COLBY was owner-surrendered "in the field" to Animal Control, as a means of helping his owner avoid animal cruelty charges. Colby was seized, along with 5 pit-bulls from a location that appeared to be involved in dog fighting. All of the dogs were secured by heavy chains around their necks, as well as heavy-duty springs, which prevented them from reaching each other. Their only shelter was barrels cut in half and turned upseide down in the mud and muck. As you can see in the photos, Colby has been starved to the bone, and even at 61lbs is drastically underweight.
** Colby is currently in Boarding due to a lack of foster homes. Please contact email@example.com, if you would like to join our Foster Team and help dogs like Colby find their forever homes! **
** More information on Colby, coming soon! **
DOGS: CATS: KIDS: IDEAL FAMILY:
If you're looking for a gorgeous, young, trainable German Shepherd who will love you forever, COLBY may be your ideal family member!
COLBY'S ADOPTION FEE: $350 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
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.