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Shepherd / Mixed

Details about Shep

  • ID D231357
  • Adoption Fee: $450
  • Breed: Shepherd / Mixed
  • Gender: Male
  • Current Weight: 51.0 lb.
  • Estimated Birthdate: 9/20/2020

Shep's Compatibility Attributes

  • Good with Dogs: Yes
  • Good with Cats: No
  • Older/Considerate Children Only: Yes
  • Good with Adults: All

Shep's Personality and Behavioral Qualities

  • Housetrained/Littertrained: Yes
  • Likes to Vocalize: Some
  • Energy Level: High
  • Reaction to New People: Friendly
Other Traits:
    Protective, Playful, Affectionate, Likes Fetch, Plays with Toys

Shep is a vibrant and energetic dog who thrives on daily exercise and play. His enthusiasm for ball games is boundless, and he brings joy to any play session, even exceeding 100 throws without losing interest. He's mastered the art of fetching and delights in the chase, showcasing his happiness when someone engages in a continuous ball-throwing routine. Here’s a video of Shep with his tennis ball … waiting to play fetch, and here's a video of Shep chasing his ball!

With a friendly disposition, Shep warmly greets new people, earning the approval of even the UPS delivery person. His separation anxiety makes him a loyal companion, sticking close and expressing his discomfort when left alone. This velcro dog follows his owner from room to room, creating a strong bond.

While Shep is excellent with adults, he may not be the ideal match for families with small children or those with cats due to his exuberant behavior. He's a bit vocal when separated from his loved ones, making shared-wall living less suitable for him. However, he shows promise in leash training and has been accident-free indoors, demonstrating good house manners.

Shep's preference for play over treats makes him unique, enjoying activities like tug-of-war and keep-away games. While he may exhibit some resource guarding tendencies, he generally gets along with other dogs, benefiting from further socialization.

Overall, Shep is a lively and loving companion, best suited for a home that can match his energy levels and provide the engaging activities he thrives on.

Shep is from a local impound. 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.