Kuma is a 1.5 year old white shepherd. He is under Mutt Hut Rescue, Inc. He was rescued after running loose in a park for 6 days. His owner supposedly dumped him there (that's what frequent park goers said) but we received a call from whom was supposedly the niece of the owner (she sounded like she owned the dog but didn't want to say so) and said they no longer wanted to keep him because they had no time and he got out before. He has been treated for the medical issues he arrived with (roundworms, giardia, and demodex mange). He is looking a lot better and gaining confidence every day. He is a larger shepherd at 83lbs (when he first came to us he was 75lbs) and after his neuter and more meat on his bones, he will most likely be around 90lbs. He is a sweet boy who would love a shepherd savvy family. He is very shy at first especially with men but he doesn't have a mean bone in his body. He is currently being fostered by us and does hang out with our small dog (who is 9lbs) and does fine. **Cats are unknown as we do not own a cat** He will be neutered/chipped/updated on shots prior to going to a new home. If his new family has kids, he would like them to be older as he can be timid, however he does trust kids a lot faster than any adult. He is a surprisingly calm young shepherd and takes corrections easily. He sleeps on his dog bed or the floor if it gets too hot for him on his bed. He will not sleep on human furniture unless invited. he is a big fan of his plush squeaky toys (he doesn't tear them apart) and also a fan of antlers / bully sticks. Since he has been with us, he seems to have a rather sensitive stomach, it could be the medication(s) he was/is on that cause some loose stool but we are working on it (doing fecal samples when advised to by the vet and blood work). His current diet consists of kibble mixed with white rice, boiled chicken breast, pumpkin puree, and a small scoop of coconut oil. Kuma is 100% house broken, though on pouring rainy days you may have to beg him to go outside to use the bathroom. He will not do #2 in the house but he may tinkle if it's anything more than a heavy drizzle outside. Per a trainer's advice, if he is to be adopted, he would need to gradually be transitioned to a new family. We would like the adopters to visit him periodically before officially taking him home as we don't want to shock his whole system again as he is still working on being a confident dog. Once he knows you are his family/people, he puts his trust 100% on you - looking to you for direction and how he should react in a situation. Need more info? feel free to contact me.