Maddie (KY) - Courtesy - White German Shepherd Dog For Adoption
Mutt Dog For Adoption in Sherman, IL

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Organization Name: Echo Dogs White Shepherd Rescue
Location: Sherman, IL 62684


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Breed: Mutt
Gender: Female Female
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Maddie (KY) - Courtesy

Age: Adult
Color/Markings: White
Size at Maturity: Large
Availability Date: 12/10/2016
Location: Sherman, IL 40205
Tags: Mutt Dog For Adoption in Sherman, IL
Physical Attributes
Altered Yes
Behavioral Characteristics
OK with Kids Yes
OK with Dogs No
Other
  • Housetrained
Additional Information
Was the Dog Found No
Other
  • Up-to-date on Vaccinations

Posted Breed: White German Shepherd. COURTESY LISTING - NOT AN ECHO FOSTER DOG! I am a gorgeous 4 year old, 60 lb female white shepherd. I have a condition known as Mega-E, which means my esophagus doesn't function properly. I have to rely on gravity to pull my food down to my stomach. But don’t fear, I have a special Bailey Chair that makes that happen for me and my chair will go with me to my new home! I also have some environmental allergies, but that is easily controlled with my medicine. I am housebroken and crate trained, but to be honest, I would really prefer a home where my family is home most of the time. I really, really love people!! I would do best in a home with children over 12 as younger kids can scare me when they get loud and move too fast. I would prefer to be the only dog in my home as other dogs sometimes intimidate me; unless you have a really laid back, calm dog and are willing to work with me on a slow integration. I am very smart and respond well to force-free/clicker training. I learn very quickly and am also very sensitive to voice cues. I am taking beginner agility classes and that is really fun for me. I walk really well on a leash and love a good game of fetch. I have so much love to share, can I share it with you?? For more information on Maddie: http://rehomingmegaesophagusdogs.com/maddie.htm This is a courtest listing and is NOT an Echo Dogs White Shepherd Rescue dog.

A.K.A. : A mongrel, mixed-breed dog
Overview: A mongrel, mutt, or mixed-breed dog, is a dog that is not the result of breeding within an existing breed or to modify or create a breed and belongs to no breed. In the United States, the term "mixed-breed" is a favored synonym over "mongrel" among many who wish to avoid negative connotations associated with the latter term. The implication that such dogs must be a mix of defined breeds may stem from an inverted understanding of the origins of dog breeds. Pure breeds have been, for the most part, artificially created from random-bred populations by human selective breeding with the purpose of enhancing desired physical, behavioral, or temperamental characteristics. Dogs that are not purebred are not necessarily a mix of such defined breeds. Therefore, among experts and fans of such dogs, "Mongrel" is still the preferred term.
Breed Group: Unspecified
Country of Origin: Unknown

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      Gracie (IL)

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      Breed: Mutt
      Sex: Female Female
      Age: Young
      Location: Sherman, IL
      Posted Breed: White German Shepherd. Please contact Echo Dogs (adoptions@echodogs.org) for more information about this pet. My name is Gracie and I am a one year old, high energy, spayed, petite female puppy. I am housebroken and crate-trained. I am just a very happy girl who loves all people, my toys and playing with other dogs nonstop! Because I still have those normal puppy behaviors, I will need to be crated when home alone so I do not get into things I shouldn’t. I would love to find a forever home with a canine sibling to play with, but I would also do ok without if there is someone to play with me daily (like some kids) to work out my energy. I would probably do very well at agility! If you are looking for a happy-go-lucky smaller pocket-shepherd, I am your girl! I am ready and waiting for my new home. Could it be yours? Follow me on Facebook: #EchoDogGracie For more information, please contact Adoptions. Echo Dogs fosters dogs in many states. Visit Echo Dogs White Shepherd Rescue to see more of our dogs. Transportation for the adopted dog IS available. Remember, we are an all-volunteer foster rescue organization - we DO NOT have a physical shelter to visit. Our minimum adoption donation is $300. All dogs are spayed/neutered, up-to-date on vaccinations and micro-chipped. Puppies under 6 months old may not be spayed/neutered. This would be the responsibility of the adopter at their own expense. Proof of spay/neuter will be required! To complete an online application: Click here.
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      Ernie (PA)

