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HOLLY AD 05-31-19



Leash, House And Basic Command Trained
Good With People Good With Other Dogs
Classic Black and Tan Coat Spayed**Fully Vetted

ADOPTION DATE 05-31-19:  Our German shepherd rescue is once again blessed with presence of a young female that has refused to give up on life despite the horror that that was visited upon her. Our girl is named Holly and she has developed into a beautiful 3 year old of dignity, pride, presence and unsurpassed ability to love. Our girl will never weigh more than about 65 pounds due to the fact of her being intentionally stunted so that the “breeder” could put more dogs to the pen. Holly endured starvation, breeder boarding, infestation, isolation and physical abuse making the fact that she still found a way to not only survive but become a loving companion a truly humbling experience.

Holly has passed all of our training and socialization programs reflecting a high capacity to learn, a strong human drive and a nice social base with both people and other dogs. As a trainer I learn from each dog but in Holly’s case she took me to areas of forgiveness and unconditional love that is beyond my ability comprehend, I can only marvel.





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.

What the Adoption Fee Pays For


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Age 30 – 36 Months
Life Average 10-12 Years
Sex Female
Weight 51-60lbs
Location Alabama Gulf Coast
Breed German Shepherd
Altered Yes
Fee 550
RDV # RDV877
Dogs Yes
Children 8 to 14, Over 14
House Yes
Energy Medium
Fence Helpful
Crate Yes
Leash Yes
Car Yes
Personality Holly has a warm personality that radiates to all around him but his master is his world.
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.