Paisley has been adopted! 11-26-2022
Paisley is a 4-6 month old GSD puppy who was found in the IE with left eye trauma before landing at the San Bernardino shelter. After careful evaluation by a specialist, her eye had to be removed. She recovered from surgery like a champ and feels better now that her eye isn't hurting her.
Paisley's eye healed quickly and she moved to a foster home with a family who has a large GSD. Her new fosters have given her lots of love and attention and also have invested time and training for Paisley so she will have the best opportunity in her new forever home.
This feisty puppy is very cute and she loves people. Whoever adopts Paisley HAS to have big dog experience, experience training a working dog, and be ready to work with a very smart and strong-minded girl. She needs patience and consistency.
We recommend a household with no young children, as Paisley gets very overwhelmed if there is too much noise and activity. She's good with one other dog, older children, and adults in the house. She loves playing with her foster dog and would do best in a home that has another playful large dog who likes to play rough. She loves people, but can be a little wary about meeting new dogs, especially if there is more than one.
Paisley loves toys: she loves playing fetch, chase, and tug. Her favorite pastime is finding sticks. Sometimes, her and the foster's dog will play tug with the sticks and that's the best day ever! She loves when someone throws a ball or toy for her to fetch and when everybody in the family runs around in the yard with her.
She is doing very well in her puppy training class. She is potty-trained and is doing great with her crate training.
Paisley has learned to sit and wait for treats and she has some aggression issues when eating. She growls if you get close to her but her foster family is working with her on that. Another issue is she gets so excited she jumps up on people. They are working on that issue, too. She's a lot better, but she is still a work in progress.
So she is super smart, a real sweetheart most of the time, but also has a strong personality. She will thrive with the right owner and will be a fun and loyal addition to the right family.
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.