Betsy who is now known as Elke has been adopted by a long time GSD family. Her owner is an obedience trainer and Therapy Dog International Evaluator. Betsy is settling in with her Standard Poodle housemate and will travel between their home in St Petersburg & Black Mountain, NC. She is doing better with her separation anxiety issues and getting more obedience training and manners so she can be a great house dog and become a therapy dog.
Betsy is a 7 to 8 month old black & tan girl that came in as a stray. She was picked up running on a 6 line highway by an elderly couple who kept her while trying to find her owners but had no luck with an ad or flyers they put up. She is now getting ready for adoption. PLEASE MICROCHIP YOUR PETS.
Betsy while in foster lived with several cats and dogs from a Maltese to a Mastiff and played well with all of them. She is currently in her second foster (the 1st had a family emergency and had to go out of state) and is receiving basic obedience training, plays in the play groups and was just at the German Shepherd National Specialty at Purina Farm in MO. where she got lots of socialization.
Betsy is crate trained, has been working on house manners and did great on the trip and is learning how to play.
Betsy is very sweet with people, loves belly rubs, has a great nose and loves tracking and with her personality could make a great therapy dog.
If you have the time and are willing to spend the time a puppy needs to grow up into a great adult Betsy could be a great candidate for you.
If you are interested in adopting a new family member from our organization, please complete the online adoption application . Our adoption fee of $150 to $350 is based on each dog and it's needs. Senior dogs and special need dogs are $150. Puppies 12 months and younger are $400. The adoption fee helps cover expenses for all the dogs while in the rescue program including the vet check, microchip, vaccines, heartworm testing, stool check, spay/neuter plus other necessary veterinary care with medications and training to get the dog ready for adoption. Everyone must submit an application before an appointment is made to come and meet the dogs. We work BY APPOINTMENT ONLY.
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