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Hi! I am August. My pet family calls me Auggie, Woggie, or Wog-dog. I am a white GSD and very good looking one if I say so myself. My pet mom thinks I am a Diva! I am a little over three years old. I am very obedient, gentle and very affectionate. I love to train with my pet brother - mostly for the treats. I am not kidding - I love treats! I will do anything for them.
Hi, my name is Bailey. I came to VGSR several months ago with pneumonia and lyme disease. I am now well and my very energetic personality is emerging. I love people! However, since I am so energetic, I am better with older children and adults. I love running and playing with large dogs, but I am a bit rough, and most dogs don't want to play with me. I also think cats are just fluffy toys for me to play with, so I am looking for a home as the only pet or one where a larger dog and I get along. My behavior is better with dogs in the house, and I will often cuddle up with one of the dogs that live in my foster home. I love to play with toys like jolly balls, Kongs, and other chew toys. My favorite activities are to cuddle, to hang out with my people, and to bat a large ball around the yard. I am a fairly quiet dog, but I do have a surprisingly deep bark when there is a reason to use it. I will be attending adoption events in Gainesville and Front Royal. KJVA
This is Barack, but I call him Rocky because I think it fits him better. You can call him whatever you would like. What he would like is someone to romp and play with! He is nothing more than a big puppy, He is clumsy and goofy. I am currently training him in obedience, and he is doing well. He is really a sensitive fellow and doesn’t realize he is too big to be a lap dog! He wants to please as well as play and is learning self control and how to remain calm in the face of potential fun!
Benny (AKA Nitro) has been in foster care for over 6 months now. He is a very special dog, due to his being raised outside as a stray his whole life. He has made some strides but is still very much the same as he came into foster care. He is still shy and timid. Outside of the home, he will not interact with anyone. He hates to leave the house, and he still refuses to walk on a leash. He limits his time with humans, though he has bonded with me and allows me to pet him on his terms. If I catch him off guard, he runs. He does not show aggression, just extreme fear. He will approach me for attention a couple times a day but limits interaction with other humans. However, Benny loves the other dogs and prefers to spend his time in a pack. He is basically house trained. However, if not crated when you are away from home, he will get himself into whatever mischief he can find. He has to have other dogs in the home, but he is energetic and wants to play, play, play, which can be irritating to some dogs.
Bob, even though he has limited vision, is the watch dog extraordinaire. From what we can tell, he can see things directly in front of him, but his peripheral vision is lacking. He is very friendly and affectionate once he knows you. However, a stranger should not enter your home without an escort, or Bob will be right on the job. He gets along well with female dogs, even playing and flirting with them. He also got along OK with Remo and Maximus, but he can have an attitude with some male dogs. He has made tremendous improvement in his ability to get along with other dogs since he arrived here. He loves trips down to the river and stays close by your side. Bob is a good car passenger and well behaved in the house while we are at work. He loves to play with balls and even throws them for himself in our backyard. He does not mind going into the crate and even curls up in there to take a nap once in a while. He has KEEN hearing and will bark at any dog he hears on TV. Please contact [email protected] for additional information. SLVA
Meet Bonita. She wants everyone to know how wonderful she is, and she is right. She is smart, playful, and full of life. She is housebroken, crate trained, and polite in the house. Bonita knows a lot of commands and takes treats nicely. She enjoys walks and hiking, and during hikes has been off leash. She also enjoys food and napping after her walks. She has a moderate activity level.
Caesar was surrendered to VGSR with his sister Harley (who has been adopted) due to tough financial times for their family. Barely able to provide them with food, let alone proper medical care, the family came to the difficult decision to surrender this brother/sister pair to VGSR. Caesar is an outgoing boy who is well-deserving of a new family. Approved adopters can contact [email protected] for more information. DBMD
Cagney is a very lovable, energetic, loyal, affectionate young girl. Her favorite activities are fetch and walking/jogging. She has been working on her commands such as come, sit, down, heel, kennel, off, leave-it, and many more. She even has sled-dog commands to know which way to turn when jogging. Cagney is a bit nervous with strangers, but is fine with cats and other dogs. She is looking for a home with other dogs or people to play with. Cagney is currently with her owner.
