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My name is Sarge 1361!
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Shenandoah Shepherd Rescue

Facts about me

German Shepherd Dog
Black - with Tan, Yellow or Fawn
(When grown) Large 61-100 lbs (28-45 kg)
Pet ID

My info

Small red x Not good with kids
Small blue checkmark Good with dogs
Small blue checkmark Purebred
Small blue checkmark Spayed / Neutered
Small blue checkmark Housetrained

My story

Sarge is a one-person kind of man with southern charm and honor to his core.  His has decided it is his life’s mission to protect his person and keep them company with his sweet, silly self.   What lady or gentleman would not want this handsome guy as their protector and daily companion? 

Sarge has been described by his fosters as sweet, silly, handsome, goofy, and loving.  However, Sarge also has an intense side and needs a leader that he can follow with strict guidelines and continued training.   Without a strong leader, Sarge feels that he needs to take over and protect past what is acceptable behavior.  With a strong leader that Sarge can trust, he can relax and let the human lead. 

Sarge does well with more submissive dogs after slow introductions.  (No one wants a “buddy” just thrown at them!)  Cats are an unknown.  We don’t really recommend kids at this time.  Until Sarge gets into a home where he can just decompression, get a routine in place, work on his anxiety, and begin to trust his person, an only person household would be best. 

Sarge loves car rides and tends to nap through them.  (“Take all the time you want human.  I’ll just rest my eyes.”)  Sarge does well crated and knows many obedience commands.  As with all our dogs, especially Sarge, we recommend a trainer, continuing obedience classes, and using what you learned consistently at home.

When asked about his favorite things, Sarge listed 1) His person 2) Tummy scratches 3) His person 4) Running in the yard 5) His person and 6) Giving kisses.  (He would like me to mention for the record that this list is in no particular order.)  Sarge does love to go for walks and play in his yard, but also does lazy quite well.  If it something he can do with his person, Sarge is all in. 

Sarge is a sweet boy looking for a very special home.  He has been let down many times in his life and needs someone to help him work through his quirks.  Your reward will be all the doggie kisses and snuggles he can give, as well as a faithful and loyal companion. 

Nuts and Bolts: 5 years old, neutered male, 80lbs, good with dogs, cats unknown, no kids

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If you are an approved adopter and are interested in this dog, please let your case worker know. If you are not yet an approved adopter but are interested, please complete an adoption application!

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January 31, 2023, 8:28 pm

Shenandoah Shepherd Rescue

Contact info
Pet ID
PO Box 764, STEPHENS CITY, VA 22655

Their adoption process

Additional adoption info

The first step to adopt one of our dogs is to complete an adoption application. Once you have submitted your application, a volunteer with call your personal and veterinary references. Following references, SSR will send out a volunteer to conduct a home visit and meet any members of your household. We come to your home and further discuss the adoption process.

The adoption application will let us know a little bit about you, your home, your lifestyle and what you are looking for in a companion. Anyone over the age of 18 is welcome to fill out our application to adopt one of our dogs. Your application will either be accepted or denied after the volunteer submits a home visit report.

There is a non-refundable application fee of $15.
Our adoption fee is $300 for dogs aged 6 and under.
Our adoption fee is $225 for dogs 7 and up.

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Once we begin holding adoption events we will feature them on our website. At this time we do not have any upcoming events.

More about this rescue

Shenandoah Shepherd Rescue is an all-volunteer rescue focused primarily on the rescue of German Shepherds. We are based out of the Shenandoah Valley in Virginia, but expand our reach and work to save German Shepherds in heavily populated areas throughout the country. While our rescue is a new organization, our volunteers have been rescuing German Shepherds for many years. Our hope is to rescue, rehabilitate and rehome every German Shepherd in need.