SKIPPY was saved from Texas where most shelters have to kill dogs for space after just 3 days. He is located at the rescue in Sebec, Maine. We post in other states and Canada where our dogs get adopted.
SKIPPY is neutered, rabies, core vaccines, de-wormed, heartworm & tick-disease tested (Snap 4dx) negative and micro-chipped. He weighs around 10 pounds and has an estimated date of birth of 28 January 2013.
SKIPPY is a sweet boy who loves to be close by either on my lap or on top of the chair, however, if I'm busy or other dogs have got to me first, he is ok to go and hang out with the other dogs, or chill out on his own. He is not a needy little dog. He is affectionate and loves to have his belly rubbed and ears scratched. He is confident amongst the other dogs, be they big or small. He uses the dog doors to go out and play or do his business. I do not know if he would know to let you know he needs to go out since he has access outside 24/7.
We do not have cats at the rescue, so are unable to comment on how he would behave around them.
SKIPPY would benefit from an active, fun family that has the time to work with him on his obedience and manners, who would take him on adventures and road trips and let him explore the sights, sounds and smells the world has to offer. He would benefit from a family that has the time to work with him on basic and advanced obedience training. By working together both SKIPPY and his 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!
SKIPPY 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 feel that you have the heart and home to give this precious soul a wonderful life, 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.
SKIPPY 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.
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