New to the rescue, Bio and Pictures Coming Soon. ASVA
My name is Christy, but my foster family calls me Chrissy, Chrissy-girl, Prissy Chrissy, or Momma. Three days before Christmas, I gave birth to a litter of eight puppies, and I am told I was a great little mommy. Everyone everywhere tells me I'm so sweet. I can sit, down, stay, shake, hug, kiss, just about anything for a treat or belly rub! I am still young and it shows sometimes, but I love to please. I am protective of my family. I don't let someone come in our home without my mom or dad letting them in. One night my foster dad came in the back door in the dark. I did not know it was him, and I ran in with a loud scary bark until he introduced himself. He was proud of me! I love children, especially my little sister. She gives me treats and likes to play with my puppies. Sometimes when I kiss her she falls down, but I just love her so much. I love being with my family and riding in the car or just snuggling on my blanket by their feet in the living room. Sometimes I get jealous if my puppies get all the attention. Although my mom thinks I am perfect, she wants to work with me more on my manners, walking on the leash, and sharing. KEVA
Hi, please let me introduce myself. I was named Ciao by the shelter staff, but since I never reacted to that name, my foster parents now call me Oco. I was a stray, so nothing is known about my history. My foster parents think that I am a lot younger than my paperwork suggests because I still have a lot of puppy in me. I am so happy to have regular meals, water and a nice bed to sleep on! And I love, love, love toys! I also love my crate which makes me feel safe and where I can take naps. I want to say hello to everybody I meet, be it human or canine (my grumpy foster brother says I need to tone it down a bit because I get annoying!). I do have a high prey drive towards squirrels and cats, though. I am trying very hard to learn my basic commands like come, sit, stay, down, leave it. I think I am very smart because I can already do all of them when I am not too distracted by everything else that is going on around me! I am also helping to clean the floors in my house, I will find every crumb, morsel and sock that is hiding somewhere! My foster mom says that once I gain some weight and have more training I will be a very good-looking and well-behaved boy! RUVA
Meet Dallas, perhaps THE most predictable, loving dog there is. And if you are like most dog seekers, you probably are not looking for a friend who is unpredictable.
Then YOU are the PERFECT companion.
If you are interested, you are welcome to contact me directly via email [email protected], or feel free to contact VGSR as they will also provide info for you. RMVA
This beautiful and lovable young man came to us with no name. After a few days with him, we decided to name him Droopy (#3457). You will notice his ears droop instead of standing up like most German Shepherd's do. He is full of energy and loves to run and wrestle with our dog Kaitelynn (my GS mix). He really doesn’t a pay a lot of attention to our small dog, and he has adjusted well to our cat. He likes to play with the cat like the other dogs around here. He also loves to ride in the car! Droopy is full of nervous energy, and he is so sweet.
Are you looking for a highly challenging yet equally rewarding German Shepherd dog?
Duke is a typical velcro GSD. He is extremely loyal and would follow you wherever you go if he had his way. He also comes when you call him and is eager to please. Duke LOVES kids of all ages and would make an ideal family dog. He is a gentle protector/playmate of kids even younger than two-years-old. He likes a busy and active household. Because he is still a bit of a pup, Duke has a ton of energy and enjoys getting a lot of attention. Though Duke is extremely gentle and kind, he has a powerful bark that can be intimidating. He does need some leash training, however, and does pull when walked. Despite this, he can sit, lay-down, and stay on command, and is working on some other tricks. He loves playing fetch and running around outside with his foster parents. All in all Duke is a perfect dog, and anyone would be lucky to have him as a part of their family. HCDC
I have had the pleasure of fostering Ebony since April of 2012. Ebony is the typical GSD wanting to be where you are. She can be left loose in the house without worry. She does not chew on anything or bother the trash. She does, however, have a favorite spot on the sofa when no one is looking (smile). It is obvious she has had some training; her manners are impeccable. She does not jump on you or the furniture, walks well on a leash, and rides great in the car. She enjoys a slow trot with her foster every Sunday morning and some evenings after work.
