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My name is Bella!

German Shepherd Dog Dog for adoption in Wayland, Massachusetts - Bella
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German Shepherd Rescue of New England, Inc.

Facts about Bella

  • Breed: German Shepherd Dog
  • Color: Black - With Brown, Red, Golden, Orange Or Chestnut
  • Age: Adult
  • Size: Large 61-100 lbs (28-45 kg)
  • Sex: Female
Before calling about this dog, please read our adoption requirements at http://gsrne.org/requirements-for-adopting-from-gsrne

This petite girl loves to go for walks, play catch in the yard, go for car rides or, basically, be with you no matter what you’re doing. She walks with her foster Mom on sidewalks and is not bothered by cars passing or other people and dogs walking by.
In the house, she’ll stop what she’s doing if she hears a new sound and will listen intently until she figures out what it might be. When someone comes to the door, she’ll bark but is then happy to meet them; she might jump up in excitement but does know she’s not supposed to. She had some obedience training before coming to GSRNE at age 3 and knows her basic commands.
Her previous owner got her as a puppy and was very sad about having to find her another home. He said his wife had become allergic to dog dander, and nothing they tried had helped her. Bella couldn't always be with the rest of the family, and he knew that was not fair to her. When she was six months old, she went through surgery to correct a heart condition and made a good recovery. She takes a pill after each meal, in a pill pocket, and her foster Mom said that Bella goes to her after her meal, looking for the “treat.”
Bella is an only dog in her foster home, but she seems interested in playing with other dogs. When our photographer visited to do the photo shoot and get pictures for our Website, she had her small dog with her. Bella and Merry were introduced and had a great time playing together in the fenced yard.
If you’re looking for a sweet girl who will look to you for love and companionship, please ask us about Bella.

About German Shepherd Rescue of New England, Inc.

About Our Rescue Group...

German Shepherd Rescue of New England, Inc. (GSRNE) is an all volunteer, 501(c)(3) charitable organization dedicated to providing veterinary care, evaluation & adoptive homes for the countless numbers of German Shepherd Dogs who are left in pounds to await uncertain fate, are owner surrenders (divorce, death, etc.), or are from abuse or neglect situations. We help provide a safe harbor for German Shepherds that might otherwise be destroyed.

Each dog applying to our program is evaluated for temperament and behavioral information. All accepted dogs are spayed or neutered, updated on vaccinations, and receive essential medical care. Then the dogs are placed into GSRNE foster homes, while they await new homes. Finally, each dog is carefully placed in a loving home with a family that matches that dog's temperament, activity level and needs.

Come Meet Our Pets...

GSRNE does not do Meet Our Pets events. Instead, we prefer to get to know the dog and to get to know you, your needs, lifestyle, etc. Then we will work with you to match an appropriate Rescue dog with you.

Our Adoption Process...

Check out our Requirements for Adoption Page to ensure your situation meets our guidelines. You must meet the requirements listed. We regret that some good homes may be passed up because of this but find they are necessary.

Go to http://gsrne.org/requirements-for-adopting-from-gsrne to check out our Requirements for Adoption page.

Please leave your name and phone number, along with a convenient time to return your call. It is important that you speak slowly and clearly so GSRNE can call you back. We try to return all calls within 24-48 hours.

NOTE: If you do not receive a callback within 48 hours, please call back. This means that your number wasn't clear enough to understand. When the volunteer calls back, they will go over our requirements for adoption as well as answer any questions you might have. It's a good idea to write down your questions so you won't forget.

Complete the Adoption Application

Read every bit of the Adoption Application packet that you receive in the mail! This packet is chock full of information about both GSDs in general and about adoption and how that works.

Have A Home Visit Done

Once the application is accepted, a GSRNE Home Visitor volunteer will call you and make an appointment to visit your home to discuss the needs of Rescue German Shepherd Dogs with you and your family. Usually we can get this visit done within a few weeks of your application approval. This volunteer will check the safety of your property, etc. This is great time to ask questions, voice concerns, discuss what you love in a dog, what you’d rather avoid, etc.

NOTE: We cannot “reserve” certain dogs for you to meet until the adoption application and home visit interview are completed. Receipt of your adoption application begins the adoption process.

Following the home visit, you will be contacted by the Adoption Coordinator and notified of your status to adopt a GSD. We reserve the right to refuse an application if the home situation or environment is deemed incompatible with the needs of a Rescue German Shepherd Dog.

Meet the Dog!

If approved, the Adoption Coordinator will help you set up an adoption visitation appointment with the dog's foster parents to meet the GSRNE Dog who best matches your family's profile and requirements. Because GSRNE has all of our dogs living in nice foster homes, not in kennels, we do not have a facility for you to visit. GSDs do NOT do thrive well in shelter situations, so we don't keep them that way! They live in homes!

This is by far the best way to meet a new dog - you can then clearly see how the dog lives and behaves in a home environment. And exclusive time is set aside by the foster parents and the dog to just be with you and your family so that you can focus on the dog you're meeting without the distractions or stress of kennel/shelter situations or short-handed staff. You can ask whatever questions you want of the people who have lived with this dog for over a month already, and you can have an unhurried, pleasant adoption visit experience where you are the focus for the foster parents.

Note that you will visit a dog a minimum of twice. Visitations to meet a dog may be set up right away, or can take some time, depending on the availability of dog(s) that match your needs and lifestyle.

Make Your Decision

After meeting the dog that seemed to match with your requirements, it's decision time! If there is a "love-connection," the actual adoption begins. If the match just isn't quite right, we'll figure out why, add that criteria to the search, find another dog who may match better, and another visit will be scheduled. Because we take SUCH care to find a dog that will match your lifestyle and preferences, it rarely takes meeting more than 1, possibly 2 dogs, to find that ultimate new family member!

Our organization is comprised wholly of hard-working volunteers whose only reward is seeing these wonderful German Shepherd Dogs in loving homes, given another chance for a happy life. We will try to match you with a devoted, loving, loyal companion. Thank you for your interest!

Please Remember

We are all volunteers, most of whom work full-time at day jobs, have our own dogs and families and are doing this out of a desire to make a difference in the lives of needy German Shepherds. We appreciate your patience while we work through the Adoption process.