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      Breed: Mutt
      Sex: Male Male
      Age: Adult
      Location: Sherman, IL
      Posted Breed: White German Shepherd. Please contact Echo Dogs (adoptions@echodogs.org) for more information about this pet. Meet Ernie, a 2-year old housebroken, crate trained, neutered male ready for his forever home! Ernie currently weighs 62 lbs, but still needs to gain a bit more weight to fill out. Being a young male, Ernie is more on the high energy side and loves to be active! He is good with other dogs and all people. He happily welcomes visitors to his home and is always up for a good game of fetch, or just playing with the other dogs or his toys. Ernie loves his humans and going places with them. He would love going on some new adventures with his forever family. He rides well in vehicles and is such a happy boy now! Ernie is very affectionate and loves being the center of attention. He is looking for a family of his own to love. Could it be yours? Follow me on Facebook: #EchoDogErnie For more information, please contact Adoptions. Echo Dogs fosters dogs in many states. Visit Echo Dogs White Shepherd Rescue to see more of our dogs. Transportation for the adopted dog IS available. Remember, we are an all-volunteer foster rescue organization - we DO NOT have a physical shelter to visit. Our minimum adoption donation is $300. All dogs are spayed/neutered, up-to-date on vaccinations and micro-chipped. Puppies under 6 months old may not be spayed/neutered. This would be the responsibility of the adopter at their own expense. Proof of spay/neuter will be required! To complete an online application: Click here.
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      Wendy (IL)

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      Breed: Mutt
      Sex: Female Female
      Age: Young
      Location: Sherman, IL
      Posted Breed: White German Shepherd. Please contact Echo Dogs (adoptions@echodogs.org) for more information about this pet. Wendy is an 11 month old female and weighing 40 pounds. She is now housebroken and does not use a crate. She is well-behaved in the house and does not chew anything other than her toys. Wendy needs a physical fence (no electric fence) so she can run and play in the yard with another dog, one of her favorite activities! Wendy loves all people, young and old, other dogs and is just a very happy and playful girl. She is simply adorable! Wendy has been diagnosed with a neurological disease called Cerebellar Hypoplasia. It is a condition in which parts of the cerebellum have not completely developed. This means her gait is off and she looks like a Tennessee Walker with the high stepping of her front legs. There is no cure for this disease nor will it progress any further. She can live a normal life as a family pet but not as a jogging partner. Wendy needs a single level home with no more than 2-3 steps in her home. Her unconditional love will warm your heart! Are you the right family for Wendy? Follow me on Facebook: #EchoDogWendy For more information, please contact Adoptions. Echo Dogs fosters dogs in many states. Visit Echo Dogs White Shepherd Rescue to see more of our dogs. Transportation for the adopted dog IS available. Remember, we are an all-volunteer foster rescue organization - we DO NOT have a physical shelter to visit. Our minimum adoption donation is $300. All dogs are spayed/neutered, up-to-date on vaccinations and micro-chipped. Puppies under 6 months old may not be spayed/neutered. This would be the responsibility of the adopter at their own expense. Proof of spay/neuter will be required! To complete an online application: Click here.
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      Kingsley (IL...