Aren’t I the cutest thing?? OK, they say attitude is everything, and boy do I have that! Well, I have to... you see, I was born with megaesophagus, making me a special needs dog. I have to be fed a few times during the day, and I have to eat "standing up". My food needs to be blended to milkshake consistency. After I eat, my foster mom has this contraption called a "Baileys Chair" that she puts me in to hang out for a bit so my food stays down in my stomach. Good luck with that one! Hey, I am just a puppy and want to go, go, go! Megaesophagus has not slowed me down one bit. I still like to do all the things puppies do, like chewing stuff, dragging dirty laundry down the hall, running around all day, tormenting my foster siblings...you know...puppy stuff! Check out my Facebook photo album to see what I’ve been up to. You don’t need to have a Facebook account to look!!
Meet Franklin. As you can tell, he is not exactly a GSD, although the shelter where he came from said that he was GS x Great Dane. What we do know about him is that he is smart, affectionate, good with other dogs, and seems to like people of all ages. He is a quiet companion in the house.
My history has baffled everyone. I was rescued from a shelter when I was 4 months old, scared to death of everything. I've been in rescue for a long time, with a couple of visits to other homes. However, I always end up coming back to my foster home. Here is the thing, I'm a very, very nervous boy that does well with women, but no children. Men tend to frighten me, too. I've been looking for that special place to call my own. Foster mom says that the right place is out there and will take time. My foster mom requests that anyone interested in meeting me do so at an adoption event. After that, we would have several other meetings to gain my trust before she will let me to placed in another home. TDVA
Heidi, "Heidi-Girl" or "Sissy Girl" as we call her, is a GSD MIX. She is all black with a small white spot on her chest and foot. Heidi is a very, very sweet dog, just like her mom (Christy #3423). She is calm and can be timid in new situations and with new people. If children or dogs she is unfamiliar with run at her, she can become startled and hide. If need be, Heidi will stand up for herself – good thing since she grew up with 7 brothers! She is more independent than her brothers and likes to observe her surroundings at her own pace. Heidi has come along way, but needs some more leash training. She is not interested in being jumped on and sniffed initially by others, but she will do well in a home with an older or calm, well-trained dog as her friend.
Hercules is what rescue work is all about. He came from an animal shelter and was in bad condition. We spent over a year working through his problems, but, happily, they all seem to have a pretty simple solution. Like many shepherds he's intolerant of grains in dog food. That contributed to his weight loss as well as his chronic ear infections and skin condition. In addition, Herc has EPI (Exocrine Pancreatic Insufficiency), which made him unable to digest his food properly, resulting in chronic diarrhea, weightloss, and generalized wasting. This may sound terrible, and, untreated, it is. However, a special diet and an enzyme supplement on his food is really turning this boy around. He has gained weight again and is looking better every day.
Originally found as a stray, Ike is a senior dog with a rather striking black and blond plush coat. At 75 lbs, he is underweight, but since he has no problem finishing his food every meal, I expect this problem will be resolved soon. More the benevolent grandfather than the grumpy old man, Ike comes across as a calm yet assertive dog and does not need to be crated while the humans are at work. As the name implies he is quite presidential in demeanor and especially likes to "preside" over his place mat or the backyard, as you can see in the pictures. Ike is not prone to separation anxiety, and will be glad to lead the welcoming committee when you get back from work. He will also occasionally roll on his back for a belly rub, and always sleep at the foot of "his" human’s bed to make sure nothing happens to him/her during the night. Like many older GSDs, his hind legs are not as strong and nimble as they once were, but he can still negotiate stairs and get in and out of the back seat of a small car unassisted. Speaking of which, he is the ideal rider, communicating his trust in the driver by his characteristically relaxed attitude (he sometimes even snoozes off...). Ike does ok on a leash and likes his long walks, provided you allow the occasional "doggie recess" for sniffing and doing his business. He does enjoy a game of fetch with a tennis ball, but right now he cannot have any toys due to a recent tooth extraction he is recovering from. His encounters with feral felines tell me he's very interested in them, but I do not know to what extent he would pursue if allowed to do so. "Unknown" with cats is therefore accurate because he may be able to coexist with a savvy house cat used to dealing with house dogs. Because of his fairly calm demeanor, children should be ok, with the possible exception of the very small ones due to his size. All in all, "Grandpa" Ike is a very pleasant dog with moderate exercise needs and a penchant for finding good places to rest. He would be the perfect companion for that special someone willing to open his/her arms and home to this wonderful senior dog. Ike will be participating in adoption events in Annandale, Springfield, and occasionally in Gainesville. I will post updates as Ike's medical issues are resolved and I get to know him better.
