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German Shepherd Dog
Black - with Tan, Yellow or Fawn
(When grown) Large 61-100 lbs (28-45 kg)
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Small red x Not good with kids
Small blue checkmark Good with dogs
Small red x Not good with cats
Small blue checkmark Needs experienced adopter
Small blue checkmark Shots current
Small blue checkmark Spayed / Neutered
Small blue checkmark Housetrained

My story

Name: Snipe
Breeds: German Shepherd Mix
Age: Young Adult
Gender: Male
Size: Extra Large (90 lbs)

Calling all large dog lovers, we have found your next best friend!! Perhaps you are looking for a playmate for your current pup or maybe just looking for an active friend to go for walks and runs, play ball and maybe even do dog sports? Snipe is your guy. This young adult shepherd mix is an ideal playmate for another large breed canine companion. He loves nothing more than roughhousing with his dog buddies, playing, wrestling, and hopping around in the kiddie pools or lakes. No cats or small animals for him! Snipe thinks rabbits and squirrels are tasty snackos and cats and small animals are just too similar. He is good on leash with a prong collar, but he is 90lbs so he needs someone who is physically able to handle that. He is housetrained and cratetrained, though with all dogs expect a transition period with housetraining. He loves people and makes a great cuddle buddy once his energy is burned down and he’s tuckered out. He is the activity level you would expect from a Shepherd and needs daily walks/runs, playtime, and/or something to keep his smart brain occupied and him thinking (puzzle toys, training, dog sports, etc are wonderful for this). So why is Snipe still looking for his forever home? Because Snipe is a big boy who if he’s allowed will push boundaries and walk all over his people. He can be very mouthy initially when playing which can be alarming if you don’t understand dog behavior. He behaves perfectly at his foster home where he knows exactly what the expectations are but in a new home, he tries to push the limits at first and see what he can get away with. He requires an adult home who will set him up for success by setting boundaries right off the bat and reinforcing appropriate manners and play. He does require a 6+ foot fenced yard (he jumps shorter fences) and/or rural acreage with someone committed to taking him out on a leash while teaching him yard boundaries. He is trained reliably off leash on an e-collar. We require his adopters to sign up for training classes with him to get things started on the right foot and reinforce his training. He would be a great candidate if someone wanted to do more advanced training as he is so smart. Please also see our instagram page @headinghomek9rescuemn for more photos and videos of Snipe!

Requirements: 6+ foot fenced yard or acreage, no cats, no young kids

Adoption Fee: $475 + tax. This includes neuter/spay, current vaccinations as age appropriate, heartworm/tick testing if appropriate, deworming, microchip, and current preventatives

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This dog is located in Minneapolis, MN

Heading Home K9 Rescue

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Minneapolis, MN 55414

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id you see a dog that caught your eye? Ready to start the adoption process? Happy to help! Feel free to email the dog's listed contact with any questions you have...the dogs live in our homes with us so we know them very well. Please fill out the preadopt application which is the first step to meeting/adopting a dog from HHK9. We read through the application, check references, and once approved (we aim for 24-48 hours to approve or deny depending on how quickly references reply), we set up a visit with you and the foster home or direct you to an adoption event to meet the dog(s). Fosters are more than happy to answer questions that arise. We all want a good match the first time, and a successful experience for the adopter and the dog. After meeting, you can choose to adopt if it seems like a good match. There is a 2 week trial on all adoptions to ensure there is time for the dog adjust and the fit between the dog and your home is right. We encourage adopters to give it a MINIMUM of a week. Returning a dog before that period means it never had a chance to settle in and show you what the true personality is like. Moving dogs between homes is stressful and not in the dog's best interests. We are here to support you after adoption also, answering questions and helping make the process as positive as we can. We highly recommend you read the tips in this packet (Adopting 101) before bringing your new dog will help greatly ease the transition and make it a positive experience for everyone! Our adoption fees are non-negotiable and average about $385 for adults and $425 for puppies which includes their vet work-spay/neuter, vaccinations, heartworm testing (if old enough),microchip, deworming, and current preventatives. Often the vet costs far exceed the adoption fee, especially on our special needs dogs. We rely on adoption fees to be able to continue to rescue more dogs in need.

More about this rescue

We are dedicated to rescuing homeless and unwanted animals. We are a non-profit, 501(c) 3-tax exempt, no-kill dog rescue and placement organization based in Minnesota. Although our focus is primarily on rescuing dogs, we sometimes rescue cats & kittens as well. We are an independent organization and depend solely on adoption fees, fundraisers, and donations to operate. We receive NO government support. We try our best to match the dogs with the needs, wants, personalities, and lifestyles of potential adopters to ensure a healthy, happy, & permanent home. All Heading Home K-9 dogs must live indoors. Dogs are social pack animals by nature and we want them to be able to have all of the companionship, love, & attention they deserve, as well as a chance to bond with the family. We rescue all types of dogs, ranging from small to large breeds. Roughly 40% of the dogs we rescue are purebred while the other 60% are mixed breeds. We will tell you about each dog's history, personality, & behavior, including whether or not they are good which children and other pets, their exercise needs, & other important information.