My name is Ezra!

German Shepherd Dog Mix Dog for adoption in Louisville, Kentucky - Ezra
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Tier Haven Rescue

Facts about Ezra

  • Breed: German Shepherd Dog Mix
  • Color: Black - With Tan, Yellow Or Fawn
  • Age: Adult
  • Size: Large 61-100 lbs (28-45 kg)
  • Sex: Female
Ezra is a beautiful girl who when not shaved down as a very thick luscious coat. Ezra was a stray therefore we do not have any information on her prior to her arrival with Tier Haven Rescue.

Ezra is a very sweet girl with all of the people she meets. She is an energetic girl so although she isn't normally very jumpy she can be all over the place checking things out. Ezra has not had any issues being introduced to new people and doesn't seem be bothered by having people around. If anything Ezra is a little disconnected at times choosing to pretty much ignore the fact that there are people around. She acts like she just doesn't know what the purpose of people are which speaks to having never having a long time bond or connection to a family/person. Once Ezra gets familiar she is a very sweet and loving girl but you have to get through her initial "why should I invest in you?" chip on the shoulder.

Ezra is kind of funny with the other dogs. She isn't outright aggressive but she is a pushy, dominate female. She has been around other dogs ranging from beagles to Labradors to larger shepherds which has forced Ezra to reevaluate her initial standoffish behavior. Some of the dogs who are very persistent have gotten Ezra to play with them while others just avoid her. She is kind of like a bull when she first meets a dog though wanting to rush up and posture but not actually offering any physical aggression. We think Ezra could do well in a multi-dog home but it is going to depend a lot on the personalities of the dogs and enforcement of boundaries in the home. Ezra has had an initial cat test which went extremely well. For all her posturing with other dogs Ezra was very unconcerned with the cats. She sniffed over them and moved on to more interesting things like a litter box. As always proper introduction and enforcement of boundaries are very important but at this point we believe Ezra could be acclimated to a home with cats.

Ezra did test positive for heartworm and has been started on what is known as the "slow kill" method of treatment along with alternative holistic support through Young Living Essential Oils. Ezra will require a home committed to her continued treatment and subsequent prevention through her lifetime.

Ezra is searching for a loving home that will show her patience and love as she decompresses from all of the transitions she has been through. She is a very loving dog who is just searching for a family to show that to.

If you would like an application to adopt Ezra please email

About Tier Haven Rescue

About Our Rescue Group...

Tier Haven Rescue, Inc. is a non-profit animal rescue agency based in Louisville, KY that specializes in German Shepherds and similar working breeds. Tier Haven realizes that many German Shepherd Dogs (GSDs) find themselves in shelters due to a lack of training and understanding of the breed. Tier Haven is a no-kill rescue which limits the number of dogs we can care for at any given time for this reason Tier Haven focuses on taking dogs from shelters that are in direct risk of euthanasia and has a separate policy for owner surrenders.

Surrender Policy

Tier Haven accepts owner surrenders on a conditional basis due to the large number of dogs in kill shelters. If you have a dog you would like to surrender you must email pictures and the reason for surrendering to Tier Haven does charge a fee for surrendering a dog; $80 for a fully vetted dog (vaccinations, alter, heartworm test) when vet records are provided and $150 for un-vetted dogs.

Donate to Our Rescue Group...

Ways to Donate: Purchase an item on our wish list to be mailed directly to Tier Haven Become part of our Young Living Essential Oil team using member #3144252 Shop through Enroll your Kroger Plus card to support Tier Haven while you shop through the Kroger Community Rewards NPO 27174 Donate money online through PayPal using the email address Shop online through IGive � Tier Haven Rescue, Inc to have a portion of your purchase donated to Tier Haven Tier Haven is a Partner and listed on the WoofTrax app. Simply turn on the app to track your mileage when you are out walking and WoofTrax will donate to Tier Haven based on the miles walked by supporters. Mailing Address: 2400 Bush Ridge Rd, Louisville, KY 40243

Our Adoption Process...

Tier Haven requires an adoption application to be completed and processed prior to meeting or adopting any of our dogs. As a completely foster based organization Tier Haven relies on the application to help ensure that adopters are only meeting dogs that are suitable for their household based on various factors. The application is completed via email and you may email us at to obtain an application. When submitting an application please contact your vet clinic and provide them with a release of information and also inform your personal references that they will be contacted.

Once your application is processed you will be contacted by a volunteer to discuss potential dogs and arrange a meet and greet. Since we are a foster based group we only allow up to three (3) dogs on each meet and greet to keep it manageable for everyone. Meet and greets are often held at public locations to respect the privacy of our foster homes and they are scheduled at the discretion of the foster homes.

Tier Haven charges an adoption fee of $250 for each dog. This includes spay/neuter, vaccinations, heart-worm test, micro-chip, and monthly preventative care while with our organization. All medical records are provided at the time of adoption along with an adoption contract.