Leila - German Shepherd Dog (medium coat) Dog For Adoption
German Shepherd Dog Dog For Adoption in Baltimore, MD

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Organization Name: All Shepherd Rescue
Location: Baltimore, MD 21203
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Breed: German Shepherd Dog
Gender: Female Female
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Leila

Age: Young
Color/Markings: Black with Tan, Yellow or Fawn
Size at Maturity: Medium
Availability Date: 10/01/2016
Location: Baltimore, MD 21203
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Physical Attributes
Ear Type Erect
Tail Type Long
Coat Length Medium
Grooming Needs Moderate
Likes to Vocalize Some
Shedding Amount Moderate
Altered Yes
Behavioral Characteristics
OK with Kids Yes
OK with Dogs Yes
Energy Level Low
Activity Level Slightly Active
Exercise Needs Low
Obedience Training Needs Training
Owner Experience Required Breed
Other
  • Leash Trained
  • Crate Trained
  • Housetrained
  • Good in a Car
  • Likes to Play with Toys
  • Likes to Be in Your Lap
Personality
Personality Characteristics
  • Playful
  • Affectionate
  • Eager to Please
  • Intelligent
  • Even-Tempered
Additional Information
Was the Dog Found No
Other
  • Ongoing Medical Care Needed

Posted Breed: German Shepherd Dog (medium coat). Leila is sponsored by quite a few people! Check out her list here Leila is just the sweetest, most loving little girl! She smothers your face with kisses and loves to be held in your lap for petting . She deserves a life full of love and hugs, dog bones and long walks! During her initial veterinary examination, it was discovered that this tiny pup everyone thought was about 12 weeks old was really about 5 or possibly even 6 months old and had a stage 5 heart murmur! Further examinations by veterinary cardiologists revealed a severe congenital heart defect. Leila was diagnosed with Valvular Pulmonic Stenosis and had surgery - a procedure called a "Balloon Valvuloplasty" to correct this disorder, thanks to the generosity of ASR supporters with a surgery fee of slightly more than $3000. Unfortunately, although the surgery was a success, in a short period of time the tissue had regrown and no there are no further surgical or medical options. Leila receives a daily medicine called a beta blocker and has a periodic check up from a cardiologist inducing an echocardiogram to check for any changes in her heart. We will do what it takes to help this girl to live as normal a life as possible. Leila is in her foster home and loving it! She loves her big, big German Shepherd foster brother and foster sister - and enjoys trying to get the upper hand - always from both! Her foster mom reports that aside from tiring easily, Leila is a typical playful and loving puppy - with a cute personality...and she is waiting for her forever home. If you would like to donate to help cover the cost of Leila's semi-annual cardiologist visits and echocardiogram (about $650), please use link below To see how Leila is doing check out her surgery page here! If you are not yet approved to adopt from All Shepherd Rescue, please fill out our application online at www.allshepherdrescue.com. Our Adoption fee is $300.00

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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    • German Shepherd Dog Dog For Adoption in Baltimore, MD

      Apache

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      Breed: German Shepherd Dog
      Sex: Male Male
      Age: Adult
      Location: Baltimore, MD
      Posted Breed: German Shepherd Dog (medium coat). Update from his foster : Apache is a really sweet dog. Wants someone to loooove him. Does want to be with you all the time but he can be crated or left alone in the home with no worries. 'Patch' would be great with another easy going dog and will be fine with a dog savvy cat. Apache loves EVERYbody but barks initially when someone approaches the yard, home or car. He LOVES car rides and walks, and loves carrying around soft toys and squeaky balls. Apache is a bouncy 7 years young. He is best described as a giant 90+ lb doofus who just wants to love on everyone Meet APACHE!! This super sweet fellow's person was heartbroken to have to give him up, but a long term hospital stay forced him to surrender him to a shelter. Cats are unknown. If you are interested in knowing more about Apache, pls contact Adoptions@allshepherdrescue.com or complete an Adoption application at www.allshepherdrescue.com
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    • German Shepherd Dog Dog For Adoption in Baltimore, MD

