My name is Spartan!

Dutch Shepherd/Belgian Malinois Mix Dog for adoption in Louisville, Kentucky - Spartan
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Tier Haven Rescue

Facts about Spartan

  • Breed: Dutch Shepherd/Belgian Malinois Mix
  • Color: Brindle
  • Age: Adult
  • Size: Med. 26-60 lbs (12-27 kg)
  • Sex: Male
Spartan is a uniquely stunning male estimated around 3 years of age. Spartan was a "frequent flyer" at the Louisville Metro Animal Shelter due to his fence jumping skills but unfortunately no one came for him this last time.

Upon arrival Spartan was definitely a diamond in the rough. After much needed decompression, socialization, and training Spartan is one of our most well behaved boys. Spartan loves people and is a very friendly boy. He can be a little shy when first meeting people but warms up very quickly. He has been doing great getting introduced to as many people as possible including children. Spartan seems to really like kids and as his manners have improved overall he has become much better behaved around little-ones.

Spartan is an energetic boy true to his possible breed mixtures - Shepherd and Malinois. He does enjoy playing with the other dogs and is a ton of fun in a play yard. He doesn't have much bravery and leans towards the submissive side of things but once he has a friend they can play for hours. Spartan enjoys stuffed animals although I doubt the stuffed animals appreciate the treatment they get after a few hours... Spartan will offer his toys up to other dogs as a friendship offering and it is the most adorable thing. Spartan has also been introduced to cats on two occasions with very good results.

Spartan is the type of dog that most people would have wrote off months ago but will patience, training, and understanding he has transformed into an amazing boy. He will require a family willing to continue basic training simply so that they can stay on the same page and expectations are clear. You won't ask for a more grateful, fun, or loving dog though.

If you would like an application for Spartan 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.