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Marley - German Shepherd Dog Dog For Adoption
German Shepherd Dog Dog For Adoption in Athens, AL, USA

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Date Listed: 04/15/2016
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Organization Name: Athens Limestone Animal Shelter
Location: Athens, AL
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Breed: German Shepherd Dog
Gender: Female Female
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Marley

Age: Adult
Color/Markings: Black
Size at Maturity: Medium
Availability Date: 04/15/2016
Location: Athens, AL 35611
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Tags: German Shepherd Dog Dog For Adoption in Athens, AL, USA
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Posted Breed: German Shepherd Dog. MARLEY Marley is a female spayed Shepard mix. She is 7 years old. She came in as a stray. The vet is trying to contact the owners. She goes right into her kennel.

German Shepherd Dog

A.K.A. : German Shepherd, Alsatian, Alsatian Wolf Dog, Berger Allemand, Deutscher Schäferhund
Overview: The German Shepherd is unmatched in character and courage. These dogs make great companions because they are loyal and have the heightened senses of an excellent watch dog. At the same time, they can be gentle and playful companions for children.
Breed Group: Herding
Weight (lbs): 75-95
Height (in): male: 24-26, female: 22-24
Colors: Most colors, other than white, are permissible.
Coat: Dense, straight or slightly wavy, harsh, close lying of medium length.
Character: German Shepherds are very intelligent, loyal, and obedient. These dogs are known for their bravery and protective nature.
Temperament: This breed is very territorial, making them among the least likely of breeds to run away. They are also excellent watch dogs. This breed gets along fine with children and other animals, as long as proper socialization has taken place.
Care: The German Shepherd requires grooming with a special comb to remove dead hairs.
Training: This breed is a well-known eager pupil. They respond well to your voice, so training can be quick and impressive.
Activity: German Shepherds need to keep busy, so they are very well suited to some type of work and a good amount of exercise.
Country of Origin: Germany
Health Issue: This breed is prone to hereditary disease, such as hip and elbow dysplasia, blood disorders, digestive problems, epilepsy, chronic eczema, and keratitis.
Life Expectancy: about 13

More About German Shepherd Dog Breed
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    • Boxer-Unknown Mix Dog For Adoption in Athens, AL, USA

      Duchess

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      Breed: Boxer-Unknown Mix
      Sex: Female Female
      Age: Baby
      Location: USA
      Posted Breed: Boxer / Mixed (short coat). Duchess is a very sweet little girl who was turned in to the shelter by her owner. She is a gentle little boxer/Lab mix, is about 14 weeks old, and has been around cats and children, so she should make a great little pet for a family with either. Duchess has a precious personality, and loves attention and affection. Since she was turned in to the shelter, there is no stray hold on her. She is just adorable....and she is ready to go to her new home. Call (256)771-7889 for more information. To fill out an adoption application, go to http://limestonepets.org/website/adoptApp.php?species=Dog
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      Snooki

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      Breed: Bulldog-Unknown Mix
      Sex: Female Female
      Age: Adult
      Location: USA
      Posted Breed: Bulldog / Mixed (short coat). Snooki was brought tot the shelter as a stray. She is a very pretty bulldog mix with a brindle and white coat and an alert, perky personality. She is a very energetic and active dog and she loves to run and play. Snooki is a bit timid and fearful when approached, cautious may be a better word, but she is a sweet girl who has wandered away from her family and needs to find her way back home. She will be kept at the shelter under a stray hold to allow her owner ample time to locate and reclaim her. If that does not occur within the allotted time, she will be made available for adoption. Anyone interested in this sweet girl should contact the shelter at (256)771-7889. To fill out an adoption application, go to http://limestonepets.org/website/adoptApp.php?species=Dog
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    • Mutt Dog For Adoption in Athens, AL, USA

