ISABELLA was saved from Texas where dogs in the kill shelters have 3 days to be saved before they are killed. GRACIE is spayed, rabies, core vaccines, de-wormed, heart-worm and tick disease (SNAP 4DX) tested negative and micro-chipped. She has an estimated date of birth of 11 June 2016 and at the time of rescue (December 2016) weighs around 26 pounds.
We are looking for a family that understands the misconception of the pit-bull breed, a family that lives in a welcoming environment and if they ever had to move would only ever move to where she was welcome as part of the family also. We also are looking for a family familiar with the breed and their characteristics and mannersims to be sure that she gets the perfect family this time round.
ISABELLA was malnourished and had demodex mange and skin infections at the time of rescue, however, she has been on treatment and has made excellent progress, with almost all of her hair grown back in, the mange and infections treated and she has been gaining weight and will continue to improve as she grows. She is a lovely grey colour and such a happy, loving, affectionate girl. She does get very excited and jumps up, so she will need a family with patience to continue to work with her and teach her manners.
ISABELLA has become so happy and excited since being here, she runs and plays with the other dogs as she knows she is now safe, healthy and has lots of dogs to play with. She currently lives with all size dogs ranging from 6 pound chi's to 95 pound German Shepherds and gets on great with them all. We do NOT have cats at the rescue so cannot comment on how he would be with them.
We have dog doors in the house and ISABELLA uses them to go out and play or to do her business, however, I do also have pee pads for the pups and smaller dogs and she does sometimes ues them, so it would be wise to expect the odd accident until she learns her new routine and to let you know she needs to go outside.
ISABELLA 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. She would benefit from a family that has the time to work with her on basic and advanced obedience training. By working together both ISABELLA 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.
We currently feed SPORTMIX Wholesomes Chicken Meal & Rice Formula, a 4* (a per www.dogfoodadvisor.com) GRAIN FREE food along with pro-bioitics and immune support supplements listed on the available dogs page!
ISABELLA is available for adoption through Give a Dog a Home, German Shepherd Dog Rescue for an adoption fee of $500. 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 are interested in adopting ISABELLA, please follow the link below to the adoption application and complete then submit. It generally takes 2-3 days to process applications, as long as we are able to speak to your vet and references.
ISABELLA 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. Sebec is located inbetween two small towns, Dover-Foxcroft and Milo, both approximately 6 miles away and the closest major city is Bangor (approx 45 miles). Many families travel and make a mini-vacation out of the trip and stay in beautiful Maine for the weekend, however, if this is not possible and there are options to arrange transport, we will work with you to make it happen.
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