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SHADOW AD 02-20-13


ADOPTED 02-20-13 – If you need a guard dog who’ll bark if he senses trouble but who’ll also curl up on the couch with you, Shadow’s your man. Shadow is a little puppy in a big dog’s body. While he looks fierce, he allows kids, other dogs and people of every type come right up to him. And he’ll quiet down with a simple command if he has started barking. He is a love once you get a chance to pet him and spend a few minutes with him. Give him a dog treat and he’ll be your friend for life.

He is a big guy, but lean. He’s only about 68 pounds. He’s a case of an owner losing their job and no longer being able to take care of him. It appears he has missed many meals and could use to add a few pounds. Shadow has a German Shepherd body with a black Lab’s face. Very handsome. And don’t let his greying face fool you. He’s only four years old and has tons of spunk.

Shadow will come to your home already neutered, with all his shots, and ready to play. He constantly searches for toys to carry around. It’s sweet to see this big guy gently carrying around a stuffed animal. He needs some training on a leash because he gets excited to search out new adventures and pulls. But even an 11 or 12 year old child could walk him without a problem. And if you have the time to spend with him, he will learn obedience commands. He is very smart.

A family who welcomes Shadow into their home will need a fenced in yard or an understanding that he needs exercise. While he is content to go into his crate, he shouldn’t be kept there for long periods. He needs to stretch his legs and run around. He’d be perfect in an enclosed yard with another dog or two to play with. Just feed him separately, as he is obsessed with food.

Click the “Open Full-screen Gallery” link below the photo and see a clear close up view of the dog

CLICK HERE TO APPLY FOR THE DOG **  Questions, please email: rescuedogvillage@yahoo.com

Shadow is not a little fluff ball to carry in a purse. He’s a dog’s dog. He will go hunting, camping and fishing with you, happily hop in the car for a ride to the store, or gladly walk into town with you and greet everyone he meets.

Do you have room in your heart and your home for Shadow? Apply for him today by name.




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 4 Years
Life Average
Sex Male
Weight 71-80lbs, xydac-null
Location Terryville CT
Breed German ShepherdLAB
Altered Yes
Fee $450 (Full vaccinations for a year & transport)
RDV # 277
Dogs Yes
Children 8 to 14, xydac-null
House Yes
Energy Medium, xydac-null
Fence Helpful, xydac-null
Crate Yes, xydac-null
Leash Yes, xydac-null
Car Yes, xydac-null
Personality Social
Email rescuedogvillage@yahoo.com
Rescue Dog Village Guardian, Inc.