General Color: Black with Brown, Red, Golden, Orange or Chestnut
Current Age: 5 Years 7 Months (best estimate)
TY (TURBO) is a handsome young male who was owner-surrended to a local shelter. These owners had found Ty as a stray three-months earlier, brought him home, and left him out in the yard with minimal resources until they decided to surrender.
*** TY is currently in boarding due to a lack of available foster homes! TY is looking for an experienced German Shepherd foster to stay with so we can get to know him better before finding him a great forever home. Please send an email to email@example.com if you can help! ***
TY works with several of our MOGS volunteers to learn basic commands at our Boarding facility. He is very food driven, and is quickly responding to treats to learn commands such as sit, down and wait [the "wait" command is used to train a dog to not bolt through doorways or gates]. Ty is super-smart, and can figure out how to open fence gates, so requires a securely fenced, and securely gated yard.
Ty appears to have moderate-to-high energy. He loves to play and run to burn off excess energy. He appears to like balls, but is not quite sure what to do with one, once he has it. He has been very affectionate with everyone that he has met.
[further information regarding Ty's temperament is pending placement in a foster home, or further evaluation in boarding]
Ty has shown some selective dog reactivity, likely due to poor/mis-handling, and a significant lack of socialization. This has started to show some improvement, but Ty will continue to need a strong leader, to help him gain the confidence to not be intimidated by other dogs. Ty's cat testing has shown mixed results, and will need to be re-evaluated.
Ty has not yet been tested with young children.
Ty is currently up-to-date with all vaccines, has been neutered and is heartworm negative.
If you're looking for an active, young, trainable German Shepherd
who will love you forever,
TY may be your best friend ever!
TY'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 TY? Complete an Adoption Application Now!
PLEASE READ THIS:
We're picky about our adopters.
Are you sure you're up to having a GSD? They're not for everyone. They take a lot of time, effort, training. They shed year round. They're big. They scare lots of people. They "mouth" and herd. They're usually strong-willed and stubborn. You have to have references and a home visit. If you're not willing or able to deal with any of this, please don't waste your time or ours applying.
Will the dog be an inside family pet?We do not adopt to outdoor-only homes. All dogs must be indoor dogs.
Do you leave your dog outdoors when you're not home? We do not adopt to homes that leave their animals outside when they're gone. You must put your dogs indoors when you're gone. A 3 yr old adopted MOGS dog died when the owners went to run errands, left her outdoors, the gate was somehow opened, and she was hit by a car. Tragic and 100% preventable. Even privacy fences get broken into. Gates are opened. Thieves steal dogs. Never leave your dog outdoors when you're not home!!
What's your planfor unexpected events and major changes?New baby? Divorce? Moving? How you will provide for your dog if your family breaks up?
Will you make a lifetime commitment?It's your responsibility to keep your dog safe, loved and cared for FOR LIFE.
Do you understand we expect you to keep that lifetime commitment? It's YOUR RESPONSIBILITY to stick by your family member -- no matter what.
Are you unable or unwilling to make a lifetime commitment?Do not apply.