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My name is River!

German Shepherd Dog Dog for adoption in Louisville, Kentucky - River
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River's Info...

I am already neutered, purebred, up to date with shots, good with kids, and good with dogs.

River's Story...
River is a handsome young boy who was found as a stray in the Louisville metro area. The shelter estimated his age around 2 years old however we suspect River is closer to a year of age.

River is very friendly with everyone he meets however he is also very insecure in himself. Unfortunately this insecurity causes River to be very clingy with those he bonds with and without proper boundaries he will try to guard "his person" from others. This is behavior that has been caught and corrected early in his foster home however an adoptive home would need to be willing to do intensive socialization with proper boundaries to ensure that River doesn't continue to build bad behavior. Aside from this River is a very sweet, goofy, and loving dog. He wants desperately to have a job and a family. He still has a very puppy-like personality and playfulness to him.

River does extemely well with the other dogs. He is definitely more focused on people the majority of the time but with the right companions (those tenacious enough to convince him) he can be a very playful boy. He is still young so social cues aren't his strong suit but he learns quickly and takes a lot of cues from other dogs. He would likely benefit from having a good canine role model.

River is a very typical young german shepherd who has been left on his own. He is a lot of energy with little manners but a huge heart. This heart gets him in trouble at times but with an experienced home willing to provide the training neccessary River is going to be the most dedicated family dog.

If you would like an application to adopt River please email us at Tierhavenrescue@gmail.com

Facts about River

  • Breed: German Shepherd Dog
  • Color: Black - With Tan, Yellow Or Fawn
  • Age: Young
  • Size: Large 61-100 lbs (28-45 kg)
  • Sex: Male

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Why Adoption is a Great Option

River, a Louisville German Shepherd Dog dog was adopted! Here's how you can benefit by looking at adoption as an option to buying a German Shepherd Dog for sale in Louisville, or seeking a German Shepherd Dog dog from a breeder in Louisville.

  1. Rescues and shelter volunteers in Louisville already know the personality and tendencies of their pets. This means they can match you with the right pet. That will makes it much easier transition to owning a pet for yourself and your new pet.
  2. On average adoption fees are much less than you'd pay a Louisville breeder, or pet store. Plus most often rescue pets have already been to the veterinarian for a check-up, had a round of vaccinations, and are spayed or neutered. That is a lot of savings!
  3. You will become a hero, and give a needy dog or cat a loving home. In fact, there are even German Shepherd Dog breeders who help with German Shepherd Dog rescue. One puppy or kitten adopted in Louisville paves the way for another one to be saved.