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German Shepherd Dog puppies and dogs in Fall River, Massachusetts

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Niko

German Shepherd Dog

Male, Adult
Hopkinton, MA
Size
(when grown) X-Large 101 lbs (46 kg) or more
Details
Spayed or Neutered,
Story
Niko is a wonderful gentleman searching for a family. This boy is almost 5 years old, so he knows a lot of tricks! He's got the basics down of course (going potty, walking on leash, playing fetch) but he also knows fun tricks like sit, speak, paw, and down! And Niko loves to show you his tricks (for the price of a yummy treat). This boy would be happiest in a home with adults only. We're not sure how he would feel about sharing his home with another dog at this time. All Niko wants is a family to call his own. He is so loyal and smart and makes the best companion. He enjoys spending time playing chase/fetch (especially with his favorite soccer ball). After he gets his energy out, he loves to kick back and relax with his humans. Due to his breed, Niko is looking for a home that has German Shepard experience. He needs an owner who loves training as much as he does. If you think Niko could be for you, please reach out today!
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Niko

German Shepherd Dog

Male, Young
Marlborough, MA
Size
(when grown) X-Large 101 lbs (46 kg) or more
Details
Good with kids, Good with dogs,
Story
Niko is a 4 yo german shepherd. His birthday is 2/2/18 so he's almost 5. I got him right before Covid so he was not socialized as much as he should've been and has some social anxiety when other humans come to his home or are around his humans. He is extremely protective of what's his and will give ample warning to those who are a threat by barking and pushing them back with his nose. He has to be medicated when he goes to the vet to calm him. With the right training and time this can be corrected. He's extremely intelligent and willing to learn new things. He's a working dog by nature. He loves walks, playing catch with his tennis ball, squeaky toys and lots of attention. He won't leave your side or run away. He's house trained and food driven. I lost my husband to suicide a year ago and due to financial reasons I cannot keep him. I am heartbroken and desperate to find him a loving home asap.
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Muks

German Shepherd Dog

Male, 1 yr 7 mos
Wayland, MA
Size
(when grown) Large 61-100 lbs (28-45 kg)
Details
Spayed or Neutered,
Story
Before calling about this dog, please read our adoption requirements at: https://gsrne.org/requirements-for-adopting-from-gsrne/ 1.5-year-old Muks is a snuggly dog who loves never ending pets. He enjoys laying with his foster family’s kids on the floor watching tv often rolling over to continue the petting. His foster family describes him as a little goofy in a good way with a puppyish personality, high energy, and is very good natured. This summer we received a call from a man looking for help placing Muks. He’d had him since he was a puppy. However, not long after bringing Muks home, he suffered a serious health crisis that left him hospitalized for months and with a prolonged recovery ahead of him. Muks had been staying the man’s girlfriend, but missed out on early socialization and training. It was very evident that he loved Muks and knew Muks needed a home that could provide these things for him as well as more exercise and activity. We were thrilled to have just approved a new German Shepherd experience foster home willing to take Muks. They began helping Muks burn off his extra energy. His foster family is working on basic manners including threshold etiquette and developing consistency. He's also working on recall using a long line in the backyard. Muks still needs continued training but has come a long way since his arrival in their home. Muks is great with people, but his lack of early socialization has caused reactivity with other dogs. We think he would do best as an only dog. If you are looking for a happy-go-lucky, energetic partner who is up for an adventure, Muks may be the dog for you. 2/20/24 Update: Muks’ foster family has been working with a trainer to socialize this sweet boy.  He is now able to work in a crowded area and listen to his handler.  If he is given direction, he has been able to walk with other dogs.  We believe that if an adopter gives Muks time to adjust, he would be able to successfully live with a calm female.  He is such a great dog who adores his foster family.  He is so cuddly and affectionate.
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Nakita

German Shepherd Dog

Female, 1 yr 3 mos
Wayland, MA
Size
(when grown) Large 61-100 lbs (28-45 kg)
Details
Spayed or Neutered,
Story
Before calling about this dog, please read our adoption requirements at http://gsrne.org/requirements-for-adopting-from-gsrne Nikita is a cute bundle of energy and affection! During foster care, we’ve learned that Nikita loves to run and play; she’s one of the most athletic dogs we’ve ever seen. We’re looking for an adopter who will enjoy her energy and give her opportunities to run around the fenced yard at top speed, throw her Frisbee for her and alternate with her Chuck-it balls and soccer ball. In the house, she can entertain herself for a while by chewing on squeaky toys or heavy-duty toys; no stuffed toys for this girl, unless you don’t mind picking up the stuffing and sewing up holes! She loves to have her back scratched and will come to you for attention; she gives good eye contact and will try to read what you want her to do. She’s full of fun and mischief and will keep her people laughing and on their toes! When she moved into her foster home, Nikita was quite nervous and confused but willing to figure out what was expected of her; she startled easily but quickly became trusting. When she makes the transition to her adopters, some of that will probably be seen again, but she’ll recover more quickly. She came with her own bolster bed and some toys, familiar objects and smells, and information from her original family, which was very helpful. She was crate-trained and slept quietly in a crate in the bedroom at night. Nakita came into GSRNE because her original family already had a female mini- Australian Shepherd and a senior male GSD when they got Nikita as a puppy; she turned one year old on Halloween this year. All went well until she reached puberty, at six or seven months, and the older female attacked her. Nikita did not forgive and forget, and tension and fighting between the two females did not stop. She was fine with the male GSD in the home, and we saw photos of them snoozing on a sofa together. Unfortunately, the experience with the older female has caused Nikita to be dog-reactive. She initially lunged and barked when she saw another dog, but this is improving. Nakita did go to a class with a trainer and was able to be with his low-key dogs; however, she didn’t play her tail was tucked most of the time. We continue to work with a trainer to improve her socialization and we are seeing progress as well as with her basic obedience. We know it will take time and patience to help her learn to be comfortable when she sees another dog. We are very proud of how far this girl has come in a short time. With continued training, patience, and love, she will thrive in the right home. Could that home be yours? 2/20/24 Update: Nakita has graduated from training and sometimes is hard to believe the progress she’s made!  With the place command, other dogs were able to successfully walk past her without her becoming overwhelmed.  Her house manners and basic obedience are also markedly improved.  We think she’d be a great dog for hiking given her love of the outdoors.  She loves playing and being with her people.
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Zara

