog's DNA tested at their own expense.
About Our Rescue
These dogs deserve all of our attention, and in Rescue Dog Village, we are committed to our adopters and our dogs equally. We offer full disclosure and hope to make the best matches possible. Please know our adoption fees never cover our expenses. We rely on the generosity of our adopters and supporters to help us help the dogs.
Our rescue is ONLY in the business of offering FULL DISCLOSURE to adopters, and expects and hopes to engage your questions and concerns fully. We owe it to the dogs we rescue and all the wonderful families/adopters who might consider welcoming our charges into their hearts and home. Our dogs are waiting for that ideal forever home where they will be cherished as deserving family members. It's sad these second chances are even necessary for these dogs, but we are committed to them and will devote the time and energy to their rehoming, and not just MOVE them to save more dogs. We diligently and responsibly seek good matches as we don't want to re-home the dog again. These animals have already endured more than they should have, and through no fault of their own. It behooves us to be honest and forthright, and we appreciate the same in return from applicants. It's that winning combination of reciprocal trust and respect that allows for successful placements to be made. Happy adopters translate to happy dogs, and that's our goal!
Our rescue volunteers will be more than honored to be in touch with you directly and promptly, after receiving your application and conducting a mandatory a veterinarian check. If you have never owned a dog before, please submit your application regardless, and we will be in touch with you as soon as possible. TAKE NOTE YOU SHOULD CHECK YOUR SPAM AS SOME RESPONSES FROM US WIND UP THERE WE'VE DISCOVERED. Also, take care to contact your veterinarian to let them know a member of rescue will be inquiring about your pet history!
Thank you for respecting that we all donate our time to saving these animals, and understand we value your philanthropic and compassionate desire to help be part of the rescue team. That said, you'll understand why we are committed to the well-being of our charges and consider this veterinarian check mandatory. If you are a first-time dog owner, we will work with you every step of the way! ADVOCACY AND EDUCATION ARE AS MUCH A PART OF RESPONSIBLE RESCUE AS ADOPTION! And it takes a RESCUE VILLAGE to help the most dogs possible in a thorough manner to ensure success on all fronts, and then some! It is an awful feeling to fail a dog, and we can't continue rescue if we don't do everything we can to ensure good matches for the dogs and tender families who might adopt them. THANK YOU FOR UNDERSTANDING.
Although we are an extremely small rescue group, we understand and respect your family's eagerness to be in touch and learn as much as you can about the dogs you are considering adopting. Our very experienced and devoted trainer will be happy to share all aspects of OUR RESCUE DOGS to determine compatibility once you've submitted your application, and another of our volunteers will explain the whole process of our rescue and answer any questions you might have as well
If you have the time and love to offer this extremely bright dog who can make you laugh for hours at his antics, PLEASE APPLY TO BE CONSIDERED FOR A RESCUE DOG VILLAGE DOG AND GIVE ONE A HOME. Our dogs deserve all that a committed family can offer. Make no mistake about it, this is one spectacular dog!
Please contact RescueDogVillage@yahoo.com and we will be happy to return your correspondence, but please submit the application now so we can have that information as a starting base for our dialogue.
THANK YOU FOR CONSIDERING RESCUE AS A MEANS OF WELCOMING YOUR NEXT FOUR-LEGGED FRIEND INTO YOUR LIFE!
ALL interested adopters MUST complete an application; agree to a vet reference check, phone interview and home visit. ALL family members MUST be in attendance for home visits - no exceptions. This helps us get to know everyone in the family so that we can help find the right dog for you.