My name is Shilo!

Labrador Retriever/German Shepherd Dog Mix Dog for adoption in Bowie, Maryland - Shilo
Photo 1 - Labrador Retriever/German Shepherd Dog Mix Dog for adoption in Bowie, Maryland - Shilo
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Photo 3 - Labrador Retriever/German Shepherd Dog Mix Dog for adoption in Bowie, Maryland - Shilo
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I'm being cared for by:
MJ's Animal Sanctuary, Inc.

Facts about Shilo

  • Breed: Labrador Retriever/German Shepherd Dog Mix
  • Color: Black - With White
  • Age: Young
  • Size: Large 61-100 lbs (28-45 kg)
  • Sex: Male
Hubba Hubba! What a looker this boy is! Shilo is a drop-dead gorgeous lab/shepherd mix (we believe) who found himself in a very high kill shelter as a result of his parents divorcing. His owners did love Shilo very much, and even gave the shelter information about him. We know he is about 1.5 years old, grew up with small children and other dogs, and tested ok with cats. Once we got him out of the scary shelter into a loving foster home we discovered he is very well trained and knows his basic commands, walks well on a leash, has good recall off leash, rides well in a car, and is a pretty chill guy. He does have some separation anxiety when left alone and will chew things left on tables (hasn't chewed furniture or anything of that nature, just smaller things), and will go in a crate if he has to if there are treats involved, but he hates his crate. He will whine loudly and cry when his family leaves and returns.

Shilo is being fostered in a home with several other dogs, and has also had visits from lots of family and friends' dogs, and he does well with all of them. He has grown up around children and he would love to have children again in his life to protect and play with. He is particularly hoping for a large yard where he can run and play, as he loves to be outside in his foster home's yard.

Shilo weighs about 83 lbs. and is full grown. He is neutered, microchipped, and has received updated vaccines. He tested negative for heartworm and is on heartworm and flea/tick prevention. Shilo received a clean bill of health from the vet!

Interested adopters please email to request an adoption application. Reference check, vet reference, home visit, and meet and greet will occur prior to adoption. Adoption fee applies.

About MJ's Animal Sanctuary, Inc.

About Our Rescue Group...

We are currently not accepting any owner surrendered pets. We are a group of volunteers who go to high kill animal control facilities where mass gassing or heart sticking is used as euthanasia, and shelters where all animals are euthanized every week. We are finding that in this terrible economy, beloved pets and companions are paying a heavy price, and are being dumped off in droves at kill shelters or "the pound." The pound workers do not tell these owners that their pet only stands less than a 10% chance of being adopted and will be euthanized if not adopted within 3-5 days. Our volunteers go into the shelters, extensively temperament test all dogs we rescue, get them completely vetted, vaccinated, and sterilized, and then work tirelessly to find them suitable forever homes where they will never again know fear, neglect, abuse, or abandonment.

Come Meet Our Pets...

All of our pets are cared for in loving foster homes across many states

Our Adoption Process...

We accept fees for shots, deworming, neuter/spaying our animals. We are a non-profit group consisting entirely of volunteers that rescues animals from HIGH KILL SHELTERS. There are adoption papers to be filed and we will subject future pet owners to uphold contracts to provide good homes for our pets.

Currently all our companions are in foster homes, so a pre-screening/pre-approval process is necessary in order to go visit the pet you are interested in adopting. Adopters are subject to vet references, personal reference checks, home visit, and a meet and greet. There is an adoption fee to cover some of the costs as we do not adopt out any animal that has not been fully vetted including spay/neuter, microchip, all vaccines, heartworm test, etc.