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German Shepherd Dog (medium coat)  : :  Male  : :  Adult  : :  Large


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About Teddy

  • Status: Available for Adoption (adoption info)
  • Adoption Fee: $300
  • Species: Dog
  • General Color: Tricolor (Tan/Brown & Black & White)
  • Current Size: 85.5 Pounds
  • Current Age: 1 Year 1 Month (best estimate)
Meet Teddy or Ted as his foster family often calls him!  Ted is a large boy that was a stray in North Carolina and made his way to Sadie's for a second chance.  Ted is still a bit underweight and his foster is working on adding a few pounds to his tall frame.  Ted loves getting a bath and being brushed,  he is extremely affectionate and is already attached to his foster's mom side.   Ted is crate trained and is doing well with potty training, only having a couple accidents.  He is a counter surfer as his head comes right up to the kitchen counter or dining room table but when  corrected he does redirect well.  He is learning how to co-exist with the large resident female lab, however he does try to intervene when attention is not directed at him.  He will nudge himself in for attention.   He is fed separately to give both dogs space during mealtime.  He takes treats well, but does value cheese as a high value treat, so Ted's new family will need to provide a slow constantly observed environment. He does engage with the other dog in play at times, but there are also times when he just wants to chill out and lay around and relax.   He doesn't seem to be high energy, but he is still learning his new environment.  Physical and mental stimulation are very important to the overall health of a dog.  He likes his chew bones and he does like stuffed toys.  He is too interested in cats so a home without felines is required.  He barks to alert his foster.  He knows basic commands and also comes to his name when called.   He has not been tested with kids, he does jump which is getting better.  This strong boy is is walked using a front clipping harness and he does well.  He is a majestic,loyal loving dog!

Ted is about 1 year old, neutered and up to date with vaccinations and flea/tick/heartworm prevention.  

German Shepherds are large and powerful and have strong guarding instincts. They should be with the family and continually exposed under supervision to people and other pets around the neighborhood; they should not be confined to a kennel or backyard either alone or with other dogs.  German shepherd dogs are active and like to have something to do. They need ample exercise daily; otherwise, they can get into mischief or become high-strung.  The dog sheds heavily about twice yearly, and the rest of the time sheds a lesser amount continually. To control shedding and keep the coat nice, brush at least a few times a week.

Raising a young dog is not easy.  Socialization plays a huge part to having a well balanced pooch, we encourage adopters to enroll in training class to help continue to develop social skills.  Sadie's is a pure positive training rescue, the use of punitive training devices such as choke chains, prong collars and no-bark collars are not permitted at any time after adoption.  Positive reinforcement training resources are provided to all of our adopters.   If you have time to dedicate to training, raising and socializing a puppy apply today at  www.sadiesrescue.org

Please keep in mind there are many factors to consider when choosing the right match for a dog so an application cannot guarantee adoption. Nor do we work on a "first come first served" basis, but rather strive to find the best match for the personality of each dog. Ted's adoption fee is $300.

As part of our adoption process, references both personal and veterinarian will be checked. Sadie's also requires a home visit before we adopt any of our dogs out; therefore we only adopt to our local WNY region.

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Good with Dogs, Not Good with Cats

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