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Guinness

German Shepherd Dog

Male, 7 yrs 8 mos
Wayland, MA
Size
(when grown) Large 61-100 lbs (28-45 kg)
Details
Not good with dogs, Needs experienced adopter, House-trained, Spayed or Neutered, Shots are up-to-date,
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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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Muks

German Shepherd Dog

Male, 1 yr 9 mos
Wayland, MA
Size
(when grown) Large 61-100 lbs (28-45 kg)
Details
House-trained, Spayed or Neutered, Shots are up-to-date,
Story
Before calling about this dog, please read our adoption requirements at: https://gsrne.org/requirements-for-adopting-from-gsrne/ Hi! My name is Muks, and could You be my Forever Family? But first, I have to tell you something a bit embarrassing from a dog’s perspective. I couldn’t believe when I read in Wikipedia’s ‘Wiktionary’ that the definition of my name is “the sound of someone falling over”! They said my name is an onomatopoeia, whatever that is. How can this be? I never fall over! In fact, I love to be the dog on the go whether it’s hiking with my foster dad, playing outside with the kids, chasing balls in the backyard, or going to training and learning all about how to be the best dog I can be! The only time I admit to falling over (well…rolling over, actually) is when belly rubs are coming my way. And if you scratch my tail, I’ll even do my special little happy dance for you! At first I was a little nervous meeting other dogs as I hadn’t been around a lot of them. But with training and help from my foster dad, I’ve been told I’m more confident, respectful, and friendly with dogs. In fact, I’ve become quite the young man. And I’m way well-behaved in the home - no counter surfing, no jumping on furniture, and I give people their space when they have work to do. Yay, me! And I’m not sure I want to live alone. Since I’m such a nice young man but could still stand some confidence building, I wouldn’t mind living with the right female dog, a good-natured pal I could play with and continue to learn from - like the all-important mission of dogs the world over: how to convince people to give us more treats! And since I’m not quite two years old I have a lot of energy to burn and would love it if you’d take me for training, maybe explore doing scent-work, agility, or other fun stuff to do. And when the day is done, just roll over for those belly rubs. I can’t wait to meet you!
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Nakita

German Shepherd Dog

Female, 1 yr 5 mos
Wayland, MA
Size
(when grown) Large 61-100 lbs (28-45 kg)
Details
House-trained, Spayed or Neutered, Shots are up-to-date,
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! She’s at a good weight, at 55 pounds and loves to run and play, bounding like a deer at times. She knows how to catch a Frisbee, which is one of her favorite toys. Some days, though, she’ll go for her Jolly Ball first and has learned how to pick it up by the handle and will race around with it. After 10 or 15 minutes of running and playing, she’s good to go back inside with you to take a rest. Inside, she can amuse herself by picking a toy out of the toy basket and carrying it around or holding it in her front paws while lying on her back and chewing on it. She’s a multi-faceted girl! During a six-week training period, she was at the trainer’s one day a week and practicing at home on other days. She learned “place” and how to focus better in spite of distractions, in addition to the basic obedience training. She’s still very much a puppy, though, at 16 months, so she needs ongoing practice and guidance. She’s great at eye contact and will look at you as though trying to read your thoughts. Nikita was just 12 months old when she came into GSRNE from a home with two other Shepherds. One of those was a female, and she decided she didn’t want another female in the home, so things were getting difficult for everyone. The two females took turns being crated, and Nikita does well in her crate and will rest while her people are away. When a visitor comes to the house, she gets very excited, in a friendly way, and tries to jump up for a closer encounter. We’ve found it best to have her in her crate during the arrival time and wait for her to calm a bit before letting her say hello. Nikita is quick to pick up new words and phrases, including “in the house,” let’s go upstairs,” “pick it up.” She looks forward to having a carrot to chew on in the middle of the morning and, again, later in the day and will stand at the refrigerator and stare if her foster parents forget. She’s intelligent, curious and a lot of fun and will thrive with an adopter who understands German Shepherds and will enjoy helping her along. See more about Nikita and check out our adoption requirements: https://gsrne.org/our-available-dogs/
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Harper

