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My name is Georgia!

German Shepherd Dog Dog for adoption in Pleasant Grove, California - Georgia
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Georgia's Info...

I am already spayed, housetrained, purebred, up to date with shots, good with kids, good with dogs, and not good with cats.

Georgia's Story...
"Georgia" is a large, beautiful 6-yo (born 4-20-09) spayed female GSD who is very affectionate and playful. Georgia is fine when meeting strangers, though she'll initially bark at them, then be somewhat aloof until she's had a chance to check them out. Georgia is good w/ young children, and has been around a 4-yo and a 6-yo child many times since they were born. Georgia's only fault w/ youngsters is that she gets worked up when they're running around (typical GSD trait) and has at times knocked over a small child. However, she's never so much as nipped at a child, even when running w/ them. Georgia weighs approx 85 lbs.

Georgia was socialized with other dogs from an early age and lived w/ another dog for her first 1½ years. Georgia is great with other dogs, with one caveat: she has shown aggression towards other dogs when there is food present--whether she has the food or the other dog has the food. When I evaluated Georgia for adoption, I fed her and several of my dogs biscuits while they were in close proximity, and Georgia did not so much as raise her hackles. (She takes treats very gently from hand.) I feel that Georgia's food-aggression may be due to a lack of a tough response from her owner, and is likely quite controllable. However, it would be a behavior to look out for initially and to deal with swiftly and firmly if exhibited. Georgia has never been around cats, so we will only consider a home without cats for her.

Georgia loves going for walks and walks well on a leash when there are no distractions. Her owner does use a Gentle Leader (snout harness) to give her extra control when Georgia sees other dogs or cats, at which times she does get agitated and strains on the leash. Georgia has great recall off-leash, but does tend to approach other dogs with a bit too much enthusiasm--enough to scare the other dogs or their owners. I feel this, too, is a behavior that can be changed w/ proper control.

Georgia is good in the house, and typically stays inside for about 8 hrs/day while her owner is at work. (She does have access to a dog door.) Georgia's only bad house mannerism is that she'll go after food left on the counter if she's by herself for several hours. She's a very good watchdog and will bark at anyone who comes around her house.

Georgia loves to play fetch and to run around w/ squeaky toys. She also loves to swim, as her owner discovered when Georgia was at GSRSV's facility for her evaluation. 

Georgia's owner Ashley raised her from an approx 8-wk old pup. Ashley loves Georgia very much, but is moving to Los Angeles on September 1 to begin a new career, and will not only be living in a studio apartment, but will be working approx 14-hr days. She wants what's best for Georgia, so is reluctantly seeking a new home for her.

GSRSV has evaluated Georgia and is placing her as a "Program Dog." This means that GSRSV is placing Georgia through its adoption program while her owner continues to care for her. Georgia's adoption fee is $200. Georgia is located in Fairfield.

Facts about Georgia

  • Breed: German Shepherd Dog
  • Color: Black - With Tan, Yellow Or Fawn
  • Age: Adult
  • Size: Large 61-100 lbs (28-45 kg)
  • Sex: Female

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Why Adoption is a Great Option

Georgia, a Pleasant Grove German Shepherd Dog dog was adopted! Here's how you can benefit by looking at adoption as an option to buying a German Shepherd Dog for sale in Pleasant Grove, or seeking a German Shepherd Dog dog from a breeder in Pleasant Grove.

  1. Rescues and shelter volunteers in Pleasant Grove already know the personality and tendencies of their pets. This means they can match you with the right pet. That will makes it much easier transition to owning a pet for yourself and your new pet.
  2. On average adoption fees are much less than you'd pay a Pleasant Grove breeder, or pet store. Plus most often rescue pets have already been to the veterinarian for a check-up, had a round of vaccinations, and are spayed or neutered. That is a lot of savings!
  3. You will become a hero, and give a needy dog or cat a loving home. In fact, there are even German Shepherd Dog breeders who help with German Shepherd Dog rescue. One puppy or kitten adopted in Pleasant Grove paves the way for another one to be saved.