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My name is Milan!

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Facts about me

German Shepherd Dog
Black - with Brown, Red, Golden, Orange or Chestnut
8 years 5 months old, Adult
(When grown) Large 61-100 lbs (28-45 kg)
(Current) 77 lbs
Pet ID

My info

Small red x Not good with cats
Small blue checkmark Purebred
Small blue checkmark Shots current
Small blue checkmark Spayed / Neutered
Small blue checkmark Housetrained
Small blue checkmark Has special needs

My story

You guys, Milan has been with us for almost 2 years. He’s 6 years old now, and for the life of me I cannot understand why he can’t find someone to love him the way I do.

Over the last 3-4 years (I can’t remember how long I’ve known Milan now) I have watched this dog make the most beautiful transformation, and the last step in rescue is that he is supposed to find his FURever people.

I promised Milan I would take care of him, and if he has to be a sanctuary dog, he absolutely will, but there is NO reason he shouldn’t be able to find someone to love and cherish him forever.

Yes, he needs proper introductions to strangers- he’s a German Shepherd!. Yes, he should probably be the only dog. Yes, he has IBD and low b12. I know that’s a tough sell, but c’mon this dog is a GEM.

Milan has basic obedience, he walks well on leash, he’s not reactive to other dogs while walking. He’s crate trained, house broken, vaccinated and microchipped. Milan loves riding in the car, taking long walks and hikes and loves to stop and smell the flowers.

Milan takes some special supplements, one med and gets a b12 shot at home. That’s all his condition requires, and we will pay for all of this, plus his food and condition-related vet care for his ENTIRE life. And he has lots of life left to live. Milan is in great health now. He’s got good hips and elbows, and loves going on adventures!

I recently found out that as a puppy/young dog he was returned 3x- twice because, humans… and once because of his diarrhea, which was related to this medical condition. He used to sleep on a kids bed every night, he had a little boy who loved him.

Because Milan has gotten the short end of the stick so much, I can only allow him to be fostered/adopted within a 4 hour drive from Lake Tahoe. If he ever gets let down again, I will be there for him immediately.

Milan really deserves his very own people, can you please share to help us find them? He may need to be your only friend, but he’ll be your best friend ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️

GSD experience required

Kids 12+

No other dogs (**maybe** a *very* chill female, but feeding/treats/toys MUST be separate)

No kitties
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Why adoption is a great option

Milan, a Fallon 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 Fallon, or seeking a German Shepherd Dog dog from a breeder in Fallon.

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