My name is Bruiser!

German Shepherd Dog/Labrador Retriever Mix Dog for adoption in Watertown, South Dakota - Bruiser

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Bruiser's Info...

I am already neutered, housetrained, up to date with shots, good with kids, good with dogs, and good with cats.

Bruiser's Story...
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Bruiser is approximately 5 years old and a Shepherd/Husky/Lab mix. He was surrendered to our rescue because his owners no longer wanted to feed a big dog. Bruiser weighs in at approximately 60 pounds and is considered full grown.

Bruiser has been vet checked, vaccinated, heartworm tested negative, microchipped, and is neutered. He is also current on his flea/tick/heartworm preventatives.

Bruiser has not had much exposure to the outside world and he's been working on his manners and learning how to be a dog! He has been introduced to other dogs and he does very well. He does seem to prefer the smaller dogs or female dogs (he's a ladies man!) but he is tolerant of everyone and does well when he visits the dog park too! Bruiser has been around cats and has not shown any interest in them.

Bruiser is very shy and timid when he first meets new people. If you move too quickly or suddenly, he will cower and jump away. We have been introducing him to do different people, gradually, trying to teach him that people are not all bad and he's coming along nicely. He is more open now to meeting new people and the more and more socializing he gets, the better and better this will get. Once you've gained Bruiser's trust, he is very loyal and loves to please! He also sometimes thinks he's a big lap dog and loves to cuddle with you.

Bruiser loves to be brushed and enjoys going on walks. He has a medium energy level and needs daily exercise. Bruiser has a facination with moving vehicles, so it's very important he always be leashed or in a secure fenced in yard to protect him (he doesn't understand they could hurt him). Bruiser is working on his basic obedience commands and he's doing well - he is treat motivated and likes to please, but sometimes he gets nervous and is worried he's going to upset you. He needs a person willing to take time and show him gently how to learn new things! Bruiser is kennel trained and believed to be housebroken, as he has not had any accidents in his foster home. If your family is willing to give him a second chance, take it slow and get to know him, he'll be a very loyal and wonderful companion!

Facts about Bruiser

  • Breed: German Shepherd Dog/Labrador Retriever Mix
  • Color: Tan/Yellow/Fawn - With Black
  • Age: Adult
  • Size: Med. 26-60 lbs (12-27 kg)
  • Sex: Male

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Why Adoption is a Great Option

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

  1. Rescues and shelter volunteers in Watertown 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 Watertown 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/Labrador Retriever breeders who help with German Shepherd Dog/Labrador Retriever rescue. One puppy or kitten adopted in Watertown paves the way for another one to be saved.