Get it? I AM a GOOD GURL! I guarantee you that you will never find a dog who tries harder to please than I do. I came to rescue from a pretty horrible situation and had to spend a couple of weeks on a concrete floor in the "big house". Get this – I did not have a single pillow upon which to lay my head. I am a girl who LOVES, and I do mean LOVES, pillows. I am happiest when I can curl up on a big pile of pillows and pretend that I am part of the Princess and the Pea fairy tail (or I guess you would say tale). I am very snuggly and don’t mind using your chest or shoulder to cuddle up against. I am friendly to all that I meet except that I can get a little obnoxious when I am walking on the leash and see another dog. Once I get close enough to give them a good smell, everything is cool. I do not need to be in a crate when you are at work because I have excellent house manners. Another little quirk is that I really do enjoy a good "posterior pet" (i.e. a good old fashioned butt scratch) and I will back up against you and growl to let you know that I am ready for one. You will be rewarded by my goofy happy dance that follows. I guess my only other character flaw is that I am a bit of a blanket hog in bed. I have made an agreement with my foster mom that I will patiently sit and wait beside the bed while she gets her part of the blankets and pillows arranged to her liking. Then when she tells me "OK" I hop up and get myself situated for the night. Did I mention that I LOVE pillows? I do not know how I ever managed to survive being pillow–less in prison. If you are interested in meeting me, please send a note to [email protected]. SLVA
Meet the consummate Miss Jada - she is a genuine lady through and through. Jada, through no fault of her own, ended up in rescue as the result of a divorce. She is friendly, very affectionate, well behaved, and not much of a barker. Jada has been wonderful with my other dogs, who incidentally have NOT been so wonderful to her. She loves to be close, and will follow you around, but not so much so that she becomes a nuisance. She seems to like toys and is a pretty good ball catcher. She does not need to be crated when you are not home since she is such a well–mannered girl. As I find out more about her, I will post additional information to her bio.
Are you looking for puppy energy in a dog body? Come look at Jade! Jade is high energy, but can be a cuddle bug with enough daily exercise and lots of play time. She is good with kids, but they need to be able to handle her high energy level. She is house–trained, crate–trained, and up to date on shots. Jade is learning basic commands and will benefit from continued training. She has a very high prey drive, and as such, we will not place her in a home with cats or birds. She is good with dogs her size.
Hello Furever Family,
Kimber is a 1 year old spayed female GSD. She is housebroken and crate trained. Kimber is affectionate and very calm for a puppy. She is good with other dogs her own size and larger, but she does not like small dogs. Kimber attached quickly to her foster family and would be able to adjust just as quickly to a new home. Here she runs and plays with other females her size and a 9 month old GSD that outweighs her by 15 lbs. She is not food or toy aggressive. She is quiet in the house, but barks when visitors come to the house. Approved adopters may contact the foster at [email protected]
Hi, I am Koda! I am a big guy but my foster mom and Vet have put me on a diet. I started at 103 lbs and will be getting down to around 85 lbs in the next months. I was not pleased on my 1st Vet visit because I had a lot of issues to get squared away. On my second visit the Vet said I did much better. I have to have eye drops every day for my Pannus issue, which my foster mom says I am doing much better at getting them put in my eye. I will need these drops once a day for the rest of my life. I have a leg issue that needs further diagnosis on how to treat, so I am touchy about my back legs and thigh area. I also had tested positive for Lymes and am almost done with my medication. I love my new play buddy Duke, a chocolate lab. We play tug when I am lying down and he tries to pull me, I love chasing him but have been restricted because I have a hurt leg and I have a prey drive that needs some reducing. So anytime I go outside I am on a leash to walk with my buddy Duke. I know how to do sit, stay, and come(most of the times) and am learning other commands. I have great table manners in fact I lie down away from the table and wait until you are done. After that I like to watch you clean up and work in the kitchen. I am a sensitive guy, I want to please and do thing right. So when I do a no no I get hurt feelings. Every chance I get I go on errands and love my car rides! I like meeting people and other dogs. I like being hugged and kissed, I even give kisses back! Oh yah I will follow my bed anywhere you put it.
