My name is Playa!

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

Facts about Playa

  • Breed: German Shepherd Dog
  • Color: Black - With Tan, Yellow Or Fawn
  • Age: Young
  • Size: Med. 26-60 lbs (12-27 kg)
  • Sex: Female
Playa is a wonderfully fun and energetic young Shepherd female around a year of age. Playa was transferred to us from a Humane Society because she wasn't showing well in their kennels however we do not know the circumstances that led to her being there.

Playa is a typical young shepherd without any training. She is very friendly and rambunctious. She does well meeting new people but can be a bit overwhelming in her energy level. She is very friendly but also very over the top as well. She has not shown any aggression or reactivity towards people when meeting.

Playa has many traits that speak to her having lived an isolated life up until this point. She is actually afraid of being outside for long, timid with the other dogs in the play yard (she is fine with them inside), and is generally under socialized. Playa has been getting along with the other dogs and they are teaching her how to play but she has a lot of social development to catch up on. Playa has not been introduced to cats at this time.

Playa is a high energy girl who is going to need extensive socialization to overcome whatever circumstances led to her being unfamiliar with the outdoors. She will require training and energy redirection but she is a sweet personality that is going to be worth the time investment. Given her age Playa will likely be easily socialized and we hope she soon blossoms into a typical playful Shepherd.

If you would like to adopt Playa please email for an adoption application


Visit for information on our organization and adoption process.

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.