My name is Star!

German Shepherd Dog Mix Dog for adoption in Portland, Maine - Star
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Star's Info...

I am already spayed, housetrained, up to date with shots, good with kids, good with dogs, and not good with cats.

Star's Story...
Star is such a patient and sweet and loving girl.
We believe that Star is a purebred German Shepherd, Sable in color however we think she may be 'American' GS lines, as she has the slanted back hips. This is acceptable breeding here in the US and for the AKC however we totally disagree with this line of breeding.
Either way Star is who she is, she is a 'soft ear' GS meaning her ears did not go erect as most other GS do. This can happen in dogs who've not been given proper nutrition, protein and fat are vital for a growing pup. Genetics can play a role as well.
We think Star is so worth it and it breaks our hearts to see these highly adoptable and wonderful dogs destroyed.
Star is looking for her furever family and while she may not be a dog who is 'show quality' she has shown us she has a heart of gold.
Star can be goofy and silly, she is very affectionate, she loves to go on long walks,
She would make a great companion for retirees, she is medium energy, easy to handle and
is advanced obedience trained, her Recall is great.
Star has so much to give and your family will be blessed by this girl. copy and paste this 2nd video link

UPDATE: Star is no longer on medical hold. She has gained weight and strength and is up to 70 lbs! She still needs to gain a few more lbs to be at full weight, but is doing well. She has lived in a foster home with two small children and is very gentle with them.
This precious child Star is now safe with this rescue and in a loving foster home where she is protected and being cared for the first time in her short life. Star is approx. 18 months old, her previous owners cared so little for her that they did not even see fit to feed her regular and healthy meals thru out her formative months. Star was in an extremely emaciated state when an independent rescuer was able to convince the owners to let her have Star. Star was tied out to a tree with no shelter
and was only give a small amount of food or water when the people felt like it. Star was 30+lbs. underweight at least and for a pup that was critical.
You will not find a sweeter more gentle dog than Star. Despite the unkindness and lack of love, Star is a girl with a beautiful heart and soul. All Star wishes for is for a family who will care. One who will tell her how much they love her and give her a real home. To say that Star loves people would be an understatement. She loves other dogs as well but can be a dominant female when it comes to smaller dogs, when in her one foster home with smaller dogs she played a little to rough with them as most German Shepherds play with other German Shepherds, she does best with other large dogs and preferable to have a male friend for best suitability.
She is a beautiful sable female and when she has regained her weight should be in the 75lb range.
Update on Star: Star is living with our trainer and learning basic obedience and socialization. Star has come a long ways with the rescue, she's well behaved in the home, she will naturally alert you if someone is there, She will do well in a home with another large male dog and no cats.
If you would like to make Star a part of your family, please apply with the rescue.
Each dog's adoption donation varies depending on the age of the dog.
$300 for any dog 1 year and younger (BABY)
$250 for any dog 1-6 years (ADULT)
$150 for dogs over 7 (SENIOR)
All our adoptable dogs are up to date on vaccinations, heartworm testing & monthly preventative and have been spayed or neutered.

Everyone must submit an application before an appointment is made to meet the dogs. Dogs are introduced to prospective adopters BY APPOINTMENT ONLY.

***Not able to adopt? Consider FOSTERING one of our four-legged friends***
Donations to help us care for all the dogs in our program are also greatly appreciated and may be made from our main petfinder page:

Facts about Star

  • Breed: German Shepherd Dog Mix
  • Color: Black - With Tan, Yellow Or Fawn
  • Age: Adult
  • Size: Large 61-100 lbs (28-45 kg)
  • Sex: Female

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Why Adoption is a Great Option

Star, a Portland German Shepherd Dog dog was adopted! Here's how you can benefit by looking at adoption as an option to buying a German Shepherd Dog for sale in Portland, or seeking a German Shepherd Dog dog from a breeder in Portland.

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