German Shepherd Dog

Female, 2 yrs
Wayland, MA
Size
(when grown) Large 61-100 lbs (28-45 kg)
Details
Good with dogs, Spayed or Neutered,
Story
This all black 2 year old cutie, needs a loving home. She has had training, and knows lots of commands, although she could use a little refresher. Zara will be your best friend to play ball with, go hiking, or join you on any adventure she can share with you. At the end of the day when it’s time to relax, she is happy to lay in her bed at your side. Zara’s owner experienced life changes that made rehoming Zara the best thing for her. With a 3 month old baby and working long hours, poor Zara spent long days in the crate, and her owner was not able to give this young German Shepherd the time or exercise she needed. We have only had Zara a short time, but are learning more about her every day. We have learned Zara is a very sweet girl that LOVES to play ball, is friendly with other friendly dogs, and enjoys going for rides in the car. Zara would love to join your active family where she can be part of your everyday life, get plenty of exercise and enrichment, and never again have to spend long hours crated.
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Guinness

German Shepherd Dog

Male, 7 yrs 5 mos
Wayland, MA
Size
(when grown) Large 61-100 lbs (28-45 kg)
Details
Not good with dogs, Needs experienced adopter, Spayed or Neutered,
Story
Guinness is a stunner. He gets compliments on his looks wherever he goes. When this solidly built long-haired dog responds to a recall, he comes running with power, grace, and fluidity. It’s a sight to be seen. Guinness usually loves meeting people and happily accepts pets from them. He enjoys walks around the neighborhood and on the trail. He is also very content to just hang out with his human. Guinness was originally rescued down south after being found tied to a tree, and through no fault of his own, has lived in several homes since then. But he didn’t let his rough start at life affect him and was an affectionate dog from the get go. Guinness found his way to a local family wanting to give him a better life. But, because of life changes, they weren’t able to give him the attention and exercise he needed. They loved him and wanted to make sure they gave him the best life possible so they contacted us. Guinness is sweet and calm around people, young and older. He has good manners and takes treats with due consideration of fingers. He is a love sponge who likes to flop down next to you to cuddle and may even doze off while you gently stroke his luxurious fur. Guinness can be reactive to dogs he doesn’t know, especially when one surprises him. He can cope in such situations if given a chance to see that the other dog is not coming to get him along with treats to teach him to stay focused on you as he moves past the other dog. Guinness did very well in “pack walks” intended to help dogs of any age become better socialized. He also lived with a 3 year old female German Shepherd and an 11 year old (but very spry) male smooth fox terrier and they all got along well. This affectionate dog is ready for his forever home. The ideal owner will commit to continuing his training and understanding what is needed for continued success. We have selected “no” to the question of “good with other dogs” in the stats section of his bio out of abundance of caution but will entertain applicants with other dogs given the information discussed above. If you are the person that understands the importance of training, understands the breed, and are ready to commit to Guinness, he will reward you with love, loyalty, and companionship.

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5.6 miles

Town of Swansea Animal Shelter

68 Stevens Road, Swansea, MA 02777

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10.8 miles

Rhode Home Rescue

Warwick, RI 02889

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12.1 miles

Unconditional Love Pet Rescue, Rhode Island transport

Little Compton, RI 02837

Pet Types: dogs

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13.6 miles

Rhode Island SPCA

186 Amaral Street, Riverside, RI 02915

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Rescue

19.1 miles

Rebecca's Paws and Claws Inc.- New England

Johnston, RI 02919

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Rescue

19.1 miles

Friends of Homeless Animals of RI, Inc.(FOHA)

Saunderstown, RI 02874

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19.1 miles

Friends of Homeless Animals of RI, Inc.(FOHA)

Saunderstown, RI 02874

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23.1 miles

Beebe Humane Society's Desperate House Dogs (RI transport)

Email Only, Greenville, RI 02828

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24.3 miles

Save One Soul Animal Rescue League

PO BOX 498, Wakefield, RI 02880

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34.9 miles

Sandy Paws Rescue inc.

PO Box 417, Oak Bluffs, MA 02557

Pet Types: cats, dogs

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