Please consider Sponsoring a dog to help us with the typical expenses for a dog:
- $15 Buys a leash and a collar
- $30 Buys food for 1 month
- $50 Covers a vet appointment and vaccination
- $100 Covers a vet appointment, vaccination, and 3 months of flea preventive
- $200 Covers a neutering/spaying
Anna is a beautiful young female shepherd. She seems to be house-trained and crate-trained. She’s good with other large dogs, but small dogs, cats, and other animals are unknown. Anna has settled into her foster home amidst 6 or 7 other dogs and she gets along well, but is becoming very attached to her foster dad and clearly wants to be his one and only dog. She takes correction well, but probably has not had much training or guidance in her young life. Anna would be best as an only dog or with less dominant dogs. She will stick close to her person and seems to want and need that one-to-one bond. Anna is very thin, and although she has a very slender body type, she needs to gain 5-10 pounds but has not been able to do so. She tested negative for EPI but she could have a food allergy that may require a special diet. Currently she is eating a grain-free food and I think she has put on a couple of pounds but not very much. Any interested applicant should be prepared to deal with this. She is fostered near Charlottesville, VA.
Bear is new to the rescue, bio and pictures coming soon.
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
Anyone out there need a best friend? I am Bonita, and in need of one. My foster mom says I am endearing, full of personality. (Did I say deer? I would like to chase one...squirrels too, so my mom says I would not be good with cats). I am good with other dogs as long as they realize I am alpha. Kids? I really could not care less about them. I am basically a one person dog. I like walks, napping, car rides, basically doing whatever you are doing. I really like to talk and will give you an earful. I am housetrained, crate trained, take treats ever so gently. I have two special needs: allergies requiring special dry food my mom gets at petsmart, and an arthritic hip. If anyone wants to donate to vgsr to help in the care of my hip, hip, I would appreciate it.
Update Nov. 4, 2013: Chewie has tested positive for heartworms. His appointment to be neutered has been postponed until his treatment has finished. Please keep him in your thoughts during his treatment. You may also make a donation in Chewie’s name to offset the expense of the heartworm treatment.
Hi my name is Chloe and I am a 4 year old female German Shepherd. My foster mom says that I have been a real joy to have around, but I know that I have to work on my manners. See I have been mostly an outside dog so I have to learn what it means to have manners. I am doing good with my house training. I am already crate trained. I love all the hugs and rewards that my mom gives me for being a good girl. I can sit for my treats and I know what lay down means, but I get really excited so I cannot sit for long. My foster mom has a puppy and a cat and I try my best to be gentle, but I am just a big goof ball.
Cyrus has just arrived to VGSR. We spent time together getting to know each other and it went splendidly. We both agree that the most fun in the whole world is to throw the ball for Cyrus. He was fine with his foster sister, the beautiful Raven. He did not pay much attention to the cat at all and seems quite calm and mostly disinterested in the feline species. He is housebroken. He goes into his crate easily and without complaint.
Hi everyone! My name is Daisy and I am a senior girl. I have been living with my new foster family for less than two weeks. The Vet thinks I am at least 10 years old, but no one knows for sure. I am still playful and enjoy my new freedom at my foster home with my two new sisters. You see, when I was rescued, I was tied-up in a backyard far far away from here, and not fed well either. From the time I was on the plea list until now, I have already gained 5 pounds, and I still look skinny. My foster mom is really trying to fatten me up. I rest a lot if my GS sister is resting, but if mom moves I am always trying to stay with her.
Droopy is a big boy that likes people, but is shy and a bit timid at first. He is good with people, all dogs and cats! He is an XL size and probably his best weight is around 95 lbs. He is working on getting in shape. This is a very calm dog who likes to be with his family members and follows them from room to room. He loves to look out the window and go for walks and car rides. Droopy warms up quickly and is wonderful in a home. He is non-destructive and house-broken and does not have to be crated at all. He has a large bark and is protective of his home. Droopy has not reached his full potential as a GSD and his new family will need to work with him with patience and kindness. He will need a fenced yard and will not do well with an e-fence or e-collar. He is a gentle giant and is very well behaved..
Are you looking for a highly challenging yet equally rewarding German Shepherd dog? If you have a lot of patience then Duke could be that dog. As you can see from his pictures, Duke is a very handsome dog. With those extreme good looks come some equally extreme issues.
