Beats is a handsome male German Shepherd estimated around 5 years of age. We do not know his background or history prior to arrival at the shelter. He was adopted from the shelter twice and returned for being 'overly protective' within a couple days. He has not displayed any inappropriate behavior in his foster home with us.
Beats is a big boy with an even bigger heart. He LOVES going on walks and tosses himself around like a puppy when the leash comes out. He has been generally well mannered meeting people in and around his foster home - he isn't super social but is appropriate. With those he knows he is a big cuddly, lap dog who will follow you all over the house or yard. He is the sort of Shepherd that bonds quick and close which is likely what has gotten him in trouble with over protective behavior. He needs an owner that understand Shepherds and can help Beats realize that he is to look for guidance before being the 'protector'. Beats has not been around children at this time.
Beats has done great with the other dogs in his foster home and is generally the 'dad' of the playgroups. He doesn't really police the fun but he isn't romping either. He prefers to watch or wander off himself with a bone. Beats has not been around cats or small dogs at this time.
Beats is searching for a loving, Shepherd savvy family to call his own. If you're the home for Beats email us at Tierhavenrescue@gmail.com or visit Tierhaven.rescuegroups.org for FAQs
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