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My name is Max 3629 / 3923!

German Shepherd Dog Dog for adoption in Sterling, Virginia - Max 3629 / 3923
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I'm being cared for by:
Virginia German Shepherd Rescue

Facts about Max 3629 / 3923

  • Breed: German Shepherd Dog
  • Color: Black - With Brown, Red, Golden, Orange Or Chestnut
  • Age: Adult
  • Size: Large 61-100 lbs (28-45 kg)
  • Sex: Male
  • ID#: 6144602-3629
You can fill out an adoption application online on our official website.

Max is a great looking dog, I know, but he's a dog who needs help more than admiration. Max is very high strung, and that's a very much an understatement. The root of his problem seems to be that he can't handle stress or excitement of any kind. The problem manifests itself as tail chasing accompanied by a high-pitched, blood curdling scream. I've had him on medication for a while now and it has helped. He spins less and screams much less. He has even been seen engaging in normal dog behavior occasionally, including playing with other dogs or at least trying to. On medication and away from excitement, Max is a good dog. He's always been fine being crated indoors, but now he's got the run of the place and he settles right down, often in an open crate. He's good at night in the bedroom too. He listens better, pays attention more, and is as close to normal as I've ever seen him. He still has some OCD behavior, generally licking or gumming a bed cover, but that isn't destructive, so far, and is minimized with a generous quantity of suitable dog toys kept lying about. 

It's time to find this dog a home. He's 'special needs' and always will be. He won't be a child's dog or a typical 'family' dog. He won't be a dog park dog. He's very powerful when he's excited and he's got a strong prey drive, so no small dogs or cats. But he'd be a fine dog for someone who lives a quiet life and wants a companion, particularly if that someone wants to give as much as get something from the relationship.  Any questions can be directed to his foster home at vadogrescue@gmail.com.

 



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About Virginia German Shepherd Rescue

About Our Rescue Group...

We provide a valuable service by finding good homes for the German Shepherd Dogs in our care. In the seven plus years that we have been in existence, we have found homes for over 2,400 deserving dogs. We are currently enlisting active volunteers to help with the task of placing some really wonderful, but homeless, German Shepherd Dogs. Our goal is to place all GSDs that are accepted into our Rescue in loving homes in which the GSD and the family will thrive together.

Come Meet Our Pets...

We currently holding adoption events at the following places please check our website for updated dates and times:


Petsmart
46220 Potomac Run Plaza
Sterling, VA 20164

Petsmart
2310 Legge Blvd.
Winchester, VA 22601

Petsmart
13241 Gateway Center Dr.
Building P
Gainesville, VA 20155

Our Adoption Process...

An applicant first submits an application form with a non-refundable $10.00 (cash or check only) processing fee. VGSR reviews the application, then schedules an interview and home visit during which a number of questions are asked and the home is reviewed to be sure there is a contained/safe yard, and to meet the family involved. Once the application is approved, the applicant is asked to submit a $250.00 (cash or check ONLY) minimum adoption donation to VGSR to help defray the costs of getting the dog fully vetted and ready to be adopted, and the adoption is completed.