My name is Sydney!

Labrador Retriever/German Shepherd Dog Mix Puppy for adoption in Northville, Michigan - Sydney
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I found a new home!
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Sydney's Info...

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

Sydney's Story...
Approximate age / weight: 9 weeks and 14 lbs.

Housetrained: Working on it!

Arrival story:

Sydney and her siblings were brought to a shelter on the west side of the state at 4 weeks old. The staff told the family that they were too young to leave their mom. The family insisted that the puppies had to go, so they surrendered the mom (Sasha, a German Shepherd) as well. Waggin’ Tails brought them all to the 4 Legged Friends, who housed mom & pups together until they could be separated. Now the pups are ready for a loving forever home. They have received age-appropriate vaccinations.


She's a puppy. Puppies are cute and bouncy and love to be cuddled. Each puppy has its own personality, of course. Some are more adventurous, some are a little timid, but they’re all at the stage where their personalities are still developing, and can be adjusted (to a degree) with training and socialization. Puppies are cute, but they also are a lot of work, and will need training and proper socialization to ensure they grow into well-behaved adult dogs.

Forever home:

Young puppies can thrive in almost any situation, with the right guidance. What they need most of all is a family willing to put in the work and time to help them grow up, and to commit to caring for them their whole lives. Please remember, puppies don’t magically become well-behaved, well-adjusted adult dogs. It takes work and commitment on the part of their human family. They need to be taught where to potty, how to greet friends and strangers, and basic obedience. They need to be given lots of exposure to new people and situations to ensure that they are well socialized and confident.


Pre-Adoption Application: To be considered for a dog, it is best to submit a pre-adoption application. The Pre-Adoption Application can be downloaded from our website - Just complete the application and email it back to

Waggin' Tails Adoption Information: Waggin' Tails Dog Rescue has a standard adoption fee of $225 for adult dogs. Different adoption fees apply for older dogs, small breeds and puppies - $125 for senior dogs, $275 for small breed dogs and $250 for puppies, plus a $50 deposit which is returned upon proof of spay/neuter at six months of age. Our adoption process includes an application, vet reference checks, and a home visit.

We do not have a facility; all of our dogs are fostered in private homes. To view our dogs, please check for the dates of our next adoption events. To meet a dog in person, please see our event calendar for the latest information. Arrangements can be made to meet our rescue dogs outside of Saturday adoption events after an approved application is submitted (the application does not imply an obligation by the applicant or by the rescue group).

Please be kind to our volunteers who have made rescue a second job that they do in their spare time after coming home from full-time jobs. E-mail inquiries will be answered much more quickly than phone inquiries; our phone number is a voice mailbox only.

Thank you for your support of rescue and your interest in a rescue dog!

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Why Adoption is a Great Option

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

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