Ready for Adoption Added October 12, 2020
Astrid was found as a stray in the big city. She was found as a stray, then reclaimed and then a stray once more. From what we know, she was bought to keep as a guard dog for a warehouse, a job she would have failed at miserably! She is about as sweet as can be. She is a little barky at new dogs on leash, but that is being worked on. We can tell she had zero training in her previous 'home" but that she is in foster now, learning how to be a well mannered girl.
We have just learned that Astrid does have bilateral hip dyslplasia. At her young age, this can be managed with proper nutrition, exercise, swimming therapy. Most large breed dogs will have hip issues depending on how long they live. She will need a special adopter who has the experience, knowledge and financial ability to care for a dog with hip dysplasia. Some dogs this doesn't affect and others it can, but you never really know (even with healthy dogs). It doesn't seem to cause her any pain, but she is a bit more on the mellow side for a puppy, although, in her foster home she is getting good food and plenty of exericse, which is helping her out. You want to keep her slim and to build up those muscles in her back end.
**We are currently working through applications from earlier this summer for QUALIFIED puppy specific adopters. Also, since she has been diagnosed with hip dysplasia, she will only go to adopters who have had large breed/shepherd experience**
Adoption Fee includes spay or neuter, vaccinations including rabies, worming, microchip, and a collar.
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