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My name is Sookie *Pre-Teen*!

German Shepherd Dog Dog for adoption in Gretna, Nebraska - Sookie *Pre-Teen*
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I'm being cared for by:
Heartland German Shepherd Rescue (HUGS)

Facts about Sookie *Pre-Teen*

  • Breed: German Shepherd Dog
  • Color: Unknown
  • Age: Young
  • Size: Unknown
  • Sex: Female
  • ID#: 11842400
You can fill out an adoption application online on our official website.

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.



Sookie is an adorable, sweet, utterly gorgeous young girl. At 10 months old, Sookie is still a puppy, with plenty of energy and stamina! Sookie arrived skinny, recovering from kennel cough, and not feeling very good. After lots of TLC, including plenty of nutritious meals, Sookie is now feeling all better, and ready to find her forever home!

Sookie is an affectionate girl who likes to be very close to her humans. She loves her walks, and is improving every day on her leash manners. She is great around people, does fine around kids, although she might knock younger ones over when excited. She is adorably enthusiastic. She loves food and treats, cuddling, going for car rides. Sookie is super fun and engaging. She is still all puppy, and every once in a while, she will zoom around the house and yard in excitement. We would prefer a 6ft fence for Sookie, and like all of our dogs, she needs good supervision when outside in the yard.

Sookie rides very well in the car and loves to go places with her humans. Sookie does not seem to have had a lot of exposure to the outside world, prior to coming into rescue. She can be a little uneasy and cautious around new experiences (ex: when she had to learn to do stairs, walk on tile, unload from the car after a ride), but she is eager to overcome obstacles, and adjusts well. 
Sookie would do well as an only dog, basking in her owner's undivided love and attention. She would also do fine with a friendly, tolerant dog that doesn't mind Sookie's hands on, in-your-face, enthusiastic playstyle. Sookie can get a little possessive of her toys and treats around other dogs, so she needs good supervision and reminders when those are involved. Sookie absolutely loves water, whether it's splashing around in the doggy pool, or playing with the hose or sprinkler water.

Sookie is a very lovable, playful, active girl. Like all German Shepherd Dogs, Sookie will need training, consistency, boundaries, and lots of activity and socialization, in order to become a well-balanced, well-behaved dog.

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. 



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


Please review the information in the 'About Us' section on our website (www.heartlandgsrescue.org), as it contains useful information about the breed, adoption fees, the adoption process and our requirements, and how meeting the dogs works.

About Heartland German Shepherd Rescue (HUGS)

About Our Rescue Group...

We rescue, rehabilitate, and place German Shepherd dogs in permanent, loving homes.

Our main focus is to save German Shepherd dogs at risk of being euthanized in shelters. We also try to help other German Shepherds and Belgian Shepherds in need, as we are able to.

We do not have a shelter facility. The dogs we rescue stay with our volunteer foster families until the time of their adoption. We provide necessary veterinary care, appropriate nutrition, training and socialization to ready our dogs for their forever home. We support a balanced training approach.

Our greatest need is for foster families. Our ability to save a dog's life is most often determined by whether we have an open foster home for that dog to go in.

There are other ways that you can help. We always need volunteers to help at events.

Cannot foster or volunteer? Donations are much appreciated!

Your donation is tax deductible. If you would like a receipt for your donation, please let us know. All donations go directly to help pay for vet bills, food & heartworm preventative for the HUGS dogs. Donations of any amount are greatly appreciated and allow us to save more dogs. THANK YOU On behalf of the HUGS dogs.

Donate to Our Rescue Group...

Come Meet Our Pets...

Please visit our website and check our events page to find out where we will be at. You may also follow us on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/heartlandgsrescue

Our Adoption Process...

German Shepherd dogs are a highly active, energetic, working breed. They require considerable 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, 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 will require before applying for one.

Heartland German Shepherd Rescue (HUGS) dogs will receive necessary veterinary care and will be up-to-date on vaccinations, tested for Heartworm disease (started on Heartworm preventative, or treated if Heartworm positive), spayed or neutered, and microchipped.

Adoption fees: Puppies $400, Adult Dogs (1-6yr) $350, Senior Dogs (7yr+) $300.

As part of the application process, we ask that you provide references (to include a veterinarian, if applicable) and that you allow us to conduct a home visit.

We will adopt dogs to approved Midwest applicants within an approximate 300 mile radius of the Omaha-Lincoln, NE area, provided that we can complete a home visit. Applicants must be willing to travel to the Omaha-Lincoln area for an adoption meet and greet with their prospective new HUGS dog. All household members, including current dogs, must attend the meet and greet.

All HUGS dogs MUST be INSIDE dogs in their adoptive home.