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Aviva - German Shepherd Dog / Mixed (medium coat) Dog For Adoption
German Shepherd Dog Mix Dog For Adoption in Baltimore, MD, USA

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

Age: Senior
Color/Markings: Red/Golden/Orange/Chestnut with White
Size at Maturity: Large
Availability Date: 04/15/2017
Location: Baltimore, MD 21203
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Physical Attributes
Eye Color Gold
Ear Type Erect
Tail Type Long
Coat Length Medium
Grooming Needs Moderate
Likes to Vocalize Some
Shedding Amount High
Altered Yes
Behavioral Characteristics
OK with Kids Yes
OK with Dogs Yes
OK with Cats No
Energy Level Low
Activity Level Slightly Active
Exercise Needs Low
Obedience Training Has Basic Training
Owner Experience Required Breed
Other
  • Not Good With Small Dogs
  • Leash Trained
  • Crate Trained
  • Housetrained
  • Preditory
  • Good in a Car
  • Likes to Play with Toys
Personality
Personality Characteristics
  • Playful
  • Affectionate
  • Eager to Please
  • Intelligent
  • Even-Tempered
Additional Information
Was the Dog Found No
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  • Ongoing Medical Care Needed

Posted Breed: German Shepherd Dog / Mixed (medium coat). 4/10/17 Vivi continues to do well on the Prednisone and Tylosin. The Prednisone does increase her water intake, and output, and the Tylosin helps keep her stools as close to normal as possible. The pancreatic enzymes, along with her special diet, help Vivi remain healthy. She still enjoys her chew toys and fur-siblings, a ride in the car and walk in the park. 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 Dog For Adoption in Baltimore, MD, USA

      Jake FS

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      Breed: German Shepherd Dog
      Sex: Male Male
      Age: Adult
      Location: USA
      Posted Breed: German Shepherd Dog (medium coat). Jake is a large, high-energy boy that needs a little coaching in the manners department. He loves to play fetch and is an expert at finding tennis balls. He gets along with other dogs and is extremely exuberant when trying to meet people. He responds well to direction, but will need clear and consistent boundaries to help him mature into his full potential. An active home would be best - teenagers or older . Jake will be adopted ONLY to a family with prior experience with German Shepherds. 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. Sponsored By: Amanda Konyk (07/18/2017)
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    • American Staffordshire Terrier-Border Collie Mix Dog For Adoption in Baltimore, MD, USA

      Skipper

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      Breed: American Staffordshire Terrier-Border Collie Mix
      Sex: Male Male
      Age: Young
      Location: USA
      Posted Breed: Border Collie / American Staffordshire Terrier / Mixed (short coat). Skipper's foster reports : Skipper is a super love bug , with people and dogs ...he becomes very excited when he sees other dogs but after introductions is very social and loves to play ! Due to his high energy he is best suited for children over about 10 years old......while he is very friendly smaller children may get knocked over or bumped by his excited greetings . Skipper is very prey driven so cats, squirrels and any other small animals are of high interest to him. If allowed he would chase with a fervor. Border Collie and Lab are his predominate breeds but with his muscular size he also appears to have some sort of bully breed too so will not be adopted to any home where any type pf bully breed is not allowed. If you are interested in learning more about Skipper, please email adoptions@allshepherdrescue.com
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    • German Shepherd Dog-Unknown Mix Dog For Adoption in Baltimore, MD, USA

      Alexa

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      Breed: German Shepherd Dog-Unknown Mix
      Sex: Female Female
      Age: Young
      Location: USA
      Posted Breed: German Shepherd Dog / Mixed (short coat). Alexa is the life of the party! She's a lively and affectionate little girl who loves to do whatever her people are doing. Whether it's a run on the trail or a cuddle on the couch, Alexa will be happily by your side! She is perfect for an active home who loves to run and play, and would shine in a sport like agility or flyball. She's a quick learner and loves to work for her food. Alexa is great with people and dogs ! 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, USA

      Presley

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      Breed: German Shepherd Dog
      Sex: Male Male
      Age: Young
      Location: USA
      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, USA

      Abby

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      Breed: German Shepherd Dog
      Sex: Female Female
      Age: Senior
      Location: USA
      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 Dog For Adoption in Baltimore, MD, USA

      Deja

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      Breed: German Shepherd Dog
      Sex: Female Female
      Location: USA
      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's best home will be a home with kids and a calm dog. 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, USA

