My name is Gunther Shy Shep!

German Shepherd Dog Mix Dog for adoption in Syracuse area, New York - Gunther Shy Shep
Photo 1 - German Shepherd Dog Mix Dog for adoption in Syracuse area, New York - Gunther Shy Shep
Photo 2 - German Shepherd Dog Mix Dog for adoption in Syracuse area, New York - Gunther Shy Shep
Photo 3 - German Shepherd Dog Mix Dog for adoption in Syracuse area, New York - Gunther Shy Shep
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Zani's Furry Friends Upstate Outpost

Facts about Gunther Shy Shep

  • Breed: German Shepherd Dog Mix
  • Color: Tan/Yellow/Fawn - With White
  • Age: Young
  • Size: Med. 26-60 lbs (12-27 kg)
  • Sex: Male
  • ID#: 5141648-948997
 Zani's al fresco Summer Adoptions  follow us on FB to find us this summer as we will try new locations to meet the needs of NYC and support the little stores:)

Gunther is a male, 5 year old shepherd mix, approx 50lbs. He is a shy, reserved boy who is in need of a patient person who can help him build his confidence. Gunther is guarded with new people, but calm once he warms up. He is also full of youthful join, loves other dogs, and would do best at a home in a quiet setting such as a small farm or a home on a country road. He is house trained, responsive to basic commands, and enjoys learning new tricks.  Gunther is a gentle soul who needs to be in a home that will consistently show him love and that he is a cherished member of the family (with older children). Please give Gunther a second chance.
Gunther's very own FB page!
Facebook: Zani's Furry Friends ZFF Inc

Please fill out an application and return to Many of us (cats/dogs) will be at Carl Schurz Park E End Av/E86th St on Sundays and elsewhere on Saturdays--please like us on FB and follow us for event listings. If you are seriously interested in adopting one of us in particular, please fill out an application by Friday so that we can be sure to be there. Otherwise we decide based on other variables. Usually we are in our foster homes so this is a bit more stressful and a slightly artificial environment but we do want to be seen and find our furever homes too.
Please consider providing a home for more than one dog, especially if you are considering adopting a puppy. Dogs are pack animals and very much enjoy as well as need other dog company to learn to play, socialize and be good companion animals to people. The upside to this is that you won't feel as guilty leaving them alone and you get twice the love. Please come! And if you can't adopt, maybe you can foster or volunteer, and you can always donate!

If you want to know about cats/dogs specifically being shown at our adoption locations, please email us closer to the date so we know your interest and will make every effort to have that pet at the event or let you know how and where you can meet.  It is extemely helpful and speeds up adoption if the application is filled out prior to visiting us so please do that before coming to our weekend events. Our weekend locations are: Sundays usually and some Saturdays.  Follow us on FB for latest updates. Usually we are in our foster homes so all this is a bit more stressful but we do want to be seen and find our furever homes. Please come! And if you can't adopt, maybe you can foster. And you can always donate:) Cats and Dogs are spayed/neutered, UTD w/ all age appropriate shots and microchipped. Cats are feline combo tested for FIV/FeLV; dogs are heartworm tested and rabies vax'd, (NOT lyme vaxed but we seriously recommend it); rabbits are spayed/neutered. Please fill out an application and email to: For Cats: For Dogs: For Rabbits: Please visit our website

About Zani's Furry Friends Upstate Outpost

About Our Rescue Group...

Zani's Furry Friends is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization committed to rescuing companion animals from New York City shelters where, unfortunately, they are at significant risk for euthanasia due to overcrowding. Beyond directly helping the animals we save, their rescue creates space at the shelter—thus giving another shelter cat or dog an opportunity to await a chance for adoption or rescue and thereby potentially saving yet another life. Our mission is to help you find the perfect furry companion for your family and to help every animal we rescue find the forever home they deserve.
Entirely funded by donations, we depend on our volunteers to continue our work. We do not have a shelter or boarding facility, but instead rely upon foster homes to shelter and nurture our furry friends until a loving forever home is found.
Although not always sure of the pedigree or background of each cat or dog, those we place are generally well-socialized family pets who came to the city shelter through no fault of their own. We rescue kittens and puppies, nursing moms and litters, adults, seniors and special needs cats and dogs who deserve another chance for a loving home.

Our foster home network allows us to become fully familiar with each of our available cats and available dogs and helps us ensure the best possible match with adoptive families
We are always happy to answer any questions you may have about adopting a new pet and will gladly provide any support you may need throughout the adoption process and after you bring your new furry companion home. An experienced team of volunteers, fosters and trainers are always open to providing assistance. Please submit either a cat adoption application or a dog adoption application if you are interested in one of our adoptable pets.

We are a member of the Mayor's Alliance and a New Hope Partner with the Animal Care & Control of New York City.

Come Meet Our Pets...

Most of our adoption events are held in NYC and in NJ, however we are always looking for new venues!

Our Adoption Process...

We do require an application from which we conduct reference checks and home visits, followed by an interview, and finalized with a contract and donation to help defray our costs.