About Me

Name: Esmeralda
Sex: Female
Spayed/Neutered: Yes
Breed: German Shepherd Dog (short coat)
Weight: 60 lbs
Height: 24 in
Estimated Birthdate: 4/30/2019
Fence Needed: Yes. Ezzy will need a fenced in yard, one big enough for her to run around in. She needs the ability to have gentle, regular exercise with her family playing with her.  
Location: Dreamweaver Farms, Pacolet SC
Adoption Fee:$299

My Story

Date into Rescue: 12/31/2019

Reason for being in rescue: Ezzy was surrendered by her breeder to Carolina Poodle Rescue.

Special Needs? Ezzy has hip dysplasia, which is not uncommon in her breed. No surgical intervention was recommended at this time. Because her hips are slightly out of socket (the layman's terms for hip dysplasia), Ezzy is going to need lots of joint support such as gentle exercise, vitamin supplements and physical therapy.  Our vet does not feel Ezzy is a candidate for surgery at this time.  For more information on Ezzy's condition, please go here.

What kind of home would be best for me: Ezzy is a young dog looking for an active family. A home with another active dog would fantastic; Ezzy loves to play. A home with mature children would also be great. Ezzy needs a family that has the time, energy and patience to train a young dog. 

What is my personality like: Esmerelda (affectionately known as Ezzy) is allll puppy.  Ezzy is full of energy. She wants to play 24/7! She does really well with other dogs especially ones that like to wrestle!! In fact if you would consider two dogs for your home, Zeva is Ezzy's bestest buddy.  

Ezzy is a young dog who is ready for school in how to be a great dog.  Her current "classes" include learning leash walking, 4 on the floor (how not to jump up when meeting new people), and fundamentals of house training.  We are working on potty training.. and trying to learn some cue's. It helps that Ezzy is eager to earn that "A+" as to her, all A+'s look like pupperoni (Ezzy is very food motivated).  She needs a home that’s willing to be patient with her as she’s learning and growing up!  She is very, very bright and eager to learn. 

How do I act when I first meet new people: Friendly.  She gets very excited whenever anyone comes in the kennel and she loves meeting new people!!  

Tips and Tidbits: Ezzy's birthday is 4/30/2019. Here is our vet's professional assessment of Ezzy's condition: "Ezzy has significant degree of hip dysplasia which at present is not causing any problems her femoral muscles are reasonably well developed and she can lead an active life.

She will be subject to premature degenerative joint disease.  No surgical intervention at this stage is recommended."  Ezzy's x ray is included in her photos so you can see her exact condition.  If you are considering Ezzy, I suggest you get your vet to take a look and you discuss her ongoing support and treatment to insure you are comfortable with what she needs.

Ezzy is a very unusual color.  Her markings are called a "panda" shepherd. 

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.

Potential Adopters

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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