- Status: Adopted!
- Adoption Fee: 300.00
- Species: Dog
- General Color: Black with Tan, Yellow or Fawn
- Current Age: 4 Years 4 Months (best estimate)
DAISY is an adorable, on-the-smaller-side-for-a-GSD young lady. She was found wandering stray in a remote field in rural Kansas, and was literally starving. She only weighed 44 lbs! But she's now up to 55 lbs and will probably top out at 60-ish lbs. She's a great size for a family who wants a slightly smaller GSD, and is still a youngster at 2.5 yrs old.
Daisy was confused by the car ride to Kansas City but was still very good about it. Once she gets used to the idea that she's safe forever, we think she'll love the car. She perked up immediately when she met her 6 month old foster sister and foster parents ... she became curious and interested in checking out the yard and house. It's possible that at some time she was in a home but we think she was probably more of an outdoor dog. Her finder originally wanted to keep her, but she played too rough with a duck on their rural property and accidentally killed it - so they turned her over to animal control. They made it very clear that they "haven't seen an aggressive bone in her body" and that the duck incident was an accident. TEMPERAMENT
We've only had her a short time, but so far everything we were told by her finders and carers is true: she's a sweetheart. Even though her ears hurt her, she allows you to touch them gently and we've even rubbed the base of her ears gently for her and she appreciates it. The shelter reported that she cried when her ears were touched at first, but never showed any other reaction.PEOPLE
She seems to love people, male and female. She's still a little uncertain at first meeting, because she's had such a hard time in the last 3-4 months, but she warms up quickly. She bonded to her transporter within just a few hours, and her foster parents just as quickly. She just needs to gain confidence and learn that she's now safe forever, in order to really blossom.KIDS
We haven't seen her around kids yet but information from the shelter is that she was good with them. She seems to have a very nice temperament and we believe she will do well with children, but it has to be tested. OTHER ANIMALS
She lived in a run with other dogs at the small shelter she was in. At first she was with a medium sized dog, and later in a run with two older puppies. She did fine with those arrangements, and did well when introduced to her 6 month old foster sister. The shelter tested her briefly with a cat and she didn't care one way or the other. We would want to test that further if there are cats in her new home. If there are birds, chickens, etc on the property, she will need supervision and leadership so she understands chasing and "playing" with them is not permitted.OVERALL
This little girl is a love, a great size, and will bond quickly to her new family. Is that YOU? If so, she'll be the best BFF ever!DOGS:
Appears to be fine and would love a doggie buddy CATS
: Based on a brief test at the shelter, appears to be fine. Needs further testingKIDS:
Based on info from the shelter, is fine. Needs further testingIDEAL FAMILY
: An active family who will help build her confidence and make sure she knows she's safe and loved forever. A moderately to very active family, a securely fenced yard is strongly preferred, along with a doggy buddy.
If you're looking for an adorable young German Shepherd
who will fill your life with love,
DAISY may be the treasure you're looking for!
DAISY's ADOPTION FEE: $300
This fee covers only part of what we spend to vet, board and rehab the dogs we save. On average we spend over $450
on each dog. We made a decision to keep our adoption fee at the 2005 level even though vet prices have doubled and tripled since then. We are constantly fundraising to cover the deficit. At minimum, your adoption fee includes the dog's spay/neuter, heartworm test, heartworm treatment if needed, rabies shot, distemper/parvo shot, bordatella shot, deworming, monthly heartworm and flea preventives, and microchip. In many cases it also includes surgery and various types of vet treatment for standard issues such as hot spots, ear infections and so on. INTERESTED IN ADOPTING DAISY? Complete an Adoption Application Now!