Please educate yourself on the differences between temperament and character of a working line German Shepherd compared to a show line or American bred German Shepherd. Consider whether a working line German Shepherd is the right type of dog for you.
Ava is a high energy dog who is engaging and wants to work. She is active, intelligent and wants to please. She is an athletic dog and loves an active household, whether that is someone who jogs, goes on long walks or hikes.
Ava’s ideal home is with someone who has GSD experience and/or someone who is interested in advanced obedience and has the time for this level of training. She is currently in a wonderfully busy, active, household with older children and other dogs. However, Ava's ideal home is where she will be the only pet in the household. Therefore, please, no households with visiting dogs, either. Ava wants to be the center of attention. She is a very affectionate shepherd.
Ava thrives on affection and love. She wants to be where you are, even just in the room or in the next room from you. Ava loves to lay next to you on the couch for pets. She loves to be petted, talked to, to play ball, squeaky toys and stuffed animals. Ava wants more than anything to be bonded to her person. She is a very loyal dog.
Ava is eating grain free, Earthborn Holistic, 4x a day (5 cups a day total), plus fish oil to give her that gorgeous shiny coat.
Ava has a lot of energy and loves to run and play in the yard, but also settles nicely in the house once she has exercised. She is crate-trained; her previous owner used a large wire crate. Ava’s foster home has left her for an hour or two, crated, when they go out. We are looking for a couple that isn't gone from home full-time during the day.
Ava is learning to walk nicely on leash. She has shown an extreme interest in cats so she must go to a home without cats.
Ava’s foster home can handle her legs, feet, ears, mouth, etc., with no issues. She is very obliging to handling by her foster family.
Ava is very intelligent and learns quickly. She has a desire to work with her human and is very biddable. Ava is a great dog for obedience, nose work or other dog sports. She NEEDS to be active and engaged.
Ava is learning to ride in the car. She will jump up into a crate (with some help) or will get into the back seat.
Ava has learned some vocabulary that might help her new family communicate with her. She understands these words, but is not 100% obedient yet. :) Ava is still a puppy!! She knows her name and comes when you call her name.
Some of her other vocabulary:
"crate" to go in her crate
"get it" to fetch a ball
"outside" to go outside
"let's go in the house" she will go to the door to go in
Ava sits before her food bowl is placed in front of her
Ava is working on "go potty" when in the yard
If you feel you have the dedication, time and energy for Ava, we would love to hear from you!
If you would like to adopt Ava, visit our website and apply today!
Please fill out an application to meet me at http://www.washingtongsd.org/application.html
The adoption process includes completion of an adoption application, a vet check, a home visit and a lifetime adoption contract.
Adoptions are not done on a first come first serve basis. WA German Shepherd Rescue is the companion animal's advocate and will select the most suitably matched home for the dog's general needs and the unique needs of each individual dog in our care. We reserve the right to refuse service and adoption without explanation.
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