My name is Sidney Poitier!

Posted 1 year ago | Updated over 2 months ago

Cared for by Rookie's Rescue

My basic info

German Shepherd Dog
Large 61-100 lbs (28-45 kg) (when grown)
Pet ID

My details

Checkmark in teal circle Needs experienced adopter
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:

We rescued Sidney from a horrific shelter in Memphis, TN. When we got him, he was skin and bones and had some barrier aggression issues (who knows what horrors he suffered there)
It didn't take long for Sidney to realize he was now safe and could start letting down his guard.
Sidney Poitier has filled out and is truly a stunning dog. Sidney is about 2 years old, and is at his healthy weight of 80 lbs.

Sidney is a very intelligent fellow, he learns quicky and is anxious to please. He will do well with a job and/or a lot of stimulation, long walks and hikes. He will do well with an experienced dog person.
Sidney loves meeting new people. He has done well with large dogs he has met, however he is would not be good with small dogs or cats.

Sidney does show barrier reactivity, however, when the barrier is removed (whether it is a crate, fence or car window) he show absolutely no issues.

Because Sidney likes a lot of activity, he will need a securely fenced yard (must be a physical fence, not an electric or invisible system)

He is neutered, fully vaccinated, microchipped and on monthly treatment for flea/ticks and heartworm prevention

If you are interested in Sidney Poitier, email for an application
Rookie's Rescue

Contact info

Pet ID
Nashville, TN 37215

Their adoption process

Additional adoption info

If you are interested in one of our pets, please contact us at:
the email listed in the posting

When we receive your email we will respond with more information about the pet and our adoption application.

The procedure for adoption is
1) fill out the attached application and return to us via email
2) once we receive the application we will begin discussions to answer any questions either of us have and then decide whether to proceed.
3) If we proceed, a volunteer in your area will be secured to do your home visit and check your references
4) Upon approval of all that, we will finalize the adoption and the pet will be scheduled on the next available transport
5) The adoption fee covers spaying/neutering, age appropriate vaccinations, rabies, complete vet check (including fecal, heartworm and preventative de-worming and de-fleaing), health certificate and transport to you

Go meet their pets

All of our pets are in individual foster homes. The foster homes are located in TN.. The pet you are interested in may or may not be in your area. Please contact us via email at to discuss procedures.

More about this rescue

Rookie's Rescue is committed to helping abandoned, neglected and abused pets, finding loving homes and
educating the public about responsible pet ownership with a strong emphasis on spaying and neutering. .

Rookie's Rescue is a virtual shelter, meaning all of our pets live in loving foster homes, not a facility/shelter environment. All of the pets available are located in foster homes in TN.
Rookie' Rescue saves pets from over crowded shelters and animal control facilities, who due to lack of space and overwhelming volume are forced to euthanize thousands of healthy, adoptable pets each year. We will also accept pets from owners who can no longer care for their pet. When the animal enters our program, they undergo a complete health check from a local vet to make sure the pet is healthy. The pet is treated for any medical needs, is brought up to date on all vaccinations and is spayed or neutered. The pet is then socialized and assessed by our behaviorist. When the animal has been determined healthy and socialized, it is placed for adoption.