About Boomer the Shepherd Mix
- Status: Adopted!
- Adoption Fee: $150
- Species: Dog
- General Color: Tan
- Color: Tan
- Current Size: 78 Pounds
- Current Age: 8 Years (best estimate)
- Microchipped: Yes
- Housetrained: Yes
Boomer was adopted from us several years ago. He was recently turned into animal control because they were moving. Once the shelter contacted us we sent one of our wonderful volunteers down to pick him up! He is a big lover! Weighing in at 78 lbs he isn't a small dog but seems well behaved with people and other animals!
Foster Update: Boomer is a fantastic boy! He is housebroken. Boomer is very protective of his home and master. He loves using doggie doors (the freedom to come and go outside as he desires). He does lay on the furniture (couches) and with permission will jump onto your bed and sleep at the foot of it all night long. Boomer does get along with other dogs; but, they have to be mellow, submissive personalities. He does NOT do well with hyper/dominant dogs. Boomer is okay with cats; but, he has snapped at mine a few times when my cat went up to him. I think Boomer is better off with cats that have no interest in going near him. I have also noticed that he is learning how to 'play' with other doggies. He is doing well with mine; but, he is also very protective over a couple of his favorite toys.
Boomer qualifes for our senior for senior program. If adopted by a senior person (55+) then his adoption fee is only $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.