Age: 3.5 years
Level: 2.5 (View level descriptions)
Kapitan came to us from Stanislaus Animal Services where he was found as a stray. We think that he chewed the tie to his collar and got out of his yard where he was tied up. He knew we were coming to save him someday! Kapitan was extremely fearful with his tail tucked as we led him past the kennels of other dogs, but he quickly warmed up to the evaluators and very soon into his evaluation he was giving kisses. We knew that he would not do well in the shelter environment so we had to take him in, even though he does not look like our typical GSDs! He did well meeting the new female, Sacha. He is currently being fostered with a whole pack and is doing well meeting new dogs. It is very clear that Kapitan's adopters will need to go slow with him and show him love, something that has been lacking for this sweet boy. Kapitan will do well with another dog in the home. He has more confidence when another dog is present. He is crate trained takes treats nicely and loves to lick. In new situtiations he is cautious, but his confidence increases everyday. He doesn't seem to mind cats, but again should be monitored and taken slowly. He is one that will want to please his family and can become very attached quickly.
Updates: Kapitan is warming up to people. He is still unsure of dogs in the distance and keeps a watchful eye on them when he sees them. He doesn't bark or growl at them but is very concerned with them. He tucks his tail when passing other dogs on the street or if they bark at him. He has not barked at them so far. It leads me to believe that he was either a bait dog or kept in such a bad condition around other dogs. He does great with the dogs he knows (that he's been around in both foster homes), and plays really well with the younger GSD females. They do alot of play biting and he LOVES it. He's a very mellow boy, but I think with time and comfort he will open up and start to play. I've seen instances of him running in the yard (just haven't had a place to take him in the city to get him to really open up and run). At first he didn't like the leash, well as long as you're standing, you must get to his level to get him ready. By day 2 of our walks he was ready to sit, shake and get leashed up. I think he would do so well in a home with older adults, older children, and another dog that makes him feel secure.
VIDEOS: https://youtu.be/PJg02l391ss https://youtu.be/FfKpO2-Fid4
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