JAKE was adopted from the shelter in Texas as a young puppy and then dumped a few months later in a high kill shelter. Luckily for him his microchip led him back to the Humane Society who pulled him and took him back into their care. GaDaH then took him in and transferred him to the safety of the rescue in Maine.
JAKE is a highly active, intelligent, fun boy. He is confident and will stand his ground with other dogs. He has not shown any signs of aggression but does have slight alpha tendencies, however, I do believe if a more dominant alpha dog was around JAKE would submit, I do not think he has strong alpha traits.
Jake is a fun boy, he loves to play with his tennis ball and will chase and throw it in the air. He chews on his bone and can keep himself occupied, but he does get bored easily so it is important that his new family understands he is young, energetic and intelligent and if he does not have the mental or physical stimulation then he will get bored. He will need a family that understands the importance of training and we encourage all families to work on basic and advanced training as a family so that boundaries and expectations can be set and both Jake and his humans can learn each others body language and personalities and form a stronger bond and understanding of each other.
JAKE would love to go on road trips and adventures to the beach, the lake, hiking and anywhere and everywhere you go. He is a social boy who is great with people and gets on with other dogs. We do not have cats at the rescue so we cannot comment how he would act around cats.
Jake is located in the kennel building and uses the dog door to go out to the run to do his business, so I would think he will be house trained, although he might need to learn to let you know that he needs to go outside.
JAKE is available for adoption from Give a Dog a Home, German Shepherd Dog Rescue for an adoption fee of $500.
This fee is not negotiable and is used to cover the rescue costs of pulling, vetting, health certificate, transport from Texas to Maine, monthly preventatives, supplements, food and anything else that is needed.
If you feel that you have the heart and home to give this precious soul a wonderful life, please go to our website, under the APPLICATION tab, complete, then submit the APPLICATION. Our process takes around 2-4 days, and ensuring your references are aware that we will be calling, could speed up the process. Once you have been approved, we discuss any questions in regards to the dog you are wanting to adopt, then you complete and submit the contract, make payment and then we can work out the pick up / transport arrangements.
Please do NOT submit an application if you are not looking to take home a new best friend within the next few weeks.
JAKE is located at the rescue in Sebec, Maine. We post in various states along the east coast and Canada where we have had lots of successful adoptions to enable more exposure for these beautiful saved souls. Families will need to be prepared to travel to the rescue to meet and take home their new best friend. Sebec is located just outside the towns of Dover-Foxcroft and Milo (approx 8 miles) and approx 45 miles from Bangor. There are also lots of hotels, motels, pet friendly accommodations and wonderful camp-sites for the more adventurous families and what a great way to get to know your new best friend. If there are options to arrange transport, we will work with you to make it happen.
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