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My name is Roadie!

German Shepherd Dog Dog for adoption in Pleasant Grove, California - Roadie
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Roadie's Info...

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

Roadie's Story...
"Roadie" is a handsome 5-6 yo neutered male GSD who is very friendly and playful. Roadie is great with people, but does his job woofing at strangers on his property. He is good with children, including his owners' 5-yo grandson. Roadie gets along really well w/ other dogs, including small dogs--he presently lives w/ a male Dachshund as well as a female GSD. He did great w/ the dogs at GSRSV's facility. Roadie is NOT good with cats or chickens. He lives on a property with horses, and co-exists peacefully with them, though he'd love to chase them if he was allowed to! Roadie is a big dog, and probably weighs near or just over 100 lbs. He was about 10 lbs overweight at the time of this posting.

Roadie's owners keep him outside for the most part, along w/ their other GSD. Nonetheless, he has very good house manners, and is fully housetrained. They do keep him inside overnight on many occasions, and he has never had an accident. Roadie is very responsive to basic commands, and has excellent focus. He is crazy about balls--especially hard rubber balls--and loves to play fetch. Roadie is great on a leash, and is a happy, calm rider in a car. He also loves water, and discovered the joys of swimming at GSRSV's facility--he kept going back into the pond and swimming on his own.

So, why would anyone want to let go of a dog as good as Roadie? The problem is that Roadie has a tremendous fear of gunfire, fireworks, and similar loud/sharp sounds. Roadie's owners live in the country, and their neighbor's son likes to shoot his pellet rifle regularly. When Roadie hears the sound of gunfire, he panics and tries to get inside the house. When his owners are home, it's not a problem (though they prefer him to be outside), but when they're gone (they both work full-time) he scratches at the door trying to get inside. Once inside with his people, he calms down quickly. I suggested to Roadie's owners that they install a dog door so that he can have access to a safe place when they're gone, but they're worried about Roadie panicking inside and causing damage to their house. So, they've decided to seek a new home for Roadie.  

Roadie's owners found him about 3 years ago wandering the road (of course) about a mile from their house, 4 miles east of Stockton. When they had Roadie neutered, the vet performing the surgery discovered BBs in Roadies testicles! The vet also surmised that Roadie had BBs elsewhere in his body, but said that they would not cause any harm. It is pretty obvious why Roadie is so afraid of gunfire......

GSRSV has evaluated Roadie and is placing him as a "Program Dog." This means that GSRSV is seeking a new home for Roadie through its adoption program while his owner continues to care for him. Roadie's adoption fee is $225.

Facts about Roadie

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

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Why Adoption is a Great Option

Roadie, a Pleasant Grove 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 Pleasant Grove, or seeking a German Shepherd Dog dog from a breeder in Pleasant Grove.

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