I am already neutered, purebred, in need of an experienced adopter, up to date with shots, and good with dogs.
Doc is an 18 month old male shepherd who has been bounced around for most of his life. According to the last home which surrendered Doc to us he has had at least 3 homes in his short life and none had much time for socialization or training. Doc is a very sweet boy who is trying to learn how to be friendly with people and other dogs but is still very insecure. When meeting new people Doc can have a false bravado of standoffish behavior. When he is settled into his environment he doesn't have an issue meeting new people but when he is in that transition period and feeling extremely insecure he has shown some aggression. Doc is the type of shepherd that is 100% invested in his person and will amplify anything his person does including being nervous. Unfortunately his lack of proper socialization has left him with a lack of confidence and Doc needs an owner who will help him learn to stand on his own. Doc does great with other dogs although he hasn't been around small dogs. He has been introduced to adult cats and true to his current nervous nature he was timid approaching them and quick to avoid them. This could change as he gains confidence but will really depend on his future training. Overall Doc is a great boy who is a cuddle bug and very playful once he is settled down. He will make a great companion for someone who has a good understanding and experience with German Shepherds. Doc is anxiously awaiting his fur-ever home.
If you have any questions, or would like an adoption application, please email us at Tierhavenrescue@aol.com