Sasha has been adopted! 06-27-2020
Sasha is two months old and appears to be a partial or full Russian (Caucasian) Shepherd. Russian Shepherds are not common in the United States and we are not sure how she found her way to a shelter in Southern California.
Sasha is very smart and independent for a 2 month old puppy. She loves to explore and play and she will play with dogs who are ten times her size without fear. She is light and fluffy right now, and weighs less than 10 pounds, but she could grow up to be a big girl who will weigh close to 100 pounds.
Russian Shepherds are not for every household and we recommend that you do some research on this breed before applying for Sasha.
Exercise and play-time are important to help prevent obesity in this breed. Outdoor activities such as hiking, chasing balls and retrieving Frisbees can be a way to keep this breed active and mentally stimulated. They can also be territorial so socialization and training are a must. This breed can be a good family-dog if it is well-trained and socialized.
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 when permitted by law. 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.