Rest in Peace
Bodie grew up with a senior dog and a young child. He didn't seem to have had a lot of structure, which created a good amount of anxiety in him. He's so smart, we began training and he caught on incredibly quickly! He went from dragging his old owner around on the leash to walking on a loose leash in a matter of one day. He used to go ballistic when he saw bicycles or skateboards and now, after training, understands not to focus on them and to let them pass. Being 100 pounds, good leash manners are important!
His anxiety was another issue. Before coming into the rescue, he'd begun to chase his tail and even eat the tip. He was turned in by his previous owner with some meds and a cone, so we took him to our vet for an exam. He was given some different meds, but even they weren't curbing that behavior and every time he was alone he'd start circling. Training, the meds, a cone, and bandages didn't stop this behavior, so the only choice was to amputate his tail. It had become a source of nerve damage and pain and amputation would end all of that. He does still circle when anxious, but he no longer has a tail on which to chew.
Bodie can be fearful sometimes, but he's a great dog who just needs a home that understands GSDs. He loves going for walks around the neighborhood, is good in the house, crate trained, potty trained, and ready to become part of your family!
This handsome XL boy is happiest when he’s getting lots of exercise. He’s not happy just hanging out inside and would do best with an active adopter who has GSD experience.
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.