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My name is Bennett 2242!
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Shenandoah Shepherd Rescue

Facts about me

German Shepherd Dog
Black - with Tan, Yellow or Fawn
(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 red x Not good with cats
Small blue checkmark Purebred
Small blue checkmark Spayed / Neutered
Small blue checkmark Housetrained

My story

10/25/22: Bennett is another dog that just passed a milestone that we do not wish on any of our dogs - over one year in foster care. We pulled him off a last minute euthanasia where he was skin and bones. He has been nursed back to health and patiently waiting for the right home for a very, very long time. 

Bennett is such a good, HAPPY boy and cannot wait to find his forever! It takes some time to win over his heart; when you do, get ready to laugh at a bouncy guy who demands pets 24/7 by resting his head in your lap or flicking your hand up on top of his head. Bennett loves his daily walks with his doggo sister and he will sit and wait for his release command at the front door, at crosswalks, etc. He walks well on leash and generally pays no attention to dogs barking at him (even the little ones who think they are big!). Bennett is crate trained and is crated during the workday and at night with no issues whatsoever. He will actually go into his crate on his own and lay down when he is extra sleepy. Otherwise, he can be found gnawing on an antler (his favorite!), or sitting or standing next to his foster mom waiting for head scratches. Bennett will absolutely find your lap and grin a big, stupid, goofy grin if you sit on the floor with him.

Bennett can be mouthy and likes to test boundaries, so structure, discipline, and continued training are a must for his new home. He will thrive in an adult-only home or a home with older, dog-savvy young adults. Walks are great for his exercise because he gets to be with YOU! Just make sure to keep on your toes because his prey drive is always on high alert for bunnies and squirrels, which also means no cats for this guy. Also, Bennett can be selective with other larger dogs and appreciates slow introductions; he continues to be closely supervised in his foster home after six months. Finally, this guy came to VA from TX with a very nasty double ear infection that was quite difficult to treat because his ears had likely never been thoroughly treated in his past life. He required three cleansing/medicated ear treatments under anesthesia earlier this year and Bennett is so much happier, now! We did find that he will have lifetime allergies, which are actively being controlled with a typical allergy medication.

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November 26, 2022, 8:36 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.