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JONAH AD 10-11-14


ADOPTED ON 10-11-14 – From a rescue perspective I generally do not like to go into detail about how badly abused the dogs are when we rescue them but in Jonahs case I will make an exception. By describing the treatment dealt out to Jonah I hope to reveal the magnificent depth of character of this wonderful dog. Jonah came to us with an embedded collar that had to be surgically removed, he weighed 58 pounds where he should have weighed 100 pounds, both ears were infected, he had almost every parasite known to man, he had multiple open lesions, he had skin issues and he had been heavy handed but when I knelt down and held out my hand he came to me, I held him and cried (I am a retired special forces soldier) for a very long time. Since that day our boy has never looked back embracing life with a gusto that only comes from looking into the abyss and not just surviving but shaking your fist a the specter. Jonah is not just a survivor, he is a winner, never once since we met has he ever failed to meet the challenges presented to him instead he has relished the opportunity. To date we have been able to make this boy healthy, improve his weight, get him to trust and above all else just make him happy. Jonah has pretty much turned into a Velcro dog, wanting nothing more than to be with his people and his canine buddies. At this point I am not sure who has gotten the most out this experience but I can truly say that feel blessed to have been a part of it all.


As might be expected our boy Jonah simply blew away the standard in our training and socialization programs, he has established a new bar. Jonah is very good with people, other dogs and social activities. At this point Jonah is reached a level where he is a very honorable representation of the German shepherd breed, I truly unimaginable feat. Of course Jonah is great on the leash, he is house broken and he has full command of his basic commands. Simply stated, Jonah is unequalled.

Application instructions: click the link below to apply for adoption of this dog.

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RDVG wants to provide you with as much information as we can because some of our mix breeds you might not be familiar with. The below section on “About the Breed” offers information on some of the Breed Characteristics, Children & Pets, Behavior and Personality, Temperament and more.

It is important to point out that in addition to the breed, there is an enormous variety in the way a dog acts and reacts to the world around him. In the end, your dog’s preferences and personality are as individual as you are–and if you can accept that– then you’re bound to enjoy each other.

Children & Pets

Animal Behavior Guidelines

Many children, especially very young ones, do not realize that pets are living animals and not toys. Failing to teach a child how to handle pets properly can result in suffering on the part of the pet and, in some cases, injury to the child. Taking introductions slowly will allow you to introduce family dogs and your children safely

Puppy Behavior, Growth & Development

Each stage of Puppy Growth and development is fascinating; by the time it reaches its first birthday a puppy is considered a mature, adult dog. Puppy Growth rate is fast compared to humans, just compare a puppy of 8 weeks to a baby of the same age.

One of the most common questions asked about a puppy’s growth and development rate refers to the eventual size of the puppy. How big will the puppy grow? How can you determine the adult size of a puppy? A young puppy is tiny and cute – everyone loves puppies! But will the puppy be suited to your environment? How much exercise will be required for a full grown dog? Will the puppy be a suitable pet for children? The breed of the puppy will determine the answers to these questions. A general response to the size and growth rate of a puppy and the adult size of a puppy is therefore not possible – it needs to be specific to the puppy’s breed.

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Age 3-4 Years
Life Average
Sex Male
Weight 91-up
Location Belchertown MA
Breed German Shepherd
Altered Yes
Fee All Shots + Transport – 500
Dogs Yes
Children All Ages
House Yes
Energy Medium
Fence Helpful
Crate Yes
Leash Yes
Car Yes
Personality Active
Organization Randy GSD Rescue
Name Lou
Phone Please email
Location Lower Alabama
Email ausman@gulftel.com
Facebook Randy GSD Rescue
Rescue Dog Village Guardian, Inc.