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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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
Tags: German Shepherd Dog Dog For Adoption in Athens, AL
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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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    • Mutt Dog For Adoption in Athens, AL

      Eddie

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      Breed: Mutt
      Sex: Male Male
      Age: Adult
      Location: Athens, AL
      Posted Breed: Hound / Mixed (short coat). Eddie is a very handsome hound/beagle mix who was brought to the shelter as a stray. Eddie is a happy, very well-behaved boy who appears to have been well-cared for before he became lost. He also seems to be a healthy boy. If he is not reunited with his owner, he will be in need of a comfortable, loving home. 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 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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    • Labrador Retriever-Unknown Mix Dog For Adoption in Athens, AL

      Balboa

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      Breed: Labrador Retriever-Unknown Mix
      Sex: Male Male
      Age: Adult
      Location: Athens, AL
      Posted Breed: Labrador Retriever / Mixed (short coat). Balboa is a very well-mannered and handsome Lab/bulldog mix. He walks well on a leash and is a patient big boy with a beautiful coat of short, dense fur in stark black and white. Balboa has a very attractive face with warm, friendly eyes and a sweet temperament to go along with his handsome good looks. Balboa is a very gentle big guy and he accepts treats with gentle patience.. 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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    • Bulldog-Unknown Mix Dog For Adoption in Athens, AL

      Ali

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      Breed: Bulldog-Unknown Mix
      Sex: Male Male
      Age: Adult
      Location: Athens, AL
      Posted Breed: Bulldog / Mixed (short coat). Ali was turned in to the shelter by his owner. He is a very stout, alert, and curious big boy, and even though he might appear intimidating, he is affectionate and friendly. He is muscular and would probably be better suited for a home without small children, not because he is aggressive, but simply because of his bulk and strength. He seems to think chickens are play toys, though, so he should not be adopted into a home where there are chickens. He would need to be tested with other dogs and cats to determine his compatibility with them. Other small animals might also be brought into question. 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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    • Mac - Hound / Mixed Dog For Adoption

      Date listed: 02/11/2017

      Mutt Dog For Adoption in Athens, AL

      Mac

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      Breed: Mutt
      Sex: Male Male
      Age: Adult
      Location: Athens, AL
      Posted Breed: Hound / Mixed. Mac is a handsome and very personable hound mix who was brought to the shelter as a stray. He is rather confused and frightened in the shelter, but hopefully he will continue to warm up. Mac is a very good boy and will make a great pet and companion. 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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    • Labrador Retriever-Unknown Mix Dog For Adoption in Athens, AL

      Macy Lyn

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      Breed: Labrador Retriever-Unknown Mix
      Sex: Female Female
      Age: Baby
      Location: Athens, AL
      Posted Breed: Labrador Retriever / Mixed (short coat). Macy Lyn is one of a litter of 7 puppies turned into the shelter. All are 6 weeks of age, and are eating dry puppy food. They are a mix of Dachshund and believe it or not Lab, according to the owners. Each and every one of them in the litter is absolutely gorgeous. They have the long body, and the short little legs like a Doxie, and each has its own personality. Guessing if the Lab kicks into the equation, they can not be any larger than a Basset, but we don't believe they will get that large. If you are interested in adopting her, please contact the shelter at 256-771-7889. You may also fill out an application on line at http://limestonepets.org/adopt/. If you would like to sponsor a dog in need you may also do so on the site or go to http://thedogpound7889.wix.com/alas
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    • American Bulldog-Unknown Mix Dog For Adoption in Athens, AL

      Reno

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      Breed: American Bulldog-Unknown Mix
      Sex: Male Male
      Age: Baby
      Location: Athens, AL
      Posted Breed: American Bulldog / Mixed. Reno is one sweet little member of a litter that was turned in to the shelter by their owner. He is a cute little guy who needs a forever home of his own. Reno was one of nine litter mates who were surrendered together, but is one of only five remaining at the shelter. Four of his brothers and sisters have been adopted. Sweet little Reno is patiently waiting for his new family to come and claim him and take him to his new home 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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    • Bulldog-Unknown Mix Dog For Adoption in Athens, AL

      Walden

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      Breed: Bulldog-Unknown Mix
      Sex: Male Male
      Age: Adult
      Location: Athens, AL
      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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    • American Bulldog Dog For Adoption in Athens, AL

      Puddles

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      Breed: American Bulldog
      Sex: Male Male
      Age: Adult
      Location: Athens, AL
      Posted Breed: American Bulldog (short coat). Puddles Puddles is a very, very sweet big bulldog mix who was brought to the shelter as a stray. This handsome boy has a wonderfully handsome face and a wonderfully gentle temperament to match. His stray hold expires tomorrow, January 6th, so this sweetheart will be ready to go to his new, forever home any time. He likes his treats, but he accepts them with a soft mouth. Gentle, sweet, and alert! You can't go wrong with this one! 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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      Darla

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      Breed: Labrador Retriever
      Sex: Female Female
      Age: Adult
      Location: Athens, AL
      Posted Breed: Labrador Retriever. Darla is a precious little girl who appears to be a Lab mix. She was brought to the shelter as a stray. Darla is mature, but small for a Lab, and has been bred in the past. She is very, very sweet, though, and she really craves attention and affection. She is rather undernourished, and her ribs and hips show, but she is really a sweet little girl who possesses tons of potential. This little lady is just super sweet! 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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    • Australian Shepherd Dog For Adoption in Athens, AL

      Armor

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      Breed: Australian Shepherd
      Sex: Male Male
      Age: Adult
      Location: Athens, AL
      Posted Breed: Australian Shepherd. Armor is a very good looking male shepherd mix who was brought to the shelter as a stray. He is a pretty brown color with black highlights, black mask, and black ears. Armor is frightened in the shelter and is a bit hesitant to let one get very close at first sight, but he warms up to you fairly quickly, especially if you offer him a treat. His coat is clean, as if he has been well-cared for, and he has a gentle demeanor. Armor will make a great pet for the right person or family. 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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