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In shelter Dog

New Orleans, LA, 70124
Pet name:
German Shepherd Dog
Coat length:
Breed experienced Foster or Forever home needed!
This smiley guy is Tracer! Tracer is a purebred German shepherd, 2 years old and about 55lbs. He had a bit of a rough start in life. Coming to us just skin and bones, it took some time for him to feel better, but now he’s ready to shine! Tracer is potty and crate trained. He LOVES fetch and play time in general. He is Very sweet, and loves to always be near his person. Tracer is very loyal and your typical Velcro shepherd. He likes to protect his people and will protect you from the smallest things, like leaves haha! Tracer gets along well with his furry foster lab sister and loves to taunt her til she plays with him! Tracer didn’t have a great start in life and missed out on important socialization time, so he takes some time to warm up to new people and other dogs, he needs someone who understands his breed and tough beginning in life to work with him on this. Once he does warm up though, you’ve got a best friend for life! He is looking for his forever family who will be patient and give him time to open up, in return he will light your days with the biggest smile and hilarious antics!
Tracer is neutered, current on vaccinations and heartworm prevention, and is heartworm negative!


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 puppies covers initial deworming, puppy vaccinations, microchip, and spay/neuter at the rescues approved vet at 6 months of age. Please see our website for more information. 

2022 Adoption Fee Scale for non-benefactor animals: Puppies under 12 months - $350 Dogs over 12 months - $250

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

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

*Take Paws Rescue saves dogs from high-kill shelters in Southeast Louisiana, owner surrenders, and discarded dogs with uncertain futures. All of our puppies 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! 

**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.


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