My name is Bella 4129!

German Shepherd Dog Dog for adoption in Sterling, Virginia - Bella 4129
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Virginia German Shepherd Rescue

Facts about Bella 4129

  • Breed: German Shepherd Dog
  • Color: Brown/Chocolate - With Black
  • Age: Young
  • Size: Unknown
  • Sex: Female
  • ID#: 10687142-4129
You can fill out an adoption application online on our official website.

Please contact Barbara ( for more information about this pet.

10-20-16 Update:    We've received some unsettling news about Bella.  When we took her in for vetting, upon physical exam, the vet felt something unusual about her left femur.  Upon X-rays he found that she had, sometime in her past, broken her femur.  Likely from something traumatic, like being hit by a car, or god forbid, being kicked very hard or some other trauma.  As the vet said, 'it's a big bone, something substantial had to have happened for it to break'.  The great news is that she's showing no outward symptoms of having any trouble with that leg, and enough time has passed that it's healed the best way it can (clearly no veterinary care was received, as it healed very messy,  but it healed nonetheless).  I do have to be perfectly blunt that there is a potential that it may cause problems in the future, or she may be perfectly fine for the rest of her life. There's no reason to do anything about it, per the doctor.

I have worked in the vet field for 16 years and fostered well over 200 shepherds over the last 15 years and I didn't even fathom something was wrong with that leg.  She runs, she plays, she zooms up and down stairs faster than lightning.  She jumps on and off the bed as though she has springs :)

The vet also saw that she had a slight lameness on her left front leg, which he believes might be compensating for her femur injury.  She'll be on pain meds post operatively, it'll be interesting to see if there's any noticeable change.

10-18-16  Bella is a 10 month old female, recently surrendered due to allergies.  She's a typical full grown puppy with energy to spare.  She's looking for an active home, and continuance with her obedience and social skills.  Great with other dogs, but shows entirely too much interest with cats to live safely with them.

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About Virginia German Shepherd Rescue

About Our Rescue Group...

We provide a valuable service by finding good homes for the German Shepherd Dogs in our care. In the seven plus years that we have been in existence, we have found homes for over 2,400 deserving dogs. We are currently enlisting active volunteers to help with the task of placing some really wonderful, but homeless, German Shepherd Dogs. Our goal is to place all GSDs that are accepted into our Rescue in loving homes in which the GSD and the family will thrive together.

Come Meet Our Pets...

We currently holding adoption events at the following places please check our website for updated dates and times:

46220 Potomac Run Plaza
Sterling, VA 20164

2310 Legge Blvd.
Winchester, VA 22601

13241 Gateway Center Dr.
Building P
Gainesville, VA 20155

Our Adoption Process...

An applicant first submits an application form with a non-refundable $10.00 (cash or check only) processing fee. VGSR reviews the application, then schedules an interview and home visit during which a number of questions are asked and the home is reviewed to be sure there is a contained/safe yard, and to meet the family involved. Once the application is approved, the applicant is asked to submit a $250.00 (cash or check ONLY) minimum adoption donation to VGSR to help defray the costs of getting the dog fully vetted and ready to be adopted, and the adoption is completed.