My name is Harley!

German Shepherd Dog Dog for adoption in Novato, California - Harley
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I'm being cared for by:
Marin Humane Society

Facts about Harley

  • Breed: German Shepherd Dog
  • Color: Unknown
  • Age: Adult
  • Size: Large 61-100 lbs (28-45 kg)
  • Sex: Male
  • ID#: 217116

Harley, the unlikely couch potato, is looking for a change in mid-life (ish). Because purchasing a sports car is out of the question, he's thinking more along the lines of a new home, a fresh start and acquiring a taste for suburban life. In his previous home, Harley's family (who can no longer care for him) enjoyed life on a farm in Wisconsin. During those years, Harley was an out-doors kind of guy who is an inveterate cat chaser (no cats in his new home, please) and a squirrel focussed bon vivant. No one sits at the bottom of a tree and barks at squirrels like this guy.

Harley is a sweet goof of a dog who is super mellow and a big baby at heart. He has not had a lot of experience with being handled; at first he was sensitive with restraint and the touching of his ears and paws, but he has since gotten used to stuff like that with the people he knows and likes. It's all what you're used to. Even so, we don't think he is appropriate for young children. We're advocating for kids ages 16 and up.

Despite Harley's predatory bent (he should be leashed at all times when out walking) he is actually easy to walk, has a soft mouth when taking treats and settles down nicely. He is fine with some dogs and not so great with others, so his dog friends should be carefully chosen. Dog parks are not recommended. That said, he might enjoy a slow moving companion like himself if you have one of those and are looking to round out your fun. Harley is house trained, crate trained and has some basic obedience skills. He knows sit and down; signing him up for a Family Dog I class is a great way to improve those skills and add a few to the list. It is also a great way to build a strong bond with your new dog.

Harley might whine a bit when left alone, but that's just because he's so in love with you. What he's really hoping for is that you'll come home, snuggle up with him on the couch, watch a movie and enjoy being in his moment. Look at this guy! How can you resist?

Primary Color: Brown
Secondary Color: Black
Weight: 108.6
Age: 6yrs 1mths 0wks

About Marin Humane Society

About Our Shelter...

Founded in 1907, The Marin Humane Society is a progressive, award-winning animal shelter, offering refuge and rehabilitation to nearly 8,000 animals each year through myriad community services including: adoptions, foster care, behavior and training, humane education, classes, lost and found pet services, low-cost veterinary clinics, volunteer opportunities and more.

Come Meet Our Pets...

Thank you for your interest in our adoption services. We hope we can assist you in finding a perfect animal companion for you and your family.

From dogs and cats to rabbits and birds, each of the thousands of animals available for adoption each year is placed in a new loving home through the MHS Adoption Center. There are no time limits to make the perfect match.

The Marin Humane Society Adoption Center is open Tuesday through Sunday, from
10 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.; Wednesdays until 6:30 p.m. Closed Mondays and Holidays.

Email Adoptions (make sure to provide your phone number), call the Adoption Center at (415) 506-6225, or listen to the Adoption Hotline (415) 506-6214.

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Our Adoption Process...

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