Dusty is a 2 1/2 year old German Shepherd. She is an extremely affectionate dog. Dusty is used to residing primarily indoors, but absolutely loves her backyard and her toys. She has a comical personality about her, and wants nothing more than to be loved on and played with. She is completely potty trained, crate trained, and has had two rounds of basic training. She walks well on a leash, and knows many commands. She is up to date on all of her vaccines, spayed, and current on flea and tick, and heartworm medication. 

Dusty does suffer from stranger anxiety, and is slightly underweight due to her anxiety levels causing her to refuse food often. She is currently on two types of anxiety medication, which has helped her tremendously.

She is having to be rehomed due to her inability to safety reside with the other small dogs and cats within the home. She bit one of the smaller dogs after months of the smaller dog barking and snapping at her when she would pass by. A veterinarian behaviorist and a specialized trainer worked with the dogs to resolve their differences, but it was determined that due to the smaller dog refusing to grow past her dislike for Dusty it was unsafe to keep them all in the same home.

Dusty's behaviorist has determined that she will need to be in a home with no small dogs, small children, or cats. An older, extremely submissive male dog could be considered as a possible companion for her.


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Dog: Primary Breed: German Shepherd Dog
Birthday, estimate is okay: September 8, 2020
Age Category: Young
Adoption Day, when did you adopt your pet? An estimate is okay.: October 31, 2020
Where did you get your pet?: A local breeder
What do you feed your pet?: Natural Balance Lamb and Brown Rice, Iams Canned Ground Lamb
What are your pet's favorite toys and activities?: Kong Frisbee, Squeaky balls, Large stuffed Animals, Running, Dog puzzles, Walks
Gender: Female
Size (at full grown): Large
Weight (at full grown, in pounds, number only): 50.0
Primary Color: Brown
Medical Care:
Vaccinations up to date
Spayed or Neutered
Special Diet
Special Needs
Never Vetted
Constant Companion
High Energy
Medium Energy
Low Energy
Needs Training
Friendly to Strangers
Good with Other Dogs
Good with Young Children
Good with Cats
Bonded Pair
Requires A Fenced Yard
Why are you rehoming your pet (primary reason)?: Incompatible with other pets
Rehoming reason details (if necessary): She is having to be rehomed due to her inability to safety reside with the other small dogs and cats within the home.
How long will you be able to keep your pet before you may need to surrender him or her to a rescue?: As long as it takes
Who is your veterinarian?: Stand For Animals Lake Norman, Southeast Animal Behaviorist
Would you consider a long distance adoption?:
Would you consider a foster family?:
City, State: Mooresville, NC
Zip Code: 28115
Is there anything else you'd like your pet's new family to know?: Dusty loves to wear clothing and bandanas. Her trainer thinks they make her feel more secure.