Dusty is a 7-8 year old neutered male GSD. He is very friendly. Dusty 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 cats. Dusty has not been tested with children, but he has a very laid back attitude. Dusty needs a home that has love to spare for an older dog. Dusty has some vision problems but gets around fine after he has time to adjust to his surroundings. Approved adopters may contact the foster at [email protected]
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!!
I have only had Falco for a couple of days, but I have learned so far that Falco is a very happy go lucky guy, that wants to play and would like you to join in the fun. Right now he needs constant supervision as he thinks everything is his to chew. We are working on his house manners and he is doing great in the crate. If you are interested in adopting Falco and have any questions, please feel free to email me [email protected]
Fiona is looking forward to a new chapter in the rest of her life. The shelter and her puppies are just a memory and she is looking forward to a home of her own. Fiona is a sweet, happy dog, who can be a bit reserved in new situations. She loves to play with the kids and other dog in the house. She is a cuddle bug who, if allowed, will do her cuddling on the couch or on the kids beds. She is crated when left alone because will steal a shoe or kids toy or go trash can digging. She especially likes to tear up tissues, but not eat them. Just like a plastic toy, she chews them up and spits the pieces out. She loves riding in the car and walks reasonably well on a leash. She loves to chase squirrels and can jump pretty high. She has not tried to climb the 6 foot chain fence, but seems to get about half way up jumping. If you are looking for sweet, young dog with lots of love to give please contact your caseworker about adopting Fiona.
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.
If you have followed Gretel’s story, you’ll know she has endured a lot in her short time with VGSR. From giving birth to only one puppy in the shelter who passed away a week later, to arriving to VGSR and bleeding out, due to a botched spay which required emergency surgery and blood transfusions. She lost over 50% of her blood, but this girl had a will to live.
Meet the perfect dog! The fabulous Hailey ended up at the Fairfax Shelter recently after her owner died. She used to live with two other male GSDs and a couple of small dogs too. She is a perfect rider in the car and a very polite at the local dog park. Hailey does not really play with the other dogs, but she enjoys running around giving kisses to anyone who will accept one from her. In the house she is calm, well behaved and likes to lounge right by your feet. Hailey is very friendly and affectionate and her photo does not begin to do her justice. She has a tattoo in her right ear, but I cannot distinguish the characters. Right now she is living with three other female GSDs who are all very jealous of her. Hailey walks nicely on the leash and can jump right up into the back of an SUV. You could not ask for a finer dog! Those looking for a watch dog need not apply - she has not barked once since she arrived. SLVA
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
Harlee is a solid BLACK BEAUTY!!! She is absolutely gorgeous. Harlee is our first foster, so she is hard to part with. She has a small frame, but could put on another 10-15 pounds. She is learning social skills and is doing very well. She is learning to walk on a leash and enjoys going for walks. In a weeks time she has learned "sit" and "drop" so I know she has lots of potential. She loves water. She goes and sits in the bathtub and will drink from the faucet when you turn it on. She even enjoys getting a bath. I clipped her nails with no issues. She is not a very vocal dog. She barks very little. She does whine when she wants out of her crate. We have been keeping her in the house with our female 1 year old alpha German Shepherd and they have done great together! She loves attention and long rubs! She will make someone a great dog and will she will give unconditional love.
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.
Before we get started, do me a really big favor and check this link: http://www.vgsr.org/seniors.php
If you have been approved to adopt, you can email my foster parents at [email protected]
Do you know the old game called Jacks? The one where people toss little "jacks" around and take turns picking them up? Well, it is not spelled the same, but that game is the story of my life.
Howdy, are you looking for a mature, but spunky fellow? Do you like the wind in your face? Enjoy leisurely walks and great conversation?
After a week, Kelsey has settled into her new foster home nicely. She has adjusted to having cats around, although she is still sometimes tempted to attempt to chase when they are playing. We do not allow it. She enjoys the residing male dog in the house, but has a tendency to mount and attempt to dominate him. She is learning that is unacceptable behavior. She has shown a quick attachment to me, and wants me to go with her everywhere. She follows me. However, she has some separation anxiety and whines when I am not within her sight. So far, there has been NO destructive behavior, but just whining.
