In shelter Dog

Sedalia, Colorado, 80135
German Shepherd Dog, Mastiff, Mixed
Brown, Chocolate with Black
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Peter is like many other dogs. His sweet eyes and puppy breath attracted his adopters to him immediately. They knelt down and cooed in his face ultimately snatching him up and filling out the paperwork to make him theirs. They brought him home and doted on him. His tiny collar jingled around his neck when he ran. But that collar started to get tighter and tighter as the weeks went on. That 10lb pup reached 20lbs...then 40lbs...then 60lbs...until finally, 70lb Peter was loaded up into that same car he sped out of the shelter in and dropped right back where he started. He was left in the overnight bin with a note with a note, "Sorry, too big now."And just like that, Peter's fate was sealed. Too much had changed too fast and Peter couldn't adjust. Sadly, he didn't have much option for decompression. Peter's lack of guidance showed. He would get so excited and he'd shift gears from 1st to 5th with no in-between. Now, after 4 months, Peter has worked on self-control and knows how to play nicely... much unlike the note left on the floor with him the night he lost everything.Trainer Assessment: Peter is good with people and other dogs.  He’s a happy go lucky guy and knows how to behave himself in different situations.  It’s important for Peter’s handler to maintain structure and discipline with him throughout his life.  He’s a mischievous dog so without structure in place, excitement and reactivity may get out of hand.  He doesn't like high levels of stress well so large commercial boarding facilities will not be a good fit for him.  He handles in-home boarding with a few of his best friends to play with much better. Peter walks very well on leash, listens to commands, and generally checks in with the handler when he’s unsure.Trainer offers lifetime 24/7 consultation to rescue/foster/adopter Approved Applicants may make the adoption fee payment by clicking donate above.  Partial adoption fees will not hold a dog. Dogs adopted with our rescue come with FREE training from #GoodPup to help you build strong bonds from the start! If upon meeting the dog of your choosing at your scheduled pickup time you find that you aren't a good match, your deposit will be fully refunded. Adoption fees include vaccines up until time of adoption, microchip, spay/neuter and 1st 30 days of free Pet insurance.  We are not affiliated with Pet First pet insurance. (you have to sign up for the insurance or it will not go into effect).   The dogs in our care are fostered in Colorado, Texas, and New Mexico.  While all dogs are picked up during our scheduled times, sometimes transport dates change due to unforeseen circumstances.   More questions?  Read our FAQs here:


  1. American Humane Association
  2. Peeva
  3. American Veterinary Medical Association
  4. Veterinary Information Network
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