Melody is a 6 to 7 year old spayed female GSD who is very friendly. She has a beautiful coat and kind eyes. She is good with other dogs, but she is the "Princess" and requires a proper introduction. Melody shows no interest in outside cats (not tested with inside cats yet). She has not been tested with children. She is recovering from recent surgery. Melody really needs to fall into the loving arms of someone who will make her happy for the rest of her life. Approved adopters may contact the foster at [email protected].
Hey everybody I’m Mia!! I’ve only been with my foster mom for a few days, so we are still learning about each other but she wanted me to tell you a little about myself. First of all, I LOVE my people, I want nothing more than to make them happy! She says I’m the typical Velcro dog although I really don’t know what that means. I’m a very smart little girl too. I know my basic commands, but sometimes I get so excited I forget what I’m supposed to do. I’m not as good with wait and stay, but I’m trying. My foster mom and I are working on all the commands and I’m getting much better. I’m also housebroken; I have not had any accidents. Crates do not work for me; I don’t like the small confined space. I’m VERY interested in cats and small dogs, so my foster mom says I shouldn’t go to a home with those little critters running around. I’ve only met a few kids, but I liked them. I just had my spay surgery a few days ago, so mom won’t let me run and play. She tried playing with these stuffed animals that made noise. I really didn’t like those too much. I’m also funny around strange sounds; my foster mom says it’s just a hair dryer and vacuum cleaner. I don’t know what they are, but I know I don’t like them. My foster mom is really working hard at getting me used to lots of new things, I’m sure, in time, I’ll be just fine.
Hi Everyone, I’m Midnight and I’m just a hunk, a hunk of burning love! At least that's what my foster Mom likes to say, but more about that later. I’m an all black male purebred GSD, almost three years old, and about 85 lbs of pure muscle! I was living in a kennel environment with lots of other girl dogs and one other guy before moving here and I like this place. Don’t get me wrong, they took good care of me at the old place but here I get to interact with the people and other family members all the time and we have pillows and toys. I share the house with three other GSDs, mom and dad, and two cats and get along well with all of them. I LOVE to run and play and am learning about balls (I go get them but don’t always bring them back to you) and like to chew on toys. I’m learning "manners" and self-control because I just want to be a lap dog and kiss you (because I am a just a hunk, a hunk of burning love). I always have a smile on my face when I see you and my tail wags to boot! I’m not food aggressive (love to eat!) nor toy aggressive and I can relax in the house. I’m housebroken, sleep through the night, and am quiet in the crate when mom goes out. Mom says I need to be in a house with a pretty active family because I love to run and play or really should be with another, confident dog that really likes to play. We can wrestle and chase each other. FUN!! I’m not sure I like riding in the car yet, it makes me scared and nauseous but Mom told me anyone who really wanted me would be willing to help me get over that. I didn’t get out much where I used to live. Justin, one of my foster brothers, is going to come with me to adoption events as mom thinks that will make me feel more comfortable about it. Although I like people I am pretty big and clumsy sometimes (jumpy and mouthy) so I probably shouldn’t be in a home with small children. I like to run so much that my new home should have a fenced yard so that even if I just have to go out to potty I can still stretch my legs a little.
