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Hi my name is Lovett! I am a very pretty German Shepherd around 6 years old. I have been told that I am a little short for my breed, but I weigh over 80lbs. I was pretty sick a year ago when I got to my foster home. I wouldn’t eat anything and was having seizure-like symptoms. After several vet visits, they figured out that I probably had an inner ear infection that was giving me vertigo and making me feel nauseous. Once I got over that, I decided that I LOVE to eat. My favorite snacks are chicken and peanut butter and the popcorn my foster dad accidently drops sometimes. I also went through treatment for heartworms last summer and I am all healthy now!
Most of the time I am very chill. I like to take naps, especially on the couch. I have learned not to get on the couch unless I am invited, well unless my parents aren’t around. I just can’t help it, because it’s sooo comfy. I get really excited when I get to eat, go for a walk or go on car rides. I know to sit and wait until I am told to eat, but sometimes I get so excited that I forget. I am not food aggressive, and I don’t mind a back rub while I eat my dinner. Sometimes I get so excited to go for a walk that my foster mom and dad have trouble getting my leash on me. I will sit and wait for you to put my leash on, but I like to try to give you high fives while you put it on. I pull a little at the beginning of my walk, but then I remember that I am supposed to heel. I try to lead on my walks, but I heel again when you remind me. I love car rides! I will jump immediately into the car if the door is open.
I hang out in my crate while my foster parents are at work, but I am used to a walk and a potty break in the middle of the day. I easily go in my crate if you bribe me with a treat. I do well when I am left out at home alone, but I start to think I am Queen of the house. I need someone who understands that a GSD wants and needs rules to follow.
I am not destructive, but I like to snack on toilet paper, Kleenex and other paper products if you leave them out for me. I don’t like thunderstorms. I get scared and hide in my parents’ closet. That is my safe place.
I have been through OLK9 Beginner Training and hope that my new parents can keep up with my training and practice so I can be the best girl possible!
My foster parents think I am wonderful, but they tell me I need someone who has had a GSD before and understands that I want rules and boundaries. I get along well with other dogs of all sizes, as long as they are nice to me. I have met some cats, and I ignored them until they hissed at me. Then, I barked at them, so no cats for me please. They are weird and smell funny. I don’t bark at much, but I do like to let my parents know when someone is at the door or in the driveway. Small children make me nervous, and I bark at them when they get in my space when I am lying down. I would probably do best in a home with older children. I like people and am very sweet, but want to be introduced to new people coming into the house. Hey, it's my job to be watchful, right?
I am being fostered in Knoxville, TN. If you think I would be the perfect fit for you, please contact your adoption coordinator. If you don't have an adoption coordinator then please fill out an application at southeastgermanshepherdres
Our adoption process consists of a telephone interview, a call to your veterinarian and a home visit. If you have any questions about the adoption process please contact firstname.lastname@example.org .
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