Ruff Ruff! My name is Lance the Shepherd/ Shiba Inu Blend
|Breed:||Shiba Inu/Shepherd (Unknown Type) Mix||Color:||Tan/Yellow/Fawn||Age:||Adult|
|Size:||Med. 26-60 lbs (12-27 kg)||Sex:||Male||ID#:||5233676|
I am already neutered, purebred, up to date with shots, not good with kids, good with dogs, and good with cats.
You can fill out an adoption application online on our official website.
Lance was rescued from another shelter. He is a beautiful Shepherd, possibly Shiba Inu mix. He was not properly socialized while he was a puppy so he will need a strong owner who is patient and understanding and willing to work with him to overcome his fears around strangers as well as new situations and surroundings. He does not like to have his feet touched and for this reason should probably not live in a home with children. He hates being crated.
Like many dogs in the South, Lance is heartworm positive but don't let that stop you from adopting a great dog. We are treating him with monthly heartworm preventative, our preferred method. Many heartworm positive dogs go on to lead long and healthy lives.
PRBJtreats ALL of our dogs with monthly Heartworm preventative. HW+ dogs are treated with the recommended slow method, using monthly HW preventative as it is gentler on the animal’s system than the more invasive, injection method. Most dogs that are Heartworm positive can lead healthy, normal lives if the disease is caught early and treatment began. There are different options to treat HW and new owners may choose to redirect their type of treatment with direction of their vet.All HW+ dogs have a HW slow treatment info sheet in their adoption folder which will be provided to new owners.
Staff Update 9/2/13: One of our trainers has been working with Lance, and we're seeing good results. He is getting more confident, which cuts down on the nervous behaviors, like loud barking and jumping.
We put him in Judy's office for a day, thinking maybe if he could be in a high traffic area, it would help desensitize him. Well, it was working great. When someone would walk by, he'd push himself up on the barrier to see the person and he'd wag his tail. He was even okay with the staff member who went to get something out of the office--we were afraid he might get territorial. She also discovered the truth about Lance: he's a little sneak-thief! Buried in his blankets, she found two tennis balls, a bandana, an empty Diet Coke bottle, a notepad, and Judy's hairbrush. Meanwhile, Lance just stood there wagging his tail and looking extremely proud of himself. So if you come to meet him, just keep an eye on your wallet or purse, and check his bed before you leave!
Staff update: 9/17/13: Lance is in our office now. We're putting him in the crate to sleep at night, because he will chew on papers if they're within reach--nothing else, just papers. Right now, he's playing with a puppy I have in here. Lance has been very tolerant about being pawed at, chewed on, jumped on, and barked at. I'm really impressed with how gentle he's been with the little guy. I'm still keeping a close eye on them of course!
***According to dogbreedinfo.com, in April 1899, Capt. Max von Stephanitz registered a dog named Horan as the first Deutsche SchÃ¤ferhunde, which means German Shepherd Dog in English. Known for their tremendous loyalty and courage, they are calmly confident, but not hostile. This breed needs his people and should not be left isolated for long periods of time. They only bark when it is necessary. Serious and almost human in his intelligence, they have a high learning ability. The breed is so intelligent and learns so readily that it has been used as a sheepdog, guard dog, in police work, as a guide for the blind, in search and rescue service, and in the military. The German Shepherd also excels in many other dog activities including schutzhund, tracking, obedience, agility, flyball, and ring sport. His fine nose can sniff out drugs and intruders, and can alert handlers to the presence of underground mines in time to avoid detonation, or gas leaks in a pipes buried 15 feet underground. A quick daily brushing is best unless hair in the house is not a problem. They should be bathed rarely, only once or twice a year to avoid skin oil depletion. Shepherds have a life expectancy around 13 years.
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We are a private, non-profit rescue located in Sanford, Florida, dedicated to the rescue cats and dogs. Many of them come to us with medical needs. They are doctored to the best of our ability and resources.
Our most urgent goal is to rescue animals that are abandoned or in distress, update their vaccines, and find good new homes for them. But we attempt to be more proactive than that. It is our heartfelt desire to prevent any animal from the need to be "rescued." With that vision in mind, we take a three-prong approach through the education of pet owners and the general public about:
- proper care of animals, including correct diet of good quality food, fresh clean water, daily exercise, and lots of love
- spaying and neutering companion animals (dogs and cats) in order to prevent euthanasia and over-population
- low-cost spay/neuter clinics and wellness centers in their local community
Although many of our pets are cared for at our facility in Sanford, many others are in private foster homes. To arrange a meet, it is best to first complete an online adoption application so that we can set up a meeting. You can access complete information on our pets plus the adoption application on our website, www.petrescuebyjudy.com. Adoptions are held at our Sanford Adoption Center as well as our Oviedo Mall Adoption Center. Please visit our facebook page, facebook.com/petrescuebyjudy, for a full listing of events where PRBJ is represented.
You can get full information on our pets through our website, www.petrescuebyjudy.com. You may then complete an online adoption application. After being processed, we will arrange a meet with the pet at our facility in Sanford. Our adoption fees for cats are generally $75-$150; for dogs $100-$350. We also have a Seniors For Seniors Program to promote the adoption of senior pets by senior citizens.