Available for Adoption
Xander is a German Shepherd Dog ("GSD") who was found as an intact stray. When no one came looking for him, he was transferred from animal control to BDBH's foster care program. Xander is estimated to be 2-3 years old, but as he was a stray his age can only be estimated.
Xander was fearful when he was found and during his time at animal control. However, the kennel staff could tell he had potential and truly saved his life. They were given the honor of naming him!
Almost from the moment Xander entered his foster home, he relaxed and made leaps and bounds in his confidence/trust and socialness with people and dogs.
While Xander has become a happy, social boy, we do know that environment is key. We don't want him to feel the need to revert.
Xander's forever home must have 1) prior large breed experience, preferably GSD and 2) a well balanced dog already part of the family. Xander gains confidence and "goofiness" from other dogs. Xander does extremely well with both male and female dogs and lives with a 35 lbs. hound mix. While Xander has been very appropriate with children, his forever home will be with children 15 years or older.
He looks intimidating, however, he is "soft". Xander loves attention from his people, loves to play with other dogs and also has good ball drive/recall. He knows sit, down and we are working on stay. He loves to go for car rides and is treat motivated!
BDBH requires all adopted dogs attend an obedience course with their new family. We will be happy to give our suggestion for the best option for such for Xander.
If, based on the above, you think you might be a good fit for Xander, please contact Darcy and Michael at: email@example.com
Up-to-Date on Vaccines: Yes
Heartworm Test Results: Negative
Heartworm Preventative: Yes
Flea/tick Preventative: Yes
Housebroken: Work in Progress
Crate Trained: Yes
I foster in the Rocheter, NY area, please contact his foster mom about his meet & greet attendance.