If you're interested in adopting any SGSR dog, please read about our Adoption Process and fill out an Adoption Application. Visit our website for more information, including Frequently Asked Questions.
Blitzen is a high-energy, very affectionate, super silly puppy! He is the last of Jill's puppies, and he is a GSD/boxer mix (confirmed by DNA test). Although he was diagnosed with megaesophagus caused by persistent right aortic arch (PRAA) as a small puppy and had surgery to correct it, that has never slowed him down! Blitzen never knew there was anything wrong with him in the least! He will require some accommodation at feeding time (feeding very soft, soggy food from a raised bowl) as a result of his mega-E, but he has done exceptionally well with that small accommodation and LOVES his food! Blitzen absolutely loves to play, and any toy is fair game (although the squeaky plush toys might be his favorites). He gets along very well with other dogs, although sometimes he will use his little puppy teeth while playing with his foster siblings, which they don’t appreciate. If he is not adopted as an only dog, his new dog siblings will need to be patient with him as he learns to play more appropriately. Blitzen’s foster home has cats, and although he likes them, he demonstrates that by trying to play with them, which they also don’t appreciate. If his forever home has cats, they will need to be assertive to teach him not to chase them. Blitzen adores every person he meets and is very, very loving. He is fantastic around children. However, a home without very small children would be best, since he tends to jump on people and is still learning not to use his teeth during play. With his adorable ears, his long, always-wagging tail and his great big personality, Blitzen is absolutely irresistible and cannot wait to find his forever family to love! If you are interested in making Blitzen part of your family, please let your adoption coordinator know. He is being fostered in Snow Camp, NC.
Our adoption process consists of a telephone interview, a call to your veterinarian and a home visit. If you have any questions about the adoption process please contact firstname.lastname@example.org .
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