My name is Bauer!

German Shepherd Dog Dog for adoption in Rochester/Buffalo, New York - Bauer
Photo 1 - German Shepherd Dog Dog for adoption in Rochester/Buffalo, New York - Bauer
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Bauer's Info...

I am already neutered, housetrained, purebred, and up to date with shots.

Bauer's Story...
INTRODUCING our true Southern Gentleman - Mr Bauer:

Bauer came to BDBH after being discarded to a shelter in Tennessee. Over the last several months, his health (very underweight) and energy have greatly improved and his personality has come shining through!

The one this that is absolutely clear about Bauer is that he loves people! Adult or child, he simply loves to be with people and to be loved.

We recently had a reunion at our house, and Bauer was in the height of his glory! With 23 nieces and nephews in attendance (ranging from 23 years old to 2 years old) he interacted with each one! Emily, my 5 year old niece insisted that Bauer carry her purse around most of the evening. He was more than happy to oblige! He loves nothing better than to lay his big head in your lap and roll it around, as if petting you while you pet him!

Bauer shares the house with our 4 year old neutered black Labrador. They get along like brothers! Of course neither one has a single alpha gene in their bodies.

Bauer also shares the house with our two cats and while he is mildly interested in them in a non-aggressive way, they are not afraid of him and everyone coexists just fine!

TV time is his favorite time as he gets to go to the basement with us and lay on the couch. Sometime he simply picks out a place on the floor and takes a nap!

But he loves his beddie-bye. Like our dog, he is crate trained, and at night they both know to go to their beddie-byes. Often in the day, Bauer will just lay in his crate with the door open as he has a cushy bed.

Bauer loves water! This summer, he hogged the baby pool. But only when the water was fresh! He would get in the pool, and dig and dig, splashing water everywhere! But if the water gets warmed by the sun, he will not get in. I guess it seems too much like bath water!

One thing that Bauer does not like is storms and loud noises. He is not thunder-phobic, but he is upset with the noise and the lights. So to combat that, I put him in his crate and drape the top and three sides with a blanket. I turn on the lights and the country music station, and he is just fine! He is ok with classic rock, but seems to prefer country! ;-) Similar noises such as fireworks produce the same reaction. And he did not seem to like the bonfire that we had at our reunion….that is until the kids started to feed him marshmallows.

The school bus causes him to bark as there is a flashing light on top that he can see through the window. He also sometimes barks/howls at sirens. And when we watch TV we have to be mindful of the content as gunfire or war type movies have too much thunderous noise.

Bauer is rather large and can easily rest his chin on our kitchen table. As well, he can see all things on our kitchen counter….which is how we found out that he likes apples and bananas!

Mr. Bauer is a joy to have in our home, and would make a wonderful companion to many people. Don’t let his age fool you, as this wonderful gentleman loves life and has so much more to give!

If you are interested in Bauer please contact

Neutered: Yes
Up to Date on Vaccinations: Yes
Microchipped: Yes
Heartworm Test Results: Negative
Heartworm/Flea Tick Prevention: Yes

Facts about Bauer

  • Breed: German Shepherd Dog
  • Color: Black - With Tan, Yellow Or Fawn
  • Age: Senior
  • Size: Large 61-100 lbs (28-45 kg)
  • Sex: Male

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Why Adoption is a Great Option

Bauer, a Rochester/Buffalo German Shepherd Dog dog was adopted! Here's how you can benefit by looking at adoption as an option to buying a German Shepherd Dog for sale in Rochester/Buffalo, or seeking a German Shepherd Dog dog from a breeder in Rochester/Buffalo.

  1. Rescues and shelter volunteers in Rochester/Buffalo already know the personality and tendencies of their pets. This means they can match you with the right pet. That will makes it much easier transition to owning a pet for yourself and your new pet.
  2. On average adoption fees are much less than you'd pay a Rochester/Buffalo breeder, or pet store. Plus most often rescue pets have already been to the veterinarian for a check-up, had a round of vaccinations, and are spayed or neutered. That is a lot of savings!
  3. You will become a hero, and give a needy dog or cat a loving home. In fact, there are even German Shepherd Dog breeders who help with German Shepherd Dog rescue. One puppy or kitten adopted in Rochester/Buffalo paves the way for another one to be saved.