My name is RILEY!

German Shepherd Dog Dog for adoption in Albany, New York - RILEY
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RILEY's Info...

I am already spayed, purebred, in need of an experienced adopter, up to date with shots, good with kids, and good with dogs.

RILEY's Story...

RILEY originally came from a high kill shelter in Texas where dogs generally have just 3 days to be saved before they are killed due to the thousands of stray dogs that sadly are in desperate need of life of the streets and ultimately a home of their own. RILEY was saved be a lady that adopted a GSD from GaDaH two years ago as she couldn't bare to see her killed and so she reached out ot GaDaH to take her into rescue and find her perfect forever home.

RILEY is spayed, rabies, core vaccines, heart-worm & tick disease tested negative (4dx), de-wormed and micro-chipped. She has an estimated date of birth of 29th November 2012 and at the time of rescue December 2016, weighed approximately 63 pounds.​ She is a smaller sized girl, in height, but does need to lose some weight. The extra weight will not be too much of a big deal for the east coast winter, however, for her health and well-being she will need to lose weight in the spring/summer.

RILEY spent a few days with her foster family in Texas whilst waiting for transport up to the rescue in Sebec, Maine. She was a little grumpy with two of the smaller dogs there. Since being at the rescue she has been great with all of the other dogs. She doesn't like to be jumped on, but who does, so she will growl and let the other dogs know she does not like this. Growling is dogs way of communicating and is not a bad thing.

RILEY also likes to be left alone when eating and so if other pets are in the home, feeding her seperately or being monitored is highly recommended. We do not have cats in the rescue so cannot comment on how she would behave around them.

RILEY walks well on the leash and loves to ride in the car. She is a laid back affectionate girl who is happy to chill out or go for walks, play outside or really whatever her human is doing.

We have dog doors in the house and RILEY uses them to go out and play or to do her business, she has not had any accidents in the house, however, since he has 24 hour access to get outside it would be wise to possibly expect the odd accident until she learns her new routine and to let you know she needs to go outside.

RILEY would benefit from an active, fun family that has the time to work with her on her obedience and manners, who would take her on adventures and road trips and let her explore the sights, sounds and smells the world has to offer. By working together both RILEY and her humans can learn each others body language and personality, expectations and boundaries can be set and with self-training a stronger bond formed. RILEY is very smart and responsive and I believe training would be relatively easy and fun.

RILEY is a great girl who deserves the best in life, she has so much love and fun to offer.

We currently feed SPORTMIX Wholesomes Chicken Meal & Rice Formula, a 4* (a per GRAIN FREE food along with pro-bioitics and immune support supplements listed on the available dogs page!

RILEY is available for adoption through Give a Dog a Home, German Shepherd Dog Rescue for an adoption fee of $250. This fee is not negotiable and is used to cover the rescue costs of pulling, vetting, health certificate, transport from Texas to Maine, monthly preventatives, supplements, food and anything else that is needed.

If you feel that you have the heart and home to give this beautiful girl, please go to our website, under the APPLICATION tab, complete, then submit the APPLICATION. Our process takes around 2-4 days, and ensuring your references are aware that we will be calling, could speed up the process. Once you have been approved, we discuss any questions in regards to the dog you are wanting to adopt, then you complete and submit the contract, make payment and then we can work out the pick up / transport arrangements.

Please do NOT submit an application if you are not looking to take home a new best friend within the next few weeks.

RILEY is located at the rescue in Sebec, Maine. We post in various states along the east coast and Canada where we have had lots of successful adoptions to enable more exposure for these beautiful saved souls. Families will need to be prepared to travel to the rescue to meet and take home their new best friend. There is a local hotel in Dover-Foxcroft that is pet-friendly (approx 6 miles) and several in Bangor (approx 45 miles). There are also lots of wonderful camp-sites for the more adventurous families and what a great way to get to know your new best friend. If there are options to arrange transport, we will work with you to make it happen.

Facts about RILEY

  • Breed: German Shepherd Dog
  • Color: Black - With Tan, Yellow Or Fawn
  • Age: Adult
  • Size: Large 61-100 lbs (28-45 kg)
  • Sex: Female

Other Pets at Give a Dog a Home, German Shepherd Dog Rescue-NY

Why Adoption is a Great Option

RILEY, a Albany 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 Albany, or seeking a German Shepherd Dog dog from a breeder in Albany.

  1. Rescues and shelter volunteers in Albany 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 Albany 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 Albany paves the way for another one to be saved.