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My name is Pauly von Plauen!

Posted over 2 years ago | Updated over 2 months ago

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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 blue checkmark Spayed / Neutered
Small blue checkmark Housetrained

My story

Pauly von Plauen is a very handsome 3 year old German Shepherd mix. He's the kind of boy who will follow his people around looking for head and belly rubs. He's a "leaner" who gives you adoring looks to tell you how much he loves you! He comes out calmly, looks forward to his walks, and walks nicely in a heel position. Exploring and sniffing about is fun too! In playgroups, he mingles and greets other dogs in a sociable, calm and comfortable manner. He does appreciate his treats and takes them gently. He knows some basic commands and is a medium energy guy. Pauly is housebroken and is well behaved when left alone in the home. He can be cautious with new people who come into his home so proper introductions are needed. He loves his squeaky toys but not small dogs or cats. Pauly will be a devoted and loving companion!


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Based on our experience, Westside's current thinking is to usually match first-time shepherd owners with a mix versus a purebred shepherd. Mixes are "softer" and somewhat more malleable. Exceptions can be made, however, for first-time adopters who show the confidence and leadership tendencies that purebreds will respect and respond to. Counselors have to use good judgment in assessing the attributes of the adopter, as well as of the dog. If you have doubts, get a second opinion from Robin or another experienced counselor.
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Why adoption is a great option

Pauly von Plauen, a Los Angeles 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 Los Angeles, or seeking a German Shepherd Dog dog from a breeder in Los Angeles.

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