HARRY is a super sweet boy whom saved as a puppy that had clearly had a rough start to life, he had sarcoptic mange, skin infections, was malnourished, full of worms and someone had cut his ears. Despite all this he has always been a very sweet affectionate boy. With treatment, immune support supplements and a good diet, HARRY has made a full recovery and his personality has really come out.
HARRY is great with other dogs of all ages and sizes, he at times can be a litte wary of humans, but once he knows he can trust he is just full of love. He is not imposing, when he wants a bit of love and fuss he will come and stand in front of me and wait patiently for me to scratch his chest or stroke his face. He does try and sneak up on the chair with me, but responds well when I tell him no (there is no room as I"m always working on laptop lol). We do not have cats at the rescue so we are unable to say how he would react around cats.
HARRY has not had much experience on the leash and so he is going to need a family that has the time and patience to work with him on leash training. He rides good in the car and is very responsive to commands once he knows and trusts.
We have dog doors in the house and HARRY uses them to go out and play or to do his business, he has not had any accidents in the house, however, since he has 24 hour access to get outside it would be wise to possibly expect the odd accident until he learns his new routine and to let you know he needs to go outside.
HARRY would benefit from an active, fun family that has the time to work with him on his obedience and manners, who would take him on adventures and road trips and let him explore the sights, sounds and smells the world has to offer. He would benefit from a family that has the time to work with him on his basic and advanced obedience training. By working together both HARRY and his humans can learn each others body language and personality, expectations and boundaries can be set and with self-training a stronger bond formed. HARRY is very smart and responsive and I believe training would be relatively easy and fun.
We currently feed a 4* (a per www.dogfoodadvisor.com) GRAIN FREE food along with pro-bioitics and immune support supplements.
HARRY is available for adoption through Give a Dog a Home, German Shepherd Dog Rescue for an adoption fee of $250. This fee is not negotiable and is used to cover the rescue costs of pulling, vetting, health certificate, transport from Texas to Maine, monthly preventatives, supplements, food and anything else that is needed.
If you feel that you have the heart and home to give this precious boy a wonderful life, please go to our website, under the APPLICATION tab, complete, then submit the APPLICATION. Our process takes around 2-4 days, and ensuring your references are aware that we will be calling, could speed up the process. Once you have been approved, we discuss any questions in regards to the dog you are wanting to adopt, then you complete and submit the contract, make payment and then we can work out the pick up / transport arrangements.
Please do NOT submit an application if you are not looking to take home a new best friend within the next few weeks.
HARRY is located at the rescue in Sebec, Maine. We post in various states along the east coast and Canada where we have had lots of successful adoptions to enable more exposure for these beautiful saved souls. Families will need to be prepared to travel to the rescue to meet and take home their new best friend. There is a local hotel in Dover-Foxcroft that is pet-friendly (approx 6 miles) and several in Bangor (approx 45 miles). There are also lots of wonderful camp-sites for the more adventurous families and what a great way to get to know your new best friend.
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