My name is Abraham!

German Shepherd Dog Mix Dog for adoption in Louisville, Kentucky - Abraham
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Tier Haven Rescue

Facts about Abraham

  • Breed: German Shepherd Dog Mix
  • Color: Black - With Brown, Red, Golden, Orange Or Chestnut
  • Age: Adult
  • Size: Large 61-100 lbs (28-45 kg)
  • Sex: Male
Abraham is a handsome sable shepherd estimated around 6 years of age. Abraham came to Tier Haven over a year ago for rehab at 40 lbs and hairless. Abraham had been extremely neglected and was covered in mange. He has had a long road to recovery but he now has a clean bill of health and is ready for a family of his own.

Abraham is an extremely goofy dog. Goofy and aloof are the best ways to describe him. Abraham is very loving with people and adores children. Abraham is very good about meeting new people and goes along with pretty much anything. Abraham does get along with other dogs but he lacks social skills. He will bark at the other dogs for no reason other than to bark. He doesn't fight - he has no desire to fight - he just has no idea how to play either. His fellow foster dogs are used to him and he has learned how to interact with them on a day to day basis. If things get rowdy though he will start barking again. Abraham has been around an adult cat who has learned to ignore his antics also. He will stand and bark at her but never makes a move to harm her. She is very dog savvy and when she is tired of him she finds a hiding spot and Abraham quickly forgets she exists. While he isn't dangerous to cats he is not aware of proper behavior around one either and would need patience and guidance.

Abraham is a very special boy to me (his foster) since we have spent so much time working to regain his health. While he is physically healthy Abraham has made a habit of mentally disconnecting from his body. The pain he endured prior to coming to us forced him into this coping mechanism and we are still working to overcome this. Many of his quirks come from this disconnection and we have found that when we utilize Young Living Essential Oils many habits - like the barking - subside. Abraham enjoys Raindrop Messages with essential oils and simply getting to smell various oils. I think these oils which have been used through his whole journey with us act as a tether back to his body and help him stop disconnecting. I sincerely hope his future home is open to continuing Abrahams oils as they have made such in impact in his emotional wellbeing and health journey.

If you have any questions about Abraham, or would like an adoption application, please email us at

About Tier Haven Rescue

About Our Rescue Group...

Tier Haven Rescue, Inc. is a non-profit animal rescue agency based in Louisville, KY that specializes in German Shepherds and similar working breeds. Tier Haven realizes that many German Shepherd Dogs (GSDs) find themselves in shelters due to a lack of training and understanding of the breed. Tier Haven is a no-kill rescue which limits the number of dogs we can care for at any given time for this reason Tier Haven focuses on taking dogs from shelters that are in direct risk of euthanasia and has a separate policy for owner surrenders.

Surrender Policy

Tier Haven accepts owner surrenders on a conditional basis due to the large number of dogs in kill shelters. If you have a dog you would like to surrender you must email pictures and the reason for surrendering to Tier Haven does charge a fee for surrendering a dog; $80 for a fully vetted dog (vaccinations, alter, heartworm test) when vet records are provided and $150 for un-vetted dogs.

Donate to Our Rescue Group...

Ways to Donate: Purchase an item on our wish list to be mailed directly to Tier Haven Become part of our Young Living Essential Oil team using member #3144252 Shop through Enroll your Kroger Plus card to support Tier Haven while you shop through the Kroger Community Rewards NPO 27174 Donate money online through PayPal using the email address Shop online through IGive � Tier Haven Rescue, Inc to have a portion of your purchase donated to Tier Haven Tier Haven is a Partner and listed on the WoofTrax app. Simply turn on the app to track your mileage when you are out walking and WoofTrax will donate to Tier Haven based on the miles walked by supporters. Mailing Address: 2400 Bush Ridge Rd, Louisville, KY 40243

Our Adoption Process...

Tier Haven requires an adoption application to be completed and processed prior to meeting or adopting any of our dogs. As a completely foster based organization Tier Haven relies on the application to help ensure that adopters are only meeting dogs that are suitable for their household based on various factors. The application is completed via email and you may email us at to obtain an application. When submitting an application please contact your vet clinic and provide them with a release of information and also inform your personal references that they will be contacted.

Once your application is processed you will be contacted by a volunteer to discuss potential dogs and arrange a meet and greet. Since we are a foster based group we only allow up to three (3) dogs on each meet and greet to keep it manageable for everyone. Meet and greets are often held at public locations to respect the privacy of our foster homes and they are scheduled at the discretion of the foster homes.

Tier Haven charges an adoption fee of $250 for each dog. This includes spay/neuter, vaccinations, heart-worm test, micro-chip, and monthly preventative care while with our organization. All medical records are provided at the time of adoption along with an adoption contract.