found a new home!
Plenty of my friends are looking
for one too. Find a pet to adopt.
I am already neutered, housetrained, purebred, up to date with shots, good with kids, good with dogs, and good with cats.
Valor is good with other dogs, and got along great with the five dogs he met at
GSRSV's facility. He presently lives in a home with a 4-yo female Belgian Malinois, and plays a lot with her. Valor also lives with a cat and does fine with it--though he will chase it when it runs. He has even become protective of the cat and guards it when the other dog approaches it. Valor is not good with chickens, however, as a family that adopted him in September (and subsequently returned him) found out.
Valor is in great shape and runs effortlessly. (See the short video of Valor romping around GSRSV's facility, posted on this page.) He is a high-energy dog that needs lots of exercise--not just a daily walk around the block on leash.
Valor is housetrained and is allowed access to the house 24/7 via a dog door. He does fine inside when left alone (with the other dog) for 8 hrs or longer; the worst he has done is knock over a wastebasket. Valor has never received formal training, but does respond very quickly to basic commands such as "sit." Valor is still learning leash manners--he wants to pull, but he's non-reactive when he sees other dogs. Valor stays close when off-leash, but still needs work with recall.
Valor loves to swim, and went right into the pond at GSRSV's facility. He likes playing with toys, but is not big on playing fetch, He likes going for car rides and rides well unconfined.
Valor's present caretakers Wendy and her husband took him in from an enlisted friend of theirs in Kansas who was getting ready to deploy to Afghanistan and couldn't keep him. Their friend had Valor from the time he was a puppy. Wendy and her husband would like to keep Valor, but work long hours and are seeking a home where Valor's owners will have more time to spend with him.
GSRSV has evaluated Valor and is placing him as a "Program Dog." This means that GSRSV is placing Valor through its adoption program while his caretakers continue to care for him.
Valor's adoption fee is $275, which includes a microchip. He is located in Natomas.