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DIXIE is a beautiful, medium sized German Shepherd who was about to be euthanized as a stray in a small town shelter. She's SO glad to be out of there and in a loving foster home!
Dixie was quiet and mellow for the first few weeks but is now starting to gain energy and try to play with other dogs. We suspect that once she's 100% sure she's safe, and certain of her status in the family, she'll be a very typical 2 year old GSD: energetic, playful, and in need of some training.
She's met some other dogs, both large and small, and has done well. She's just started to play bow to a larger neighbor dog, so we haven't seen her actual play style yet and don't know how gentle or rough she may be. We do know she loves cats - she lives in a foster home with several cats and the most confident of them is always wet from Dixie's constant licking, loving and grooming! They actually sleep together, curled up on a dog bed. Another cat runs away and Dixie wants to chase her but we believe it's only to make friends.
Dixie has just started showing some typical GSD attachment to her foster dad - not always thrilled to have foster mom 'interefere' in her relationship with foster dad. Her new family will need to work with her on appropriate protectionism, as is usual with most GSDs.
Are YOU the perfect family for this young girl who's looking for a FOREVER FAMILY? She's a typical GSD, is gorgeous, and just needs love, stability and some training! DOGS:
Needs further testing but to date has done well. May try to correct other dogs who are over-enthusiastic. Is just starting to feel safe and confident, and play bow to neighbor dogs.CATS
: YES! She's in foster care with two cats. One runs and she wants to chase it. The other one does not run -- and he and Dixie curl up and sleep together. KIDS:
Seems to be good with children - leans into the neighbor children. IDEAL FAMILY
: A family with a fully fenced yard (6 ft fence strongly preferred) where Dixie can run and play. A family familiar with GSD protection tendences, who will work with her and train her on appropriateness. A family who will shower her with love, structure/rules, and training so she'll be set for life and welcome anywhere! Oh, and she'd LOVE to have her very own cat to cuddle with!
If you're looking for a gorgeous, young, trainable German Shepherd
who will love you forever,
DIXIE may be your new best friend and family member! DIXIE's ADOPTION FEE: $300
This fee covers only part of what we spend to vet, board and rehab the dogs we save. On average we spend over $450
on each dog. We made a decision to keep our adoption fee at the 2005 level even though vet prices have doubled and tripled since then. We are constantly fundraising to cover the deficit. At minimum, your adoption fee includes the dog's spay/neuter, heartworm test, heartworm treatment if needed, rabies shot, distemper/parvo shot, bordatella shot, deworming, monthly heartworm and flea preventives, and microchip. In many cases it also includes surgery and various types of vet treatment for standard issues such as hot spots, ear infections and so on. INTERESTED IN ADOPTING DIXIE? Complete an Adoption Application Now!Visit this organization's web site to see any additional information available about this pet.
PLEASE READ THIS:
- We're picky about our adopters! GSDs are not for everyone. They take a lot of time, effort and training. They shed all year round. They're big and scare lots of people. They 'mouth' and are usually strong-willed and stubborn. You have to have references and a home visit. If you're not willing or able to deal with any of this, please don't waste your time applying.
- All MOGS dogs must be inside family pets. We do not adopt to outdoor only homes.
- When you're not home, you must put your dog indoors (NOT in the yard). One adopted MoGS dog died after the owners went to run errands, left her outdoors, someone opened the gate, and she was hit by a car. Privacy fences get broken into, gates are opened, thieves steal dogs. NEVER leave your dog outdoors when you're not home!!
- You're required to make a lifetime commitment. Only you can make sure the dog is safe, loved and cared for, for the rest of its life. The minute you adopt, that responsibility is yours.
- Are you unable or unwilling to make a lifetime commitment? Do not apply.
- What's your plan for unexpected events and major changes? New baby? Divorce? Moving? How you will provide for your dog if your family breaks up? If you move? If you have a child?
- You're making a lifetime commitment to a MOGS Dog. We expect you to keep it! It's YOUR RESPONSIBILITY to stick by your family member -- no matter what.
Thank you for considering a homeless dog or cat.