I'm being cared for by: Missouri German Shepherd Rescue
Help me get seen & adopted!
Facts about Mellie
Breed: German Shepherd Dog
Color: Black - With Tan, Yellow Or Fawn
Size: Med. 26-60 lbs (12-27 kg)
already spayed, purebred, up to date with shots, good with kids, and good with dogs.
I am already spayed, purebred, up to date with shots, good with kids, and good with dogs.
You can fill out an adoption application online on our official website.
MELLIE is a GORGEOUS cream and black coated young German Shepherd. She was recently surrendered by her owner due to her unpredictability around the livestock and small animals on the property. She's hoping to find her forever home in time to celebrate the holidays!
TEMPERAMENT Mellie has spent the last year living mostly outdoors, so is now getting a crash course in good doggie manners! She's learning how to behave properly as an indoor girl. She is incredibly sweet, and can be reserved with strangers, but warms up quickly.
OTHER ANIMALS Mellie was surrendered due to her high prey drive, so no small dogs, cats, or other small animals can be in her forever home. She was reportedly going after livestock as well, so Mellie will need to call herself a city girl, rather than living life on a farm. When introducted properly to other dogs, she does pretty well -- proper introductions are key!
MEDICAL No known medical issues.
Stay tuned for more information on Mellie as we get to know her better!
MELLIE's ADOPTION FEE: $300 This fee covers only part of what we spend to vet, board and rehab the dogs we save. On average we spend over $450 on each dog. We made a decision to keep our adoption fee at the 2005 level even though vet prices have doubled and tripled since then. We are constantly fundraising to cover the deficit. At minimum, your adoption fee includes the dog's spay/neuter, heartworm test, heartworm treatment if needed, rabies shot, distemper/parvo shot, bordatella shot, deworming, monthly heartworm and flea preventives, and microchip. In many cases it also includes surgery and various types of vet treatment for standard issues such as hot spots, ear infections and so on.
INTERESTED IN ADOPTING MELLIE? Complete an Adoption Application Now!
We're picky about our adopters! GSDs are not for everyone. They demand lots of time/effort/training. They shed all year round and are big and scare lots of people. They 'mouth' and are usually strong-willed and stubborn. You have to have references and a home visit. If you're not willing/able to deal with any of this, please don't waste your time applying.
All MoGS dogs must be inside family pets.We do not adopt to outdoor only homes.
You have to put your dog indoors (NOT in the yard) when you're not home. One adopted MoGS dog died after the owners left to run errands, left her outdoors, someone opened the gate, and she was hit by a car. Privacy fences have been broken into, gates have been opened, thieves have stolen dogs. NEVER leave your dog outdoors when you're not home!!
You're required to make a lifetime commitment. Only you can make sure the dog is safe, loved and cared for, for life. The minute you adopt, that responsibility is yours.
Are you unable or unwilling to make a lifetime commitment? Do not apply.
What's your planfor unexpected events and major changes? New baby? Divorce? Moving? How you will provide for your dog if your family breaks up? If you move? If you have a child?
You're making a lifetime commitment to a MOGS Dog. We expect you to keep it! It's YOUR RESPONSIBILITY to stick by your family member -- no matter what.
MOGS is a newer and growing group in Kansas City, MO. Our focus is German Shepherds but we will help GSD mixes and other breeds as we are able to do so.
Come Meet Our Pets...
All our dogs are in foster homes or boarding facilities. We do NOT have a shelter or physical facility.
Our Adoption Process...
Homes will be required to provide 3 references plus a vet reference and have a home visit completed. The dogs are all completely vetted before being placed in their new homes including microchip, spay/neuter, rabies vaccine, distemper vaccine, bordatella vaccine, fecal, heartworm test, and current on heartworm/flea preventative.
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