Maddie '19

Female 3.7 years Level 2.5

Ready for Adoption Added March 25, 2019

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Maddie is a gorgeous, gentle, and comical 3-4 year old female German shepherd who was an owner surrender to the Stockton shelter.   Maddie was in the shelter for a month and was at the top of the euthanasia list when Golden State German Shepherd Rescue was notified of her situation.

She passed her evaluation with flying colors, was very comfortable with people of all ages, and even did a little “jig” during her temp test with a young male.  However, we feel she would do best as an only dog in the household.  

In her foster home Maddie is learning house manners and crate training.  She is also learning that “nothing in life is free”.   

She has an excellent alarm bark, is learning to walk nicely on a leash and appears to have some basic obedience training (and may been taught to “shake hands and roll over”). However, she and her foster parents will be working with a trainer to fine tune her skills and possibly even learn new ones!  

Maddie is a typical German Shepherd who needs daily activities to burn off her boundless energy.  As Cesar Millan would say, “a tired dog is a happy dog”.   

Maddie’s ideal owner would be a single, active person or an active couple who can and will devote and commit their time and energy to continuing her training and who love hiking, running, jogging, or taking long walks.  We are looking for an experienced GSD owner or experienced working dog owner who understands her needs and her training needs.  Kids would need to be older (13+) as Maddie can be pushy and jumpy.  We don't want the little ones getting knocked over.  She's a dominant girl, but responds well to firm correction and handling.  She needs an adopter who is NOT a pushover.  

Adoption Fee includes spay or neuter, vaccinations including rabies, worming, microchip, and a collar.

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