Kerry is a sweet, loving lady. She has had a rough start to life, being used as a breeding dog in a puppy mill. Currently, Kerry is overcoming skin, ear and eye infections and being treated for heartworms. Even with all of this, her spirit shines. She and her fellow foster, Bolt, are great friends. They love to romp and play. Kerry even takes the resident cat’s hissing in stride. Kerry is looking for a family to share her spirit and love and begin a new adventure. Approved adopters may contact her foster at: [email protected]
King(3605) is an 8 year old male GSD who will make a very fine "only dog". He does well with other dogs, but he likes to go off and be by himself. He has not been tested with kids. He tested well with dog savvy cats. King has a large frame and should weigh ~90 to 95 lbs. His personality is starting to show more as he gains weight and gets his strength back. He is a very happy dog, and his good mood just makes you smile!
King (3731) is a beautiful seven year old male GSD. He is about 85 lbs and all action. King needs a place he can run off all of his extra energy. He is very active and is always looking for something new but he is crate-trained. King is up-to-date on his shots and will be neutered soon. He loves to be with people and to chase his ball. I do not think he is ready to be around kids just yet, He still likes to jump and play rough. He has calmed down a lot since he has been with us but still has a ways to go. If you are also active and athletic and looking for someone that can keep up with you, King could be the one.
Koen is Dutch/German name meaning bold, daring. His name suits him perfectly. He is very bold, venturing first where no puppy has gone before! He is strong and the biggest pup. He is black with a brownish tint to his coat. He has a boxy head and many wrinkles that make him look so serious. He does have a lot to do with his time and is not one to hang out and get petted more than necessary. If I see something dashing by out of the corner of my eye, I can be sure it is Koen rushing off to a new adventure. More info as he develops and grows.
This is Lena, one of the sweetest dogs I have encountered. She arrived as a stray rescue from North Carolina. And she came with a surprise...two of her puppies whom VGSR was glad to find homes. It was then I decided to name her Lena.
Lexi is a beautiful female GSD that gets along well with other dogs. She is great in the house and loves being near her people. She walks well on a leash but can be a little heads strong at first. She tested well with cats and played like a big puppy with the 9 week old we temp fostered. Lexi has done well on dog walks.
Lily is a new arrival to VGSR (November 22, 2013). Her temp foster had the following to say - Lily is a great dog, just a year and a half old; housetrained, crate-trained, kid-friendly, and she even seemed ok with cats at the vet’s office. She knows sit, down, and stay commands, and actually does them. She loves to fetch a ball or a Frisbee. She is quite well trained, but the former owner had small children, a busy work schedule, and no time for a dog. She is really going to be a great dog for someone, but it will require someone who is willing and able to manage her allergy condition, whether it be food, environmental, or both. Please check back for an updated bio.
This sweet old girl sat in the front seat and smiled watching the scenery on the way home. I could not get her to lie down. She should be around 65 pounds when she gains the weight she needs. She loves rides and walks. She has little muscle mass so we are building her up slowly. She can be a bit timid at first but scratch on the side of her neck and she will ask for more. She always wants to be able to see outside. She is healthy but a bit deaf and does not see well at night. She barks when she hears anyone at the door. Some of my cats rub up against her and she just looks. She will check them out sometimes. Maggie Mae lives with a six year old German shepherd and they get along well. She loves tennis balls and chased a squirrel a week after I got her. It seems she still has a lot of love and life left to give.
Max is a young male shepherd. He is a nice dog, friendly but not overly interested in other dogs. He has been fine with 8 -10 different dogs in his foster home but he absolutely is not good with small dogs and the same goes for cats. He has no leash manners and he is strong. Max is high-strung to the point that he will chase his tail when he gets excited until he is diverted off to another activity. Max has a lot of potential but it is just that, potential. He is not a dog for a first time dog owner or a first time shepherd owner. You can contact the foster home at [email protected] if you have any questions about Max.
Ochie appears to be a German Shepherd mixed with some Norweigan Elkhound. He is smallish at 45-50 pounds and has a beautiful grey sable coat. Ochie is just over four years old. He's lively, active, and playful. He gets along well with other dogs and is currently living with 8 -10 dogs in his foster home, both male and female. I do not know about cats or small dogs, however.
Panzer is an Old German word meaning tank or armor. Panzer is black and tan with a couple white spots on his chest. He has a short slick coat like his black and tan brothers and plays and fights with them all the time. He has decided he is now of the age he does not need to come when called like he did a few days ago and he runs the other was as fast as he can. A great game this is for Panzer. His favorite thing is to chew on shoelaces or sticks. He is a silly guy and is developing more daily.