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      Breed: Mutt
      Sex: Male Male
      Age: Young
      Location: Sherman, IL
      Posted Breed: White German Shepherd. Please contact Echo Dogs (adoptions@echodogs.org) for more information about this pet. Kingsley is a happy-go-lucky neutered, male puppy weighing 30 lbs. (DOB Sept 2016) He is housebroken and crate trained. Kingsley is very friendly and loves all people and playing with other dogs. Kingsley had a past trauma to his right eye. His vision in that eye is limited, but it does not slow him down one bit! Do you have room in your heart and home for this happy guy? He is ready and waiting! Follow me on Facebook: #EchoDogKingsley For more information, please contact Adoptions. Echo Dogs fosters dogs in many states. Visit Echo Dogs White Shepherd Rescue to see more of our dogs. Transportation for the adopted dog IS available. Remember, we are an all-volunteer foster rescue organization - we DO NOT have a physical shelter to visit. Our minimum adoption donation is $300. All dogs are spayed/neutered, up-to-date on vaccinations and micro-chipped. Puppies under 6 months old may not be spayed/neutered. This would be the responsibility of the adopter at their own expense. Proof of spay/neuter will be required! To complete an online application: Click here.
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      Malcolm (PA)...

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      Breed: Mutt
      Sex: Male Male
      Age: Adult
      Location: Sherman, IL
      Posted Breed: White German Shepherd. COURTESY LISTING - NOT AN ECHO FOSTER DOG! About Malcolm Status: Available for Adoption (adoption info) Adoption Fee: $175 Species: Dog Color: white Current Size: 45 Pounds Current Age: 4 Years 9 Months (best estimate) Housetrained: Yes 12/5/16 Help Mal find a home for the holidays! Mal is a such a sweet loyal loving and obedient boy and it's a shame he's still in foster care. Unfortunately he's nervous around new people and dominant with other dogs, so we can't take him to adoption events. We have learned a process for meeting new people that helps him make human friends in about 15 minutes, and he ignores the outside cats and gets along with the submissive dog here. Mal would do best in a quiet home with patient dog experienced people who will keep working on his sicial skills, especially a family who wants a protective dog. 11/14/15: Mal is such a well-behaved boy that the other day when I accidentally left a package of hot dogs on the kitchen table, it was still there when I got home from work. I don't think we've ever had another dog who wouldn't have eaten them when they were sitting out for 6 hours! 9/26/15: Mal is now doing great with the other dogs and cats in his foster home and he's also doing better meeting new people, although he's still nervous at first. Mal remains a sweetheart with his family, loyal, obedient, affectionate, and well-behaved. 3/28/15: Malcom (Mal) will be a wonderful dog for the right person, well-behaved, companionable, and very loyal. He is neutered, up to date on shots, crate trained, and housetrained. He is quiet, doesn't chew, and walks well on a leash, and takes treats extremely gently. Mal loves his toys and will carefully pick them up and show them proudly to us to admire when we come into the room, and will immediately let go, if we ask to take it. Sometimes he carries a favorite outside with him, puts it carefully down while he moves off to do his business, then picks them up to bring back to the house. Mal would be great as an only dog, but his behavior with other animals remains unpredictable, in that every once in a while he gets excited and jumps onto and grabs another dog. It does not really seem aggressive, more dominant playful, but our other dogs are old and react badly when this happens, so we are keeping him separated from them here. He might be fine with a younger submissive dog who enjoys rough play, but would probably be better as an only pet. Mal is very bonded with me (a woman) and acts protective when meeting strangers inside our home, so he needs a careful introduction to new people. He does better if introduced to them in a neutral setting, and he has quickly become affectionate with other people once he has accpeted them as safe. Update 10/16/14: I just adore this dog! Mal is quiet and well-behaved, will sit and hug on command, and we are working on ball and shake. He wants nothing more than to be with us, but isn't clingy and does well when alone. Although interested in the cats, I think he'd be fine with a dog-savvy cat, and he's co-existing well now with our two large even tempered girl dogs as well as the crotchety senior little dog. 9/5/14 Update: Malchom(Mal) is one of those easy dogs- he's quiet, calm, well-behaved, affectionate, housebroken and crate trained. Although his mom looked like a spitz mix, Mal looks similar to a white German shepherd and like that breed is very loyal, a devoted companion who is very focused on obeying his person. He's finished his heartworm treatment and is now ready to resume normal activity and to find a new home! At the shelter Mal was attacked by another dog who bit his lip badly enough to need multiple stitches. Although he doesn't seem upset being around other dogs, he has on occasion lunged at or grabbed some dogs who came up too close to his face. This may be protective or possibly dominance, and although he hasn't injured anyone, it startles and upsets the other dogs (and us). Since Mal is more interested in people than other dogs, he'd be great as an only pet, but because he has a calm temperament in general and wants to please so badly, we do believe Mal can be retrained to feel safe with normal dog activity. 8/18/14 Update: Malcolm just arrived a southern shelter Aug. 16th. He is a super super sweet, gentle and quiet boy, who just wants to please. Malachi will be an extremely handsome boy once he's put on some weight, cleaned up, and had some good quality food to improve his coat. He was just treated for heartworm last week, so needs to rest for three more weeks before resuming normal activity, but could be adopted at the end of the month by someone willing to monitor him until that time. Notes from the shelter: This is Malachi…..who came in filthy and covered with fleas. I just don’t need to get started on that. These pics were taken before his bath, so next week, I’ll try to get pics of clean Malachi for you. He is a sweet boy, as you can see here. He had probably never had a bath in his life, but he was very good and SO enjoyed the gentle scrubbing to get the layers of dirt off his skin and no doubt itching from the fleas. He’s a gentle dog, and very pretty, and will be even prettier once his coat gets shiny and pretty from good nutrition and no fleas. He is HW positive. I think he is only about 2-3 years old and weighs 35 lbs. For more information on Malcolm: http://www.treetopsrescue.org/animals/detail?AnimalID=7431960#prettyPhoto This is a courtesy listing and is NOT an Echo Dogs White Shepherd Rescue dog.
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      Sarge (IN)

