December is a 4 year old, low-medium energy, female German Shepherd who weighs about 60 lbs, but has no idea her size. This sweet girl came to us from our friends in California after her original owner had to surrender due to unexpected medical issues.
She has been in one of our amazing Foster homes for the past few weeks while she decompresses and her Foster Mom has nothing but great things to say about her. In her current foster home she lives with another dog, teenage children, and a couple of cats. At first she was fine with the kitties but her foster brother showed her how fun it is to chase the kitties, so Mom has kept everyone separate for safety. December has not displayed any prey drive towards squirrels when she see’s them while on walks, so while she likes to chase the kitties now, in the right home with diligence, training and monitoring she may be able to live in a home with cats. December is smart and obedient, and true to her breed she needs to feel that her human is her leader otherwise she will step up into a leader roll.
She responds best to praise motivation and picks up new routines and training very quickly. Separation anxiety is unknown at this time, but she is fully housetrained, crate trained, and walks good on leash. She does get excited when she see’s other dogs and will bark and pull towards them, however she takes verbal correction to stop very well. Her previous owner said she was good with dogs of all sizes, however while she has been getting her Canadian citizenship she hasn’t had the opportunity to meet any small dogs yet. Due to her size and play style, she is more suited to play with dogs her size.
Also while she is super gentle, because she lacks an awareness of her size, we think a home with no young kids is probably best for this lady. December is up to date on her shots, spayed, and is ready to start looking for her forever home. If you are interested in meeting this breed ambassador, please fill out an application under the Foster/Adopt tab