My name is Takoda 5073!

German Shepherd Dog/Husky Mix Dog for adoption in Sterling, Virginia - Takoda 5073
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Virginia German Shepherd Rescue

Facts about Takoda 5073

  • Breed: German Shepherd Dog/Husky Mix
  • Color: Black - With Tan, Yellow Or Fawn
  • Age: Young
  • Size: Unknown
  • Sex: Male
  • ID#: 11150600-5073
You can fill out an adoption application online on our official website.

Please contact Dawn ( for more information about this pet.


Takoda has begun his heart worm treatment, receiving his first injection yesterday.  He was an excellent patient and took the injection without issue.  Today he is bright and alert and walking around with his favorite toy.

Takoda is learning different scents to indicate food, water, stairs, toy, etc., so when his vision is lost he will be able to navigate.

Please contact his foster at: if you have any questions.


Takoda was seen by an Ophthalmologist and has been diagnosed with retinal damage probably due to Retinal Dystrophy.  He has no vision in his right eye, but does have vision in his left.  He most likely will lose his vision in the next 1-2 years.

This condition has not slowed Takoda at all. He is a very smart pup. Takoda has learned the stairs in the home and the deck. After several practice runs, he now jumps into the back of the car.  Takoda has excellent recall and loves to play with his ball.

Takoda has a gentle disposition and loves to be close to you.


Takoda is a sweet and gentle, 2 year old GSD mix.  He was found by Animal Control living under a truck and was initially very skittish.  After a couple of weeks, the timidity has disappeared and Takoda enjoys ear scratches, belly rubs and chewing on a Kong.

Takoda has not yet been neutered because he is heart worm positive. He also has vision issues.  Takoda will be taken to an ophthalmologist to determine the cause of his vision impairment.  This has not stopped him.  He can track a ball that is bounced across the floor and nose the area until he finds it.

Takoda is crate-trained and house broke. He knows sit, come and is learning down. He is very good on leash and rides great in the car.  He is good with other dogs.

Being found as a stray he had no name and Takoda was chosen for it's meaning 'friend to everyone' [Sioux].  And he is.

Please check back for updates on Takoda.

Approved adopters may contact his foster:


Visit this organization's web site to see any additional information available about this pet.

About Virginia German Shepherd Rescue

About Our Rescue Group...

We provide a valuable service by finding good homes for the German Shepherd Dogs in our care. In the seven plus years that we have been in existence, we have found homes for over 2,400 deserving dogs. We are currently enlisting active volunteers to help with the task of placing some really wonderful, but homeless, German Shepherd Dogs. Our goal is to place all GSDs that are accepted into our Rescue in loving homes in which the GSD and the family will thrive together.

Come Meet Our Pets...

We currently holding adoption events at the following places please check our website for updated dates and times:

46220 Potomac Run Plaza
Sterling, VA 20164

2310 Legge Blvd.
Winchester, VA 22601

13241 Gateway Center Dr.
Building P
Gainesville, VA 20155

Our Adoption Process...

An applicant first submits an application form with a non-refundable $10.00 (cash or check only) processing fee. VGSR reviews the application, then schedules an interview and home visit during which a number of questions are asked and the home is reviewed to be sure there is a contained/safe yard, and to meet the family involved. Once the application is approved, the applicant is asked to submit a $250.00 (cash or check ONLY) minimum adoption donation to VGSR to help defray the costs of getting the dog fully vetted and ready to be adopted, and the adoption is completed.