If you're interested in adopting any SGSR dog, please read about our Adoption Process and fill out an Adoption Application. Visit our website for more information, including Frequently Asked Questions.
There but by the Grace of God, go I. These are my thoughts as I have prepared to take this precious dog into SGSR. There are some owner surrenders that we cannot wait to get our hands on because we know that they have been mistreated, starved, abused, neglected, etc. But this dog......but this dog...... would have had a long and happy forever life with her Momma, had it not been for life situations that are beyond everyone's control. This woman waited on me to take her girl, because she was committed to giving her to SGSR, because she knew that we would find Roxie the best home that we could. This girl has been well taken care of her whole life. We know her whole life history. When you lose your husband, lose your job, and lose your home, you are not in a good situation to be able to keep your dogs. No harsh words here. This woman has tried. She has waited 6 weeks for us to find a spot in our foster network (we can ALWAYS use more fosters!) Now, on to Roxie's story.....
Roxie is a 5 1/2 year old long coated GSD. She has not gotten a lot of exercise lately because she didn't have a yard to play in for the past couple of years. She does have a few pounds to lose. She is good with other dogs, but best with dogs her own size, or a bit smaller. No yappy, hyper dogs should be in the home with her, because she is nervous around them. She loves people, and is a velcro dog that will follow her person everywhere. She doesn't do well around small children, but a child that is 12 or above would work out fine, and she would love a family member who is willing and able to play fetch with her! She does pull on a leash a bit when you first start walking, but this is easily corrected with training. She will not do well around cats. She is fine in the car on rides. She doesn't mind thunderstorms, but does not like fireworks. She hates a crate, but one is not needed, because she is potty trained, and good in the home. She loves to spend time out in the yard. She sits nicely for her food. She is a really easy dog, and doesn't bark much at all.
If you are drawn to help this girl who has lost her home, please let your adoption coordinator know or fill out an adoption application at: www.southeastgermanshepherdrescue.com. Roxie is being fostered near Johnson City, TN.
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