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

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Organization Name: Athens Limestone Animal Shelter
Location: Athens, AL 35611
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(256) 771-7889


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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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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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      Breed: Labrador Retriever
      Sex: Male Male
      Location: Athens, AL
      Posted Breed: Labrador Retriever (short coat). ATHENS/LIMESTONE SHELTER PH# 256-771-7889 "CRITICALLY URGENT"! Precious Jupe is a 1 1/2 year old slightly medium sized Lab Mix. He's a wonderful loving gentle boy that would be a great addition to If you're looking for an active playmate, Jupe is the sweet dog for you. Jupe is very fast, sleek, and truly active, and he needs space to run...because he LOVES to run! Jupe was brought to the shelter as a stray, so he will remain with us until he is reclaimed by his owner or until the stray hold has expired, but if/when he goes to a new forever home, he will need a person who will see that he has the space and plenty of opportunities for lots of physical exercise. Jupe is a good, sweet boy, and seems to be a happy dog. Oh, and did I mention he loves his treats!!!! 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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      Breed: Mutt
      Sex: Male Male
      Age: Young
      Location: Athens, AL
      Posted Breed: Hound / Mixed (short coat). CABBAGE 6 months old Cabbage is an absolute doll baby. He's so so sweet and loving and only wants to be loved in return. This precious little baby has not had the best beginning in life.....he came into the shelter with an injured leg and looks as if no one has really paid much attention to him. And yet...he's an upbeat boy that just melts your heart. Please share Cabbage for a rescue/ foster home/ or a safe and loving forever home. He's a small hound mix and will make one fantastic family boy if given the chance. If you are willing to foster our little Cabbage please call the shelter ASAP at 256-771-7889. 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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      Betsie

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      Breed: Treeing Walker Coonhound
      Sex: Female Female
      Age: Senior
      Location: Athens, AL
      Posted Breed: Treeing Walker Coonhound (short coat). Betsie is a very sweet, somewhat restless, but gentle treeing walker coon hound. This sweet, mature girl was turned in to the shelter by her owner. She has a very nice temperament, and enjoys petting and shows of affection. This sweet girl has been bred in the past and her appearance indicates that she is a mature 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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      Breed: American Bulldog-Unknown Mix
      Sex: Female Female
      Location: Athens, AL
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      Megs

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      Breed: Labrador Retriever-Unknown Mix
      Sex: Female Female
      Age: Young
      Location: Athens, AL
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      Ebony

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      Sex: Female Female
      Age: Young
      Location: Athens, AL
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      Chain

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      Breed: Bulldog-Unknown Mix
      Sex: Male Male
      Age: Young
      Location: Athens, AL
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      Aubie

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      Sex: Male Male
      Location: Athens, AL
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      Dexter

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      Sex: Male Male
      Age: Adult
      Location: Athens, AL
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      Breed: Labrador Retriever
      Sex: Male Male
      Age: Young
      Location: Athens, AL
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