German Shepherd dogs, as well as the other herding breeds that we have in rescue, are highly active, energetic, working breeds. They require considerable vetting, exercise, socialization, training, leadership and mental stimuli in order to be well-adjusted, well-balanced, and well-mannered dogs.
If you are new to German Shepherds (and other herding breeds), please research the breed to make sure this is the dog for you. We ask that you consider the time and financial commitment that your German Shepherd (or other herding breed) dog will require before applying for one. Please review the section on our website (www.heartlandgsrescue.org) 'Is a HUGS Dog Right for You?' for additional information.
Ghost is a lovable, energetic, smart and affectionate white German Shepherd. Ghost is approx 2.5 years old. This sweet boy was part of a neglect case and ended up on death row at a Midwest shelter, due to lack of space. One of our amazing volunteers drove 16+ hours to pick up Ghost and London, and bring them to safety.
Ghost loves going on walks, runs, playing fetch, and spending time with people. He is a very social dog with people and loves meeting new people. He barks minimally and listens well. He does pretty well with commands such as “sit, stay, kennel…”. He seems to do really well with kids too! Ghost would do best in home where he can be the only pet.
Like all German Shepherd youngsters, Ghost will need training, consistency, boundaries, and lots of activity and socialization, in order to become a well-balanced, well-behaved dog. Gabby has not been introduced to cats or small children. Introduction to children would need to be slow.
Reminder: Even if you exercise and play with your dog daily in your fenced yard, please remember that, you MUST still take your dog out on daily walks and outings, in order to work on his/her leash skills, manners, and social skills.
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