My name is Sabrina!

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

Facts about Sabrina

  • Breed: German Shepherd Dog
  • Color: Black - With Tan, Yellow Or Fawn
  • Age: Adult
  • Size: Large 61-100 lbs (28-45 kg)
  • Sex: Female
Sabrina is a beautiful sable female estimated around 3 years old who was a stray in the Louisville metro area. Unfortunately we lack any knowledge of her life prior to arrival at the shelter therefore our information on her is passed solely on what we have observed since she arrived in our care.

Sabrina is an extremely active and energetic girl. She was nicknamed 'Spinner' in the shelter because she chases her tail (occasionally she even manages to catch it) and is working through a lot of pent up energy. Sabrina has been very friendly with all of the people she has been introduced to although she hasn't shown herself to be an overly affectionate dog. She is currently residing in 'la-la land' and hasn't figured out that people are a part of the world also. The more she is getting in the routine of not being confined and having ways to work out her energy the more she is realizing people exist and interacting.

Sabrina is fostered with other dogs however she is not being trusted in play groups currently. She lacks all social manners but is a more dominate female. Some dogs she wants to play with and other dogs seem to set her off. She is still very pent up energy-wise and we haven't 100% figured out just what her exact mannerism with dogs is going to be. We hesitate to say that she cannot be around other dogs because she plays well with many of the dogs in her foster home however Sabrina still needs structure and supervision as she learns social manners. Sabrina would NOT be suitable for a home with small dogs or cats. She seems to possess a strong prey drive and likely would not adjust well to a home with either.

Sabrina did test positive for Heartworm and has begun what is known as 'slow kill' treatment and is receiving additional immune support from Young Living Essential Oil supplements. Due to her high energy and the stress Sabrina is currently under she would not be a candidate for the typical Heartworm treatment of Melarsomine injections.

Sabrina is searching for a home that appreciates her high energy nature and will help her work through her excess energy and lack of manners.

If you have any questions about Sabrina, 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.