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In shelter Dog

Nesbit, MS, 38651
Pet name:
German Shepherd Dog
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Meet Houston!  Houston and his brother Austin are 2 year old male German Shepherds.  They came into rescue when their owner was moving and couldn’t take them with him.  They had lived outdoors their entire lives, and had clearly not been socialized much.  They were very thin when they first arrived in rescue, but have put in a decent amount of weight.  Both boys are currently 90-95 pounds.  They are nervous in new situations, but settle quickly and are both very sweet boys.

Houston is the more dominant of the two.  He can also be a little dog selective, but has done well with non-dominant females.  He did show some cat aggression at our vets office, so will need a feline free home.  He also hasn’t been around children, so we prefer not to place him in a home with children under 12.  He will need a home with GSD experience, who understands the breed and will allow him the proper amount of time to decompress and become comfortable with his new family before putting him in new situations.

At some point in Houston’s young life, he had a hematoma in his right ear.  This is where blood vessels rupture, usually due to head shaking from an ear infection, and blood collects between the ear flaps, creating a ‘blood bubble.’  If there isn’t medical intervention, the blood is generally reabsorbed over time, but it creates scar tissue.  This is why his ear doesn’t stand now, and it is permanent.  This slight physical imperfection does not affect him at all.

As with all of our dogs, we recommend a basic obedience class to help him understand what is expected of him, and this also helps with the bonding process.  

Houston is neutered, microchipped, current on core vaccinations, and has tested negative for heart worms and 4 different tick diseases.  He is current in heartworm and flea/tick preventions.

Houston‘s adoption fee is $250, and he is not eligible for transport out of the south.  We feel he’ll do best in a local home, and that transport may be too much for him.  With a little time and patience, he will be the perfect companion!

Please use the link above to fill out an adoption application, and just reply with n/a to the questions pertaining to transport.  We do not adopt to anyone under the age of 21.

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