My name is Auntie Em!

Posted 1 year ago | Updated 1 year ago

Cared for by Homes Fur Hounds
Adoption process

Submit Application


Approve Application


Meet the Pet


Home Check


Sign Adoption Contract


Pay Fee


Take the Pet Home

Adoption fee: $300

This helps Homes Fur Hounds with pet care costs.

My basic info

German Shepherd Dog/American Pit Bull Terrier
4 years old, Adult
Med. 26-60 lbs (12-27 kg) (when grown)
60 lbs (current)
Pet ID

My details

Checkmark in teal circle Good with kids
Alert icon Not good with dogs
Alert icon Not good with cats
Checkmark in teal circle Shots current
Checkmark in teal circle Spayed / Neutered
Checkmark in teal circle Housetrained

My story

Here's what the humans have to say about me:

Auntie Em is a beautiful, young German Shepherd Dog/Pitbull mix (50/50 according to the DNA test). Her dark Brindle coat and copper eyes are simply stunning. She is about 2 years old and weighs 64 pounds. She had puppies when she arrived here and was a great mama, but now the puppies are all adopted and she is looking for a wonderful home. She is very smart, obedient, powerful, and full of energy. Please research both breeds. High energy, working dogs require a lot. Check out the Wizard of Oz album on Facebook to see more pics.

Auntie Em is particular. She is very prey driven. If it's alive, furry or feathery, and moves she will chase it. She has interacted with various sized dogs. Sometimes its playful, sometimes its not.

She does not like when other dogs get in her face or show any dominance. There is not a lot of warning when she's upset. A new owner will have to work with her and learn her cues and redirect.

No kitties.

She has loved all people she has met so far with proper introduction.

She is CRAZY food motivated. She is gentle when taking treats, but is bit protective of her bowl and yummy treats. Because of this, no children under 12 in the household for this gal. Em will definitely benefit from some obedience training to polish her manners. She is doing excellent with housebreaking and knows sit and come. She will go in a crate, but she does not love it. She is micro-chipped, UTD on vaccines and spayed.

Em is going to make a wonderful pet for the right owner. Is it you? If you are interested, please fill out an application on
Homes Fur Hounds

Contact info

Pet ID
Deanna Cosby
Williamsburg, VA 23185

Their adoption process


Submit Application

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Approve Application


Meet the Pet


Home Check


Sign Adoption Contract


Pay Fee


Take the Pet Home

Additional adoption info

We require an application. Once the application is received we check personal and vet references and if renting, we verify with leasing company that pets are allowed. If that is approved, we set up a meeting with the pet. We then perform a home check. If the person wants to adopt, we require a contract and our adoption fee is $300.00. Our dogs are all spayed/neutered, HW tested, up to date on shots and micro-chipped.

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Our dogs are all kept in foster homes. Once an applicant is approved we set up a place for them to meet the pet.

More about this rescue

Homes Fur Hounds Inc. was formed to help the overwhelming number of animals that are abandoned, surrendered to county agencies and simply unwanted. These animals are facing death due to no fault of their own other than not being convenient. Our mission is to help stop the unnecessary killing of animals. Thousands of animals are put to sleep (some more humanely than others) every day. We strive to educate the public on the importance of spaying, neutering, heartworm preventive and general health care. We also strive to help owners who are experiencing difficulties with their pet find solutions to their problems. By helping them find solutions we keep the animals out of the county pounds and from being abandoned. It is our policy to adopt out only healthy dogs and to do our best to know and understand what type of home the dog needs. We are always striving to find that “forever home” for the animals.