My name is Jory!

Shepherd (Unknown Type) Mix Dog for adoption in Grand Rapids, Michigan - Jory
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Hearts of Hope Dog Rescue

Facts about Jory

  • Breed: Shepherd (Unknown Type) Mix
  • Color: Tricolor (Tan/Brown & Black & White)
  • Age: Young
  • Size: Med. 26-60 lbs (12-27 kg)
  • Sex: Male
I'm Jory, a 1 year old German Shepherd mix. I came from a really bad situation where I wasn't really able to live up to my full puppy potential, so I'm just starting to do that now. I still do some puppy things like explore everything with my mouth and get a bit jumpy when I’m really happy or see something I want to bark at! I love toys and especially balls! I have learned that getting petted and loved on is so nice and I love to snuggle and pretend I’m a lap dog with my foster family! I am very timid and need a lot of time to warm up to new people. It is very important that my forever family understands that I need lots of patienceand activities, like obedience training, to help build my confidence and to help me be a brave boy. I am quite smart and pick up commands quickly, but need an experienced person who understands scared dogs to teach me. I am house and crate trained, but need to continue to learn that visitors are not going toharm me. I love to go for walks on a leash, but mostly only where I am familiar with my surroundings and there are not a lot of vehicles going by to scare me. I guess I’m just a country boy! Since I am skittish, I need a house with a nice high fence. I am only 40 pounds, and am told I am quite small for a German Shepherd mix, but I am pretty strong so my family probably should have no, or older kids only. Another dog in the house to show me the ropes would be best for me too. I just love to play with other nice dogs! My foster mom hasn't seen me around cats before. I am up to date on vaccines, microchipped, and neutered. My adoption fee is $250. Please apply at

About Hearts of Hope Dog Rescue

About Our Rescue Group...

Hearts of Hope's mission is to save homeless unwanted dogs. Pet overpopulation is a global crisis. Our local animal shelters are full of wonderful dogs that just need more time and help finding the right home. Many of our dogs come from these local kill shelters and others come from urgent rescue situations spanning as far as Beirut, Lebanon. Hearts of Hope strives to help as many dogs as possible. If we are able, we will help. We know we can't save them all, but it matters to the ones we can save.

Hearts of Hope Dog Rescue is a 501(c)(3) non-profit dog rescue located in Grand Rapids, MI. It was founded by Director, Janelle McFarlane November 23, 2011. Our rescue dogs are provided with the best possible vet care, a safe place to stay and the love they deserve. We do not have a shelter facility. Our volunteer foster homes take these wonderful dogs into their homes until we find their forever families. Our organization is devoted to helping dogs in need and works diligently to find them loving forever homes where they can happily live out the rest of their lives.

Donate to Our Rescue Group...

Our Adoption Process...

1. The first step is completing our application at

2. If your application is approved, you will be contacted to schedule a home visit interview. We will bring the dog over for a visit and conduct and interview with you.

3. Then we will both take a day to consider whether it is the right home for the dog.

4. If everyone is in agreement, the adoption will take place and you will sign an adoption contract and commit to giving our rescue dog a forever home.

We are a non-profit organization. Our adoption fees are considered a donation to the rescue and they range from $150-$300. Our fees help us cover our dog's vet care, food, supplies and other expenses to keep the rescue running. All dogs must be spayed/neutered, micro-chipped, tested for heartworms, vaccinated and wormed as appropriate for age and checked for fleas prior to or within 30 days of adoption.

Note: There are no refunds on adoption fees. Adoption fees are considered a donation to the rescue and are tax decuctible.