      Hercules

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      Breed: German Shepherd Dog
      Sex: Male Male
      Location: Baltimore, MD
      Posted Breed: German Shepherd Dog. PLEASE NOTE: This animal is listed as a courtesy for another organization. This dog is not with All Shepherd Rescue. Do not fill out an application online, instead please be sure to contact the foster/caretaker listed below for more information. Located in Maryland. Hercules is a sweet boy who has been with his human sibling since she was 8 years old. She is now faced with having to rehome him. He's healthy for his age, but takes some medicine for a little arthritis in a back leg. He enjoys leg massages and a heating pad. He's very affectionate; he loves squeaky toys, balls, bones, and food! He has never been around cats, sometimes he barks at other dogs when on walks but has not shown any aggression toward them. He is very good around small children. If you are able to give this spunky senior a furever home, please email his human - Hercules has been a good boy his whole life and through no fault of his own, is losing his home.
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    • German Shepherd Dog-Unknown Mix Dog For Adoption in Baltimore, MD

      Alexa

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      Breed: German Shepherd Dog-Unknown Mix
      Sex: Female Female
      Age: Young
      Location: Baltimore, MD
      Posted Breed: German Shepherd Dog / Mixed (short coat). Alexa is a very young, sweet GSD-mix girl. She is barely a year old and she came in with 3 mix-breed pups; one died shortly after arriving. She is very friendly and full of excitement when it comes to meeting people. Being just a pup herself, she will need a family to help teach her skills and manners. She is super smart, eager to learn and loves to collect her toys. If you are not yet approved to adopt from All Shepherd Rescue, please fill out our online application at www.allshepherdrescue.com. Our adoption fee is $300.00.
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    • German Shepherd Dog Dog For Adoption in Baltimore, MD

      Presley

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      Breed: German Shepherd Dog
      Sex: Male Male
      Age: Young
      Location: Baltimore, MD
      Posted Breed: German Shepherd Dog (medium coat). Presley is being sponsored by Brian Pearsall in honor of Dolly who is the vet who gave us the sweetest girl, which has found her forever home. Presley is being sponsored by Nieves Zaldivar. Presley is ready to start his new "leash" on life and he has come to ASR in order to do just that. His past life was not good and his owner was seen abusing him. As a result, Presley has some trust issues and will need an adopter experienced with GSD's With leadership and guidance, this amazing dog will be your best friend! If you are interested in a jogging companion or someone to play ball with, Presley is super athletic and will play ball for hours. Presley is great with dogs but not tested yet with cats. If you would like to learn more about Presley or are interested in fostering him, please email Adoptions@allshepherdrescue.com If you are not yet approved to adopt from All Shepherd Rescue, please fill out our application online at www.allshepherdrescue.com. Our adoption fee is $300.00.
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    • German Shepherd Dog Dog For Adoption in Baltimore, MD

      Deja

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      Breed: German Shepherd Dog
      Sex: Female Female
      Location: Baltimore, MD
      Posted Breed: German Shepherd Dog. Deja has joined the ASR team and is doing well in her new foster home! Deja is a sweet girl who loves to cuddle with people she knows although she can be a bit reserved until she knows you! Deja is good with dogs but not tested yet with cats. Deja is in a home with no kids so at this time we are not sure of her reaction to the activity level of young children If you are not yet approved to adopt from All Shepherd Rescue, please fill out our online application at www.allshepherdrescue.com. Our adoption fee is $300.00.
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    • German Shepherd Dog Dog For Adoption in Baltimore, MD

