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Gypsy (Benefactor Dog)   

In shelter Dog

New Orleans, LA, 70124
Pet name:
Gypsy (Benefactor Dog)
German Shepherd Dog
Coat length:
Hi! I’m Gypsy and I’m ready for my forever family (I think they’ll be super lucky to have me!!) I’m told that I’m the sweetest German Shepherd to ever exist!! Some very nice people found me as a stray and no one came looking for me. I’ve been hanging out with my foster mom ever since and it’s been a blast! She says I’m very gentle, lovable, affectionate and well-behaved. I always give her a warm hug when she gets home. 

I am estimated to be a year old, and about 50 lbs. I am now spayed, house-trained and I know basic commands. I was unfortunately found to be heartworm positive, but I’ve already started my treatment and I’m doing very well so far! I’m friendly with both cats and dogs, and VERY people friendly. I’m a bit of a social butterfly and love visiting public places with my foster mom. I usually get lots of belly rubs and attention; my favorite things. 

This dog is a Benefactor Dog. Her increased adoption fee will allow them to act as a benefactor to other dogs in our care that require special medical care and a better chance at adoption.


If you are interested in meeting and/or adopting, the first step is to please visit our website to complete an application and read all of our FAQs: 

**Please do not use the "Introduce Yourself" feature. The information needed to determine if you might be a match for one of our animals can only be found on our application. An inquiry, questions or introduction through Petfinder is NOT an application. All known details about our animals are posted on their profile and updated daily. Other info would be discussed in detail with the foster during the application review process. Due to the number of introductions/questions received (hundreds daily) we ask you submit an application on our website (that application can be used for any dog with Take Paws Rescue).

The adoption fee for adult dogs covers age appropriate vaccinations, microchip, spay/neuter if not yet performed, heartworm test & appropriate heartworm treatment by the rescues vet. All dogs in our care are also kept up-to-date on HW/Flea Prevention. Please see our website for more information.

2022 Benefactor Adoption Fee Scale:
Benefactor Puppies under 12 months - $550
Benefactor Dogs over 12 months - $450

*Take Paws Rescue saves dogs from high-kill shelters in Southeast Louisiana, owner surrenders, and discarded dogs with uncertain futures. All of our animals live in foster homes where they are socialized, and well cared for. An application will be required to make sure it’s the perfect match!

For additional information, including the adoption process and our adoption fee scale for all our adoptable pets, see our FAQs page:

*Any breed labels used by Take Paws Rescue, its employees/volunteers, or on vet records provided cannot be guaranteed.  Breed labels are given based on information obtained during intake and/or best guesses based on appearance and/or temperament of the dogs and Take Paws Rescue gives no assurance to the accuracy of these labels. Labels are necessary for postings to many animal networking sites, such as Pet Finder, and are no way a guarantee. Additionally, exact age and potential size cannot be guaranteed.


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