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My name is Caitlyn!

Shepherd (Unknown Type)/Pit Bull Terrier Mix Dog for adoption in New York, New York - Caitlyn
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Shepherds' Hope Rescue

Facts about Caitlyn

  • Breed: Shepherd (Unknown Type)/Pit Bull Terrier Mix
  • Color: Black
  • Age: Adult
  • Size: Med. 26-60 lbs (12-27 kg)
  • Sex: Female
  • ID#: 9157144
Please contact Jeannie (toomanyshepherds@aol.com) for more information about this pet.

This is a courtesy listing for our friends at the ASPCA. If interested, please contact Dara directly at dara.ruiz@aspca.org

Hi there! My name is Caitlyn. In the spring of 2014, I was rescued by NYC law enforcement from a cruelty/neglect case, where I was found living in a car with my littermates. I was immediately transferred to the ASPCA’s hospital and adoption center. In January of 2015, I was transferred to the Behavioral Rehabilitation Center at St. Hubert’s, where I learned that unfamiliar people, objects, sounds and real-life situations aren’t as scary as I thought. I graduated from the Rehab Center program in June. I might take a little bit of time to come out of my shell, but once I do, I’m a very sweet, gentle dame who will love to keep you company. I’ll do best with a patient, experienced adopter—someone willing to help me along as I continue to learn new things and discover the world. I am looking for an experienced adopter with a quiet household, and at least one confident doggie housemate. I also get along with cats. A fenced yard where I can sunbathe in the warmer weather would be a huge plus!

I’ve made many new friends at the Rehab Center, but I’m still shy around unfamiliar people. Please give me time to warm up at my own pace. When I meet new people, ask them to toss me pieces of my kibble. When I’m more comfortable, they can ask me to hand target for kibble. I do best when I meet people in the presence of a confident dog friend. I’m ready to learn, but I don’t know many obedience skills yet! The Rehab Center staff focused on reducing my fear, not on teaching me how to do things like sit, lie down and come when called. (I definitely don’t know that last one yet, so be sure not to let me off-leash!) Taking me to an obedience class that uses reward-based training (no punishment, please) would be a great way to build our bond.

We know with a special person, Caitlyn will be the perfect companion. Please contact Dara at dara.ruiz@aspca.org An application process will be required.



Please complete our online Adoption Application. It is the first step toward bringing home your new family member. You may arrange to meet the dogs only by appointment and after your adoption application has been approved. If you should have any questions, please don't hesitate to Email Us.

Shepherds' Hope Rescue
Serving the Greater Metropolitan New York & Long Island Area
Email: TooManyShepherds@aol.com



About Shepherds' Hope Rescue

About Our Rescue Group...

Shepherds' Hope Rescue was formed by two independent rescuers who forged an alliance to more effectively help our beloved breed. We are disturbed by the alarming increase of German Shepherd Dogs in the country's animal shelters and in neglectful situations. We are not a shelter nor do we have our own facility. As volunteers, we house our rescue dogs either in our own homes, foster homes if available, or board them with dog sitters or kennels until placed with their new families. We make the commitment to each and every animal to resolve any health or behavioral issues prior to adoption, and all dogs are vaccinated, spayed/neutered and heartworm tested.

Come Meet Our Pets...

As dogs are housed in multiple locations, appointments are made on an individual basis.

Our Adoption Process...

Our application and home visit process ensures we are placing our dogs in the best possible situations. German Shepherds are not for everyone, and as long-time, multiple Shepherd owners ourselves, we are familiar with the type of home/family best suited for this breed. We also take into considerations the dog's needs and temperament so that both dog and family are happy with the placement. Our goal is save as many German Shepherds and mixes as possible and unite them with loving and caring owners so that they will never suffer or know sadness again.