My name is Daisy!

German Shepherd Dog Dog for adoption in Wayland, Massachusetts - Daisy
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German Shepherd Rescue of New England, Inc.

Facts about Daisy

  • Breed: German Shepherd Dog
  • Color: Black - With Brown, Red, Golden, Orange Or Chestnut
  • Age: Adult
  • Size: Large 61-100 lbs (28-45 kg)
  • Sex: Female
Before calling about this dog, please read our adoption requirements at

At 9 years old, Daisy has been through a lot; but she is resilient and has a great outlook on life. She’s healthy, with a little arthritis in her hips which doesn’t slow her down; she bounces around happily. Her early life, living with a family with children, seems to have given her a solid foundation before things changed. We know that she was subjected to aggression by another female dog who had joined the family, and she was moved to another owner. He really didn’t have time for her and didn’t take her to the vet for the two years she was with him.
Daisy arrived at GSRNE in June, a little underweight and with dangerously overgrown nails; her coat was ragged, and one paw was badly infected. She was wary of strangers and when seeing other dogs, but she has been learning, in foster care, that visitors can mean treats and lots of positive attention; she loves to be petted and is getting over many of her fears.
Daisy has been oriented to clicker training and loves learning obedience commands and tricks. She’ll play fetch in the house and will now drop the ball most of the time. She knows “sit,” “down” and “stay.” She’ll shake hands and touch a target with her nose, walks nicely on a loose leash and is unafraid of city noises and thunderstorms. Her housebreaking is perfect and she has no destructive behavior in the house. She will go into her crate to lie down and hang out, but she doesn’t like to have the door closed…she spent too much time crated in her previous life. She will settle down after objecting for a few minutes, though, and her foster Mom has left her crated for an hour or two when she had to be away from home.
The ideal home for Daisy would be with someone who is retired or works from home and who will be patient with her while continuing to get her used to new experiences. Her behavior around other dogs is inconsistent; she will ignore them at times if they show no interest in her, but she will bark and lunge if they seem to be a threat. In foster care, she’s been mostly fine with meeting new people; but she has reacted by barking and air-snapping at others. She loves being petted and being shown attention once she accepts someone; but she can get overexcited and mouthy if the person doesn’t go slowly.
If you have experience with German Shepherds and would enjoy the love and companionship of a beautiful girl who is looking for her forever home, please ask us about meeting Daisy.

About German Shepherd Rescue of New England, Inc.

About Our Rescue Group...

German Shepherd Rescue of New England, Inc. (GSRNE) is an all volunteer, 501(c)(3) charitable organization dedicated to providing veterinary care, evaluation & adoptive homes for the countless numbers of German Shepherd Dogs who are left in pounds to await uncertain fate, are owner surrenders (divorce, death, etc.), or are from abuse or neglect situations. We help provide a safe harbor for German Shepherds that might otherwise be destroyed.

Each dog applying to our program is evaluated for temperament and behavioral information. All accepted dogs are spayed or neutered, updated on vaccinations, and receive essential medical care. Then the dogs are placed into GSRNE foster homes, while they await new homes. Finally, each dog is carefully placed in a loving home with a family that matches that dog's temperament, activity level and needs.

Come Meet Our Pets...

GSRNE does not do Meet Our Pets events. Instead, we prefer to get to know the dog and to get to know you, your needs, lifestyle, etc. Then we will work with you to match an appropriate Rescue dog with you.

Our Adoption Process...

Check out our Requirements for Adoption Page to ensure your situation meets our guidelines. You must meet the requirements listed. We regret that some good homes may be passed up because of this but find they are necessary.

Go to to check out our Requirements for Adoption page.

Please leave your name and phone number, along with a convenient time to return your call. It is important that you speak slowly and clearly so GSRNE can call you back. We try to return all calls within 24-48 hours.

NOTE: If you do not receive a callback within 48 hours, please call back. This means that your number wasn't clear enough to understand. When the volunteer calls back, they will go over our requirements for adoption as well as answer any questions you might have. It's a good idea to write down your questions so you won't forget.

Complete the Adoption Application

Read every bit of the Adoption Application packet that you receive in the mail! This packet is chock full of information about both GSDs in general and about adoption and how that works.

Have A Home Visit Done

Once the application is accepted, a GSRNE Home Visitor volunteer will call you and make an appointment to visit your home to discuss the needs of Rescue German Shepherd Dogs with you and your family. Usually we can get this visit done within a few weeks of your application approval. This volunteer will check the safety of your property, etc. This is great time to ask questions, voice concerns, discuss what you love in a dog, what you’d rather avoid, etc.

NOTE: We cannot “reserve” certain dogs for you to meet until the adoption application and home visit interview are completed. Receipt of your adoption application begins the adoption process.

Following the home visit, you will be contacted by the Adoption Coordinator and notified of your status to adopt a GSD. We reserve the right to refuse an application if the home situation or environment is deemed incompatible with the needs of a Rescue German Shepherd Dog.

Meet the Dog!

If approved, the Adoption Coordinator will help you set up an adoption visitation appointment with the dog's foster parents to meet the GSRNE Dog who best matches your family's profile and requirements. Because GSRNE has all of our dogs living in nice foster homes, not in kennels, we do not have a facility for you to visit. GSDs do NOT do thrive well in shelter situations, so we don't keep them that way! They live in homes!

This is by far the best way to meet a new dog - you can then clearly see how the dog lives and behaves in a home environment. And exclusive time is set aside by the foster parents and the dog to just be with you and your family so that you can focus on the dog you're meeting without the distractions or stress of kennel/shelter situations or short-handed staff. You can ask whatever questions you want of the people who have lived with this dog for over a month already, and you can have an unhurried, pleasant adoption visit experience where you are the focus for the foster parents.

Note that you will visit a dog a minimum of twice. Visitations to meet a dog may be set up right away, or can take some time, depending on the availability of dog(s) that match your needs and lifestyle.

Make Your Decision

After meeting the dog that seemed to match with your requirements, it's decision time! If there is a "love-connection," the actual adoption begins. If the match just isn't quite right, we'll figure out why, add that criteria to the search, find another dog who may match better, and another visit will be scheduled. Because we take SUCH care to find a dog that will match your lifestyle and preferences, it rarely takes meeting more than 1, possibly 2 dogs, to find that ultimate new family member!

Our organization is comprised wholly of hard-working volunteers whose only reward is seeing these wonderful German Shepherd Dogs in loving homes, given another chance for a happy life. We will try to match you with a devoted, loving, loyal companion. Thank you for your interest!

Please Remember

We are all volunteers, most of whom work full-time at day jobs, have our own dogs and families and are doing this out of a desire to make a difference in the lives of needy German Shepherds. We appreciate your patience while we work through the Adoption process.