Phoenix is an eight month old female GSD mix. She is a small girl weighing 39 pounds and looks a lot like a small Dutch Shepherd. Phoenix started out at Mattie, a dog at the Roanoke VA pound who had a broken femoral head and needed immediate surgery. FHO surgery is expensive and VGSR had to get approval for the surgery. At the same time she was approved for surgery, a local rescue pulled her because a donor from MA came forward to pay all the surgical expenses. So Mattie went to their vet and became Phoenix. After her surgery was completed, she was transferred to VGSR and has been with a post-surgical temporary foster home in Roanoke, VA. Her leg is healing wonderfully and Phoenix has been released and is now ready to go to her foster home so she can prepare for her forever home and a new healthy life. She is a little dog full of life and energy. Phoenix went to her first adoption event and was wonderful with everyone she met. She was a little snippy with some strange dogs and expresses it with a click of her mouth near the dog’s face. This is something that has been corrected with success. With other dogs, she is just fine. Cats are unknown but with her energy level, caution should be used. She was fine with children. This little girl craves attention and loves affection. She is allowed to exercise as much as she wants and there is no problem with that. Phoenix is very high energy and will need walks to expend some of that energy to be able to focus on being a good family member.
Raylen came to VGSR in September with some medical complications which have taken a while to heal. He is a beautiful senior GSD, although I question whether he is really as old as we were told. He has quite a puppy–like disposition, loves to play and loves people. He gets along well with other dogs, but does exhibit food aggressive behavior at times. He enjoys "play" by nipping and biting, mostly with a soft mouth; however he can get over-zealous if not reigned in by strict boundaries. I am confident that with consistent discipline and a bit more training, these negative traits can be corrected. Raylen enjoys walks and does well on a leash, as well as car rides. He enjoys being bathed and is, overall, a very loveable, sweet boy.
Meet Rosa! She is a beautiful, young GSD looking for just the right person to help her grow! Rosa is very well mannered and gets along with dogs and cats, loves her crate and will bond very strongly with her new person. She is very timid and needs a person who has a great deal of GSD experience and is a calm, strong energy to help her gain confidence in this big scary world. With a little time and patience, Rosa is going to blossom into a amazing companion for one lucky family! BMMD
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.
Saige is a sweet tempered loving dog. She likes every animal and person she comes in contact with at this point. She is well mannered and listens well. I think she was for breeding and is going back into her puppyhood. She is very playful. I do not think she has really played with other animals even though she likes them. One of my cats loved up on her the second day she was here. She sat there and let her. She will chase them but she will also run away from them if they go after her. She walks with all the dogs in the neighborhood and loves it. A lot of them are small dogs. The one thing I have to watch is she will start to play and smacks at the other dog. I believe that is what she also did to my cat because now she hisses at Saige. She does not bark if someone rings the doorbell or other dogs are barking in the neighborhood. When she does bark, it is raspy.
I am a one year old happy, friendly and easy going girl who loves to go for long walks, runs, swims, and playing catch with a tennis ball or one of my squeaky toys. I love to run and play with other dogs and my goal in life is to one day catch a squirrel. (Not sure what i would do with one but i will cross that bridge when i reach it). I will chase a cat if they run, but if they are used to dogs and just sit there, i get a little confused. I am a great shepherd dog: smart, loyal, and protective with a fearsome but rarely heard bark. My foster family really likes my short (lightly shedding) coat. I am still a bit of a puppy but I am smart and learning to come, sit, down, speak, shake, and stay. I still pull a little on the leash but i am getting better. I live with my foster mom and dad and their six year old son. I love to walk up to the bus stop and play with all the kids in the morning and really like children. I have a crate but do not need it as i am great in the house. My foster family would love to see me go to home with kids and lots of space so I will have a chance to get plenty of exercise. Someone committed to taking me to a dog park and some dog training would be a big plus. Another dog for me to play with would be nice also but not necessary. Mostly I am happiest just being around my family. I look very serious but I am really I am recently spayed and up to date on all my shots. If you are an approved adopter and interested in adopting me, please contact your caseworker or you can email my foster family at [email protected]
Shadow is a handsome, 3 year old owner surrender who lived his life in a backyard and a basement. He was isolated from people and dogs, but you would never know it. He greets each human with a wagging tail and is appropriate with other dogs. He gets along well and is very respectful of his large male foster brother. He is very social and loves attention, even more than food. He rides well in a car and like going on adventures. He will need training, but it should be easy because he wants to please and be loved by his humans. He has nice house manners even though he never lived in a family situation. During the evening, he lays quietly on a bed. He is a very nice dog looking to begin a new chapter in his life with a loving family. He has a lot of love and is looking for that special family to call his very own.
