My name is STAN!

German Shepherd Dog Mix Dog for adoption in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania - STAN
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Animal Friends, Inc.

Facts about STAN

  • Breed: German Shepherd Dog Mix
  • Color: Black
  • Age: Adult
  • Size: Med. 26-60 lbs (12-27 kg)
  • Sex: Male
  • ID#: 10289082-A046913
Hi! Thanks for giving me some attention! I'd like you to know that I've already been spayed or neutered. At Animal Friends, dogs and cats also leave fully up-to-date on shots and microchipped. All I need now is to find someone who will love me. Please ask to meet with an adoption counselor, so we can be properly introduced and talk about what kind of pet you're looking for. We can discuss whether you're looking for a lap pet or a social butterfly, an 'only pet' or a furry 'sibling' for kids or other animals. Best of all, by adopting from Animal Friends, you make it possible for them to rescue and care for another pet who truly needs help. So, what are you waiting for? Let's sit down together! *****************************************************

This stunningly handsome boy is Stan, who came to Animal Friends from a hoarding situation in September of 2015. The dog warden rescued Stan with his mom and other siblings who were all living in squalid conditions. Stan had never been socialized with people as a puppy and unfortunately had not been exposed to indoor living. Therefore, Stan is initially very fearful of new people, noises and surroundings. Because of this, Stan needs to go to a home with only adults, and WITHOUT cats.

It took over six months of dedicated and patient work from staff and volunteers to win Stan over and teach him how to trust. Even with those he knows, Stan is still very nervous and timid. He needs an extremely patient and understanding owner who is willing to put in the time and effort needed for Stan to come out of his shell. Unlike some of the other dogs he came in with, Stan is confident in himself and so when afraid he barks at whatever it is that is scaring him instead of hiding. This can be intimidating but is manageable.

Probably due to his previous living situation, Stan guards his food and toys. He will trade for toys, which is a great step, but gets very uncomfortable with people when he is eating. Stan will most likely never be a dog who tolerates parties or group gatherings, and because he has lived most of his life outside, he lacks a lot of skills that you and I might assume a dog should know. Patience and consistency will be key to his success in a home!

This handsome boy deserves a loving forever home, and has waiting a long time to be ready for one! If you think Stan might be a good fit for you, please stop by Animal Friends today to talk to an Adoption Counselor about meeting him! Someone believes in Stan so much that they have sponsored his adoption, so he is truely priceless!

***************************************************** To learn more about Animal Friends or view adoptable dogs, cats and rabbits, visit Animal Friends is located at 562 Camp Horne Road in the North Hills, just .5 miles from Exit 15 off of I-279N. For details or directions, call 412.847.7000.

About Animal Friends, Inc.

Come Meet Our Pets...

Animal Friends
Caryl Gates Gluck Resource Center
562 Camp Horne Road
Pittsburgh, PA 15237
Animal Friends is located in Ohio Township, just 10 minutes from downtown Pittsburgh. Click here for directions!
Our resource center offers free parking and is open to the public during our normal hours of operation:
Mon. - Fri. | 11 a.m.-7 p.m.
Sat. and Sun. | 10 a.m.-5 p.m.

Our Adoption Process...

Apply at After your application is submitted, you will be contacted by one of our Adoption Counselors (typically within 48 hours). Your next step is to come to Animal Friends to meet the animal! Please be sure to review our adoption guidelines before visiting.

Contact Us
Phone: 412.847.7000
Our phone answers Monday through Friday from 11 a.m.-7 p.m. and Saturday and Sunday from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. We receive a high volume of calls so please consider leaving a message if our receptionist is helping someone else and your call will be promptly returned!