My name is Shrek!

Shepherd (Unknown Type)/Hound (Unknown Type) Mix Dog for adoption in Republic, Washington - Shrek
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Forget-Me-Not Animal Shelter

Facts about Shrek

  • Breed: Shepherd (Unknown Type)/Hound (Unknown Type) Mix
  • Color: Red/Golden/Orange/Chestnut
  • Age: Senior
  • Size: Large 61-100 lbs (28-45 kg)
  • Sex: Male
  • ID#: 1095
Shrek is a lovely 8 year old shepherd mix boy who transferred into our Sammi Fund for Seniors program after he was surrendered to a high kill shelter due to a home foreclosure situation. He doesn't understand why his world has been turned upside down, or where his people have gone, but he is cheerful and bonding with the volunteers. He hasn't shown any inclinations to play so far, and we can't even find a dog treat that motivates him. His favorite parts of the day are when volunteers are around and he is out and about with them. Shrek is looking for a final home where he can be a devoted companion to his people, and where he will have very few hours alone. We think he has a high likelihood of experiencing separation anxiety after he bonds to his new family, so he would be most comfortable either with his people home most of the time, or with traveling around as your right-hand-dog. He is pretty good in the car, though does get tempted to sit in the driver's lap, and at 65 pounds, we'd recommend he stay kenneled or safely barricaded in the back seat for safety. No car-sickness, though, and he looks forward to field trips!

Shrek had a full blood panel run and all systems look great! He is going in for a dental cleaning in mid-October, and is otherwise in really good shape. He gets fish oil with his meals to help with a little dry skin, but has no other required medications or supplements. Shrek doesn't seem to have any mobility issues, and can still handle stairs, but like most older dogs, attention must be given to the day when he will no longer be able to get up and down stairs, since he is a little to heavy to carry easily.

Shrek is good natured but can be selective about his dog friends; similar-sized females would probably be his favorite playmates, though he would be perfectly happy to be the only dog in the family. Initial checks show him to be somewhat intense about cats, but we will do some further testing to see if he can join a family with a dog-savvy cat. He does fine with children and loves all sorts of humans! He is house trained and has excellent manners.

Shrek comes with a 30-day money-back trial adoption period.

Spay/neuter, worming, microchip and all age-appropriate shots are always completed before placement, and are included in the adoption fee (suggested minimum $50, or SENIOR for SENIOR - adopters over 65 may name their own adoption fee); more gratefully accepted!)

Can't come to Republic? Don't let that stop you! We have monthly transports to both the Seattle area and Spokane, delivering adopted pets to their new owners. If you can add a little to your payment to help us cover our volunteer driver's expenses, that would be great!

About Forget-Me-Not Animal Shelter

About Our Shelter...

We are a limited-admission, low-kill animal shelter in Ferry County, WA, and are staffed primarily by volunteers. We receive no funding from any government source, and are supported by donations and grants.

Donate to Our Shelter...

Come Meet Our Pets...

The shelter is located at 49 W Curlew Lake Rd, Republic; we schedule appointments to meet the pets.

We do transports of adopted pets to the Seattle and Spokane areas at least once each month, and can sometimes schedule transports to other locations in WA, ID, OR, MT as needed.

Our Adoption Process...

Our minimum adoption donations are indicated on each pet's listing.

The first step toward adoption is to fill out the application, which we can email to you or you can find on our website:

Filling out the application in no way commits you to adopting - it simply enables us to get you preapproved, in case you decide you want to adopt. If you are then approved and offered a pet placement, you may always refuse the placement. If you accept a placement, we always give you three days (for puppies and kittens) or thirty days (for adult dogs and cats) to live with each other; if during that time you decide that your new pet simply won't work out, for any reason, we will accept the pet back with a full refund of your adoption donation. You could either return the pet directly to us, or have it picked up on our next transport! I must say, we are very proud of our successful placement record - we really work hard to make sure you and your pet will be a great match.

If you are out of our immediate area, we ask that you email some photos of your home, yard (including fence if you have one), any "animal-specific" areas (such as a dog run, cat tree, or sleeping area) and any other pets you currently own. Sometimes photos enable us to skip the pre-adoption home visit, which can speed things up considerably for out of area adoptions! For the vet reference, either a vet who is seeing your current pets, or a vet who saw a former pet, is acceptable. If this is your first pet ever, congratulations on joining the pet world! :-D We will consider your application without a vet reference, but we would like to know what vet you think you will use for your pet. Without a vet reference, please be sure to provide at least two strong personal references who would know how you are with animals.

If we have an upcoming transport scheduled to your area, we will make every effort to process and approve your application in time for the transport.