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ADOPTED ON 08-22-15: This is a wonderful little dog who deserves the best of the best—and he has it now!  Crispin was not posted on the website yet and still needed to learn the rules when his foster saw an applicant that she knew would be able to work with him the way she would. Crispin was still standoffish and detached with strangers or those outside the family unit. The couple rose to the challenge without hesitation and in a matter of 24 hours, Crispin opened his heart and trust to them and their female dog.

The day his southern foster met Crispin was the most challenging. She was asked to catch him one morning before work. An elderly couple had adopted him from the city pens in LA, but he had escaped from his outside pen and they were unable to catch him. He was so unsure of people, that every time he even saw a human, he ran. It took two hours to catch him; after several failed attempts to leer him into his pen with food, his southern foster decided to catch him in the wild, using only body language, just like you would catch a horse in a large pasture. When she caught him in the woods behind the elderly couple’s home, Crispin melted in her arms! Within two days, he recovered quickly and was a completely normal dog, showing no signs of fear.

Crispin’s southern and northern fosters say he is a joy. He enjoys the attention of people and other dogs—loves the people he lives with fiercely and passionately. He can open a door with a single twist of his mouth and give you that smile so proudly—LOOK WHAT I DID MOM; his face lights up when he sees you. His northern foster was so delighted to see him grow and becoming a balanced social happy loving dog. He is now in the arms of the loving couple that adopted him, we all wish the little couple who gave him up could see Crispin now!  They would not believe it!  He takes correction well and without fear.  Ok, maybe he is a bit nervous about the leaf blower, but actually there is not much he is afraid of. We are grateful that he has found a wonderful devoted family.

HOW DO YOU ADOPT A DOG THAT IS NOT POSTED

Rescue Dog Village and its partners have access to lots of dogs that are not posted on our website or are in various stages of the rescue assessment or medical treatment process.  All our applications are reviewed and if we have another dog and feel that the applicant is a better match, then we contact the applicant and work with them. If you are serious about adopting a dog, we could work with you the same way.

Dogs in shelters come in many sizes, ages, and breeds. Giving a second chance to a homeless dog can be a fulfilling experience and results in a lifelong companion for the whole family. If you have ever adopted a dog, then you know what a beautiful thing a dog adoption can be. There are millions of pets in shelters and rescues waiting for forever homes. By adopting a dog, you can help homeless pets and set a great example for others. If you are thinking of adopting a dog, follow your heart and please consider adopting a rescue dog.

ABOUT THE BREED
The German Shepherd Dog is one of America’s most popular dog beeds— for good reason. He’s an intelligent and capable working dog. His devotion and courage are unmatched. And he’s amazingly versatile, excelling at most anything he’s trained to do: guide and assistance work for the handicapped, police and military service, herding, search and rescue, drug detection, competitive obedience and, last but not least, faithful companion.

DOG FRIENDLY
Friendliness toward dogs and friendliness toward humans are two completely different things. Some dogs may attack or try to dominate other dogs even if they’re love-bugs with people; others would rather play than fight; and some will turn tail and run. Breed isn’t the only factor; dogs who lived with their littermates and mother until at least 6 to 8 weeks of age, and who spent lots of time playing with other dogs during puppyhood, are more likely to have good canine social skills.

CHILDREN
Being gentle with children, sturdy enough to handle the heavy-handed pets and hugs they can dish out, and having a blasé attitude toward running, screaming children are all traits that make a kid-friendly dog. You may be surprised by who’s on that list: Fierce-looking Boxers are considered good with children, as are American Staffordshire Terriers (aka pit bulls). Small, delicate, and potentially snappy dogs such as Chihuahuas aren’t so family-friendly.**All dogs are individuals. Our ratings are generalizations, and they’re not a guarantee of how any breed or individual dog will behave. Dogs from any breed can be good with children based on their past experiences, training on how to get along with kids, and personality. No matter what the breed or breed type, all dogs have strong jaws, sharp pointy teeth, and may bite in stressful circumstances. Young children and dogs of any breed should always be supervised by an adult and never left alone together, period.