Stunning, well trained, loyal and eager to please. These are the qualities that we have noted in the few short hours we have had the pleasure of Millie’s company. Per her owner, she knows many commands(and has proven quite a few here with us), was trained in Search and Rescue as well as Agility. Her owners have included her AKC registration, a photo book of her from a pup until now and a deep regret that they could not work through her one minor issue. Millie has been diagnosed EPI, which has been caught early and she is a very healthy (if not a bit overweight) 72 pounds. EPI is an easily manageable insufficiency. It requires a good food, but not special food...a good food you should want to feed your dog anyway (about $49.00 and up for a 30 pound bag) and a smidgen of Pancreas powder. EPI dogs cannot digest food without this powder. It is relatively inexpensive and a bag lasts quite a while. Once Millie has a regime in place (how much powder on how much food) the EPI will be very easy to manage. Millie resembles any other beautiful German Shepherd. She plays fetch and is active, she aims to please and does an extraordinary job in doing so. She is very loyal and has had her whole world turned upside down today yet still wants to please. She is still looking around for her owners and if she were to get loose, I’m sure she would find her way home across the state. I know she had a very strong bond with her owners and it seems as though she was very well taken care of, she will need time with any new household to form that bond again, but has incredible mannerisms and listens to every word you say while the bond is being formed. We have much to learn about this sweet young dog (and photos to take and post soon!).
Mystic is a new arrival to the rescue. We have already named her "Kissy Missy" because she is such a sweet, affectionate little girl. She seems a bit shy at first, but she is coming around very quickly. She likes romping around with the other dogs here and other than some counter surfing, she is very well mannered in the house. Mystic walks nicely on a leash and even knows how to extricate her legs if the leash gets tangled around them! She likes toys and is very food motivated so it should be easy to get her trained. And, BONUS – she appears to be completely housebroken! Hurrah! SLVA
Orla is a young, energetic girl who is recovering from medical issues and beginning to feel better. Orla means "golden princess" and she fits her name more every day. When Orla came from the pound, she was at least 15 pounds underweight and had just had puppies (probably from her first heat). She had serious skin infections and loss of hair all over her body, especially under her legs, neck and belly. She had lumps in her mammary glands and both ears had severe infections. Poor Orla was also Ehrlichia positive and Heartworm positive. The microfilariae were so numerous in her bloodstream that her spay had to be postponed until they were killed and her body was stronger. In this weakened state, she was still the sweetest girl and so appreciative of attention and food. Orla has been treated for the heartworms’ offspring and the skin and ear infections. She loves to run and play with the younger dogs. If the heartworm stage didn’t place her age at a year or more, I would think she was only about six months old. She loves to collect toys, bones and anything else that may catch her eye at the moment. Orla will have a hard time being quiet during her heartworm treatment as she has that puppy urgency to play, play, play. Her health has improved considerably and will be spayed and have her heartworm treatment very soon. Her fur still looks a little moth-eaten, but her red colors have really come out and her coat is growing back in. In a few months we won’t even recognize her, she will be so beautiful. Orla is not a large female; she is about 22" at the shoulder. She is very family oriented and craves any attention she gets or can steal. She barks with the pack when someone comes to the door and loves to chase squirrels as they run through the trees above her. She is easily crated when everyone is gone because she can get a little too curious about things that do not belong to her and may chew and add things to her "collection" that she should not bother. She is good out of the crate at all other times and is completely housebroken. She sleeps on a rug beside the bed. Occasionally Miss Orla may think she wants to dominate another pack member, but is easily corrected by voice and will stop immediately and come to you for forgiveness. She is a delightful foster and will be a loyal and loving family member. She is a smart girl and learns easily, walks on a leash well and is just a sweet dog to have around. She will need exercise and attention and will do best with more submissive dogs. Cats are an unknown. She has been exposed to cats and has shown curiosity but never chased. If she behaves with cats as she does with squirrels, cats should be off limits. She has visited an assisted living and memory care facility and done very well with elderly patients, walkers and wheelchairs. She has met children, teens, small dogs and giant dogs and done well. They love to see her at the vet because her demeanor is so pleasant and she is a joy to work with. Hopefully she will do well with her heartworm treatment and love a new forever family for the rest of her life.
My name is Otto! I am a GSD MIX. He has a lot of energy and is very agile, so he will require lots and lots of exercise, more than just a few walks a day, and required training. He is known to be a climber and will require a tall fence and alert adopters. Otto is super friendly and easily trained with lots of love and praise. He loves to be with people and other dogs will make a great family dog! . To Inquire about adopting me, APPROVED adopters may email [email protected]
Precious is just about the perfect name for this girl. Of all the fosters who have made their way through my heart and home, she is absolutely the sweetest, most loving, well behaved, and trustworthy of them all.
