Hugh was saved from a high kill shelter in Texas, where dogs generally have just 3 days to be saved before they are killed for space. He stayed with a foster family for a few days whilst waiting for transport from Texas to Maine. Hugh is neutered, core vaccines, rabies, de-wormed, heartworm tested negative and micro-chipped. He has an estimated date of birth of 11 December 2016 and weighs around 68.80 pound. He is skinny and does need to gain some weight. He has been listed as a German Shepherd Dog. We have no way of knowing the exact breed, so it is up to individuals to decide what breed they think is most likely. HUGH was great with the foster family and settled in quickly, he came up to the rescue and lives in the house with me and my dogs and is having a great time playing and making lots of new friends. He is an extremely friendly, affectionate boy and a typical German Shepherd teenager mentality. He is very responsive and well mannered considering he has had no formal training. Hugh uses the dog door to go out to do his business and to play. He is loving the snow and often comes in looking more like a snow-man. Hugh is great with other dogs of all ages and sizes, he just wants to play with all that he meets. He can be vocal, but again this is a German Shepherd trait and should be expected to have a conversation with him. We do not have cats at the rescue, although when with the foster family for a few days, they said he did chase their cat. As mentioned Hugh is your typical 'teenager' he is high energy, he is extremely smart, he will push your limits, but when he knows that there is no manipulating you and he respects you, then he is an absolutely wonderful dog. He is extremely affectionate, when sitting or lying close by he will lean into you he. He would make a great family dog, or companion to someone who wants that special buddy to take everywhere with them. •À%BD'•À%BD•À%BDWe do not recommend dog parks for several weeks, if not months, it is so very important for families and dogs to form a strong bond and get to know each other before exposing them to the potential dangers of dog parks. Although all GaDaH dogs are very well socialized with other dogs, lots of other dogs have not had the benefit of this socialization and do not always know how to play and act with other dogs. You also do not know the control the other families have over their dogs and you should always have a good recall for your adopted dog before going to dog parks. Hugh is full of energy and so a family with an active lifestyle is a huge bonus. He rode great in the car and was happy looking out of the window. He would benefit from lots of road trips and adventures, hiking, trips to the lake, the beach and anywhere that he can burn off some of his energy and enjoy the sights, smells and sounds the world has to offer. He will need a family that understands the importance of training and we encourage all families to work on basic and advanced training as a family so that boundaries and expectations can be set and both Hugh and his humans can learn each others body language and personalities and form a stronger bond and understanding of each other. Hugh is available for adoption from Give a Dog a Home, German Shepherd Dog Rescue for an adoption fee of $550. This fee is not negotiable and is used to cover the rescue costs of pulling, vetting, health certificate, transport from Texas to Maine, monthly preventatives, supplements, food and anything else that is needed. If you feel that you have the heart and home to give this precious soul a wonderful life, please go to our website, under the APPLICATION tab, complete, then submit the APPLICATION. Our process takes around 2-4 days, and ensuring your references are aware that we will be calling, could speed up the process. Once you have been approved, we discuss any questions in regards to the dog you are wanting to adopt, then you complete and submit the contract, make payment and then we can work out the pick up / transport arrangements. Please do NOT submit an application if you are not looking to take home a new best friend within the next few weeks. http://www.giveadogahome-sanantonio.org Hugh is located at the rescue in Sebec, Maine. We post in various states along the east coast and Canada where we have had lots of successful adoptions to enable more exposure for these beautiful saved souls. Families will need to be prepared to travel to the rescue to meet and take home their new best friend. Sebec is located just outside the towns of Dover-Foxcroft and Milo (approx 8 miles) and approx 45 miles from Bangor. There are also lots of hotels, motels, pet friendly accommodations and wonderful camp-sites for the more adventurous families and what a great way to get to know your new best friend. If there are options to arrange transport, we will work with you to make it happen.