      Expresso

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      Breed: Mutt
      Sex: Male Male
      Age: Young
      Location: USA
      Posted Breed: Shepherd / Mixed. Expresso is a handsome male black German shepherd mix who was turned in to the shelter by his owner. He was brought to the shelter along with his two sisters which are white. All three of these sweethearts are terrified in the shelter and really need someone to give them a chance to enjoy a happy life. These precious souls have gained some degree of trust since arriving at the shelter, but they still need to be approached with a measure of patience and understanding. Expresso and his sisters all have a great deal of potential as pets and companions, and they truly deserve a chance to enjoy life with loving families. There is no stray hold on these sweethearts so they are ready to go to their new homes. Ideally, they should go to a home or a rescue that is qualified and prepared to interact with, and socialize, dogs of this breed, especially ones who are experiencing fear issues. There is a lot of love hiding in these babies! It just needs to be found and encouraged. For more information regarding Expresso, please call the shelter at (256)771-7889. To fill out an adoption application, go to http://limestonepets.org/website/adoptApp.php?species=Dog
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    • Bulldog-Unknown Mix Dog For Adoption in Athens, AL, USA

      Haylen

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      Breed: Bulldog-Unknown Mix
      Sex: Male Male
      Age: Young
      Location: USA
      Posted Breed: Bulldog / Mixed (short coat). Haylen is a very handsome young bulldog mix, with beautiful dark eyes and a curious nature. This little guy was turned in to the shelter by his owner because his family couldn't properly care for him, so his adoption is not restricted by a stray hold. He is ready for a kind, loving person to come to the shelter and begin the adoption process. He will be a medium to large sized boy when he is grown, and if he is raised with love, kindness, and gentle discipline, he will make an amazingly wonderful pet and companion. Haylen is a very sweet little guy with a happy disposition and an affectionate nature. This little guy is ready to go to his new home! For more information regarding this sweet little guy, please call the shelter at (256)771-7889. To fill out an adoption application, go to http://limestonepets.org/website/adoptApp.php?species=Dog
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    • Labrador Retriever-Unknown Mix Dog For Adoption in Athens, AL, USA

      Walnut

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      Breed: Labrador Retriever-Unknown Mix
      Sex: Male Male
      Age: Young
      Location: USA
      Posted Breed: Labrador Retriever / Mixed (short coat). Walnut is a sweet medium sized boy who is probably a Lab mix and is around one year old. He was brought to the shelter as a stray. Walnut is a high energy, very active boy who absolutely LOVES to run and play. Walnut is also very sleek and strong and is extremely very agile. He has a sweet personality and loves people...loves affection, but his energetic behavior may be a bit too much for small children or elderly or handicapped people. He needs a home where he will have plenty of room to run and play and someone who will run and play with him. Some obedience and agility training might work wonders with this sweet boy. Walnut will be kept at the shelter until his stray hold expires unless he is reclaimed by his owner first. If he is not reclaimed, he will be made available for adoption. For more information regarding sweet Walnut, please call the shelter at (256)771-7889. To fill out an adoption application, go to http://limestonepets.org/website/adoptApp.php?species=Dog
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    • Pointer-Unknown Mix Dog For Adoption in Athens, AL, USA

      Stentson

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      Breed: Pointer-Unknown Mix
      Sex: Male Male
      Age: Young
      Location: USA
      Posted Breed: Pointer / Mixed (short coat). Stentson needs a home where he will have plenty of room to run and play and a companion who will see that he has plenty of opportunities stimulation or provocation to do just that. Stentson is a very handsome male pointer mix with a very pretty brindle and white coat. He is sleek and agile and very quick so he needs someone who can keep up with him. Stentson is alert and seems rather intelligent, and my best guess is that he will make a great companion for an active individual who can take him on long walks and/or jogging sessions. Stentson was turned in to the shelter by his owner, so there is no stray hold on this handsome boy. The person who adopts this wonderful dog will get a real winner. For more information regarding Stentson, call the shelter at (256)771-7889. To fill out an adoption application, go to http://limestonepets.org/website/adoptApp.php?species=Dog
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    • Mutt Dog For Adoption in Athens, AL, USA

