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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

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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      Tyler

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      Breed: Labrador Retriever-Unknown Mix
      Sex: Male Male
      Age: Young
      Location: USA
      Posted Breed: Labrador Retriever / Mixed (medium coat). Tyler is just a big, beautiful black Labrador retriever mix with a happy attitude and a desire to please. This handsome boy sit on command and shows signs that he could easily learn other commands and skills as well. Tyler was brought to the shelter s a stray, so his availability for adoption will depend upon whether or not his owner reclaims him. If he is not reclaimed, though, he will be made available for adoption. Tyler is a very special, very affectionate, intellient and loving big boy who should be a very cherished pet and compnion in any home. For more information regarding Tyler, 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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      Pita

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      Breed: Labrador Retriever-Unknown Mix
      Sex: Female Female
      Age: Adult
      Location: USA
      Posted Breed: Labrador Retriever / Mixed (medium coat). Pita was brought to the shelter as a stray. She is a beautiful black Labrador retriever mix with a very happy and active nature and a temperament that is just too sweet. Pita loves to run and play and she likes squeaky toys. Pita knows to sit on command and may very well know to obey other commands as well. She is a very sweet girl. This is another of the wonderful dogs at the shelter that would do very well as the pet and companion of an active older child or an adult with whom she could spend time exploring the outdoors. Pita will be made available for adoption if she is not reclaimed. 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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      Rocco

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      Breed: Mutt
      Sex: Male Male
      Age: Adult
      Location: USA
      Posted Breed: Terrier / Mixed. Rocco was found roaming loose out in the county and was brought to the shelter as a stray for his own safety. This sweet little guy doesn't have any idea where he is or why he is here, so he is a bit confused and disoriented, and even a bit frightened. Even though he is dealing with these negative emotions, he remains sweet and gentle. This little boy appears healthy and well cared for so he is somebody's sweet little pet, but if he is not reclaimed, he will be in need of a new forever home. Rocco is a precious little guy and would make a wonderful addition to any home or family. To fill out an adoption application, go to http://limestonepets.org/website/adoptApp.php?species=Dog
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    • Walt - Bulldog / Mixed Dog For Adoption

      Date listed: 09/23/2017

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

      Walt

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      Breed: Bulldog-Unknown Mix
      Sex: Male Male
      Age: Adult
      Location: USA
      Posted Breed: Bulldog / Mixed. Walt is an energetic and agile big boy who is very exuberant in his quest for attention. He is an affectionate big boy, with a very active playfulness Walt is easily distracted and seems disoriented in the shelter, but that is common among many of the dogs who end up in the shelter. Walt is a handsome bulldog mix with an erect posture and a curious nature. Walt was brought to the shelter as a stray, so he will be held at the shelter to allow his owner time to reclaim him. However, if he is not reclaimed, he will be made available for adoption. To fill out an adoption application, go to http://limestonepets.org/website/adoptApp.php?species=Dog
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      Noodles

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      Breed: Boxer-Unknown Mix
      Sex: Female Female
      Age: Adult
      Location: USA
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    • Atchley - Bulldog Dog For Adoption

      Date listed: 09/16/2017

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      Atchley

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      Breed: Bulldog
      Sex: Female Female
      Age: Adult
      Location: USA
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      Agatha

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      Breed: Bulldog
      Sex: Female Female
      Age: Adult
      Location: USA
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      Duchess

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      Penelope

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      Breed: Mutt
      Sex: Female Female
      Age: Adult
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      Age: Adult
      Location: USA
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