      Abby

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      Breed: German Shepherd Dog
      Sex: Female Female
      Age: Senior
      Location: Baltimore, MD
      Posted Breed: German Shepherd Dog (medium coat). This sweet senior is looking for a special place to call her own. She is very social and loves to be petted. She's got a lot of spunk for her age and she loves running and fetching a ball. She's good with other dogs and people and totally ignored the cat she met! If you are not yet approved to adopt from All Shepherd Rescue, please fill out our online application at www.allshepherdrescue.com. Our adoption fee is $300.00.
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    • German Shepherd Dog-Unknown Mix Dog For Adoption in Baltimore, MD

      Aviva

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      Breed: German Shepherd Dog-Unknown Mix
      Sex: Female Female
      Age: Senior
      Location: Baltimore, MD
      Posted Breed: German Shepherd Dog / Mixed (medium coat). 9/9/16 Update: Vivi has recently been diagnosed with Atypical Addison's. She has been placed on a daily dose of Prednisone and a monthly injection of B-12. Vivi will receive these for the rest of her life. She continues with the twice daily enzymes for EPI as well as a restricted diet for the IBD. Due to the recent diagnosis, Vivi needs to avoid stressful situations, including rescue events. In spite of her medical needs, Vivi remains a sweet and loving dog who is happy to see her people each day and play with her fur-siblings. 4/28/16 Update: I guess I spoke too soon.....Vivi suffered a severe flare-up of her IBD and needed short-term hospitalization. It seems Vivi ate too much grass, causing inflammation in her gut thus triggering the flare-up of the IBD. She's doing better now, the meds and prescription diet are kicking in, sSe'll be back to her happy self in no time! 3/4/16 Update: Vivi continues to do well. She still requires enzymes with each meal, and meds must be kept on hand in the event of a "flare-up" (diarrhea), or she goes too long without eating. She can be a little temperamental when it comes to eating, sometimes requiring finding the right room in which to eat. 9/2 Update: Aviva - (Vivi), is a wonderful member of her foster's family! She LOVES the toy basket and will root around for just the right toy for the moment. Sometimes something fuzzy and squeaky, sometimes hard and chewable. Aviva enjoys lounging in the house with her fur-siblings, or on the not-so-hot days resting beneath a large forsythia in the backyard......she's dug herself a nice hole in the ground perfect for an afternoon nap! Mention the word "walk" and Vivi will race you to the door and wonder why it's taking so long to get her leash on her! She loves the neighbors, big and small, and happily greets those along our path. Vivi still needs close monitoring of her food intake (and output) and continues on the daily enzyme supplement to treat her EPI. And if she does happen to go too long without eating, she is given an appetite stimulant. To read some of Aviva's past updates check out her page here. Thank you to all of those who have given so generously to Vivi's medical fund. Your donations will help ASR fund the necessary veterinary care to help Aviva. Help spread the word about Aviva by printing a few of her flyers to hand out or post in your vet's office. If you are interested in sponsoring Aviva or helping with her medical /dental care, donations are gratefully accepted via Paypal or by mail to P O Box 23231, Baltimore Md 21203) Aviva and ASR thank you. Thank you to David Diep for your donation! (6/29/14) Thank you to Sunni Edinger for your donation! (8/17/14) Special thanks to Dr. Daniel Negola, DVM, of Gaithersburg, MD for his generous rescue discount for Aviva's endoscopy & biopsies. Without this procedure, we would not have our diagnosis. Thank you to the Brown family of Silver Spring, MD for covering the remaining balance for the endoscopy.
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    • German Shepherd Dog-Unknown Mix Dog For Adoption in Baltimore, MD

      Gaston

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      Breed: German Shepherd Dog-Unknown Mix
      Sex: Male Male
      Age: Young
      Location: Baltimore, MD
      Posted Breed: German Shepherd Dog / Mixed (medium coat). Gaston is fully recovered from his heartworm treatment and ready for his forever home. Gaston didn't have the best start in life but he's living with a wonderful foster who has taught him the joys of regular meals, a soft bed, and TLC! Gaston is fine with dogs but since he's still a little unsure of himself, a quieter home with no kids would be best for him.......... If you are looking for a great walking companion and loyal friend, please ask to meet Gaston! Thanks to Tina Sugandh for contributing towards Gaston's HW treatment! Thanks to Matthew Mummert for your sponsorship! If you are not yet approved to adopt from All Shepherd Rescue, please fill out our application online at www.allshepherdrescue.com. Our adoption fee is $300.00
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    • German Shepherd Dog Dog For Adoption in Baltimore, MD

