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My name is Flame!

German Shepherd Dog/Rottweiler Mix Dog for adoption in Cambridge, Ontario - Flame
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Grand River All Breed Rescue

Facts about Flame

  • Breed: German Shepherd Dog/Rottweiler Mix
  • Color: Red/Golden/Orange/Chestnut - With Black
  • Age: Adult
  • Size: Large 61-100 lbs (28-45 kg)
  • Sex: Female
**Many thanks to Jenn Wilson at letmeshootyourpet.net for taking professional pictures of Flame!**

Flame is a very clever, eager to learn, 2 year old German Shepherd/Rottweiler cross, who came to us after spending far too long in a local shelter. She weighs approximately 85lbs, and could stand to gain a few more pounds.

She has definitely had some training in the past. She already knows many basic commands including sit, stay, lie down, come, and shake. She is smart and a fast learner, and has quickly picked up wait and down. She is easily trainable, and after only a day or two in her foster home, learned that upstairs and the basement were two places that she was not supposed to go. She is currently walked using a gentle leader, and is improving daily, learning not to pull and instead to walk beside her foster mom. Much to her disappointment, she has also learned that squirrels are sadly not for chasing while on walks.

She is very food motivated, and will do almost anything for a tasty treat. They are a great way to keep her attention and focus on walks and while playing. She can be trusted off leash in the yard, but would do best in a spacious, fenced in yard, as she is very prey driven, and wants to chase things that move quickly. She loves to run and play ball. She can be very goofy and loves splashing and playing with water from the hose. She not bothered by car rides. She likes to sit in the back and preferably hang her head out the window.

She is crate trained, and is crated without issue when her foster mom is away. She was crated at night as well for the first week, which except for some whimpering and the odd bark, she accepted well. However, she is now left to roam free at night, and can be trusted to behave herself. For the most part, she understands what is hers (toys, bed, etc.) and what is not. She does not go up on furniture unless invited (which given her size is not often). She currently lives with two cats, and while she is very interested in becoming friends with them, they do not share the sentiment, though at night everyone seems to get along just fine. Her foster mom is working on helping her learn to ignore them.

When she gets to know you, she is very friendly, trusting, and on the whole an enormous suck. However, due to the length of time that she was in the shelter, it takes her a little while to reach this point with new people. She is hesitant at first with newcomers, and when being introduced, it is best for the person to ignore her and not make eye contact for several minutes until she has had a chance to come to them and give them a good sniff. This lets her know that there is no reason to be alarmed and that they mean her no harm. It is important not to push her boundaries and try to pet her too soon. As a result, children cause her a great deal of stress, and it is necessary that she go to a home without them.

Introductions to other dogs should also be done very slowly. At this time, she needs help to learn how to meet and be comfortable with other dogs. It will no doubt come with time, once her confidence has been built back up, but currently it is recommended that she go to a home where she will be the only dog.

On the whole, Flame is an absolutely wonderful dog that deserves the chance to enjoy being the sweet, silly girl that she is. In the right home and with a little more training, she will make an extremely loyal and loving companion.

Flame is available for adoption through Grand River All Breed rescue. Her adoption donation is $375. All of our dogs are spayed or neutered, microchipped, vaccinated, and heartworm tested as part of their adoption. Please fill out an application at our website: www.grandriverallbreedrescue.ca. You can also reach us by email at GrandRiverRescue@hotmail.com

About Grand River All Breed Rescue

About Our Rescue Group...

As a non-profit animal rescue group our focus is:

To adopt dogs, cats and other companion animals into suitable homes.

To ensure that all dogs and cats placed by our rescue are spayed and neutered to ensure that we are not contributing to the pet overpopulation problem.

To promote responsible and healthy pet care, including humane training techniques and healthy diets.
to rescue animals from over-crowded shelters and the streets.

Our members are understanding and caring people who are pet owners and caregivers. They understand the care and attention that pets require but also how fulfilling (if occasionally challenging) a life with pets can be. We're not here just for the animals, but for their owners as well!

Come Meet Our Pets...

Our pets are all located in foster homes and an application must be approved in order to meet one of our pets.

Our Adoption Process...

Grand River All Breed Rescue's adoption process involves an adoption application, reference checks, and discussion about the potential adoptive home, including a home visit. We follow this process as we do have a responsibility to ensure that we place each pet in a home that is suitable and committed to caring for the pet for the rest of its' life.

We match our rescues to their new homes, and filling out an adoption application, or proceeding with our adoption process does not guarantee the acceptance of an adoption application. We reserve the right to refuse an applicant for any reason, at our discretion.

Please note that once we begin an application, we hope to have it completed within a couple days, based upon availability, particularly of your references. We are just as excited to find our pets their forever home as you are to adopt!

All GRAB animal require an adoption donation. Our adoption donations help us to pay for the many costs associated with rescuing animals, including veterinary bills, food, litter and other pet supplies, and administrative costs. The majority of our animals are adopted out for less than what it cost us to rescue them, and we do not make money on our pets. All adoption donations go directly back into our account which allows us to continue rescuing animals.

Currently our adoption donation for dogs is $375 and for cats is $175. Rabbits are adopted out for $60 and are spayed or neutered. Please ask us about adoption fees for other small pets, including guinea pigs, degus, etc.

For dogs and cats, our adoption donation includes a veterinary exam, vaccines, deworming and flea treatment (if needed), spay or neuter and microchip.