My name is Bruce!

German Shepherd Dog Mix Dog for adoption in Louisville, Kentucky - Bruce
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Tier Haven Rescue

Facts about Bruce

  • Breed: German Shepherd Dog Mix
  • Color: Black - With Tan, Yellow Or Fawn
  • Age: Adult
  • Size: Large 61-100 lbs (28-45 kg)
  • Sex: Male
Bruce is an extremely loving 3 year old male german shepherd who found himself as risk of being euthanized at the Montgomery county shelter when his owners surrendered him for "growing too protective of the property". To our knowledge Bruce was not allowed inside the house and was left outside with the livestock. Bruce seems to be a very laid back dog who just wanted to be where the people are. He doesn't make waves with the other dogs and just goes about his business in a very quite manner. Bruce clearly hasn't know the love of a family nor had much guidance in his behavior. He doesn't ask for attention but enjoys receiving attention from people and will follow right on your heels. Bruce has been around children on a limited basis and hasn't seemed to have any issues. He is a generally friendly dog and doesn't seem to be timid around children. Bruce is the poster puppy for a dog that that has been rejected his whole life and is still searching for that one special person to show him how to be a well-behaved and well loved member of the family.

If you would like an application for Bruce, or have any questions, please email us at

About Tier Haven Rescue

About Our Rescue Group...

Tier Haven Rescue, Inc. is a non-profit animal rescue agency based in Louisville, KY that specializes in German Shepherds and similar working breeds. Tier Haven realizes that many German Shepherd Dogs (GSDs) find themselves in shelters due to a lack of training and understanding of the breed. Tier Haven is a no-kill rescue which limits the number of dogs we can care for at any given time for this reason Tier Haven focuses on taking dogs from shelters that are in direct risk of euthanasia and has a separate policy for owner surrenders.

Surrender Policy

Tier Haven accepts owner surrenders on a conditional basis due to the large number of dogs in kill shelters. If you have a dog you would like to surrender you must email pictures and the reason for surrendering to Tier Haven does charge a fee for surrendering a dog; $80 for a fully vetted dog (vaccinations, alter, heartworm test) when vet records are provided and $150 for un-vetted dogs.

Donate to Our Rescue Group...

Ways to Donate: Purchase an item on our wish list to be mailed directly to Tier Haven Become part of our Young Living Essential Oil team using member #3144252 Shop through Enroll your Kroger Plus card to support Tier Haven while you shop through the Kroger Community Rewards NPO 27174 Donate money online through PayPal using the email address Shop online through IGive � Tier Haven Rescue, Inc to have a portion of your purchase donated to Tier Haven Tier Haven is a Partner and listed on the WoofTrax app. Simply turn on the app to track your mileage when you are out walking and WoofTrax will donate to Tier Haven based on the miles walked by supporters. Mailing Address: 2400 Bush Ridge Rd, Louisville, KY 40243

Our Adoption Process...

Tier Haven requires an adoption application to be completed and processed prior to meeting or adopting any of our dogs. As a completely foster based organization Tier Haven relies on the application to help ensure that adopters are only meeting dogs that are suitable for their household based on various factors. The application is completed via email and you may email us at to obtain an application. When submitting an application please contact your vet clinic and provide them with a release of information and also inform your personal references that they will be contacted.

Once your application is processed you will be contacted by a volunteer to discuss potential dogs and arrange a meet and greet. Since we are a foster based group we only allow up to three (3) dogs on each meet and greet to keep it manageable for everyone. Meet and greets are often held at public locations to respect the privacy of our foster homes and they are scheduled at the discretion of the foster homes.

Tier Haven charges an adoption fee of $250 for each dog. This includes spay/neuter, vaccinations, heart-worm test, micro-chip, and monthly preventative care while with our organization. All medical records are provided at the time of adoption along with an adoption contract.