Sparky is looking for a home because his owner could no longer care for him. Unfortunately, the close relatives who wanted to care for him were at their limit for animals and were desperately searching for someone to take this sweet guy in. We couldn't let this loving Shepherd be sent to the pound. He does display anxiety when left home alone without a companion so for this reason we must insist that Sparky be adopted into a home with other animals to keep him company.
Foster Update: Sparky is patiently waiting to find his furever home. He is the perfect dog and I honestly cannot understand why he has not been adopted yet. Who would not want a dog that is already housebroken, knows commands, walks nicely on the leash, loves people, other dogs and even cats? If you already have a dog and are thinking about adding another to your family, please consider Sparky. Here is some info about this wonderful dog.
Gentle temperament and very good-natured and well-behaved
Walks well on leash but sometimes will pull
Intelligent, eager to please and will wait for commands
Very quiet and rarely barks, although when he does it's a very unique bark/howl
Very well socialized and good with people of all ages, other dogs and cats and even lizards and squirrels!
Very good at taking pills when necessary and will let you drop them right in his mouth!
Loves to have his belly scratched and give kisses
Loves to lie on his back with his legs in the air
Loves to eat and is very fond of doggy bacon treats
Puts himself to bed at night when he is tired and will just lie down quietly until morning
Becomes anxious when left home alone, but not in a destructive way, just fearful that he'll be abandoned again
Knows Sit, Lay Down, Stay, Wait, Come and Okay
Sparky qualifies for our Seniors for Seniors program! If adopted by a senior (55+) his adoption fee is $75.
***According to dogbreedinfo.com, in April 1899, Capt. Max von Stephanitz registered a dog named Horan as the first Deutsche SchÃ¤ferhunde, which means German Shepherd Dog in English. Known for their tremendous loyalty and courage, they are calmly confident, but not hostile. This breed needs his people and should not be left isolated for long periods of time. They only bark when it is necessary. Serious and almost human in his intelligence, they have a high learning ability. The breed is so intelligent and learns so readily that it has been used as a sheepdog, guard dog, in police work, as a guide for the blind, in search and rescue service, and in the military. The German Shepherd also excels in many other dog activities including schutzhund, tracking, obedience, agility, flyball, and ring sport. His fine nose can sniff out drugs and intruders, and can alert handlers to the presence of underground mines in time to avoid detonation, or gas leaks in a pipes buried 15 feet underground. A quick daily brushing is best unless hair in the house is not a problem. They should be bathed rarely, only once or twice a year to avoid skin oil depletion. Shepherds have a life expectancy around 13 years.
More about Sparky the Sweet and Social Shepherd Mix
Good with Dogs, Good with Cats, Good with Kids
Sponsors: Thank you for sponsoring this sweet boy! Karen and Rusty
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Other Pictures of Sparky the Sweet and Social Shepherd Mix (click to see larger version):