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German Shepherd Dog / Mixed (medium coat)

Details about Bullwinkle

  • ID D221418
  • Adoption Fee: $425
  • Breed: German Shepherd Dog / Mixed (medium coat)
  • Gender: Male
  • Coat Length: Medium
  • Current Weight: 80.0 lb.
  • Estimated Birthdate: 11/16/2020
  • Yard Required: Yes

Bullwinkle's Compatibility Attributes

  • Good with Dogs: Yes
  • Good with Cats: Yes
  • Good with Kids: Yes
  • Older/Considerate Children Only: Yes
  • Good with Adults: All
  • Needs Companion Animal in Adoptive Home: Yes
  • Needs Adoptive Home Without Small Dogs: Yes

Bullwinkle's Personality and Behavioral Qualities

  • Housetrained/Littertrained: Yes
  • Obedience Trained: Has Basic Training
  • Likes to Vocalize: Some
  • Energy Level: High
  • Cratetrained: Yes
  • Leashtrained: Yes
  • Reaction to New People: Friendly
Other Traits:
    Lap pet, Protective, Obedient, Playful, Affectionate, Eager to Please, Intelligent, Gentle, Goofy, Likes Fetch, Plays with Toys

Bullwinkle aka Bill, is a sweet, fun, goofy, dog! He loves to play with his foster brothers and needs a home with another dog to play with. He was very calm and respectful when he met his foster bunny rabbit. He loves to snuggle, play catch, and snooze on anything soft. Bill is crate trained and also has some very good general training. He let the foster puppy sneak in and eat his food and just backed away without any issues. He also let the foster puppy take a ball out of his mouth. He's very gentle with the puppy but he's also a big boy so very small dogs might not be a good match. Bill loves to run around in the snow and I've had to go out and give him the "mom" voice to come in. He is still learning not to jump up and give kisses - he isn't rough with it but he will learn that jumping is a no no. He is also very tall so counter surfing is almost too easy for him so we're working on that too. He was found chained up outside where he spent his whole life until he was rescued. Because he didn't have much human attention, he has the mentality of a 5 or 6 month old pup. Learning the routine from another dog is something that would be ideal for him!

Bill is a fun dog that has a lot of energy and would love a home/family that will take him on adventures and wear him out! Did I mention he loves toys?! He thinks all toys are the best and goes nuts when he gets a new one and does a little happy dance! Due to his size and his goofy and wild energy, he's do best in a home without small dogs or kids - he'll likely end up sitting on them or stepping on them (he's not super coordinated!) Bill hasn't met a person or dog that he doesn't love right away! Lastly, his tail chasing episodes are epic!!

Bullwinkle/Bill is from a local shelter. If you are interested in getting to know this animal better, please fill out an adoption application. An adoption application is the best way to show your interest in an animal and is not a binding contract.

To learn more about Ruff Start’s adoption process and the care our foster animals receive, please visit our How to Adopt page.

If you'd like to donate towards this pet's care, you can donate to our Animal Care Fund. Our Animal Care Fund supports the medical and veterinary needs for all Ruff Start Rescue animals. You'll be able to enter this pet's name on the second page of the donation form.