To meet any of our dogs you must first complete our online adoption application on our website. For more information and the adoption application for Montana, please visit our website below
Montana has magnificent features and a very complex personality. Potential adopters must be able to make a total commitment to training from the beginning in order to build a positive relationship with him. Montana needs a firm, but gentle hand. When he came to us, he was sensitive about his neck as well as getting into a crate or vehicle. Over time, we have worked with him and he has significantly improved. He does not like to be strong armed, but is very food motivated and works well with positive reinforcement. We are not sure what his past life was like, but he does not respond well to overly dominating commands. Because of his wariness to strangers, Montana would do best in an adult only home. Ideally, not too busy of a home- one without a regular stream of visitors.Montana is a beautiful, independent dog who needs someone who understands large breed dogs and ones that haven't had the best past. He needs a patient person who is willing to put in the time to cultivate a positive relationship.Montana has the ability to be obedient with the person that he has built a rapport with, but it will take time and commitment. He's a smart, young GSD who is happiest chasing his ball around the yard and checking in for pets and praise. He has bonded well with the people around him now and is amazing with all of us!
The minimum adoption donation for adults is $300 and the adoption donation for puppies is $400 - $500. This amount only partially covers the cost of veterinary care, boarding fees, and other miscellaneous expenses involved in the temporary care and adoption of our dogs and is tax deductible. The adoption donation provides that all dogs will be spayed or neutered, receive current vaccinations, and are microchipped. If not, arrangements will be made on an individual basis ( i.e., puppies who will need to be altered by 6 mos old). Special consideration may be given to those willing to adopt older dogs or dogs with physical problems.
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