      Charlene

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      Breed: Mutt
      Sex: Female Female
      Age: Adult
      Location: USA
      Posted Breed: Terrier / Mixed (short coat). Charlene was surrendered to the shelter by her owner along with her companion, Penelope, with whom she is very tightly bonded. Both of these girls are absolutely terrified in the shelter, but the owner says they are both very sweet. They cower and try to keep as much distance as possible between them and anyone who approaches them, but they don't appear aggressive as a result of their fear, and when approached cautiously and patiently they will hesitantly submit to being petted. I spent a bit of time with them and was eventually able to pet them. I didn't see any sign of aggression during the time I was with them, but they do need to be approached and cared for very carefully and with patience and understanding, until they adjust to new surroundings. It has to have been very traumatic for them to have been given up by the only family they have ever known. These two girls each have a lot of potential to become loving and loyal pets and companions if they are given the opportunity to overcome their fears. There are precious, sweet, loving souls hiding beneath the fearful appearance and temporary scared behavior of these little girls. For more information regarding Charlene and Penelope, please call the shelter at (256)771-7889. To fill out an adoption application, go to http://limestonepets.org/website/adoptApp.php?species=Dog
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    • Bulldog-Unknown Mix Dog For Adoption in Athens, AL, USA

      Marble

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      Breed: Bulldog-Unknown Mix
      Sex: Male Male
      Age: Adult
      Location: USA
      Posted Breed: Bulldog / Mixed. Marble was turned in to the shelter by his owner. This poor, sweet big boy is absolutely terrified at being left at the shelter. Being left by his owner in a place that is totally alien to him and is very noisy and frightening has resulted in him being understandably frightened and depressed. Marble is a very handsome boy, but the dingy dirtiness of his coat, especially the white part, would seem to indicated that he has been kept outside in dirty conditions. Witnessing his frightened behavior is truly sad and disheartening, but with the love, patience and compassion of a new home and family, his true loving self will be revealed. He doesn't care for cats, but he really does need and deserve a chance to live and be happy. For more information regarding Marble, please contact the shelter at (256)771-7889. To fill out an adoption application, go to http://limestonepets.org/website/adoptApp.php?species=Dog
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    • Oliver - Boxer / Mixed Dog For Adoption

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      Boxer-Unknown Mix Dog For Adoption in Athens, AL, USA

      Oliver

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      Breed: Boxer-Unknown Mix
      Sex: Male Male
      Age: Adult
      Location: USA
      Posted Breed: Boxer / Mixed. Oliver was turned in to the shelter by his owner. He is a very sweet, gentle, medium sized boy with a calm temperament. Oliver has an alert disposition and a really handsome face. He loves treats, but he accepts them with a soft mouth. This is really a great dog with a lot of potential as a pet and companion. He was turned in along with his mate, Mireya, and two of their puppies, so it would seem that he gets along well with other dogs. He has not yet been tested with other dogs with whom he is unfamiliar, though, so he would need to be tested before being adopted into a home with other animals. Just look at that sweet, handsome face, though. How can one not fall in love with this boy? For more information regarding Oliver, please call (256)771-7889.For further information on this dog, you may contact the Athens Limestone Animal Shelter at 256-771-7889. To fill out an adoption application, go to Our Website
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      Walden

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      Breed: Bulldog-Unknown Mix
      Sex: Male Male
      Age: Adult
      Location: USA
      Posted Breed: Bulldog / Mixed. Walden Love big dogs? This guy is the coolest. He's so handsome with his spotted ears. And super sweet. Please share Walden so we can find him an adopter or rescue. Thank you. For further information on this dog, you may contact the Athens Limestone Animal Shelter at 256-771-7889. To fill out an adoption application, go to Our Website
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