My name is Dex!

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

Facts about Dex

  • Breed: German Shepherd Dog
  • Color: Black - With Brown, Red, Golden, Orange Or Chestnut
  • Age: Young
  • Size: Large 61-100 lbs (28-45 kg)
  • Sex: Male
Dex is a beautiful and friendly young male Shepherd estimated at just over a year of age. Dex was originally a stray who came to us in October, 2016 and found a home shortly thereafter. Unfortunately Dex was returned due to the adopter being unwilling to commit to training Dex and unable to give him the time he needed.

Dex is an extremely friendly and social boy. He is rambunctious and still lacking his basic manners but he does great with people. He has been around a variety of people including children and has always been very friendly. Dex is a big people-pleaser and would make an amazing sport dog in the right hands. He is an energetic, athletic, and eager young boy. He is also sensitive though and needs a handler that understands you can't just bully a dog into everything. With the proper reinforcements Dex is willing to take on the world for his people.

Dex loves other dogs! How much they love him could be debated as he doesn't have a lot of social manners but he loves to play. He is already a very large dog but it doesn't look like anyone explained that to him so he can be a bit rough when he plays. He has some very tolerant friends and learned to avoid some less tolerant ones. Although very rough and tumble Dex truly enjoys other dogs and would do great in a home with another energetic and playful dog.

Dex is a very energetic and intense dog. He is going to require a job to keep his mind and body focused and prevent any bad habits. Dex would excel in dog sports or even just advanced obedience (once he conquers basic of course). Regardless of the job he is given Dex will require plenty of productive energy outlets as his off button has not been fine tuned. Dex is searching for a home that will provide him with training, exercise, and adventure.

If you would like an adoption application on Dex 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.