GLENDA was an owner-surrender to a local shelter, after her owner died and the rest of the family didn't want to keep her.
Glenda is a classic black and tan female senior, with a happy personality. Glenda is completely house-trained, and has had zero accidents in her foster home. She does not like being kenneled very much, but is working on learning how to handle this. Her favorite thing to do is to hang out with her people, and she definitely wants to please. She is very easy-going with grooming - including allowing her nails to be trimmed.
Despite her age, Glenda appears to have a moderate-high energy level, and can sometimes become very anxious or excitable, especially around feeding time, where she is quick to let you know it's taking too long to put that bowl down! She does not appear to be familiar with toys or other methods of play, but is starting to figure that out in small steps.
Glenda is currently placed in a foster home with another dog of the same size, and has displayed some issues with competitive aggression (occurs between dogs of the same breed, sex, size or energy level and is a competition for status). Because of this, Glenda would much prefer to be an only pet in the home, where she can soak in all of her person's attention.
Glenda also has a high-prey drive, and cannot be placed in a home with small dogs, nor cats.
Glenda is not considered an appropriate dog for dog parks, or other off-leash public locations.
Due to Glenda's anxiety levels, she will need to be placed in homes with children over the age of 16, who have experience in handling nervous/shy dogs.
Glenda is up-to-date on her rabies and vaccinations, spayed and microchipped.
Glenda's previous owner reported to the shelter that she had previously taken Prozac for her anxiety. She has not been on this medication with MOGS.
Glenda has no other known medical issues.
If you're looking for a mature, trainable German Shepherd who will follow you everywhere, GLENDA may be your ideal family member!
GLENDA'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.
Is Not Good with Dogs, Not Good with Cats, Is Not Good with Kids
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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.