      Barley

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      Breed: German Shepherd Dog
      Sex: Male Male
      Age: Adult
      Location: Baltimore, MD
      Posted Breed: German Shepherd Dog (medium coat). Barley has been great with dogs and people . He doesn't like to share his bones or toys so would do best in a child free home.....otherwise he loves to play with his canine pals an snuggle with his human friends! If you are interested in meeting this sweet boy, contact us! If you are not yet approved to adopt from All Shepherd Rescue, please fill out our online application at www.allshepherdrescue.com. Our adoption fee is $300.00.
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    • Border Collie-German Shepherd Dog Mix Dog For Adoption in Baltimore, MD

      Magnolia

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      Breed: Border Collie-German Shepherd Dog Mix
      Sex: Female Female
      Age: Young
      Location: Baltimore, MD
      Posted Breed: Border Collie / German Shepherd Dog / Mixed (medium coat). A wonderful ASR volunteer drove all the way to SC to transport her, her sister and 5 other lucky pups to the TLC of ASR volunteers! Update: Maggie, as she's called at home, is getting along well with the resident dogs, especially the female. She is quite frightened of the humans but we are working to alleviate that. Hand-feeding and lots of holding should help her work out her fears in no time. Poor thing has been through a lot in the last few days! After a few visits with the bathtub, Maggie's coat is full of shine and softness. Her sweet little black face is nothing short of adorable. She is going to be a beautiful dog! 5/3 Update: Maggie has greatly improved in keeping her crate clean! No accidents for five days now and she has learned to use her voice when she needs "to go". We are still working on overcoming her fear of humans. Maggie is settling down a little faster while being held and seems to enjoy the shoulder rubs! 5/18 Update: Maggie continues to grow and thrive! She is showing a little less fear toward the resident humans, but still skittish. It is much easier to touch her if one of the resident dogs is also receiving attention. I think deep down she really wants the attention but just can't quite bring herself to fully relax. Maggie most likely will need a companion dog to help her feel a part of the "pack". 7/18 Update: Maggie is warming up to her foster mom, allowing petting and easy leashing. She is mastering the "Sit" and "Wait" commands while on walks, which she loves! Maggie goes readily to her crate (most of the time) when commanded, she's much faster at this if she sees a treat in my hand! She's a sweet little girl that will need time and patience from her forever family. Maggie will soon be meeting with a professional trainer to help us determine how best to help her overcome her fear of humans. 8/11 Update: There has been some progress made with Maggie. She loves going for a walk and comes readily, and excitedly, to me when she see's her leash and hears "let's walk". We are still dealing with "accidents" in the house due to Maggie's discomfort of getting too close. If loose, she has to be closely watched. If she is tethered or in her crate, Maggie will bark and whine to go out. 10/11 Update: Maggie has been attending group obedience classes and is doing very well. She walks nicely on a leash, with occasional, gentle reminders. She will sit on command and knows "wait". Maggie's recall is coming around. Because Maggie is around "new" people in class, she is learning that people are okay to be near, and even better if they have a yummy treat! Maggie is a very sweet, affectionate little girl. She can be mischevious but corrects easily, if you're not laughing too hard! **When applying to adopt one of our puppies, please remember this: Up to the age of 8 months old, puppies cannot be left alone for a standard work day. Arrangements will have to be in place for 4-hour intervals until the pups are at least 8 months old. Having someone with them every 4 hours until they are older greatly facilitates the housebreaking process If you are not yet approved to adopt from All Shepherd Rescue, please fill out our online application at www.allshepherdrescue.com. Our adoption fee is $300.00.
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