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My name is Sherman!

Rottweiler Mix Dog for adoption in Drumbo, Ontario - Sherman
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Sherman's Info...

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

Sherman's Story...
UPDATE- Jan 5/13- We have had Sherman 2 months now and are very happy with how well he is doing. Sherman walks beautifully on his leash walks and still loves to get out and explore his world. He loves car rides and travels very well. He is also fully crate trained now and no longer fusses when in his crate and goes in willingly. He's become such an easy dog to live with. Sherman has never had an accident in the house and shows no desire to wreck anything. Because he is such a suck he has wormed his way into our bed at night so he no longer is crated at night. He sleeps the whole night through without any fuss and if he gets too hot he will get off the bed and finish sleeping on the floor. He loves his snuggle time in bed before sleep. He puts his head on the pillow next to you and cuddles right in. It is so cute and funny. He certainly does put the "scary Rottweiler" image to shame. Sherman is a cuddle bug!!! He also really enjoys tug games and would love to play tug any time you want. He plays nicely and will release the toy when you are done. We have also discovered that Sherman loves the snow! It was a joy to see him running in the yard and diving into the snow, scooping some in his mouth as went. He was covered in snow by the time he was done and he had a huge grin on his face. It made us laugh to see his goofy antics. He's also improved in his relationships with dogs. He and his foster Bulldog brother are the best of friends and play non stop. We feel that Sherman would still be great as an only dog, but would also do well with a submissive and dog friendly dog sibling. All in all, Sherman is a great dog who is an easy keeper. He is calm and well behaved in the home and will lie quietly close by while you are in the house. He doesn't ask for much...a few chew toys, a soft bed, good food, but mostly all he wants is someone to love him and pet him and offer him a home to call his forever home.

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This handsome boy is Sherman and he is a 2 year old, male Rottweiler. Sherman was named after the tank as he is not a tall Rottie but is solid and has a gorgeous square and blocky head. He came to us from a rural pound where he was an unclaimed stray. His good nature appealed to us so into rescue he came. Sherman is a total goof who is clownish in nature and fun loving. Sherman is very intelligent and is easy to train. He already knows "sit" and "down" and with the help of a "Gentle Leader" head halter, walks beautifully at our side. He is very food motivated so he takes to training well. As mentioned, he's not a big Rottweiler, he's only 24" tall at his back, and about 60lbs, but he is strong and muscular so we find the head halter works best to walk him. And boy does he LOVE to go for walks. Anyone interested in Sherman should be willing to take him out a couple times a day for a vigorous walk. This boy is young and well put together and active and can do whatever activity you choose. He will be a willing participant in all your outdoor activities regardless of what season it is or what the weather is like. If you are looking for a buddy to do fun things with then Sherman is your guy. Sherman has a sense of humour and will make you laugh with his antics. He has a funny habit of throwing his shoulder down on the ground and hoisting his butt and stub tail in the air for the perfect butt scratch position. It is so funny to see! He loves to play with toys and run around the yard and have you try and chase him. He always has a grin on his face and he is a dog who just loves life. He doesn't care that he was abandoned once already; he's ready for his next adventure and a shot at a loving forever family.

