Ripley has been adopted! 11-20-2015
Ripley's family could no longer care for her as it became apparent that Ripley requires someone with shepherd experience and strong leadership skills.
Ripley has MANY great qualities and will be a wonderful family member for the right home. She likes cats and has lived with two. She does, however, have a prey drive, but she's lived with dog savvy cats who do not run, but hold their ground. Ripley is housebroken, crate trained and learning commands very quickly.
Ripley can be over protective, so a strong leader with GSD experience will be necessary. While she does love children, the ideal home will not have a lot of traffic, so a home with young children wouldn't be suitable for her instinct to protect.
She is as loving as can be and intensely devoted to her family, but will protect them to the ends of the earth. This might sound like a good thing, but, if you don't know how to handle a dog of this magnitude, she will turn you into a hermit.
This cutie has a big ball drive and absolutely loves a good game of catch. She has never met a toy she didn't love and is a great running partner, to boot.
Ripley is looking for a very strong handler who can show her that they're in charge, allowing her to relax and just enjoy being a dog, not a one woman protection agency.
The minimum adoption donation for adults is $375 and the adoption donation for puppies is $500. This amount only partially covers the cost of veterinary care, boarding fees, and other miscellaneous expenses involved in the temporary care and adoption of our dogs and is tax deductible. The adoption donation provides that all dogs will be spayed or neutered, receive current vaccinations, and are microchipped. If not, arrangements will be made on an individual basis ( i.e., puppies who will need to be altered by 6 mos old). Special consideration may be given to those willing to adopt older dogs or dogs with physical problems.