My name is Barend!

German Shepherd Dog Dog for adoption in Woodinville, Washington - Barend
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I'm being cared for by:
Washington German Shepherd Rescue

Facts about Barend

  • Breed: German Shepherd Dog
  • Color: Black - With Tan, Yellow Or Fawn
  • Age: Adult
  • Size: Large 61-100 lbs (28-45 kg)
  • Sex: Male
Our hours are by appointment only. If you are a good match, we will contact you, typically within 72 hours. YOU WILL HEAR FROM US ONLY IF WE FIND YOU TO BE A GOOD MATCH FOR ONE OF OUR RESCUE ANIMALS AND OUR ADOPTION GUIDELINES/PROGRAM. We must review a completed application before an appointment is arranged. No exceptions. All visits with the rescue animals are by approved applications and appointments only.

Please consider a donation to Barend's GoFundMe account. Barend is a German Shepherd Dog with severe hip dysplasia and torn ACLs (anterior cruciate ligament) in both of his hind legs. We are raising money for Barend's surgery.

Barend is a young and playful dog! He knows some basic obedience and loves to play fetch with balls and Frisbee.

Barend is respectful of the senior Pit Bull he is being fostered with, but would most likely love another large breed dog to play with. He is calm in the house, but loves to be outside running around. Barend has no food or toy aggression toward any of the dogs in his foster home and will share his toys when the senior pit bull decides he wants to play.

We are currently unsure how Barend will do with a dominant dog. He may or may not back down from an alpha who tries to dominate him.

Barend chases rabbits, birds and feral cats that come on to the property. Since his previous owner and current foster home do not have cats, we cannot place him in a home with them.

Barend will benefit from someone experienced with guardian breeds as he moves into adulthood. As Barend needs all alpha experienced people in his household, he will not go into a home with children.

Barend is left loose in the house in a spare room and chooses to curl up in a big chair while his foster mom is at work. He will need a home with a fully fenced yard.

If you would like to adopt Barend, please visit our website and apply today!

PLEASE NOTE: The information contained within this biography is based on observations from the current foster home. In no way can we predict future behavior and or temperament as individual household dynamics vary greatly, and are impacted by the experience and leadership of those within the home.

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The adoption process includes completion of an adoption application, a vet check, a home visit and a lifetime adoption contract.

Adoptions are not done on a first come first serve basis. WA German Shepherd Rescue is the companion animal's advocate and will select the most suitably matched home for the dog's general needs and the unique needs of each individual dog in our care. We reserve the right to refuse service and adoption without explanation.

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About Washington German Shepherd Rescue

About Our Rescue Group...

We hope to ease the problem of population overflow occurring in many of our shelters today. WGSR educates the individual on the importance of sterilizing the pet and providing superior care.

WGSR is composed of a network of foster families and volunteers. We are always in need of more foster care providers with the time and commitment necessary to care for these animals in transition. We are also in need of volunteers who can shuttle dogs from shelters and other sites to our foster homes.

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Come Meet Our Pets...

Please visit our website to see the most up to date list of dogs available for adoption.

Our Adoption Process...

If you would like to adopt one of our dogs, please visit our website and submit an application today!