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My name is CRICKET!

Labrador Retriever/German Shepherd Dog Mix Dog for adoption in West Milford, New Jersey - CRICKET
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CRICKET's Info...

I am already spayed, housetrained, up to date with shots, good with kids, and good with dogs.

CRICKET's Story...
This is Cricket! She was rescued during our Rescue Road Trip to KY! We hand picked Cricket because she is so sweet! She had been found a stray and ended up in a kill shelter until our rescue friends got involved. She was taken out of there very quickly. When we met her, we could not help but to fall in LOVE! Cricket arrived on April 6th weighing in at 55 pounds. She is 1 year old. She is fostered with other dogs. Here is the description from her foster mom: Cricket is LOVING her new life: people to meet, toys to play with, commands to learn. Cricket was nice and calm on the ride home. She laid down quietly in the car. Once she got home she went for a run/walk around the lake. She will make a good walking or running companion, keeping pace nicely. She needs some work at slower walking speeds. She can be very strong when she wants to go check something new out. She will definitely get much practice with this. Cricket was overjoyed to meet all her new neighbors with kisses and wagging tail. Even though she was excited she did not jump an anyone she met! What a good girl! She calmly explored the house and was happy to find the toy basket. She will fetch toys and return them as well as catch them when thrown up in the air-very impressive! She did want to rip the stuffing out of some toys but did not make any attempt to chew on anything other than toys. Cricket quickly mastered the sit command. She is treat and toy motivated so she should easily learn new commands. Although she likes her food I was able to put my hand in her food bowl without incident. All this PLUS HOUESBROKEN -she waits to be taken outside to relieve herself. She is a sweet and beautiful girl with a nice energy level. While she likes to play and explore she will voluntarily go into her crate when she need some quiet time. She is quiet and content in her crate. As we get to know this sweet one better, we will update the description.

UPDATE: Cricket slept quietly in her crate through the night. She went for several walks today - her leash manners are improving already. She gets excited when she sees people. She wants to meet everyone- probably because she knows they will tell her how beautiful she is with her gorgeous eyes. The new skill she is working on is sitting and waiting patiently before exiting any door. Her house manners are wonderful-no accidents or destructive behavior. As of now she is a little overly friendly with her foster siblings who are still getting used to a new dog in the house. She thinks everyone should immediately love her.

UPDATE: Cricket is a well balanced dog-everything you could want in a companion. In the house she likes her play time- with others or by herself. She knows when it is quiet time and will snuggle on the couch or sit at your feet. She also understands when it is time to stay out of the way as the humans go about their daily routine. She will settle down nicely without getting in the way. She isn't bothered by movements or noises. At meal time she sits patiently as food is being dished out and is respectful of the other dogs. While very interested in human food she understands to keep her distance. Outside she likes to play in the yard. Then when she needs a rest she will just sit pretty and take in all the sights, smells, and sounds. Cricket is always up for a good walk. She still pulls on the leash when she wants to meet someone but is getting better. Tonight after a long day of playing and walking she decided to call it a night at 9:15 and went to lay down in her crate.

UPDATE: Cricket has already earned full freedom of the house. She can be trusted to be left alone uncrated for short periods of time during the day. At night she no longer has to be crated although she still may choose to sleep there. She is just WONDERFUL in the house. Yesterday on her walk she was calm and gentle as she met several children. Today she went to the vet for a checkup. Again, her behavior was commendable. Everyone who meets her remarks how beautiful she is.

UPDATE: I continue to be amazed at how good this dog is! Cricket had a busy weekend. She went for a trip upstate NY and was great in the car for the 2 hour trip. She transferred her excellent house manners to the new environment. She was disappointed that the big stuffed bear was not a toy for her to play with even though she did look cute walking around the house with it. Her one negative so far is that she likes to pull the stuffing out of toys. Fortunately she is much kinder and gentler with rubber squeaky toys. Cricket is getting along very well with the resident dogs. This is impressive because the dogs are completely opposite in temperament and energy level. She spent some time with 8 & 12 year old kids. Cricket spent most of the time showering them with kisses. Cricket can get along with anybody.

If you are interested in seeing additional photos, please friend Sheryl's Den on Facebook. www.facebook.com/sheryls.den If you are interested in adopting, please complete and submit an application. Be sure to list the dog's names that you are interested in on the first question within the application. Please be sure your application is complete. The 1st question asks which dogs you are interested in. To see additional dogs, see our adoptable pet list at www.sherylsden.org

This animal is currently fostered in a private home. Our rescue is 100% foster home based. We do not have a shelter or kennel. They are cared for by a loving family until adopted. Each pup has had their first vet exam, a shot, and de-worming, etc We make sure they have no fleas prior to going into our foster homes. They are fostered out of the shelter at least two weeks or more prior to adopting to monitor health. We take their care seriously!

Please note that the adoption appointments will be scheduled after your application is approved. Once adopted, feel free to change the dog's name. You do not have to keep the name listed in this post.

#####PLEASE BE SURE YOUR APPLICATION IS COMPLETE OR IT WILL NOT BE PROCESSED. PLEASE BE SURE TO LIST THE NAME AND NUMBER OF THE VET'S OFFICE THAT CARED FOR YOUR PRIOR OR CURRENT PET. #####

IF YOU ADOPT a pup and live in the State of New Jersey we do have low cost spaying and neutering at very affordable prices. Kindly inquire upon an approved application. We also have an affordable program for out of state adopters.

We also offer low cost micro-chipping! For a low fee of only 20.00 we will have your dog microchipped. You will be able to register the microchip for a low cost fee of only 10.99 at the time of the adoption appointment. The 10.99 fee is a ONE time registration fee. The microchip is for the lifetime of the dog. You have the ability to update the contact information at NO cost. You will also have a one year membership to Home Again. This is a big savings for you.


***** If you're interested in fostering we could always use the help to save more animals. A crate, food, and medical care are provided. The animals are picked up in West Milford, NJ and brought back here for adoption. The time commitment is two to two and a half weeks. Please email letting us know what town you live in and we will forward information to you. *****

Sheryl's Den has teamed up with Petfirst Health care in an effort to offer pet insurance for your adopted family member. If you wish, you can enroll once you adopt or within 20 days after your adoption. Your coverage will begin at midnight following your activation. The first month is only 5.00. If you choose to continue the pet insurance the cost would be 14.95 a month thereafter. Pet insurance protects you from the expense of vet care. No need to worry about unexpected expenses. Details: Use any veterinarian, pay your vet, send claim form to PetFirst, meet the 50.00 deductible, receive your reimbursement check in as little as two weeks. If you would like further information, you can contact PetFirst at 1-877-291-PETS.

Facts about CRICKET

  • Breed: Labrador Retriever/German Shepherd Dog Mix
  • Color: Brown/Chocolate - With White
  • Age: Young
  • Size: Med. 26-60 lbs (12-27 kg)
  • Sex: Female

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Why Adoption is a Great Option

CRICKET, a West Milford Labrador Retriever/German Shepherd Dog dog 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 West Milford, or seeking a Labrador Retriever/German Shepherd Dog dog from a breeder in West Milford.

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