My name is Orton!

German Shepherd Dog Dog for adoption in Denver, Colorado - Orton
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I'm being cared for by:
Front Range German Shepherd Rescue

Facts about Orton

  • Breed: German Shepherd Dog
  • Color: Brown/Chocolate - With Black
  • Age: Unknown
  • Size: Large 61-100 lbs (28-45 kg)
  • Sex: Male
  • ID#: 10444515-16-073
You can fill out an adoption application online on our official website.

Please consider that many of  these dogs have been abandoned, ignored by their previous owners, or turned in to a shelter, having little interaction with someone who cares about them. When adopted, they will need time to adjust to the changes in their life. 

Orton is a very handsome two year old sable GSD whose owner had to relinquish him because she adopted him as a puppy and then he grew up and  her landlord thought he was too big for apartment living. He has not been socialized well but his owner reported that he gets along well with other dogs. He tends to prefer women over men and we have been told he loves cats! He does have some anxiety issues that we have been addressing. Because of this, he will likely do best in a quiet home with kids who are at least 10 years old.  Orton is getting settled in his foster home and he's learning how to live as part of a pack and he's doing great! He has a gentle, playful spirit about him and he's house trained. He does not care for being crated but with some canine companions around, he has done fine being left uncrated while his foster folks aren't home. As a result, we are hoping to adopt him to a home where his owner either works from home or is retired and has another dog for company.  Dog parks are too overstimulating for him, but he does love to chase a frisbee without other dogs around. He has a thunderous bark that serves as a great attention getter. This boy is the epitome of loyal!

Visit this organization's web site to see any additional information available about this pet.

Although we do our best to keep our adoptable animals page as current as possible, not all the animals you see may be available .   We get dogs often, so get your application in, and we will do our best to match the best dog to you and your circumstances.


About Front Range German Shepherd Rescue

Our Adoption Process...

Adoption application
How Our Adoption Process Works

Our entire adoption process typically takes no more than 2-4 weeks from your submitting the application until you have a dog in your home. We rely solely on volunteers to place our dogs. Our volunteers have busy lives with their own families, jobs, school, pets, etc., so your patience as we work through this process is greatly appreciated. We DO NOT discuss individual dogs with applicants until the adoption process has been completed because there is often more than one applicant interested in a particular dog, and we do not want to promise the same dog to more than one applicant. If you have to have a dog “now”, please consider a dog from a shelter. You can take home a shelter dog the same day.

1. The first step is to submit a completed application. Your application does not obligate you to adopt, nor does accepting an application represent approval of that application. You do not apply to adopt a particular dog. You are applying to adopt “a dog” from us. The more open you are to gender, color and age, the more likely you are to find a dog with us.

2. Next, we call your vet and your references. We are looking for people with a history of good pet care. Ideal applicants have lots of experience working with GSDs or large breed dogs. Even if you haven’t had a large dog before, we are happy to work with you to find a good match, it just may take some time. We want homes that accept that they are rescuing a dog and are willing to work with the dog to make him a good citizen. Yes, you will have to do some work.

3. We will schedule a home visit. We aren’t looking for wonderful housekeeping, or fancy living spaces, we are looking at fence height, stability, places where the dog can get hurt, including anything stacked near the fence the dog could climb on to get out, etc

4. We will put you in contact with the dog’s foster parents. Once you have been approved to adopt from us we will contact you about suitable dogs and put you in contact with the foster parents. Since the foster parents know the dog the best, they are a key part of the process in determining which home and family is best suited for their foster dog.

We get dogs into rescue on a regular basis and they are placed with previously approved adopters who have been waiting for their forever dog. It is best not to focus on any specific dog until you have been approved. We welcome your interest in a dog that may steal your heart but please remember that the dogs posted on our site today will most likely go to homes of applicants that applied weeks ago. This isn’t always the case, but it happens often. We are not “first-come, first-served” but rather we match the needs of the dog with the handling ability and lifestyle of the family. Once dogs are available, we work with our current, approved applications until we find the right family for the dog. Once you are ready to adopt, we will give you all the information we have on the dogs for which you may be a good match.