My name is Jerry **Special Needs**!

German Shepherd Dog Mix Dog for adoption in Northville, Michigan - Jerry **Special Needs**
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Jerry **Special Needs**'s Info...

I am already neutered, housetrained, a special needs pet, up to date with shots, good with kids, good with dogs, and not good with cats.

Jerry **Special Needs**'s Story...
Good with Kids: Older Kids
Good with other dogs: Yes
Good with cats: No
Housetrained: Yes
Crate Trained: Yes
Walks Nicely on a leash: Yes
Knows Basic Commands: Yes
Energy Level: Medium
Special Needs: **See Below**

**Jerry has ME (Megaesophagus), which is easily managed. Jerry eats his kibble out of a slow feeder bowl, elevated on a dining room chair, and sleeps in a pro-collar (see photo) to keep his head elevated to prevent food regurgitation during the night. His water bowl should be elevated, as well. Jerry is not on any medications.

Megaesophagus is a condition that results in an enlarged esophagus, which doesn’t allow food to be pushed down to the stomach. The eaten food fails to enter the stomach and often stays in the esophagus, and is eventually regurgitated or enters the lungs through breathing, or decays in the esophagus.

Arrival Story: Found as a stray in Detroit and taken to MHS in early 2016, Jerry didn’t handle shelter life so well. The staff sought placement with rescue after he developed an upper respiratory infection and bouts of diarrhea and vomiting. Jerry tested positive for heartworm and treated successfully by Waggin’ Tails, but a stubborn bout of pneumonia and continued vomiting led us to a diagnoses of ME. Jerry’s recent blood work shows no infection. Yay, Jerry!

Approximate Age/Weight: 3 years old / 75 lbs.

Personality: Through all of the tests and medical treatment, Jerry has been a real trooper! While he gets along with dogs of all sizes, he is fondest of time spent with humans. His foster mom just gushes about how sweet Jerry is. He has a very soft mouth when taking treats and will even take a treat gently from his foster mom’s mouth. Jerry is also incredibly smart, so he will need his mind challenged to keep happy. Jerry lives to go on walks, play with toys, and hang out with the family.

Forever Home: Jerry is best suited for a home with a large property or fenced yard as he likes to visit his neighbors. His new family will be willing to continue the management of his ME disease. No horses and no cats, for Jerry. No electric fence under any circumstance.

Please contact if you're interested in adopting Jerry!

Facts about Jerry **Special Needs**

  • Breed: German Shepherd Dog Mix
  • Color: Black
  • Age: Adult
  • Size: Large 61-100 lbs (28-45 kg)
  • Sex: Male

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Why Adoption is a Great Option

Jerry **Special Needs**, a Northville German Shepherd Dog dog was adopted! Here's how you can benefit by looking at adoption as an option to buying a German Shepherd Dog for sale in Northville, or seeking a German Shepherd Dog dog from a breeder in Northville.

  1. Rescues and shelter volunteers in Northville already know the personality and tendencies of their pets. This means they can match you with the right pet. That will makes it much easier transition to owning a pet for yourself and your new pet.
  2. On average adoption fees are much less than you'd pay a Northville breeder, or pet store. Plus most often rescue pets have already been to the veterinarian for a check-up, had a round of vaccinations, and are spayed or neutered. That is a lot of savings!
  3. You will become a hero, and give a needy dog or cat a loving home. In fact, there are even German Shepherd Dog breeders who help with German Shepherd Dog rescue. One puppy or kitten adopted in Northville paves the way for another one to be saved.