German Shepherd Dog

Female, 2 yrs 1 mo
Wayland, MA
Size
(when grown) Large 61-100 lbs (28-45 kg)
Details
Good with dogs, Not good with cats, House-trained, Spayed or Neutered, Shots are up-to-date,
Story
Before calling about this dog, please read our adoption requirements at http://gsrne.org/requirements-for-adopting-from-gsrne Hi! My name is Harper. My foster mom says I’m an absolute babydoll. I don’t know what that means, but I guess it’s a good thing because she keeps telling me what a good girl I am. I make her laugh with my zoomies in the yard and when I come give lots of kisses. I have a good amount of energy, but once I’ve gotten it out, I really like cuddling and getting belly rubs. I enjoy a good chew in my crate and running around with a squeaky toy in my mouth which I may consider pulling apart at some point! I was taken in by a woman who is a vet tech when I wasn’t getting the attention I needed at my original home. She got me up to date with my vet care, socialized me around her dogs and kids, and kept me safe while she looked for a permanent family of my own. She eventually called the nice people at GSRNE and they were able to find me a foster placement. I really love people, kids in particular. I like other dogs as well. The dogs in my foster home haven’t been super happy that I’m here, but I keep trying to win them over and play. The evaluator who met me told my mom that I was looking out from under my Great Dane brother’s legs when she arrived. I DO NOT, however, like cats. I haven’t been around small dogs, but my foster mom says that since I don’t like cats I probably shouldn’t go to a home with small dogs. My foster mom says I’m one of the easiest foster dogs she’s ever had and she’s had quite a few. I will follow you everywhere you go in the house so you won’t ever be alone. I have good house manners and some basic training, but as with all dogs, you need to keep up my training so I can continue being the best girl. I’m really excited about finding my forever family. Could that be you?
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Dora

German Shepherd Dog

Female, 2 yrs 1 mo
Wayland, MA
Size
(when grown) Large 61-100 lbs (28-45 kg)
Details
Not good with cats, House-trained, Spayed or Neutered, Shots are up-to-date,
Story
Before calling about this dog, please read our adoption requirements at http://gsrne.org/requirements-for-adopting-from-gsrne Dora is a very sweet, loving dog with a calm demeanor.  Her foster mom describes her as a medium energy dog.  She is a cuddle bug and loves to be with her people.  She does have a silly streak like lying with her legs splayed out on the floor or occasionally “talking back” to you when she wants to get your attention or to tell you when she needs something.  Everyone who’s met her has said what a happy girl she is, greeting them with a wagging tail and kisses.  She loves to play fetch and dart around the flirt pole her foster mom uses for enrichment, but can also self-occupy herself with a bone which she will easily give up to you if you ask. Dora is smart, food motivated, and a quick learner.  Dora would do best in a home where she is not left alone for long periods of time.  She’d enjoy a person or family who would want to spend time with her, go on adventures with her, and continue the training she has started in foster care.  Dora did live with another dog in her previous life and, with proper introductions, we believe she would do fine with a calm, large breed male.  We also believe she’d do well with older children.  This girl has a lot of love to give and she is looking forward to finding her forever home.
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Tank

German Shepherd Dog

Male, 2 yrs
Wayland, MA
Size
(when grown) Large 61-100 lbs (28-45 kg)
Details
House-trained, Spayed or Neutered, Shots are up-to-date,
Story
Are you an active person seeking a likeminded companion for life’s adventures? Well then Tank just may be your guy. Tank is a gorgeous, athletic 2 year old male who’s always on the go. You know those hilarious Facebook/Insta Reels or TikToks your friends send you about the dogs carrying the log 6x the size of their body? This would most definitely be Tank! He loves everything play, he is not a couch potato and will keep you on your toes. We suspect he is likely a working line GSD so he has great drive. He wants to please and needs mental stimulation. We believe he has potential for SAR work or other sporting events. He’d make a great hiking partner. Tank is affectionate and loves to be with his people. He did have a female GSD housemate so, with proper introductions, he could live with another similarly sized female tolerant of his energy. Like all GSDs of his caliber, training and routine are a must. If you make the commitment to Tank, you will have one amazing sidekick. Apply today.

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German Shepherd Rescue of New England, Inc.

PO Box 299, Wayland, MA 01778

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PO Box 299, Wayland, MA 01778

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PO Box 299, Wayland, MA 01778

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German Shepherd Rescue of New England, Inc.

PO Box 299, Wayland, MA 01778

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German Shepherd Rescue of New England, Inc.

PO Box 299, Wayland, MA 01778

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Gals Best Pal

Saugus, MA 01906

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Gals Best Pal

Saugus, MA 01906

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Gals Best Pal

Saugus, MA 01906

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Save A Dog

604 Boston Post Road, Sudbury, MA 01776

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