I’m Shasta, a German Shepherd / Cattle dog mix. I’m 3 years old and weigh around 45 pounds. I know, I still have to gain some more weight but whew taking care of 7 puppies can wear you out. I have great news to share though! I have officially weened all of my pups and they have all been adopted into great homes. Now it is my turn!
I had a pretty rough start in life and have not experienced much kindness. This all changed when those rescue ladies crossed my way. I was pregnant again and about to give birth too. They took me and my newborn babies to a clinic to receive emergency care. One of my babies didn’t make it but I instantly knew the rest of us were on to a better life. I have been living in a foster home with my babies ever since.
Here is what my foster mom has to say about me:
Shasta loves to roam the yard especially in the evenings. She will chase anything that moves such as honey bees, lizards and frogs. A yard will need to be secure as she will look for escape routes. She is not high energy but does sprint across the yard frequently when she sees a squirrel. She is alert and watchful of our home and yard. She views strangers in the house with some concern but doesn’t rush them or act aggressively. She is very attune to my verbal corrections. If I say anything to her with an alpha tone she submits very quickly.
She is very sweet and loves to be gently pet. She loves to put her whole head in my hand and lean against me briefly. She has most likely been severely or repeatedly hit and mistreated as she is hand shy and will hit the ground quickly if she thinks you are mad and about to hit her. We have shown her nothing but respect and love and she has responded quickly. She loves to be near us but is happy to lie across the room too.
She has had doors shut in her face many times as it took a while to convince her she could come in the house. She would stand there and wince hard as though I was about to shut the door in her face for the first several days. She is afraid of lightning but if she’s near you she feels safe and will lie down. Crating her during a bad storm helps her feel safe.
She walks well on the leash and does not pull. She needs to be taken outside immediately after she eats to reinforce that she potties outside. She is a counter surfer probably due to the fact that she’s been hungry more than not. She’s learned to scrounge to put food in her stomach. She responds well and quickly to corrections especially when she’s caught in the act of doing something wrong. She is very smart and intuitive.
Shasta will make a nice pet for someone who is kind and gently and will let her know she is safe. She would be great as an only pet and would soak up all of your love. She can be with other dogs, she has several furry foster siblings living with her now, but she may like to think she’s the alpha and that would need to be worked out at first. She seems to be dog selective and would need to be introduced slowly to other dogs. In general, she is a low key, loyal dog who will need some exercise but not excessive amounts. She likes her chewing toys and treats and has a cache sight where all her treasures are too.
**This dog is with Corridor Rescue in Houston, Texas but is available for transport to most major US and Canadian cities via United Airlines PetSafe for an additional $275. A customs fee may apply at Canadian airports. Ground transportation to Colorado is available for $75, and several locations in the northeastern US for $175.
We are a street dog rescue in Houston, Texas seeking to place rescued dogs in loving homes across the US and Canada. Our region has more homeless animals than homes, so we look outside of our area for adopters.
The adoption fee of $200 covers spay, microchip and current vaccines.
Please apply to adopt or foster Shasta online at www.corridorrescue.org.
Direct inquiries to: firstname.lastname@example.org.
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