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My name is Catcher!
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Grand River All Breed Rescue

Facts about me

German Shepherd Dog
Tricolor (Tan/Brown & Black & White)
(When grown) Med. 26-60 lbs (12-27 kg)
Pet ID

My info

Small red x Not good with cats
Small blue checkmark Shots current
Small blue checkmark Spayed / Neutered
Small blue checkmark Housetrained

My story

Catcher is a lovely, 2 year-old, 25kg shepard mix looking for his forever home!

Catcher was surrendered by his owners to animal control along with a female dog. His friend was adopted, but Catcher found the shelter environment very stressful and was anxious and shy with potential adopters. Now that he’s in foster care, he’s blooming, and he can’t wait to have a forever family that will watch him continue to learn and grow.

Catcher is super smart and very eager to please. He loves cookies and praise and learns new things very quickly. He’s very responsive to gentle correction. Within a day, he knew he wasn't allowed upstairs and the gate could be left open. He doesn’t resource guard, but he loves kongs full of peanut butter and squeaky toys! He can be a bit shy with people at first, especially men, but once he’s given some time to meet them, he’s very gentle and affectionate. He likes putting his head in his foster mom’s lap and having his nose rubbed. He loves TV and is endlessly curious about everything, tipping his head to the side and staring in wonder every time he hears a new noise!

Catcher is crate trained and currently sleeps and eats in his crate. Sometimes he crates himself when he’s tired but can’t quite settle. He’s currently living with two dogs, one male and one female. He was unneutered until foster care, so he hasn’t quite learned all his dog manners, but he loves his foster siblings and is learning very quickly how they like - and don’t like! - to play. He would be happy to live with a dog friend, especially one who likes to rough and tumble and do zoomies in the backyard. He is large and young, so he can get overexcited, and he’d be best in families with no kids under 14.

Catcher is still learning to walk on leash, but he’s improving every day. He currently walks on a gentle leader which makes him very manageable, but his new home would have to be dedicated to continuing his leash training. He’s excitable around birds and bunnies and shouldn’t live in a home with cats or small animals. Catcher has lots of energy outside and then is very mellow inside. He likes to sleep flat on his back with all four feet in the air!

Catcher is 100% house trained and has never had an accident indoors, even around other marking male dogs. He’s well-behaved in the car, but seems to get a little car sick and can drool excessively. He’s happy to be handled and doesn’t mind his ears, teeth, and feet being poked and prodded. He loves being brushed!

Catcher is a very special guy who instantly captured the hearts of his foster family. He’s so kind and loving and trying so hard to be the best boy he can be every day. All he needs to bloom into the perfect companion is a little time and patience so he can shake off his past and start his new life!

Catcher is available for adoption together through Grand River All Breed rescue. The adoption donation is $400. All of our dogs are spayed or neutered, microchipped, and vaccinated as part of their adoption. If you’d like to adopt, please fill out an application. You can also reach us by email at


Grand River All Breed Rescue

Contact info
Pet ID
Cambridge, ON N3H 5M2

Their adoption process

Additional adoption info

Grand River All Breed Rescue's adoption process involves an adoption application, reference checks, and discussion about the potential adoptive home, including a home visit. We follow this process as we do have a responsibility to ensure that we place each pet in a home that is suitable and committed to caring for the pet for the rest of its' life. We match our rescues to their new homes, and filling out an adoption application, or proceeding with our adoption process does not guarantee the acceptance of an adoption application. We reserve the right to refuse an applicant for any reason, at our discretion. Please note that once we begin an application, we hope to have it completed within a couple days, based upon availability, particularly of your references. We are just as excited to find our pets their forever home as you are to adopt! All GRAB animal require an adoption donation. Our adoption donations help us to pay for the many costs associated with rescuing animals, including veterinary bills, food, litter and other pet supplies, and administrative costs. The majority of our animals are adopted out for less than what it cost us to rescue them, and we do not make money on our pets. All adoption donations go directly back into our account which allows us to continue rescuing animals. Currently our adoption donation for dogs is $375 and for cats is $175. Rabbits are adopted out for $60 and are spayed or neutered. Please ask us about adoption fees for other small pets, including guinea pigs, degus, etc. For dogs and cats, our adoption donation includes a veterinary exam, vaccines, deworming and flea treatment (if needed), spay or neuter and microchip.

Go meet their pets

Our pets are all located in foster homes and an application must be approved in order to meet one of our pets.

More about this rescue

As a non-profit animal rescue group our focus is: To adopt dogs, cats and other companion animals into suitable homes. To ensure that all dogs and cats placed by our rescue are spayed and neutered to ensure that we are not contributing to the pet overpopulation problem. To promote responsible and healthy pet care, including humane training techniques and healthy diets. to rescue animals from over-crowded shelters and the streets. Our members are understanding and caring people who are pet owners and caregivers. They understand the care and attention that pets require but also how fulfilling (if occasionally challenging) a life with pets can be. We're not here just for the animals, but for their owners as well!