Adopted Added June 08, 2018
When you walk into a shelter to evaluate dogs and pups you look for your particular breed. In our case it is German Shepherds. When I went to the shelter I pretty much walked right past Gerda, she had her ears down, all curled up in a ball trying to be a small as she could be so no one could see her. She didn't even look like a GSD. When I was getting ready to leave one of the staff asked if I had seen the 3 - six month old German Shepherd Pups, I said no. She then took me directly to Gerda who was still curled up, I asked to bring her outside. Once Gerda was outside you could see the GSD poking her head out. We brought one of her brothers out, but he didn't care to much for her licking him all over, her tail wagging like crazy seeing her long lost brother(at least one of them). She was evalutated and chosen to enter our rescue.
When it came time for her "freedom walk", I asked to walk her by her other brother's kennel, which we did. She was so excited to see him and he was excited to see her (look under Garin for his story). Since the day of leaving the shelter Gerda showed signs of kennel cough, which she had a bad case of, once over that she was spayed and confined again to a kennel by herself. Now she is all healed up and ready to go to her forever home. She loves to play with other dogs, she loves her bath time(when necessary), she has a deep bark and enjoys playing with balls and toys. She has a healthy appetite and is trying to get her ears to come up.
Gerda is a quick learner, wants to please, and loves to cuddle. She would thrive with training, daily walks and road trips. She is super sweet and a bit shy, but she is really starting to blossom.