Sheba has been in a shelter for the last two months, so as to be expected she has to learn how to be in a warm, loving home. She is a very calm girl that just wants to be loved.
Star is a very loving, sweet, Silver Sable Shepherd, who also likes to think she is a lap dog. She is also a high energy dog who wants to play and would benefit from a job. She has an incredible ball drive and can play fetch for hours at a time, whether it is sitting inside playing catch or outside in the back yard. She is not even phased by a fast 5-mile walk and is still ready to play. She has had great results working with Clicker training and is in search of the right family, to provide a lot of activity and calm assertive leadership. She is a true athlete and would be a great dog for someone looking to do Agility training or flyball. With the right training, she would be great for a runner as well. She plays very hard with other dogs and would benefit from a young K9 sibling at home to play with, however, with her prey drive, she would probably not do well with cats in the house. Approved adopters can contact us at [email protected]. ZPNVA
Stella is approximately 5 years old and, through no fault of her own, finds herself looking for a new home. She is an absolute sweetheart and very eager to please! She knows all the basic commands and is working on her leash walking. She is very smart and picks up on what you want from her right away! She gets along well with other dogs and likes their company, but is just as happy to sit at your feet and get a nice back- or belly-scratch! Stella will follow you everywhere just in case you need her help with something! We have not yet had the chance to have her interact with children, but based on her sweet disposition, we do not foresee any difficulties. She does, however, like to chase squirrels and other small animals, so a bit of caution when introducing her to cats is recommended. She is heartworm positive and currently undergoing treatment for it, but it is considered minor and she will be available for adoption soon! The treatment requires that her physical activity is somewhat restricted, which she takes very well, but we can tell that she is looking forward to being able to play with the other dogs to her heart’s content! If you are interested in a young-at-heart, adorable, sweet GSD who will love you forever, look no further! Approved adopters may contact their caseworkers for more information on Stella.
Hi my name is Tressa, my foster mom and dad gave me my name because it means strength. They said it takes strength to survive like I have. I have some skin issues and I am missing a lot of hair due to a bacteria infections but my foster parents give me bathes twice a week and give me all my medicines and I am a good girl so I take them without a problem. I love hugs, to be petted and my favorite NAPS! I am quite the couch potato, but I do love to go on walks although my foster dad says we need to work on my leash manners. He says I like to pull, I think he just walks slow. I am fully potty trained, I know how to sit although I still need work on that and laying down, but I can give you my paw in a hot second. I have two foster brothers that told me paw here means treats. I get along great with both of them. I am a pretty laid back girl who would probably get along with everyone. So if you are looking for a great girl to keep you company I am your girl!!
Uschi is pronounced OO-shee - and is German for "little bear"l. Uschi is a bold and large girl, she is black with longer hair than the rest of the pups. She was the first to go down and climb stairs and will take on Koen any time. She has no fears and has great stamina. She is sweet and likes to be petted, but is also a busy girl. More info as she grows.
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.
Zeke turned up at the Baltimore city animal shelter the day before Thanksgiving. He appears to have been out on his own for quite a while.
It is almost time!!!!! I had my last nasty shot for the ugly heart worms that were in the way of me finding my forever home. After 30 more days of medication and confinement (ugh!), I will be neutered. I really do not know what that means, but I do know that after being neutered, I will be good to go. It has been a rough time for me as I have had 30 days with 30 days to go of no play, leash walks only , and "crate living". It has not been easy because I am such an active guy, but my foster mom let’s me roam with her when she is home. I just lay by her side where ever she is – that is being quiet. My foster sister and brother did not understand at first why I would not play with them, or why I was living in a crate in the family room. But all of this will be in my past in no time, and Thanksgiving will be truly a time to give thanks.
Zoey is a sweetheart! When you first meet her, she comes across as timid, but once she gets to know you, she is the exact opposite! She is happy, outgoing, and LOVES to play! She is a mix, but I do not know what with. She is a small girl, and most likely won’t ever get bigger than 45-50 pounds. She loves toys and cuddles, walks very well on the leash, and has met tons of dogs of all sizes on walks and at the dog park, and she is great with all of them! She is submissive, and not a guard dog type.
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.