My name is Rex!

German Shepherd Dog Mix Dog for adoption in Dripping Springs, Texas - Rex
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German Shepherd Rescue Central Texas

Facts about Rex

  • Breed: German Shepherd Dog Mix
  • Color: Brown/Chocolate - With Tan
  • Age: Young
  • Size: Med. 26-60 lbs (12-27 kg)
  • Sex: Male
Rex is having to be re-homed due to his adoptive family's health and life changes. He was adopted through our group a year ago and since then has been loved and cared for VERY WELL! We are all sad to hear about the needed transition but we never give up on a dog and so we are again posting him for a new family. He is safe and loved where he is now so we have the time to find the perfect fit.
You can tell he is, by looking at the pictures, a large boy and due to his age he is quite strong still and very active! He will need a leader who knows the breed and how to manage behavior in a firm but loving way. Rex must know you are in charge. Things like training to stay in a "place" while new guests are in the home, or training to go in his crate on command and stay there while a pet control person is in and out of the home is also a must.
Rex is very good with kids of all ages, but not rowdy ones...he will tend to switch to his herding instincts and try and settle things down by mouthing them...this has to be something an owner can control by a simple command. If dogs know they are safe and you are in control they don't feel the need to step in the situation.
He walks well on leash but when he sees another dog he yelps and howls to go say hi. h He must not be allowed to pull his new owner, he weighs 70+ lbs and by pulling he is telling the owner what to do. Again, not good for this dog. He plays with the other dog he lives with but plays very rough, so he will need to be told when to stop and "settle". He likes to be around people more than not so sticking him in the backyard will not do to drain his energy.

Neutered Male
under 3 years old
current on shots
House & Crate Trained
Heart worm negative
Good with other dogs but play rough!
good with cats, unknown
Good with children

He also is used to Earthborn Holistic food brand which is a grain free food and it does cost more than the typical brands. If you wanted to switch he would need to be fed grain free and transition over slowly.

Here is a summary from his current owner...
Rex needs an owner that is experienced with the German Shepherd breed and is willing to train him in the areas where he tends to have poor manners. He also needs lots of exercise! He would probably do well with someone who could run or jog with him daily or perhaps do agility training with him. I think, with someone who knows how to train him and is willing to put in the time with him, he'd learn quickly and be the most terrific dog and companion! I sincerely wish that person could be me, but I can no longer do jogging, running, or agility. He deserves more than just being in the house with me and getting to go outside only in the back yard to play. He does have a few quirks. He's terribly afraid of loud noises like thunder or fireworks. He chases flies outside, but if there is a fly in the house, he is terrified and either refuses to come in or runs and hides in his safe place. He's also very respectful of a water squirt bottle. He will stop what he's doing, tuck tail, lower ears, and sulk away if I just pick up the squirt bottle. I have never actually used it on him.

So, if you think you have the time, energy and dedication to put forth, then please apply. As with all our dogs, we have an application process and home ck that needs to be done before any meet and greets happen.

If you are interested in adopting Rex, please go to our website to complete our adoption application and someone will get in touch with you.

About German Shepherd Rescue Central Texas

About Our Rescue Group...

Our Mission

German Shepherd Rescue of Central Texas strives to save German Shepherds and German Shepherd mixes from neglect, abuse, and premature death. We give rescued
dogs a chance to have the good life they deserve through rescue, adoption, referrals, and behavior counseling. We do not sell dogs. We adopt intelligent, sensitive beings
into homes where their personalities and potential will be valued.

German Shepherd Rescue of Central Texas is a non-profit organization run by volunteers. Equipment and supplies are purchased using the personal funds of our
volunteers, or are donated or purchased using contributions and adoption fees. If you would like to contribute, please read about how you can help.

Our Adoption Process...


This adoption donation helps to recover a least part of the cost of shelter release fees, spay/neuter, de-worming, shots, and other vet bills as well as food, and flea/heart worm preventative. All of our dogs are spayed/neutered before adoption, are current on all shots, and on heart worm preventative. Additional contributions are gratefully accepted.

1. German Shepherd Rescue .Central Texas does not do out of state adoptions
2. German Shepherd Rescue Central Texas does not adopt very young puppies (8 wks to 6 mos) to families with infants & toddlers.
3. German Shepherd Rescue Central Texas reserves the right to refuse adoption to anyone who does not meet the requirements listed above or who is determined to be an unsuitable match for our dogs based on the interview process, the home check, and/or responses and references submitted.
4. German Shepherd Rescue Central Texas does not discriminate based on race, gender, religion, or national origin.