Greater California
German Shepherd Rescue
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Moses is a handsome 7 yo black and tan male, currently underweight at 71 lbs. He was originally brought into rescue as a stray when he arrived with us 3 years ago. While we do not know much about his early past, he was recently returned to us after living with a family for 3 years due to a change in job location. As always, Moses remains very social and curious. Like many dogs, he displays moments of hesitation with some new experiences, however he will eagerly join you with positive and confident leadership. Due to years of living outdoors, he used to avoid all tile/linoleum floors. Happily, this has been completely overcome. In fact, Moses finds the indoors to be his preferred sanctuary where he often may entice play even on slippery surfaces.

This boy is amazingly game for any activity you have to offer whether a walk in the neighborhood, an adventure in the car, or retrieving a bouncing ball. In fact, his love of balls makes us wonder if he is part Labrador retriever! (Of note, this boy can destroy a bagful of tennis balls in record time. Supervision is necessary to prevent him from getting pieces lodged in his teeth again, requiring dental surgery and molar extractions!)

Moses has developed excellent house manners and is housebroken. He sleeps in a roomy crate at night, and is accustomed to staying alone while his foster mom is at work. He gets along well with other dogs, both large and small (although can sometimes get pushy with them but corrects easily), and appears to do well around calm older children. Proper consistent leadership is needed with this boy, as he may take advantage of the human if they aren't in control.

Moses is completing treatment for bladder stones. A prescription diet is recommended for one month following complete clearance with the expectation that he will be able to transition to a normal diet thereafter. Consistent hydration would be helpful to prevent recurrences.

Ongoing exercise, continued socialization, and formal training will be rewarded with an affectionate dog that loves human interaction.

Cats and small critters unknown.

This is a Level 2 Dog

Re-added June 2020

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Original images - 2017

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