Shandy 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. Shandy is spayed, core vaccines, rabies, de-wormed, heartworm tested negative and micro-chipped. She has an estimated date of birth of 6 December 2016 and weighs around 35.00 pound. She has been listed as a Cattle 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. Shandy is a quiet, shy girl who has so much affection and love to give. She is great with other dogs, although can get possessive over food, this will most likely due to her being a stray and being skinny and generally with time and patience this does stop. If you have other pets this is something she will need to be worked with. She will just growl and bark if another dog comes near her whilst eating, or has a toy. She is fine with humans and I can take her food away whilst she is eating with no response. When Shandy was in the house she was following me around like my shadow and although this is common when dogs first arrive, I do feel that she will be the perfect human companion and although loves to be out playing and chasing around, would love to cuddle up with her human family. Shandy is located in the kennel building and she is very calm and chilled out. She gets excited when someone goes over and will go to her gate wagging her tail waiting to greet them. Shandy does use the dog door to go outside to see what is going on and to do her business and at play time she absolutely loves to go and run and play in the snow. Being a Texas girl, this is her first experience of snow and it is definitely something he enjoys. Shandy has been out playing with other dogs and she is fine. We do not have cats at the rescue, so have no idea how she would act around them. Shandy would make a great family dog, or companion to someone who wants that special friend to take everywhere with them. ‰'ÛÜWe 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. As mentioned Shandy is full of energy and so a family with an active lifestyle is a huge bonus. She rode great in the car and was happy looking out of the window. She would benefit from lots of road trips and adventures, hiking, trips to the lake, the beach and anywhere that she can burn off some of her energy and enjoy the sights, smells and sounds the world has to offer. She 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 Shandy and her humans can learn each others body language and personalities and form a stronger bond and understanding of each other. Shandy 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 SHANDY 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.