ZOLTAN is a stunning sable German Shepherd who's ready to find his forever family! He's a beautiful, powerful, and sometimes stubborn male working lines German Shepherd, and is considered HIGH energy. He needs extensive daily exercise playing ball - his favorite activity of all time. Zoltan has been in and out of several homes during his lifetime, and is hoping to find THE one who can match him in wit and energy, so he can finally have a place of his own to call home.
Zoltan LOVES being with his family and will be wherever his people are; he's incredibly loyal and gets attached pretty quickly. He loves to meet people, and when at home, takes cues from his humans to determine if visitors are acceptable. Like a true German Shepherd, he's stubborn, and protective of his family, and he will react to any perceived threat (such as strangers yelling around family, etc). He adores ear rubs, belly rubs, and warming up his human's feet (by way of laying on them!) at the end of the day. He's also quite a talker and likes to tell his humans about things he experiences throughout his day -- reflections of objects, a bag blowing by, or even when he's enjoying some petting or a good belly rub.
Zoltan is incredibly loving and bonds closely to his humans. He's quite a big lovebug, and will try sneaking up into his human's lap if allowed. Provided he gets a proper amount of exercise daily, he settles nicely and loves to sleep on his back with all 4 feet in the air while you tend to work, projects or are just relaxing. He wants to please his humans, and responds well to strong leadership and training that's consistent. He's currently in an experienced foster home with a strong leader and is doing well.
Zoltan can do well with other respectful dogs if introductions are done properly and slowly. He doesn't care for other dogs getting in his face or trying to take his ball. He has done very well with a number of other foster dogs who have come and gone through his foster homes (always with proper supervision, and gradual introductions). He's not really a player with other dogs, so will do best with another dog who respects his space, and does not challenge him. A submissive and mellow dog would be a nice match, or he would be fine as an only dog.
No children under 15 years old; no exceptions.
No known medical issues.
Additional Information: Adoption Requirements
This fee covers only part of what we spend to vet, board and rehab the dogs we save. On average we spend over $450 on each dog. We made a decision to keep our adoption fee at the 2005 level even though vet prices have doubled and tripled since then. We are constantly fundraising to cover the deficit. At minimum, your adoption fee includes the dog's spay/neuter, heartworm test, heartworm treatment if needed, rabies shot, distemper/parvo shot, bordatella shot, deworming, monthly heartworm and flea preventives, and microchip. In many cases it also includes surgery and various types of vet treatment for standard issues such as hot spots, ear infections and so on.
Some people might consider Zoltan as an 'old' man, but even at 8 years old, he has a lot of energy and lots of life yet to live. A solid committment of energetic walks and daily ball play are the key for keeping this hunk physically and mentally balanced! One lucky family who can commit to that and strong and consistent leadership will have a true GEM of a GSD!
ZOLTAN's ADOPTION FEE: $300
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