They don't make them more unique or intelligent as King! King is a 10-12 year old German Shepherd mix who was surrendered to Philadelphia's animal control shelter after spending his whole life with the same family due to the allergies of a new family member. King, with his amazing personality and smarts, wasn't handling the scary shelter-setting well so a City of Elderly Love foster parent stepped up to offer him a place to stay while he searches for his forever home!
King is smaller than your average German Shepherd and has a thin build. He currently weighs just over 40 lbs. He was actually quite underweight when he arrived at the rescue so we ran blood work to make sure nothing was going on, which came back normal! He's now on a healthy diet, though is a bit of a picky eater which likely contributed to his skinniness. King is loving life in foster care - he is currently living with another large dog and a small, fluffy dog - both of which he gets along with great! He enjoys going on walks with them and especially snuggling up on the couch with them. King is a little too interested in cats so shouldn't live with them. King has met children on walks in his city neighborhood and is very friendly and respectful of them (he loves to give kisses!)! In fact, King really loves to meet all kinds of people.
King does have some of the standard Shepherd qualities such as being very, very smart! And while he might be considered a senior dog, he has great energy and is often mistaken for a dog half his age. He loves to play fetch and knows his basic commands such as "sit", "paw", and "stop". He also loves to go on long walks. King can be a little reactive when he sees other dogs on walks because he wants to interact with them. He will also sometimes get into things like the trash when left alone and uncrated for longer periods of time so would do best with an adopter who will work with him on that and give him the appropriate amount of exercise and mental stimulation so he doesn't get bored! A small price to pay for one heck of an amazing dog! King is also housebroken. He'll make an amazing family dog and can't wait to do just that!
King is available for adoption through City of Elderly Love! He is neutered, vaccinated and microchipped. He is also heartworm and lymes disease negative. Interested in meeting him? Visit www.cityofelderlylove.org to complete an online adoption questionnaire or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org!
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