      Braun

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      Breed: German Shepherd Dog
      Sex: Male Male
      Age: Young
      Location: USA
      Posted Breed: German Shepherd Dog (medium coat). PLEASE NOTE: This animal is listed as a courtesy for Training Rescue Dogs. This dog is not with All Shepherd Rescue. Do not fill out an application online, instead please be sure to email:info@trainingrescues.org. or call 202-350-1149 for more information. From Training Rescue Dogs: Braun is a large, young dog. He was left to his own devices at his previous home and will need some training. He will be very loyal to the human he chooses to make a bond. Braun responds well to clicker/marker training but he is looking for someone to be his leader. He likes to play with balls and chew on bones. It does not appear that he has much play drive at the moment, but may have some prey drive. ***Braun is a NO for a home with cats. Braun is available for adoption, but will only be placed in a home with significant previous GSD experience (as an adult), one that understands leadership, structure, consistent training and boundaries, and one without young children. Braun has separation anxiety and his adopter will need to understand how to guide him and help manage this situation. He has made tremendous progress with his foster, but it is possible that it may simply be a "management" and not a cure. His issues are not containment-phobia, and he will kennel up. Wire kennels are not an acceptable method of containment for Braun. He will need an airline approved type kennel with a NSEW locking mechanism at this point in time. Excluding his SA, he is an excellent house dog. He's house trained, quiet, and will entertain himself while the foster is working or watching TV. His favorite things to do are to chew on his antlers, his KONG, or balls. He is a strong chewer. He loves to sleep on the bed and is a good foot warmer. He tends to stay in one place at night so once he's there, that's probably where you will find him in the morning. He knows to "sit" for his food, and ring a bell when he wants to go outside. Braun has been attending weekly lessons at P.U.P.S. Dog Obedience (http://www.pupsdogobediencetraining.com/) and he is doing very well. His adoption contract will have a clause stating that he must take at least 8 lessons with Karen Decker, of P.U.P.S. Dog Obedience and she is located in Columbia, Maryland or Melissa Pink in the Alexandria, VA area (vacaninecoach@gmail.com) would be an acceptable alternative trainer to Karen. If you are seriously interested in adopting Braun and have a trainer you have been working with over the years, please let us know and we will be happy to talk with them to see if we might be able to add them to our list of approved trainers. Braun is looking to bond with his handler and will do so quickly, but will continue to need guidance and opportunities to increase his self-confidence. He is a fantastic dog, a lot of fun, and will be incredibly loyal to his human. If you are looking for a velcro dog that you can work with, mold, and form an incredible bond with, then Braun might be the dog for you. Please do not apply to adopt Braun if you have children under the age of 15, cats, or small dogs. He will also not be placed in a home without the individual having significant knowledge of the breed and their idiosyncrasies. Braun is a good boy but he's looking for his special person. Will it be you? Requirements for adopting Braun: Previous GSD experience (as an adult) Understands and is capable of establishing pack leadership Active and capable of giving this young guy the physical as well as the mental stimulation he needs daily. If you are interested in welcoming Braun to your home, please check out out Adoptions Process page --> http://bit.ly/Adoption-TRD . Braun is currently in the Baltimore area and will have a training requirement with one of our approved trainers. If you are not yet approved to adopt from Training Rescue Dogs, please fill out our online application at www.trainingrescues.org. Our adoption fee for Braun is $450.00. Please be sure to email:info@trainingrescues.org. or call 202-350-1149 for more information.
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    • German Shepherd Dog-Unknown Mix Dog For Adoption in Baltimore, MD, USA

      Gaston

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      Breed: German Shepherd Dog-Unknown Mix
      Sex: Male Male
      Age: Young
      Location: USA
      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, USA

      Leila

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      Breed: German Shepherd Dog
      Sex: Female Female
      Age: Young
      Location: USA
      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
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    • German Shepherd Dog Dog For Adoption in Baltimore, MD, USA

      Julia

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      Breed: German Shepherd Dog
      Sex: Female Female
      Age: Adult
      Location: USA
      Posted Breed: German Shepherd Dog (medium coat). Sweet Julia is looking for a home ......she is lovable and loyal to her family but needs a careful introduction. Julia loves to run and play with canine pals. Smart, affectionate and easily trained are all apt descriptions for this beautiful girl.......but will bark aggressively with some people and strangers. Her ideal home will be with a home with no children and where her adopters take it slow with introductions with friends and family. Julia is with a fantastic trainer right now and has learned basic obedience, " place" etc. Julia will only be adopted to a home familiar with German Shepherds. 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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