Why are there so many German Shepherds up for adoption?

Why are there so many German Shepherds up for adoption?

German Shepherds are not fully mature until about three years of age — that’s a long time to live with an excitable or hyper BIG puppy. Hence why so many of them end up in shelters.

How long does it take to adopt a German Shepherd from Petrescue?

We offer a ‘foster to adopt’ program. This means the dog comes to live with you for 4 weeks to ensure the perfect fit for both the dog and new family. At any time during this period you can finalise your adoption should you have found your perfect companion.

Who are the Volunteers of German Shepherd rescue?

German Shepherd Rescue is run by volunteers who are involved because of their love for the breed. Most have jobs and families and fit in rescue work when they can and at their own cost. Please be patient, and we will deal with your requests as soon as we can. Our rescue dogs are worth waiting for!

Who was the first person to own a German Shepherd?

After purchasing the dog he changed his name to Horand von Grafrath and Von Stephanitz founded the Verein für Deutsche Schäferhunde (Society for the German Shepherd Dog). Horand was declared to be the first German Shepherd Dog and was the first dog added to the society’s breed register.

Can a German Shepherd be rehomed in the UK?

German Shepherd Puppies and German Shepherd Dogs rehomed across the UK. Help and Advice on All Aspects of Owning a GSD Volunteers are dealing with very difficult circumstances just now but we are still here to help whether you are wishing to adopt a dog or rehome your dog.

Where to adopt a German Shepherd?

The Humane Society and ASPCA are also two great sources for adopting German shepherd puppies. Contact an animal shelter to find out if they have a German shepherd puppy available for adoption. You can get a dog for free or at minimal cost to cover spay/neuter and vaccination services.

How do you buy a German Shepherd?

Buy a German Shepherd Puppy From a Breeder Locate a reputable German Shepherd breeder in your area. Visit potential breeders in person. Ask the breeders questions. Choose a breeder who keeps the litter inside of his home or someplace where they receive regular interaction with people.

Are German Shepard dogs good farm dogs?

Considered a herding dog, the German shepherd can be trained as a sheepdog and often makes an excellent guard dog on the farm. A large dog, the German shepherd weighs between 77 and 85 pounds and is an intelligent, natural learner. The Bernese mountain dog is a non-herding breed that is a good farm dog.

Are German Shepherd vulnerable dogs?

Right after birth is when a German Shepherd puppy is going to be most vulnerable . In the first three weeks of life, puppies will open their eyes, develop their hearing abilities, learn to crawl and to walk, and learn to go to the bathroom away from the rest of the litter. They are small and delicate at this point.