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My name is Hope!

German Shepherd Dog Mix Dog for adoption in Okotoks, Alberta - Hope
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Hope's Info...

I am a special needs pet.

Hope's Story...
Rescued from Hobema after a very hard life and eventually transferred down to Calgary, this very special girl recently ended up in my care and I’m very happy she did. She is a middle aged girl and is finally retired from a life of puppy-making. Her body shows the effects of having had many litters in the past. She also bears other scars of a hard life. She suffers from trauma-related blindness, has worn down her front teeth to the gums from trying to chew through bars or a chain, and we are addressing some skin problems too.

Despite all of that Hope is a quiet, affectionate girl who loves scratches and cuddles. She adores her slow walks and sniffing around the neighborhood. And she loves food and will scope your counter for any interesting morsels. I have yet to hear her bark. She is amazingly adept at finding her way around the house, up and down stairs and out to the yard. In fact, the average person watching her would probably have no idea that she is blind! She waits to go outside for her business, is easy going for car rides and doesn’t seem to mind other dogs. She does seem to have some food aggression and does not like other dogs coming near her while she’s eating, but this is managed through having her own food dish in a separate location from other pets. It is also something that will likely resolve in time, once she understands that she does not need to fight for survival any more.

Hope doesn’t readily come to her name as she has only had it for a short time, but she responds well to clapping your hands or thigh so she can follow the sound. And she also perks up to “come here” and “come on”. She is not used to a harness and leash and we have struggled a little in teaching her leash manners. But she has caught on fast, and responds well again to a clapping sound to keep walking.

Because of her “retired” pace she would do well in a home with another quiet, retired human or two. She doesn’t seem to mind other pets but doesn’t really engage with them either. She also shows some separation anxiety and will follow you everywhere and whine when she can’t find you. Her sense of hearing and smell are very keen due to her blindness. After all the turmoil she has gone through, she needs to be adopted by a safe, quiet, stable, loving household for the second half of her life. She would make an amazing companion and therapy dog!

If you would like a little Hope in your life, http://www.poundrescue.com/adoptions/adoption-process to learn about the adoption process & fees, or to fill out an adoption application.

Facts about Hope

  • Breed: German Shepherd Dog Mix
  • Color: Tan/Yellow/Fawn - With Black
  • Age: Adult
  • Size: Large 61-100 lbs (28-45 kg)
  • Sex: Female

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Why Adoption is a Great Option

Hope, a Okotoks 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 Okotoks, or seeking a German Shepherd Dog dog from a breeder in Okotoks.

  1. Rescues and shelter volunteers in Okotoks 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 Okotoks 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 Okotoks paves the way for another one to be saved.