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My name is Beau Geste 1521!
I'm being cared for by
Shenandoah Shepherd Rescue

Facts about me

English Shepherd
Black - with White
(When grown) Med. 26-60 lbs (12-27 kg)
Pet ID

My info

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

My story

Beau Geste was purchased as a puppy from a breeder in South Carolina, but was surrendered to a local rescue several years later because he was fearful and had a bite history. He was adopted out as an emotional support dog and, although loved, wasn’t cut out for the job and his behavior only escalated. Beau can only be placed with a very experienced handler who has no children living in or regularly visiting the home, and they must be very adept at reading dog body language.  Beau gets along well with other dogs and dog-savvy cats but has human aggression, and will need to wear a muzzle when near unfamiliar people or teaching new commands. He has been with his foster for more than two months and, while he has shown improvement in many areas, including better restraint in misplaced aggression and cession of human resource guarding, he is still displaying “nip and run” behavior.  Because of the misplaced aggression, an e-collar cannot be used and any correction (verbal or physical) that Beau perceives as too harsh elicits an aggressive response. Beau has received extensive obedience training, and his foster is currently working on behavior modification, which takes much longer to fix.  Beau will need a very special adopter who is 100% committed to him.

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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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December 7, 2022, 7:06 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.

Go meet their pets

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.