TEMPERAMENT
This dog breed is known for its intelligence (currently ranked #3) and the ability to retain training is legendary. The desire to learn and work gives them the trait to be purposeful in what they do. Very loyal, the bond is very tight between it and their owner, usually just 1 individual. Other characteristics of this breed are its courage, alertness, territorial, and athleticism

PERSONALITY
Loyalty, protectiveness and eagerness, to name a few—come from careful obedience training and authority. Everyone in the household must be prepared to show “authority” and earn the dog’s respect with a firm but loving touch. They do not respond to negativity or anger. Once achieved, this respect may need to be earned again and again.

WHAT  THE ADOPTION FEE PAYS FOR 

Worm Puppies Every 2 Weeks Till 12 WeeksWorm Every Month Till Six MonthsPregnant & nursing momma’s wormed moreAfter That Dogs should be wormed every three months
1ST DHPPGiardia Snap TestBloodTestsOffice Visit Fee – at least five Visits
2ND DHPPHeart Worm Snap TestAntibioticsHealth Certificate
3RD DHPPParvo Snap TestEar & Eye MedicationSkin Scraping
BordetallaFecal TestFlea & Tick MedicationTransport
RabiesEar TestX-RaysSpay / Neuter
Kennel Cough BoosterEye TestDewormerCollars
LeptospirosisCorona BoosterHW PillsHead Cones

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  • Always teach children how to approach and touch dogs
  • Always supervise any interactions between dogs and young children to prevent any biting or ear or tail pulling on the part of either party.
  • Teach your child never to approach any dog while he’s eating or sleeping or to try to take the dog’s food away. No dog, no matter how friendly, should ever be left unsupervised with a child.
  • Children need to be taught how to how to approach and touch dogs, and always supervise any interactions between dogs and young children.
  • No dog should ever be left unsupervised with a child because often-young children don’t understand that a cute little dog, or any dog, might not want “love and kisses.”
  • Never let young children pick up a puppy or small dog. Instead, make them sit on the floor with the dog in their lap. Pay attention to the dog’s body language, and put him safely in his crate if he appears to be unhappy or uncomfortable with the child’s attention.
  • Always teach children how to approach and touch dogs, and always supervise any interactions between dogs.
  • Teach your child never to approach any dog while he’s eating or sleeping or to try to take the dog’s food away. No dog should ever be left unsupervised with a child.
  • Be prepared dogs will protect themselves
  • Most important, it is your responsibility to make sure that your children and the dog are supervised at all times and safe. You cannot leave it up to the dog, the dog is an animal and will behave like an animal. They rely on us to guide and protect them, 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.
  • THIS IS YOUR JOB, NOT THE DOG

 

 

DISCLAIMER: THE BREED POSTED ON OUR DOGS’ BIOGRAPHIES ARE OUR BEST GUESS BASED ON SEVERAL YEARS OF DOG RESCUE. ADOPTERS WHO NEED TO KNOW THE EXACT BREED OF A PARTICULAR DOG MUST HAVE THE DOG TESTED AT THEIR OWN EXPENSE.

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

Age8 Months
Life Average12-15 Years
SexMale
Weight41-50lbs
LocationPreston CT
BreedGerman Shepherd/
Purebred
AlteredYes
FeeAll Shots + Transport - 450
UTDYes
RDV#RDV582
DogsYes
CatsUnknown
Children8 to 14, Over 14
HouseYes
EnergyMedium
FenceHelpful
CrateYes
LeashYes
CarYes
PersonalityThis wonderful dog deserves the best
OrganizationRescue Dog Village Guardian, Inc.
NameKris
Phone860.940.3350
LocationPreston, CT
Emailrescuedogvillage@yahoo.com
FacebookRescue Dog Village Guardian, Inc.

German Shepherd Quick Facts

  • weight:75 to 95 lbs
  • height:22 – 26 inches
  • Life Span: 10 to 14 years
  • Color: Solid black or tan/gold with a black saddle; black nose, grey with lighter or brown markings (sables). Whites, livers, and blues not recognized.

Ideal Human Companions

  • Energetic people
  • Active families
  • Disciplinarians
  • A-Type Personalities

Trademark Traits

  • Handsome and well-built
  • Intelligent and eager
  • Loyal
  • Hard-working
  • Strong-willed and fearless
  • Obedient and protective
  • Handy

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Click the expand button in the lower right corner of each video to view full-screen. See Cesar Millan’s tips on dog behavior.


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  1. Introducing Your Dog to a New Home
  2. Cesar’s House Rules
  3. How to introduce your dog to new people

http://youtu.be/qhhayGagH4M

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