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My name is Bella 4129!

German Shepherd Dog Dog for adoption in Sterling, Virginia - Bella 4129
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I'm being cared for by:
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 (iresqgsds@gmail.com) for more information about this pet.

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11/27/16 update:  Bella has been with the rescue about 1 1/2 months now.  She was originally surrendered to us due to allergies of a child in the household, or so we were told.  We now believe she was surrendered due to her history of medical neglect.  You see, our veterinarian found that in her past, she had a traumatic injury (most likely hit by a car) to her left year leg.  At the time, her leg was badly broken, and its obvious looking at her X-rays she received no medical attention.  

 

Despite her medical history, Bella remains a happy, playful (full grown) puppy.  She is initially scared of strangers but warms up quickly.  She loves rough-housing with other friendly dogs.  She shows too much interest in cats to live with them, unfortunately.

 

Bella is looking for a home with or without other dogs.  We will be requiring a physical fence in her new home (sorry, no exceptions). She also requires a home that will continue socialization and formal obedience training so she can be the best dog she can be.

 

Bella has limited exposure to children.  Although I believe she'd love to have a little human of her own, she is clumsy and awkward, and would certainly very easily knock a small child over in her enthusiasm.

 

Bella's bad leg is a limiting factor.  She will never be a running or agility dog.  Now she loves to run and play and enjoys balls and stuffed animals.  The veterinarian feels that there's nothing to be done about the badly healed fracture at this point in time as long as she is comfortable and happy.  If her leg becomes more painful as she ages, it may warrant an amputation, which should be a consideration to potential adoptive homes.

 

If you've read all this, and you're interested in potentially adopting Bella, please submit an application if you haven't done so already.  Once approved, we'd be happy to talk to you more about Bella and set up a time for you to visit her in her foster home.  Bella is being fostered outside Frederick, MD.  You can reach her foster home at iresqgsds@gmail.com

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:


Petsmart
46220 Potomac Run Plaza
Sterling, VA 20164

Petsmart
2310 Legge Blvd.
Winchester, VA 22601

Petsmart
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.