Gabbie - German Shepherd Dog Dog For Adoption
German Shepherd Dog Dog For Adoption in Detroit Lakes, MN, USA


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Organization Name: Marshmallow Foundation
Location: Detroit Lakes, MN 56501
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Breed: German Shepherd Dog
Gender: Female Female


Age: Senior
Color/Markings: Black with Tan, Yellow or Fawn
Size at Maturity: Large
Availability Date: 05/27/2017
Location: Detroit Lakes, MN 56501
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Physical Attributes
Likes to Vocalize Some
Altered Yes
Behavioral Characteristics
OK with Dogs No
OK with Cats No
Owner Experience Required Breed
  • Yard Required
Additional Information
Was the Dog Found No
  • Up-to-date on Vaccinations

Posted Breed: German Shepherd Dog. Hi my name is Gabbie and I'm a 10 year old German Shepherd looking for a new home and family. I'm a little unsure of why I'm here at the shelter and would really love to be back in a home as soon as possible. The shelter ladies tell me that I'm here because of some issues between me and another dog at my old home, who was much younger than me. I didn't mean to cause any tension and I hope someone will give me another chance to prove I can be the best doggie friend ever! I'm just a little older and set in my ways....kinda like some hoomans! Maybe you have a spot for a golden girl like me? Adoption App: Volunteer and Foster Apps: Want to sponsor this sweetie? Donations can be made at:

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

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      Sex: Female Female
      Age: Adult
      Location: USA
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