My name is Dillon!

German Shepherd Dog Dog for adoption in Pleasant Grove, California - Dillon
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Dillon's Info...

I am already neutered, housetrained, purebred, up to date with shots, good with kids, and good with dogs.

Dillon's Story...
"Dillon" is a handsome, approx 80 lb 2½-3 yo neutered male GSD who is very affectionate, easy-going, and well-behaved. Dillon is friendly with strangers--though he is somewhat cautious initially, he warms up very quickly. I have not observed Dillon around young children, but I have every reason to believe that he'll be good with them. He releases balls easily and takes treats gently.

Dillon gets along great with the dogs at GSRSV's rescue ranch, with two caveats: he is possessive of his toys and somewhat food-aggressive. (He does not exhibit either behavior toward people). I attribute both of these behaviors to the likelihood Dillon has been an only dog most of his life; he has shown improvement with his food-aggression in just the few days that I've had him. I would not label Dillon as an alpha dog, but he is not the submissive type, either. I would not place him in a home with an alpha male.

Though I have not seen Dillon around cats, I will consider him for a home with a cat that is used to being around dogs. So far, Dillon has not shown me any behaviors that make me think he'd be dangerous to cats.

Dillon is what I consider a very "domestic" dog--he loves being in the house, and wants to be near me most of the time. He is completely housetrained and has very good house manners. He does get anxious when I go outside and don't take him with me, so he might exhibit some separation anxiety initially in a new home.

Dillon was clearly a dog that somebody treated well for the most part and spent some time training. He sits, lies down, and shakes on command. He walks well on a leash, and has good off-leash recall. As mentioned, he takes treats gently from hand. Dillon loves to go for car rides, and rides exceptionally calm. He does make a bit of a fuss at first when I walk away from the car, but he quiets down quickly.

Dillon loves to play fetch and releases the ball gently. He'll make a great family dog or loyal companion for a single person or couple.

GSRSV rescued Dillon from the Stanislaus County Shelter in Modesto on 2-28-16. He had been brought to the shelter as a stray, but I strongly suspect that this dog was surrendered by his owner due to circumstances.

Dillon's adoption fee is $275, which includes a microchip.

Facts about Dillon

  • Breed: German Shepherd Dog
  • Color: Black - With Tan, Yellow Or Fawn
  • Age: Young
  • Size: Large 61-100 lbs (28-45 kg)
  • Sex: Male

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Why Adoption is a Great Option

Dillon, a Pleasant Grove German Shepherd Dog dog was adopted! Here's how you can benefit by looking at adoption as an option to buying a German Shepherd Dog for sale in Pleasant Grove, or seeking a German Shepherd Dog dog from a breeder in Pleasant Grove.

  1. Rescues and shelter volunteers in Pleasant Grove already know the personality and tendencies of their pets. This means they can match you with the right pet. That will makes it much easier transition to owning a pet for yourself and your new pet.
  2. On average adoption fees are much less than you'd pay a Pleasant Grove breeder, or pet store. Plus most often rescue pets have already been to the veterinarian for a check-up, had a round of vaccinations, and are spayed or neutered. That is a lot of savings!
  3. You will become a hero, and give a needy dog or cat a loving home. In fact, there are even German Shepherd Dog breeders who help with German Shepherd Dog rescue. One puppy or kitten adopted in Pleasant Grove paves the way for another one to be saved.