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German Shepherd Dog
Tan/Yellow/Fawn - with White
1 year 1 month old, Puppy
(When grown) Large 61-100 lbs (28-45 kg)
(Current) 60 lb
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My story

Gander is a sweet 12 month old Shepherd mix that came to us after he (and several of his housemates) were found dumped across Lake County.  Gander was petrified at animal control, hiding in the corner....  terrified and shaking uncontrollably.  Dogs like this don't do well with shelter life, so we knew we couldn't leave him behind.  He was placed with one of our experienced fosters and allowed to decompress.  After a few days in our care, it became apparent that Gander had probably spent the first part of his short life in a garage with very little interactions from his human family.   He was scared of everything and everyone and only found comfort around other dogs.  

 While in foster, Gander has been learning how to be a dog.  He is learning what it's like to live in a home where he is safe and loved.  This smart boy is now housebroken, knows all of his basic commands, and is rocking his leash skills!  He is still a little shy when he meets new people, so an experienced and confident handler is what Gander will need to blossom.  He loves his pre-teen and teenage human siblings and follows them around endlessly.  And his two furry housemates are teaching him confidence.  

Life can still be a little overwhelming for Gander, so a structured and calm home where he can develop at his own pace would be ideal.  Although still shy around new people, Gander shines like a new penny when he sees other dogs so another furry housemate that can continue to show him the ropes would be best.  As long as they don't mind his rough and tumble play style - he is still a young pup after all!  

If you think Gander may be the pup you are looking for, please contact us for your private meet and greet today!  

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REACH Rescue

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Mundelein, IL 60060

Their adoption process

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If a particular pooch has caught your eye or if you’re searching for a new furry family member, take a few minutes to complete our online adoption application or stop by our Adoption Events to visit with our adoptable pups. Our application review team will contact you as they process your application and check with your references. Applications are reviewed in the order they are received, but our primary responsibility is to find the best home for each individual dog and the best match for you and your family regardless of application order. We want to see that every animal and family are well-suited as a forever match. Our adoption fees vary by the animal’s age and specific breed. All adopted dogs will receive vaccinations against distemper, hepatitis, parainfluenza, and parvovirus, as well as flea/tick treatments and de-worming. Dogs who are too young to be spayed/neutered and vaccinated against rabies will receive vouchers to one of our local veterinary partners. Please contact us with any additional questions! We are available by phone at 847-566-6799, through our website, or through direct messaging on Facebook. We’re happy to answer any questions and work with you as you search for your new family member!

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Adoption Events are held on Saturdays from 12:00 noon to 4:00 PM at our storefront Adoption Center, located at 372 Townline Road in Mundelein. We are also available to schedule individual Meet-and-Greet appointments during the week.

More about this rescue

REACH Rescue Inc. rescues dogs and cats that are stray, abandoned, relinquished, abused, neglected, or have run out of time at public shelters and scheduled to be euthanized as a result of overpopulation. REACH attempts at all times to bring animals and their people together. The Organization is committed to promoting the rescue, adoption, and public education necessary to ensure that all animals passing through our care REACH a stable, healthy and happy life.