Missouri German Shepherd Rescue
Love In Action - Restoring Hope for German Shepherds
an IRS 501(c)3 non-profit organization
German Shepherd Dog : : Female : : Young : : Large
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Rosie needs a caretaker or foster! Won't you consider helping her get a new start?
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Rosie has just arrived in our program and is in boarding
due to lack of qualified foster homes.
She sooooooo wants out and into a foster or forever home!
ROSIE is a beautiful and petite bi-color GSD with plenty of youngster pep and pizazz! Sweet, Smart, Strong, responsive to training, loves attention, and needs boundaries. She's looking for an active family to give her (a) a good life, and (b) the training and rules she needs.
Left at a shelter by her owners. The reason cited for surrender was "unwanted litter" -- in other words, they didn't spay her or supervise her with their other dogs, she got pregnant, so they dumped her. Her age indicates she was a Christmas puppy in 2019, gotten just a month before the Pandemic hit, and was kept only because people were at home (normally would have been taken to a shelter a few months after Christmas).
She appears to be typical young, untrained GSD -- energetic, strong-willed, lacking manners because her owners didn't bother to teach her anything. According to the owners, she's very playful and loves to play with toys.
Rosie is confused about what's happened to her -- one day she had a home and pack of dogs (even if it was living in a garage) and the next day she was in a shelter in a cage with dozens of other dogs. Right now she's a little hesitant when meeting new people but that appears to be just her confusion. She's been fine with all the people she's met, including shelter staff, our volunteers, and staff at her boarding kennel.
Rosie has a strong small prey drive and would not be good in a home with cats or small dogs. She can do well with other dogs but will try to become dominant when bullied by another dog.
She does have a strong small animal prey drive but not an apparent kill drive as she dropped both a bird and a turtle for her handler on command. She appears to love the thrill of the chase so a strong hand needs to be on the leash while on walks. Rosie will need some work with other dogs. Dogs that do not bother her are a not an issue, she has lunges and growled at a young pup whao tried to play. IT seemed to be more of a warning and not an attack.
High. From the time she was a puppy she's been confined to a garage with other dogs and little to no chance to have normal activity. She has a beautiful running gait and would love to have an opportunity to use it to play in her own yard. She will need to be reminded that running the fence line is not appropriate behavior.
Rosie does need some work on her manners. She was kept in a garage with other dogs and was always desperate to escape -- hmmmmm, we wonder why. A GSD puppy forced to live alone in a small space with other dogs. She's not yet housetrained and has high youngster energy. She's working on crate training so she has a safe place to hang out. She recently stayed in a foster home for a vacation from boarding and in the kennel was well behaved, barked once, but corrected well. Overall she was quiet and behaved in the kennel with no accidents. At first she reacted to the other dogs coming around but quickly stopped once she got used to them. Rosie was quiet overnight and responded to training to not bolt or push out of the kennel, she would sit and wait to be let out after training. No accidents in the house, she was allowed supervised free roam alone, and leashed with other dogs around. Her temporary foster noticed that she will potty train quickly, because she is a very smart attentive girl. She initially tried to jump on the counter for treats but took correction and did not try a second time, even when they were moved closer to the edge of counter.
Her owners didn't teach her anything -- at just over 2 years old she still jumps in excitement and all the other little puppy behaviors that she should learned long ago not to do. She's a perfect example of a dog whose life has been put at risk because of irresponsible humans who did nothing for her. We're starting her training but her new family will still have some work to do -- she's a "work in progress." In the yard she is a Low escape risk, not interested in leaving, wants to stay with her people. She has tried to jump up on the fence when she saw a squirrel in a tree, when corrected she stopped.
Rosie is quite smart and is learning new commands easily. She is currently practicing 'come', 'sit', 'upstairs', 'downstiars', and 'leave it'. She is practicing her leash manners but is still new to the concept! She loves treats and has a very soft mouth.
REQUIREMENTS TO ADOPT
A 6' fence. An active family who will walk her, play with her, and continue her training!
Rosie is an absolutely sweet dog that loves people, is very trainable and would be a very easy fit for an only pet household.
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