My name is Johnny!

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

Facts about Johnny

  • Breed: German Shepherd Dog
  • Color: Black - With Tan, Yellow Or Fawn
  • Age: Adult
  • Size: Large 61-100 lbs (28-45 kg)
  • Sex: Male
Johnny is a stunning boy who is around 2 years of age. Johnny was surrendered to Louisville Metro by his owner who claimed that Johnny randomly bit his arm while the owner was working on a vehicle. There are unfortunately a lot of details missing from the story and lots of questions unanswered. For example, Johnny has extensive damage to his teeth that is abnormal for a dog his age.

Johnny has been nothing but sweet and friendly to everyone he has met both at the shelter and with Tier Haven. He has been on the timid side a few times but quickly warms up into a very loving and sweet boy. Johnny is a very large boy and doesn't necessarily seem to know any manners especially in regards to the leash. What he lacks in manners he makes up for in goofy personality and being a generally sweet soul.

Johnny isn't really sure what to think about the other dogs but has had no problems interacting with various dogs on a daily basis. He does seem to have a more dominate demeanor, likely in part due to his size, but seems to avoid conflict.

Johnny is going to require a home that will give him both patience and guidance to ensure his continued success. If you would like an adoption application please email


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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.