Sherman is being fostered in a home with other dogs and cats. He is fine with the cats and shows no aggression towards them. Our cats are used to dogs and don't run from them or swat at them and so Sherman takes an inquisitive sniff of them and then moves along. He ignores the cats for the most part. As for dogs, Sherman is being fostered with 4 other dogs of varying ages and sizes and is doing quite well with them. We have found though that Sherman does well with calm, submissive dogs but he does not seem to like energetic, anxious dogs. There is something about their frenetic energy that Sherman does not respond well to. Because of this he is not a dog that would do well at the dog park where a lot of the high energy dogs hang out. He is not a dog who lunges at other dogs while out on a walk, he is respectful of other dogs, he just doesn't like anxious dogs in his personal space. We really can't blame him. Sherman is a confident and calm dog and likes the same. He is great friends with the young Bulldog he is being fostered with and these two play and wrestle and makes fools of themselves, but this relationship was built through trust. It took Sherman a few days to settle in and drop his "cool guy" attitude enough to roll about and wrestle. We feel that Sherman would do best in a home where he is the only dog, but has a few good dog friends that he could socialize with. This would be his ideal situation. He may do ok with a calm, submissive female dog as a housemate, but ideally being the only guy and getting all the doggie attention himself would suit him best. We are also looking for an adult home for Sherman. He is a powerful dog and although friendly and good natured, he is a lot of dog to handle and we would feel best if he were in a home with adults only. He is certainly a dog that could interact with kids but we just feel he would be best suited to an adult only home. We are also looking for a home with a large fenced yard where he can run and play. He's not a jumper so it doesn't have to be a super high fence, but it does need to be sturdy. Sherman is housetrained and crate trained. He is still settling in to being in the crate and will fuss for a short while but then settles down and sleeps quietly. He is crated whenever we leave the house and at night. He is still a young dog so we don't trust to leave him out of the crate yet as he could get in to mischief. He gets a treat and a toy every time he goes into his crate and he seems to do well with this.

We are looking for a family for Sherman that will be committed to obedience training and taking him to dog school. When taking on the responsibility of a Rottweiler you also take on the social perceptions of this breed and although most Rottweilers, including Sherman, are loving, friendly and trustworthy, there is still a social stigma hanging over the breed. Because of this we whole heartedly believe that Rottweilers, and all "power breeds", need to be exceptionally trained and well behaved. There is nothing more powerful and attitude changing then a well trained, obedient Rottweiler. We want Sherman to set a fine example of his breed and are starting him on this path. We are looking for owners for him that will continue along this path and raise and train him to be the best he can be. We are looking for owners that are familiar with large, strong dogs, preferably Rottweilers, and have experience with these breeds. Rottweilers are a home guardian breed so his family needs to be familiar with this trait. Rottie's are friendly and welcoming to invited guests, but strangers will not be allowed in the home uninvited. There is no home alarm system that could ever replace a Rottweiler in a home where he is a part of the family and much loved. This is an admirable trait but does need to be recognized. Rottweilers bond very strongly with their family and are extremely loyal. They are fantastic family pets in the right home. Sherman will need a confident owner(s) who will train him in an authoritative yet calm and fair manner. He really tries to please so responds well to praise. He is a confident dog so he needs a confident owner to be a leader. Sherman has shown himself to be a highly trainable and responsive dog in our care. Anyone interested in going far in obedience would do well with Sherman. He has huge potential to do very well and could even compete in obedience or rally trials should his owner have the desire.

Sherman is a fun loving and happy young boy who is active outdoors but calm indoors. He needs a calm household in which to flourish. We are being overly cautious in what we are looking for in his forever home but we have a responsibility to him to find him the best home for his needs and his breed. We at Pound Dog Rescue have a particular fondness for the "power breeds" as they are often overlooked by rescues. Sadly, many of these dogs like Sherman end up in the pound as their stature and intimidating look appeals to irresponsible owners. Sherman was abandoned as a 2yr old intact male. Thankfully we found him and are now offering him stability and socialization and training to encourage the best of his breed traits. He has been neutered and vet checked and is proving himself to be a lovely, loyal boy. Anyone interested in Sherman should research Rottweilers and be familiar with this breed. He needs to find his forever family that will never abandon him again. He needs to have rules, training and structure. But mostly he needs to have love and hugs and most importantly...butt scratches!!

An adoption donation of $400 is required. This helps cover our costs for veterinary care including spay/neuter, vaccines, microchip, heartworm test, deworming and whatever else the dog may require.