Raps is a 7-8 year old neutered male GSD. He is very friendly. Raps needs time and exercise to build up his strength from his recent neutering and previous lack of activity. He is good with other dogs and shows no interest in outside cats (not tested with inside cats yet). Raps has not been tested with children, but he has a very laid back attitude. Raps needs a home that has love to spare for an "old" dog. Approved adopters may contact the foster at [email protected].
Romper is a 6 to 8 year old neutered male GSD. He is very happy and lives in the moment. Romper is a former show dog, and just watching him walk will make you smile. He lived in an outside kennel.Romper has good manners and does not bark at other dogs who may bark at him. He is indifferent to outside/inside cats. We have not tested him with children. Romper just wants to be loved, and he would make someone a great companion after a little training. Approved adopters may contact the foster at [email protected]
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My name is Russia and I’m white, like the White Russian you might order from your favorite bartender, or like the snowy northern tundra of sub-arctic Russia. I’m cool, calm and confident, and I carry my tail high so you can see that it is perpetually wagging. I’m very smart and learn quickly, I have perfect house manners, and I’m very affectionate and give lots of kisses. I’m also an excellent watch dog with a big scary bark so you will always be safe. I’m a very happy and social girl who likes to be right in the middle of everything, but don’t expect me to keep a secret because I’m a real talker. I can go from yip, yodel, and scream, to moan, howl and sing just to get my point across, or tell you all about my day, but don’t worry I can use my inside voice. I enjoy chasing tennis balls too, and even bring them back so you can throw them again.
Sable is a beautiful senior girl who just came into foster care this week. She is rather timid at first but very sweet, and still learning the routine in her new home. She is in great physical shape, no hip problems or other limitations. She needs one Thyroid tablet every morning, other than that, this is a wonderfully healthy girl!
Sadie is one of those dogs that you just can’t help but to feel sorry for. She has been through so much in her life and it shows. From being a stray and landing herself in a shelter, she made her way to VGSR. From there she went through two homes and ended up in a boarding kennel at a vet’s office, with nowhere to go.
Hello there. My name is Sarge and I am a senior German Shepherd who is now enjoying a more comfortable life than I previously had. In late April 2013 I was brought to a shelter in the southern part of West Virginia with a broken wire tie-out cable around my neck. My owner never reclaimed me while I waited in the shelter. Lo and behold a nice lady and her husband came to the shelter in early May and brought me to their home. My life changed at that moment.
I just got Shep , I do know he is a very nice boy, lives to give kisses and to play ball. He knows sit, come, down and heel . He is very smart and learns quickly. More info and more pictures to come.
Hi! This is Tank, reporting from my new foster home. I am spending my days stretched out on the patio. Check out the pictures of me working on my sun tan. I am a big dog – a little too big. I have started a new diet and fitness program. I am on thyroid meds now and will slim down soon. I am pretty easy, as GSD’s go. I sleep most of the day, get along with other dogs, and I am fine with kids (though I might knock over a toddler). I am still deciding how I feel about the cat. I am too lazy to chase her, but I cannot let her pass without growling. If you’d like to meet me, check VGSR’s events page for my appearances.
Although she got her name from her majestic appearance, this shepherd is all brains! She likes to be in charge of playtime, directing the other dogs and tricking them into giving up their toys. Using her mind over might, she distracts her play partners with a "false alarm" and swoops in to steal their toy. She is the proud mother of 9 puppies and is now ready to take on the world with her forever family. Although she plays well with other dogs, her regal play style might not be compatible with all families. This center of attention would probably do best in a household with no young children and no cats. She is a great companion who will keep you company on your errands and trips, while also sleeping near you at night. She is easy to teach, loves to please, and almost smart enough to be your chess partner.
The dogs listed here are available directly from individuals or through other area rescue groups. We recommend that interested persons contact those individuals or groups directly about these animals. In cases where no contact information is listed on this page, please contact the Virginia German Shepherd Rescue for referral information at one of the addresses shown below. VGSR has not evaluated these animals and assumes no responsibility for the accuracy of the information. We provide these listings as a service to others in the hope that these dogs may find good homes. Dogs listed here will be removed after 3 months or sooner if we here from the lister that the dog is no longer available.