Meet An Adoptable Dog
Breed: German Shepherd Dog / Siberian Husky (long coat)
Weight: Estimated 52 lbs
Height: est 24" at the shoulder
Estimated Birthdate: 7/8/2017
Fence Needed: Yes, Dawson is a young large breed dog and needs room to play.
Location: Foster Home in Pacolet, SC
Reason for being in rescue: Stray, found at CPR employee's hosue
Special Needs: This dog is lightly heartworm positive (HW+). He will be sent home with a year supply of heartworm medication. He is being treated with a method called the slow kill treatment. He takes a monthly Ivermectin based heartworm preventative and needs to be re-tested for heartworms every 6 months. Please talk to your vet about heartworms before applying to adopt Dawson.
What kind of home would be best for me: Dawson has a puppy personality and needs basic training. He would do best in a home with no small animals. He is living with two toy poodles and doing well but his foster mom is very dog savvy and knows how to keep his energy channeled in the right direction.
What is my personality like: Dawson is believed to be a Shepherd/Husky mix and is only estimated to be around 1 year old. Dawson is a happy go lucky guy always looking for someone to give hugs to. He doesn't think twice about sticking his paw up for hand shakes or jumping on you for nose kisses. We don't think he truly knows his size, because he thinks he is a lap dog!
Dawson has a medium to high energy level and would do great with a fun, active family to play with. So far he has gotten along with the dogs that he has came into contact with, but is too rough and curious for very small animals. He does walk on a leash but sometime's does pull. We know this guy will move his way into a families heart very quickly, given the chance!
How do I act when I first meet new people: He loves strangers, he loves them so much he even walked up and introduced himself to our groomer while he was a stray.
Tips and Tidbits: Dawson is in a foster home with our grooomer. She is teaching him the joys of sleeping in the bed, riding in the car and going to Petco to shop. He is reacting very well to all this teaching and mastering his new skills. Dawson comes to the farm each day that his foster mo works to socialize with other dogs and romp and play in our fields. He is getting a well rounded education on how to be a great pet.
House trained: Dogs can be house trained if they are in the right environment and are allowed to follow a schedule as long as a physical reason doesn't keep them from being trained. A dog house trained in my home may not be in yours. We will help you teach your new dog this necessary skill and based on your schedule.
Please note - we do not ship or transport our dogs. If you are interested in adopting a dog, take a look at the distance between the dog's location and your location and make sure you are able to make the trip.
Thank you for your interest in a dog who needs a new home. This description contains all that we currently know about this dog. We have no perfect dogs - but many of our dogs have proven to be perfect for a certain someone. We urge all of our potential adopters not to fall in love with a picture. When screening applications, we look at the entire home and then make suggestions based on what would be a good fit for your home. You are not being screened for a specific dog although we are looking to see what type of dog interests you - poodles or non poodles, age, temperament, personality, etc. Our goal is to match you with the best possible pet for you and your home. We want to create furever families.
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