This is Islay (pronounced eye-lah), a 3 month old German Shepherd cross. Her name is sometimes mispronounced, but she is forgiving! She is an adorable little puppy, however she will grow to be an even more adorable large dog. She has a predominantly rich black colour to her, with a nice white underside and markings that give her great character – cute eyebrows, a beautiful grey stripe up her nose, and a white patch on the tip of her tail. Her hair is slightly longer than that of a Shepherd, and is more like a Golden Retriever’s and we believe this breed is part of her mix. Regardless, she is going to be a big girl when full grown and quite a beauty. If you have the pleasure of meeting Islay, you will find that although she is quite shy at first, she is quite the character and is very playful and cuddly once she warms up a bit.

Islay was a stray dog, found running alone along the highway at only 10 weeks old, and was brought to the rural pound. Pound Dog Rescue took her out of the pound almost immediately and I have had the privilege of fostering her at such a young age. It is difficult to believe that anyone would leave such a cute pup alone! At such a young age, Islay is adaptable and is in need of a loving forever home!

Islay has a very shy nature to her, and is frightened by new people and loud noises. It is very apparent that her previous owner did not socialize her properly. However, she is still very curious about everything and will become more courageous and brave in time! We are working with her now to socialize her to many different environments and people and she is doing very well. Once she gets to know you, she is very trusting and just wants to have fun. An ideal home would likely not include children – as they may not understand Islay’s shy temperament and may keep her from becoming comfortable in her new home. Islay’s new owner(s) will need to be patient and committed to training her and taking her to training classes – she is after all a puppy! After a short time with her, it’s clear she is very clever and is very responsive to training. She has learned sit, and is on her way to learning how to come and lie down. She is attending puppy socialization classes to help her develop into a great dog! Continued socialization and training as she grows will help her develop into a well-rounded and well-developed dog. Islay will be very devoted to her family and will be a loyal and loving dog with good care and love.

Islay would also do very well in a home with another dog. Although she was shy and scared at first, she LOVES to play with her current four-legged roommate. They will play for hours! This is great for both dogs as they get lots of exercise and Islay is learning from her role model! She is becoming a more confident and social dog every day, and is learning that loving owners do exist. Islay feeds off of the confidence of her foster dog sister and we hope for her to have a dog sibling to continue to help her gain confidence.

Islay is almost perfectly housetrained. She has only had a few accidents, however has been very responsive to corrections and now does her business on command outside in the right spot almost every time. She is also crate trained and will go in willingly and sleeps through the night in her crate. Islay enjoys being brushed and doesn’t mind being handled at all, making it easier for you to trim her nails, brush her teeth or bathing her!

Islay will make a perfect best friend one day. She is playful and excitable at times, but she also loves to wind down while chewing her favourite bone! Her favourite pastime is walking outside! She needs a couple good walks a day to ensure she gets the exercise she needs. She loves trotting along and taking in all the sights and smells, but is still a little afraid of people walking by, hopefully her new owners will work through this with her and she will be as carefree as she should be.

This excellent little pup is looking for her forever home… maybe you can help her find it.

An adoption donation of $400 is required. This helps cover our costs for veterinary care including spay/neuter, vaccines, microchip, heartworm test, deworming and whatever else the dog may require.

For information on our adoption procedures and for an adoption application please refer to the Pound Dog Rescue website at www.pounddog.ca

Facts about Sherman

  • Breed: Rottweiler Mix
  • Color: Black
  • Age: Adult
  • Size: Large 61-100 lbs (28-45 kg)
  • Sex: Male
  • ID#: PDR27

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Why Adoption is a Great Option

Sherman, a Drumbo Rottweiler dog was adopted! Here's how you can benefit by looking at adoption as an option to buying a Rottweiler for sale in Drumbo, or seeking a Rottweiler dog from a breeder in Drumbo.

  1. Rescues and shelter volunteers in Drumbo 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 Drumbo 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 Rottweiler breeders who help with Rottweiler rescue. One puppy or kitten adopted in Drumbo paves the way for another one to be saved.