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ZANE AD 08-26-12


ADOPTED 08-26-12 – The dog’s bio’s on rescue dogs always contains everything about the dog’s personality with some details of their rescue story. The suffering and pain that they endure while they are being treated for their illnesses are not mentioned because it is hard to describe pain. We all know however, that they do go through so much in a short amount of time both emotionally and physically.  What is always present but never recognized or spoke about is that all of them greet us every day with their smile, wagging tail and willingness to please US in every way that we ask of them. As you look at Zane’s photo album, the one element that jumps out is his smile.

Zane was brought in as a stray to a high kill shelter. One can only imagine him on the streets alone looking for food and shelter, smiling as he traveled, never letting the grim situation he was in, get him down. Once he arrived at the shelter, they limited his hold time because of his size and he was added to the horrible “Put to Sleep” list. Maybe the angels were whispering in his ear that he would be seen by a rescue northern foster that saw into his soul and asked for him to be pulled from the shelter and taken off the list. When his picture was posted, a local southern foster answered the call. Who could resist that fuzzy face?

When a dog is pulled from the shelter, he then has to have all his vaccinations and tests done. The dog then has to stay with their southern foster families so that the testing and work to get the dog healthy begins. Sometimes they are ready for their new family in 4 weeks, sometimes it takes 4 months. Like a birth date, we celebrate a dog’s rescue date; Zane was rescued on April 9th and his treatment for Heatworms began. This treated is a very very painful process and the dog has to be kept quiet while they receive their injections. The worms are live as they come out of the heart and they wiggle to get out as they die.

Zane is a gorgeous German shepherd mix, he is about 4 years old and he is always smiling. So far Zane hasn’t shown us anything he DOESN’T like!! He gets along great with other dogs and cats. He plays well with the ones that want to play with him and leaves the stand offish ones alone. He is a BIG dog so he’ll need plenty of room to exercise and play. Zane has been exposed to cats and shows no interest in the chase. He loves children and wants to play-Zane loves life. He seems tense when the wind starts to pick up before a storm. He will pace a little and we have found that dogs that have been living in the wild are afraid of storms. True to his trusting nature, he settles down if you comfort him.

He’s a very social dog and has shown no signs of aggression or dominance issues. He loves to ride in the car, does well on a leash and of course is housetrained. He will do well in a home that is prepared to love and appreciate him. His shepherd personality is obvious and will need a family that understands and respects the breed, but most important, they need to be willing to “work” with him to keep him happy! He loves games and come to life when his foster family plays enthusiastic activities. The perfect home would be a place that he could get plenty of love, affection, and PLAY!! He is the perfect example of a companion for another dog and family. Zane is a loving companion and he needs a family that will treat him with the love that he deserves. We are committed to make sure that he is adopted by a special family that will ensure his happiness.



Questions, please email: rescuedogvillage@yahoo.com



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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 2-4 Years
Life Average
Sex Male
Weight 51-60lbs, xydac-null
Location West Monroe LA
Breed German Shepherd
Altered Yes
Fee $500 Includes Transport & Vaccinations for Year
Dogs Yes
Children All Ages, 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.