My name is Braun!

German Shepherd Dog Dog for adoption in Alexandria, Virginia - Braun
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Facts about Braun

  • Breed: German Shepherd Dog
  • Color: Black - With Tan, Yellow Or Fawn
  • Age: Adult
  • Size: Large 61-100 lbs (28-45 kg)
  • Sex: Male
  • ID#: 10595948

Braun is a large, young dog. He was left to his own devices at his previous home and will need some training. He will be very loyal to the human he choses to make a bond.

Braun responds well to clicker/marker training but he is looking for someone to be his leader. He likes to play with balls and chew on bones. It does not appear that he has much play drive at the moment, but may have some prey drive. ***Braun is a NO for a home with cats.

Braun is available for adoption, but will only be placed in a home with significant previous GSD e xperience (as an adult), one that understands leadership, structure, consistent training and boundaries, and one without young children. Braun has separation anxiety and his adopter will need to understand how to guide him and help manage this situation. He has made tremendous progress with his foster, but it is possible that it may simply be a "management" and not a cure. His issues are not containment-phobia, and he will kennel up. Wire kennels are not an acceptable method of containment for Braun. He will need an airline approved type kennel with a NSEW locking mechanism at this point in time.

Excluding his SA, he is an excellent house dog. He's house trained, quiet, and will entertain himself while the foster is working or watching TV. His favorite things to do are to chew on his antlers, his KONG, or balls. He is a strong chewer. He loves to sleep on the bed and is a good foot warmer. He tends to stay in one place at night so once he's there, that's probably where you will find him in the morning. He knows to "sit" for his food, and ring a bell when he wants to go outside.

Braun has been attending weekly lessons at P.U.P.S. Dog Obedience and he is doing very well. His adoption contract will have a clause stating that he must take at least 8 lessons with Karen Decker, of P.U.P.S. Dog Obedience and she is located in Columbia, Maryland or Melissa Pink in the Alexandria, VA area ( would be an acceptable alternative trainer to Karen. If you are seriously interested in adopting Braun and have a trainer you have been working with over the years, please let us know and we will be happy to talk with them to see if we might be able to add them to our list of approved trainers.

Braun is looking to bond with his handler and will do so quickly, but will continue to need guidance and opportunities to increase his self-confidence. He is a fantastic dog, a lot of fun, and will be incredibly loyal to his human. If you are looking for a velcro dog that you can work with, mold, and form an incredible bond with, then Braun might be the dog for you.

Please do not apply to adopt Braun if you have children under the age of 15, cats, or small dogs. He will also not be placed in a home without the individual having significant knowledge of the breed and their idiosyncrasies.


Braun is a good boy but he's looking for his special person. Will it be you?

Requirements for adopting Braun:

Previous GSD experience (as an adult)
Understands and is capable of establishing pack leadership
Active and capable of giving this young guy the physical as well as the mental stimulation he needs daily.

If you are interested in welcoming Braun to your home, please check out out Adoptions Process page --> . Braun is currently in the Baltimore area and will have a training requirement with one of our approved trainers.

If you are not yet approved to adopt from Training Rescue Dogs, please fill out our online application at Our adoption fee for Braun is $450.00.

About Training Rescue Dogs, Inc

About Our Rescue Group...

The mission of Training Rescue Dogs, a 501(c)(3) organization, is to provide training and rehabilitation to rescue dogs. We are committed to working with other rescues and shelters to identify their dogs that need rehabilitation and then provide funding for their training. Training Rescue Dogs will locate and hire competent, experienced trainers who will evaluate and rehabilitate these dogs so they will successfully transition into homes where they can thrive and provide their families with years of companionship and joy. Many wonderful dogs who are searching for their “forever family” never find one because they display undesirable, but easily corrected, behavioral challenges. Some dogs, because of abuse, neglect, inadequate training or no training at all, never learn the social skills they need to be good companion dogs. Through no fault of their own, they might behave aggressively, defensively or fearfully. Tragically, these dogs are then passed over by rescue organizations, not offered for adoption by shelters and then euthanized. This is a terrible loss, both for the dogs and for the many potential families who could have welcomed and loved such an animal. Training and rehabilitation for these dogs is an unmet need among most animal rescues and shelters. We seek to fill this need by raising money for these often invisible and forgotten dogs. At Training Rescue Dogs, we don’t believe in giving up on dogs; we believe in giving them the future.

Our Adoption Process...

An applicant is required to complete the online Adoption Application. Once the application is received, the application will be reviewed by a volunteer. A volunteer with Training Rescue Dogs will contact the applicant either by phone or email for an interview to answer any questions about the process. The application requires three (3) personal references, excluding relatives, who has been to the applicant’s home or knows the applicant and family well. If the applicant currently owns a pet(s), or did in the recent past, a veterinarian reference is required to verify the applicant›s pets are current on vaccinations, are in good health, and are spayed/neutered. To help the process move forward, it is recommended that applicants inform references that they are thus listed and might be contacted by Training Rescue Dogs. If the applicant is renting his/her home, proof is required to show that the lease allows pets and that there are no restrictions as to breed or size. The final step is a home visit. A Training Rescue volunteer(s) will schedule to visit to the applicant’s home with all family members present. The volunteer will interview all members of the household and answer any questions. The volunteer(s) will also want to walk all areas of the house, back yard, walking trails, or play areas where the dog would have access. The volunteer is there to verify the home is a safe place for a Training Rescue dog. Upon approval of application and home visit, the rescue will work with the applicant and the family to find their "forever dog."

Training Rescue Dogs does require follow-on training for the dog and the new family. Training is important to establish leadership and a bond with the dog. A trainer will be identified by the rescue based on the needs of the individual dog. Under certain situations, Training Rescues will fund training prior to the adoption to assist the family in establishing a bond and transition the dog into its new family.