Red Stick German Shepherd Rescue
Name: Gunner
ID: #201805

Sex: M
Age: 3 months
Adoption Fee: $300
Medical Hold

Gunner is a gorgeous German Shepherd puppy (he's littermates with Tripp). We estimate he's 12-14 weeks old (probably born in early Jan. '18).

Gunner is trusting and sweet with people and other dogs. He likes to talk and play rough and tumble games with other puppies. He loves to be on a lap and cuddle with people. He appears to have pretty good nerves as he reacts to loud, surprising noises with curiosity rather than fear. He's also very treat motivated. However, he kind of hangs back to see what the other dogs do in order to take his cues. With good confidence-building training methods, he should be a joy to train as he grows up.

He sleeps in a crate in his foster home, but with his brother. He's not yet potty trained, but he's working on it. Accidents will happen in the house while he's working on potty training -- if that's a problem for you, then please consider a fully house-trained adult dog instead.

He's also not leash trained, and he has no obedience training whatsoever -- he's a baby!

There will be lots of work for his adopter! He is thus looking for a home that already has the patience and experience to teach him all the things he needs to know. Successful puppy applicants will have a demonstrated history of success owning and training working breed dogs and/or puppies in the past (including both a good vet reference and a trainer reference).

Before you apply to adopt a puppy, please consider: normal GSD puppies are all little stinkers. It's just how they roll. They put sharp, little teeth on everything (and humans are favorite chew toys, because they squeak the loudest). They sometimes tear stuff up because it's fun (the more expensive the stuff, the better it tastes). They can't hold their little bladders, so you might have to get up in the middle of the night and may not have a good night's sleep for months. They might not mellow out for at least a couple of years. We generally don't place young, mouthy puppies to be "starter dogs," or in homes with young kids.

If you already know how time-intensive (and exhausting) GSD puppies can be, and you're up for having your shoes and landscaping destroyed, your hands and toes chewed on, and holes put in your favorite pants, and you have the patience, know-how, and time to raise, socialize, and train this breed (and have great references), you're our kind of puppy adopter! We can't guarantee he's purebred, but he looks like it to us. However, what you see is what you get with puppies--there are no pedigrees or promises about what they'll look like when they grow up. He and his littermates were left in a city animal shelter as babies after their breeder couldn't sell them fast enough, so we don't know anything about their prior life before rescue. We've promised that he'll never be left behind again, so adopting is a life-long commitment for 12+ years.

Upon adoption, all dogs are spayed/neutered, up-to-date on vaccinations, and microchipped.

A completed adoption application, with vet and personal references, and a home check are required to adopt Gunner. If you are interested in adopting Gunner, please fill out an adoption application. All adoptions are approved solely at the discretion of the RSGSR board of directors.

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