If you're interested in adopting any SGSR dog, please read about our Adoption Process and fill out an Adoption Application. Visit our website for more information, including Frequently Asked Questions.
Hey there! I'm Stellaluna! I am a 14 month old, female, bicolor and weigh 72 lbs., but I could stand to lose a few more. I came from a breeder and I am AKC registered.
I was surrendered to rescue because I was too much energy for my family, but with proper exercise that hasn't been an issue at all in my foster home. When the pack settles, I roam around looking for something to do for awhile, but once I find a toy or an antler, I'll gladly sit at your feet and occupy myself.
I have had quite a bit of training, but it seems like the follow through at home may not have been very consistent. I have quite a few puppy behaviors that weren't properly corrected...I'm jumpy and mouthy, but I'm learning that it's not acceptable here. For the most part, I only do it now when I'm excited and I forget myself. I have been e-collar trained and I am very well behaved when I'm wearing it. I will push the boundaries when I know it's not on my neck though ;)
I was not properly socialized as a pup, so I'm dog reactive when on leash, but this is easily corrected when I'm wearing a stimulation collar. I'm a fear barker upon greeting, but after a proper introduction I am very submissive in the pack. I would love some other big, alpha type dogs in my forever home to teach me the ropes. I take correction from them very well and I can learn SOOO much from a well balanced pack. I'm currently fostered with 3 other GSDs and I've enjoyed their company so much. When I'm not with them, I whine to be allowed back in to play with them. I wish they would play with me more than they do, but I'll take what I can get!
I bark when someone new comes in the door, but I correct easily and as soon as I realize they aren't there to hurt me ...or you... I'm happy to make friends. I came from a home with children, but as I mentioned I'm still working on remembering not to jump, so this should be an area we keep working on if there are kids in the house. I don't do well with cats. I chase and do not give up.
I have no toy or food aggression. I do well on the leash. I love to play ball and I'm great in the car. I LOVE my people and am a bit of a Velcro dog. I don't get on the furniture. I am crated trained and happy to be in my crate. I free roam with the other dogs at night, but I cannot be trusted to free roam during the day yet...after all, I'm only 14 months old. Foster mom tested me and I failed...yep, I stole a bag of treats and tried to eat the entire bag while she was gone. She caught me. Boo.
Foster mom says overall I am a really great dog and that with a little more training, a lot more love, continued exercise, and the wisdom that comes with age, I'm going to make a family very, very happy.
I am being fostered in Gloucester, VA. Interested in meeting me? Please contact your adoption coordinator right away!
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