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Facts about me

Breed
German Shepherd Dog
Color
Black
Age
6 years 4 months old, Adult
Size
(When grown) Large 61-100 lbs (28-45 kg)
Weight
Sex
Male
Pet ID

My info

Small blue checkmark Purebred
Small blue checkmark Needs experienced adopter
Small blue checkmark Shots current
Small blue checkmark Spayed / Neutered
Small blue checkmark Housetrained

My story

The first thing people usually mention about Finn is that he’s a LOT of dog. He is a large male German Shepherd, and the second comment we get about is what a handsome and impressive boy he is, with his solid black coloring and confident demeanor.

When his owners contacted us, they explained that they were moving out of state and felt that Finn needed more exercise and training than they were able to give him. He was just over 5 years old, loved to go for walks, play fetch and learn new things, and they felt it was best if he could be with someone who would have more time for him.

While in foster care, Finn enjoyed going to the beach, meeting new people, stretching out on the sand and riding in the car. He loves going for walks and doesn’t get upset when seeing other dogs. When his foster Dad could not continue to take care of Finn, we moved him to a boarding/daycare kennel where he could interact with other dogs every day. We’ve been very pleased with the way he has responded to the activities and training and would love to introduce him to an experienced German Shepherd person who will give him his forever home.

The perfect home for Finn would be with a single man or a couple. Finn gets a bit overwhelmed when there are too many people and too much activity in the home. He will need to develop a strong Relationship with one person before he branches out. Someone that can give him clear direction and leadership and guide him through with confidence.

Please contact us if you can be that special person for Finn.
Rescue

German Shepherd Rescue of New England, Inc.

Their adoption process

Additional adoption info

Check out our Requirements for Adoption Page to ensure your situation meets our guidelines. You must meet the requirements listed. We regret that some good homes may be passed up because of this but find they are necessary. Go to http://gsrne.org/requirements-for-adopting-from-gsrne to check out our Requirements for Adoption page. Please leave your name and phone number, along with a convenient time to return your call. It is important that you speak slowly and clearly so GSRNE can call you back. We try to return all calls within 24-48 hours. NOTE: If you do not receive a callback within 48 hours, please call back. This means that your number wasn't clear enough to understand. When the volunteer calls back, they will go over our requirements for adoption as well as answer any questions you might have. It's a good idea to write down your questions so you won't forget. Complete the Adoption Application Read every bit of the Adoption Application packet that you receive in the mail! This packet is chock full of information about both GSDs in general and about adoption and how that works. Have A Home Visit Done Once the application is accepted, a GSRNE Home Visitor volunteer will call you and make an appointment to visit your home to discuss the needs of Rescue German Shepherd Dogs with you and your family. Usually we can get this visit done within a few weeks of your application approval. This volunteer will check the safety of your property, etc. This is great time to ask questions, voice concerns, discuss what you love in a dog, what you’d rather avoid, etc. NOTE: We cannot “reserve” certain dogs for you to meet until the adoption application and home visit interview are completed. Receipt of your adoption application begins the adoption process. Following the home visit, you will be contacted by the Adoption Coordinator and notified of your status to adopt a GSD. We reserve the right to refuse an application if the home situation or environment is deemed incompatible with the needs of a Rescue German Shepherd Dog. Meet the Dog! If approved, the Adoption Coordinator will help you set up an adoption visitation appointment with the dog's foster parents to meet the GSRNE Dog who best matches your family's profile and requirements. Because GSRNE has all of our dogs living in nice foster homes, not in kennels, we do not have a facility for you to visit. GSDs do NOT do thrive well in shelter situations, so we don't keep them that way! They live in homes! This is by far the best way to meet a new dog - you can then clearly see how the dog lives and behaves in a home environment. And exclusive time is set aside by the foster parents and the dog to just be with you and your family so that you can focus on the dog you're meeting without the distractions or stress of kennel/shelter situations or short-handed staff. You can ask whatever questions you want of the people who have lived with this dog for over a month already, and you can have an unhurried, pleasant adoption visit experience where you are the focus for the foster parents. Note that you will visit a dog a minimum of twice. Visitations to meet a dog may be set up right away, or can take some time, depending on the availability of dog(s) that match your needs and lifestyle. Make Your Decision After meeting the dog that seemed to match with your requirements, it's decision time! If there is a "love-connection," the actual adoption begins. If the match just isn't quite right, we'll figure out why, add that criteria to the search, find another dog who may match better, and another visit will be scheduled. Because we take SUCH care to find a dog that will match your lifestyle and preferences, it rarely takes meeting more than 1, possibly 2 dogs, to find that ultimate new family member! Our organization is comprised wholly of hard-working volunteers whose only reward is seeing these wonderful German Shepherd Dogs in loving homes, given another chance for a happy life. We will try to match you with a devoted, loving, loyal companion. Thank you for your interest! Please Remember We are all volunteers, most of whom work full-time at day jobs, have our own dogs and families and are doing this out of a desire to make a difference in the lives of needy German Shepherds. We appreciate your patience while we work through the Adoption process.

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GSRNE does not do Meet Our Pets events. Instead, we prefer to get to know the dog and to get to know you, your needs, lifestyle, etc. Then we will work with you to match an appropriate Rescue dog with you.

More about this rescue

German Shepherd Rescue of New England, Inc. (GSRNE) is an all volunteer, 501(c)(3) charitable organization dedicated to providing veterinary care, evaluation & adoptive homes for the countless numbers of German Shepherd Dogs who are left in pounds to await uncertain fate, are owner surrenders (divorce, death, etc.), or are from abuse or neglect situations. We help provide a safe harbor for German Shepherds that might otherwise be destroyed. Each dog applying to our program is evaluated for temperament and behavioral information. All accepted dogs are spayed or neutered, updated on vaccinations, and receive essential medical care. Then the dogs are placed into GSRNE foster homes, while they await new homes. Finally, each dog is carefully placed in a loving home with a family that matches that dog's temperament, activity level and needs.

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