Shep has a sponsor who subsidized his fee from $100 to $25. Shep is a head turning full coated neutered German Shepherd who arrived at the shelter on Sept 16, 2017. Shep has only 3 legs. His rear left leg was amputated at some point in his 5 year old lifetime. His body may be slightly broken but his spirit is not. His heart is aching for someone who does not require physical perfection. He is current on all vaccinations and is heart worm negative. He balances well and his movement is good in an open safely fenced area. He loves to ride in a car, has indicated that he is mostly housebroken, and is not a friend to cats therefore only homes which have no kitties will be considered. A secure fenced yard already in place is required-no exceptions. Shep came to our shelter via a shelter volunteer who saw him wandering in her neighborhood appearing to be lost and homeless. He spent a week at their home while his owner was unsuccessfully sought. Observations during that time showed a much more relaxed and contented dog before coming to our shelter and experiencing the effects of being kenneled 22 hours a day. The close and constant confinement in a kennel run is hard on Shep. While in the home care of the volunteer the following observations were made: *Shep interacted well with her dogs which were about 28 pounds. Never showed any aggression. *No food aggression exhibited. *Shep did not want to potty close to the house, had to go out further into yard. *Shep did not attempt get out of the fenced yard and seemed to feel secure when by the house. He could not come inside because of the cats. *Craved companionship. Wanted to be close to them and to be stroked. There was no anxiety which she is seeing in him since coming into the shelter. he is noticeably stressed by the environment and seemed distant and no longer making eye contact and seeking her companionship. She also noticed he was barking more in the shelter whereas he was quiet when with them. *Was a perfect gentleman at the vet when being poked and prodded. He likes people of all sizes. *He was hard to walk on a leash and efforts were difficult for him because of his gait. *He is a sound sleeper. Shep has a sponsor who subsidized his adoption fee from $100 to $25. Video at Facebook. Application can be submitted online at: https://www.charlessmithgallhumanesociety.org/page/dog-adoption-application/ or at the shelter. Adoption of all dogs/cats requires an approval process to ensure that they are going into a home appropriate for their needs and that will keep them safe. Each is loved and nurtured by our staff and volunteers during their stay with us and each is placed with same due diligence that they would be given if they were our own family members. Adoption policies and application procedures are at the shelter website: http://smithgallhumanesociety.org/ under tab All Adoptable Animals. All approved adopters must accompany their new family member on the journey home. We do not ship nor transport. Charles Smithgall Humane Society (CSHS) is a No kill shelter which provides quality care, spay/neuter-all vaccines, deworming, vet exam, standard disease testing and for dogs-monthly heart worm prevention treatment. Animals in our care remain safe with us until adopted. Resident animals are primarily owner relinquished and also accepted from local Animal Control. The facility usually is operating at capacity with a list of animals waiting for space to open. Adoption hours are Tues-Sat 10-4 and Sun 1-4. Shelter location: 4823 Helen Hwy. 75N, Sautee, GA 30571 Shelter phone: 706-865-4135 Shelter email: firstname.lastname@example.org Sautee is 3 miles south of the alpine town of Helen in NE Georgia.