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      Breed: Mutt
      Sex: Male Male
      Age: Young
      Location: Sherman, IL
      Posted Breed: White German Shepherd. COURTESY LISTING - NOT AN ECHO FOSTER DOG! Sarge is ready for adoption. He is a very sweet and Friendly dog at 1 year 6 mo old. He loves other dogs kids and people. He is fully vetted and Micro chipped and looking for a home where he can get the love and attention he deserves. Adoption Fee $350 For more information on Sarge, email jzlawn68@aol.com This is a courtesy listing and is NOT an Echo Dogs White Shepherd Rescue dog.
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      Logan (NC)

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      Breed: Mutt
      Sex: Male Male
      Age: Young
      Location: Sherman, IL
      Posted Breed: White German Shepherd / Mixed. Please contact Echo Dogs (adoptions@echodogs.org) for more information about this pet. Meet Logan; a young, energetic 45-lb, neutered male born in October 2015. He is both housebroken and crate trained. Logan walks well on a leash, but needs to have a fenced yard so he can run and play freely. Logan’s parents lived in a salvage yard and that is where he was born. Sadly, his puppyhood was not in a home with a family so he was not socialized with people until coming into foster. He is very shy and fearful of new people so he would do best with kids over 10 years. Logan will need a family who has the time and patience to continue working on his socialization and help him to overcome his insecurities. Once you get to know Logan, you will see how sweet and affectionate he can be. Logan loves playing with other dogs and will need to have at least one, if not more, canine siblings to set an example and help him continue to build up his confidence. Logan had a rough start in life, but he is ready to blossom with the love and encouragement from the right family. Could it be yours? Follow me on Facebook: #EchoDogLogan For more information, please contact Adoptions. Echo Dogs fosters dogs in many states. Visit Echo Dogs White Shepherd Rescue to see more of our dogs. Transportation for the adopted dog IS available. Remember, we are an all-volunteer foster rescue organization - we DO NOT have a physical shelter to visit. Our minimum adoption donation is $300. All dogs are spayed/neutered, up-to-date on vaccinations and micro-chipped. Puppies under 6 months old may not be spayed/neutered. This would be the responsibility of the adopter at their own expense. Proof of spay/neuter will be required! To complete an online application: Click here.
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