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My name is Pippa!

German Shepherd Dog Dog for adoption in Kansas City, Missouri - Pippa
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Missouri German Shepherd Rescue

Facts about Pippa

  • Breed: German Shepherd Dog
  • Color: Gray/Blue/Silver/Salt & Pepper
  • Age: Young
  • Size: Med. 26-60 lbs (12-27 kg)
  • Sex: Female
  • ID#: 8618550
You can fill out an adoption application online on our official website.

PIPPA is an adorable young GSD pup who's had a rough start to her life! At just 8 weeks old, she was surrendered by her owner to a local shelter indicating she had been climbing his fence and escaping. It turns out she never had a fence issue, she actually had a birth defect and her internal plumbing wasn’t in the correct place. She was in the shelter's foster care program for around a month while they tried to figure out what was causing the problem. MOGS ended up taking her in and putting her through surgery to correct the problem. Now she is a happy, goofy, playful teenager!

TEMPERAMENT
Pippa is a super-sweet girl!  She was a little unsure of her foster family when she first arrived, but after a few hours of being leashed to her foster Dad, she started to realize she had nothing to fear (except maybe a bath!), and they could be trusted.  When new guests come into the house, she watches from a safe distance but trusts her humans to watch out for her.

Pippa is the ideal walking partner. She is very gentle on a leash and doesn’t pull even on a flat collar. She could easily be a running buddy if her new home would take some time to work her up to the distances. She loves to lie under her foster Dad’s computer desk while he works or next to her foster Mom’s project table. She is perfect as a companion pup!

She has the most adorable face and wet nose, and wants nothing more than to play.  Play with her humans, play with toys, play with other dogs, just PLAY.  She even tries soliciting her resident cat to play by play bowing to him and trotting down the hallway next to him! Similar to a cat, Pippa has evening crazies and LOVES bouncing around the backyard or playing in the living room. She doesn’t understand why everyone likes fetch so much, but will politely get the ball when asked. She adores throwing the ball up in the air for herself and racing around with it. If left unattended she finds a washcloth to carry around the house and lay with. She never damages them but looks pretty cute with it carried daintily by her front teeth.   

Pippa will need strong and attentive leaders in her forever home to help her learn how to be a good doggie citizen.  She does well meeting new dogs and loves to play but doesn’t know when to back down from a dominant dog. Like all GSDs, occasionally she tries testing her boundaries. In the past, Pippa has shown some issues with possessiveness of her food bowl, but her foster parents have found a way to modify her behavior. She will now sit or lay on command and wait for her dinner, whether it is a bowl or a treat.

OTHER ANIMALS
Pippa LOVES other dogs, and will be a great playmate!  If Pippa will have another dog in the house, we recommend a non-dominant dog. She has proven reliable with dogs ranging in size from 20 pounds and up, but a dog of similar size is the best for play time. She's proven OK with her two resident cats and neighborhood cats in the backyard, although we always recommend supervision.

MEDICAL
Pippa has been in foster care since May of 2015 and has had several surgeries and procedures to correct her plumbing issue. It’s important to know that she will have occasional urinary tract infections throughout her life but is otherwise healthy and happy. Her foster parents were surprised to discover that she lets them know when she is having an issue and is very cooperative when asked to take medicine. Her adopting family must have a good relationship with their veterinarian and commit to providing excellent ongoing veterinary care for Pippa.
 
Pippa is a very sweet girl, and will be a great companion dog for one very lucky family!

  
PIPPA's ADOPTION FEE:   $300
This fee covers only part of what we spend to vet, board and rehab the dogs we save.  On average we spend over $450 on each dog.  We made a decision to keep our adoption fee at the 2005 level even though vet prices have doubled and tripled since then.  We are constantly fundraising to cover the deficit.  At minimum, your adoption fee includes the dog's spay/neuter, heartworm test, heartworm treatment if needed, rabies shot, distemper/parvo shot, bordatella shot, deworming, monthly heartworm and flea preventives, and microchip.  In many cases it also includes surgery and various types of vet treatment for standard issues such as hot spots, ear infections and so on.

INTERESTED IN ADOPTING PIPPA?
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PLEASE READ THIS:

  1. We're picky about our adopters!  GSDs are not for everyone.  They demand  lots of time/effort/training.  They shed all year round and are big and scare lots of people.  They 'mouth' and are usually strong-willed and stubborn.  You have to have references and a home visit.  If you're not willing/able to deal with any of this, please don't waste your time applying.  
  2. All MoGS dogs must be inside family pets. We do not adopt to outdoor only homes.
  3. You have to put your dog indoors (NOT in the yard) when you're not home.  One adopted MoGS dog died after the owners left to run errands, left her outdoors, someone opened the gate, and she was hit by a car.  Privacy fences have been broken into, gates have been opened, thieves have stolen dogs. NEVER leave your dog outdoors when you're not home!!
  4. You're required to make a lifetime commitment.  Only you can make sure the dog is safe, loved and cared for, for life. The minute you adopt, that responsibility is yours.
  5. Are you unable or unwilling to make a lifetime commitment? Do not apply.
  6. What's your plan for unexpected events and major changes?  New baby? Divorce?  Moving?   How you will provide for your dog if your family breaks up?  If you move?  If you have a child?
  7. You're making a lifetime commitment to a MOGS Dog.   We expect you to keep it!  It's YOUR RESPONSIBILITY to stick by your family member -- no matter what. 



 

Have Questions? Email us at mogsrescue@gmail.com

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About Missouri German Shepherd Rescue

About Our Rescue Group...

MOGS is a newer and growing group in Kansas City, MO. Our focus is German Shepherds but we will help GSD mixes and other breeds as we are able to do so.

Come Meet Our Pets...

All our dogs are in foster homes or boarding facilities. We do NOT have a shelter or physical facility.

Our Adoption Process...

Homes will be required to provide 3 references plus a vet reference and have a home visit completed. The dogs are all completely vetted before being placed in their new homes including microchip, spay/neuter, rabies vaccine, distemper vaccine, bordatella vaccine, fecal, heartworm test, and current on heartworm/flea preventative.