My name is Rex!

German Shepherd Dog Dog for adoption in Louisville, Kentucky - Rex
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Tier Haven Rescue

Facts about Rex

  • Breed: German Shepherd Dog
  • Color: Black - With Tan, Yellow Or Fawn
  • Age: Adult
  • Size: Large 61-100 lbs (28-45 kg)
  • Sex: Male
Rex is a wonderful Shepherd who has been dealt a very rough hand in life. Estimated at 6 years of age Rex was surrendered to the shelter by someone who claimed they had found Rex as a stray but since Rex wasn't gaining weight they didn't want to keep him. Rex had a severe flea infection, resulting hair loss, emaciated, and was diagnosed with heartworms... All in all Rex as been severely neglected.

Rex doesn't let his past keep him from being a very outgoing dog. He can occasionally be timid if scared but is generally a very friendly and warm dog. Rex has a dominant personality and is really quite amusing in his self-confidence. Although you wouldn't expect such a severely neglected dog to have bounds of energy Rex is determined to prove that wrong with his bouncy antics on a daily basis. Although he can be a whirlwind at first Rex does have some basic manners in regards to sitting on command and being decent on a leash.

Rex isn't totally sure he wants to get along with the other dogs and has a dominant personality. He has found middle ground with the other dominant males to coexist in what can only be described as a canine fraternity - seriously they are a hoot! Rex has not been tested with cats or dogs below 45 lbs.

Rex did test positive for heartworm and has been started on the "slow kill" method of treatment with support of holistic supplements through Young Living Essential Oils. His new home will need to be dedicated to continuing his treatment in one form or another.

Rex is searching for an active home that will give him the boundaries he needs to succeed while also providing plenty of TLC to help him recover physically. If you have space in your heart and home please email for an adoption application


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About Tier Haven Rescue

About Our Rescue Group...

Tier Haven Rescue, Inc. is a non-profit animal rescue agency based in Louisville, KY that specializes in German Shepherds and similar working breeds. Tier Haven realizes that many German Shepherd Dogs (GSDs) find themselves in shelters due to a lack of training and understanding of the breed. Tier Haven is a no-kill rescue which limits the number of dogs we can care for at any given time for this reason Tier Haven focuses on taking dogs from shelters that are in direct risk of euthanasia and has a separate policy for owner surrenders.

Surrender Policy

Tier Haven accepts owner surrenders on a conditional basis due to the large number of dogs in kill shelters. If you have a dog you would like to surrender you must email pictures and the reason for surrendering to Tier Haven does charge a fee for surrendering a dog; $80 for a fully vetted dog (vaccinations, alter, heartworm test) when vet records are provided and $150 for un-vetted dogs.

Donate to Our Rescue Group...

Ways to Donate: Purchase an item on our wish list to be mailed directly to Tier Haven Become part of our Young Living Essential Oil team using member #3144252 Shop through Enroll your Kroger Plus card to support Tier Haven while you shop through the Kroger Community Rewards NPO 27174 Donate money online through PayPal using the email address Shop online through IGive � Tier Haven Rescue, Inc to have a portion of your purchase donated to Tier Haven Tier Haven is a Partner and listed on the WoofTrax app. Simply turn on the app to track your mileage when you are out walking and WoofTrax will donate to Tier Haven based on the miles walked by supporters. Mailing Address: 2400 Bush Ridge Rd, Louisville, KY 40243

Our Adoption Process...

Tier Haven requires an adoption application to be completed and processed prior to meeting or adopting any of our dogs. As a completely foster based organization Tier Haven relies on the application to help ensure that adopters are only meeting dogs that are suitable for their household based on various factors. The application is completed via email and you may email us at to obtain an application. When submitting an application please contact your vet clinic and provide them with a release of information and also inform your personal references that they will be contacted.

Once your application is processed you will be contacted by a volunteer to discuss potential dogs and arrange a meet and greet. Since we are a foster based group we only allow up to three (3) dogs on each meet and greet to keep it manageable for everyone. Meet and greets are often held at public locations to respect the privacy of our foster homes and they are scheduled at the discretion of the foster homes.

Tier Haven charges an adoption fee of $250 for each dog. This includes spay/neuter, vaccinations, heart-worm test, micro-chip, and monthly preventative care while with our organization. All medical records are provided at the time of adoption along with an adoption contract.