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

      Amos

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      Breed: Mutt
      Sex: Male Male
      Age: Adult
      Location: Athens, AL
      Posted Breed: Hound (short coat). AMOS. OWNER TURN IN. NO STRAY HOLD. This gentle old soul was turned in by his owner. Poor sweet guy. He is scared but was very gentle with me while we were out in the yard. He looks like he's been outside his whole life, probably on a chain, as there was part of a chain attached to his collar. I suspect he is not as old as he looks, but that his outdoor life has been rough on his skin. I don't think his owner gave a name for him, so we named him Amos. Let's help Amos find a new wonderful life. 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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    • American Staffordshire Terrier Dog For Adoption in Athens, AL

      Baco

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      Breed: American Staffordshire Terrier
      Sex: Male Male
      Age: Adult
      Location: Athens, AL
      Posted Breed: American Staffordshire Terrier (short coat). Baco is a wonderful, sweet big boy. He was brought to the shelter as a stray, so he will have to remain at the shelter until his stray hold has expired, but this sweet soul will make someone a great pet and companion. This big boy has just the best temperament, and he is smart.....ready to be trained. He already sits very eagerly on command and may know other commands s well. He is very alert and seems very eager to please. And just look at that sweet, big, beautiful face!!! 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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    • Turner - Bulldog Dog For Adoption

      Date listed: 01/07/2017

      Bulldog Dog For Adoption in Athens, AL

      Turner

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      Breed: Bulldog
      Sex: Male Male
      Age: Adult
      Location: Athens, AL
      Posted Breed: Bulldog. Turner is an amazing little male bulldog mix who was brought to the shelter as a stray. He is an active, happy, medium sized boy with alert, piercing eyes, and a very, strong sense of determination and a desire to please. His eyes appear kind of wild, but his spirit Is that of an amazing little guy who seems to want nothing more than love, affection, and.......TREATS! Give him some treats that he likes, and you have made a true friend! What can be more precious than the love and adoration of a true friend? 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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    • Snoopy - Mastiff Dog For Adoption

      Date listed: 01/06/2017

      Mastiff Dog For Adoption in Athens, AL

      Snoopy

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      Breed: Mastiff
      Sex: Male Male
      Age: Young
      Location: Athens, AL
      Posted Breed: Mastiff. SNOOPY We have 6 Mastiff mix pups who were turned into the shelter by the owners. They are 3 to 4 months old. Very sweet. Please call 256-771-7889 for more info on them. Carrie, Katie, Selena, Arianna, Specs and Snoopy. 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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    • Specs - Mastiff Dog For Adoption

      Date listed: 01/06/2017

      Mastiff Dog For Adoption in Athens, AL

      Specs

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      Breed: Mastiff
      Sex: Female Female
      Age: Young
      Location: Athens, AL
      Posted Breed: Mastiff. SPECS We have 6 Mastiff mix pups who were turned into the shelter by the owners. They are 3 to 4 months old. Very sweet. Please call 256-771-7889 for more info on them. Carrie, Katie, Selena, Arianna, Specs and Snoopy. 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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    • Carrie - Mastiff Dog For Adoption

      Date listed: 01/06/2017

      Mastiff Dog For Adoption in Athens, AL

      Carrie

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      Breed: Mastiff
      Sex: Female Female
      Age: Young
      Location: Athens, AL
      Posted Breed: Mastiff. Carrie We have 6 Mastiff mix pups who were turned into the shelter by the owners. They are 3 to 4 months old. Very sweet. Please call 256-771-7889 for more info on them. Carrie, Katie, Selena, Arianna, Specs and Snoopy. 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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    • Arianna - Mastiff Dog For Adoption

      Date listed: 01/06/2017

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      Arianna

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      Breed: Mastiff
      Sex: Female Female
      Age: Young
      Location: Athens, AL
      Posted Breed: Mastiff. ARIANA We have 6 Mastiff mix pups who were turned into the shelter by the owners. They are 3 to 4 months old. Very sweet. Please call 256-771-7889 for more info on them. Carrie, Katie, Selena, Arianna, Specs and Snoopy. 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 Dog For Adoption in Athens, AL

      Heidi

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      Breed: Bulldog
      Sex: Female Female
      Age: Adult
      Location: Athens, AL
      Posted Breed: Bulldog (short coat). HEIDI Heidi was brought to the shelter as the result of a horrific abuse case, and a situation that resulted in the remainder of her right rear leg having to be amputated. She has recovered from the surgery and has adapted rather well to her handicap, and she has done so while keeping her beautifully sweet demeanor intact. Heidi has an absolutely beautiful soul and a very happy attitude, in spite of the neglect and horrible abuse she was subjected to. Now she is ready to go to her new home. She is an adorable big girl, and she loves people....loves to play! Heidi may have some food aggression issues, so that will have to be taken into consideration in the adoption process. It should be added that she enjoys treats and she accepts them gently and with a soft mouth, so if there is a food aggression issue, it is likely only where other dogs are involved. This beautiful girl needs a good, happy home, a home in which she will be treated with love and kindness. 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 Dog For Adoption in Athens, AL

      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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