My name is Roland!

German Shepherd Dog Dog for adoption in Houston, Texas - Roland
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I'm being cared for by:
Greater Houston German Shepherd Dog Rescue

Facts about Roland

  • Breed: German Shepherd Dog
  • Color: Black - With Tan, Yellow Or Fawn
  • Age: Young
  • Size: Large 61-100 lbs (28-45 kg)
  • Sex: Male
Roland is a sweet, gorgeous young male who gets along well with his foster family's three other large dogs, both male and female. He has accepted the dominant male's status for the most part, but would probably challenge that if unsupervised, so he would probably do best in a home with a non-dominant dog. He is a classic velcro dog and follows his foster mom around the house, but seeks the security of his crate when voices are raised and Mom has to fuss at the resident kids he also lives with (ages 9 and 12).

He is a superb snuggler and loves lounging on the sofa with his foster mom or kids watching TV. He loves playing outside with the water hose and LOVES swimming in the family pool. He is learning to bring back the toy so it can be thrown back into the pool to make the splash he loves to dive for!

Going for walks is still somewhat unnerving for Roland, as his survival instincts make him hyper aware of all noises around him, and his flight desire is strong when faced with unfamiliar sights and sounds. He needs a very patient and experienced home that can continue to show him the safe side of the world outside. Roland survived, while lost, for a number of months after jumping over a fence, and has to be considered a heightened flight risk. He cannot be left unattended in a yard, and needs high, secure fences and another dog for companionship and a sense of security.

Roland is very smart and food motivated, and tends to be quiet but with a good amount of energy that requires regular exercise. He will reward you with lots of kisses and snuggles and attention!

Special Considerations for Adoption: *Roland will do best with older children only. He needs the presence of another large dog to make him feel secure.

About Greater Houston German Shepherd Dog Rescue

About Our Rescue Group...

GHGSDR volunteers are dedicated to saving as many German Shepherds in the Greater Houston Metro area as humanly possible - based on current resources of available foster homes, the rate at which we can find suitably matched adoptive homes, and of course, financial resources for veterinary care.

GHGSDR Shepherds mostly come from animal shelters where they are awaiting euthanasia. All of these Shepherd Dogs need loving, forever homes and families to call their own. We have several GSDs available for adoption and we regularly take in more Shepherds under our wings and into our Rescue Program, increasing the numbers of dogs available for adoption. Whenever we can, we also work with other dog rescue groups in Texas and nationwide to help ensure the safety and security of these wonderful animals.

Come Meet Our Pets...

GHGSDR holds Meet and Greets @ several Petco stores in the Houston area each month, usually from 1pm to 4pm. Check our homepage for locations and dates.

On our homepage we list the names of the dogs that are expected to be at the event - check 1 or 2 days before the event.

We hope that you will come on out and meet some of our wonderful GSDs. Meet our volunteers and learn more about why GSDs are a wonderful breed!
See you there!

Our Adoption Process...

Please review our adoption policy at: