PO Box 34676
Kansas City, MO 64116

Last Updated:
6/2/2023 2:27 PM

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German Shepherd Dog  : :  Female  : :  Young  : :  Large

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About Shay

  • Status: Adopted!
  • Adoption Fee: 350.00
  • Species: Dog
  • General Color: Black with Tan, Yellow or Fawn
  • Current Age: 2 Years 5 Months (best estimate)
  • Housetrained: Yes



Shay is a tall girl who just wants to love and be loved. She does best with positive training style. She has quite a bit of anxiety and needs someone who will work to really build her confidence.

Shay is not a high energy girl, but does not some room to run around and play with her buddy. She has a very strong/physical play style and will require a buddy who is okay with that. She LOVES balls and chew toys.

REQUIRED: Kenneled next to another kenneled dog in the home whenever left home. If not, her anxiety will cause her to break out and destroy things.

Shay will require, at minimum, one to two meets with the household and other pets prior to finalizing her adoption. This will limit the severity of any separation anxiety that may occur. Ideally, the best fir for Shay will be with a family that is home more often than not or can take her with them.


She knows the commands "kennel" "sit" and "wait". She does not wait very patiently. She is potty trained, but her fear and anxiety occasionally will lead to accidents.


She gets along well with other dogs and loves to pay hard with them! She is too interested in cats at this time for her to be a good fit in a home with cats. Shay will need another dog in her future home.


Shay loves people.


Shay has EPI and a history of UTIs. Both are under control with the use of daily supplements and prescription enzymes added to her food. She is up to a healthy weight of 66lbs from the 44lbs that she was. Up-to-date on all vaccines, has a current rabies tag, is neutered/spayed and has been microchipped.


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.

Complete an Adoption Application Now!

More about Shay

Good with Dogs, Not Good with Cats


  1. We're picky about our adopters. 
  2. 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.  
  3. Will the dog be an inside family pet? We do not adopt to outdoor-only homes. All dogs must be indoor dogs.
  4. 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!!
  5. What's your plan for unexpected events and major changes?  New baby? Divorce?  Moving?   How you will provide for your dog if your family breaks up? 
  6. Will you make a lifetime commitment?  It's your responsibility to keep your dog safe, loved and cared for FOR LIFE.
  7.  Do you understand we expect you to keep that lifetime commitment?  It's YOUR RESPONSIBILITY to stick by your family member -- no matter what.
  8. Are you unable or unwilling to make a lifetime commitment? Do not apply.


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Thank you for considering a homeless dog or cat.

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