Alex's family had to re-home her over a year ago which totally devastated poor Alex. She was turned into a local shelter & scheduled to be put down. Luckily local rescuers pulled her from the shelter. Unfortunately we have had difficulty placing her. Alex is a very loyal gal but her confidence level needs worked with. Alex needs an experienced German Shepherd owner that is up for a short challenge, someone that is also patient & able to work with her in the areas needed. Alex does not do well in a kennel setting- She becomes very anxious & will pace. She also refuses to eat. She has been placed with two fosters over her 1 plus year searching for a new forever family & in both homes the first 3 days were the hardest. Alex is unsure of new people & will growl which is very intimidating, however, once she realizes she is safe she becomes a total lover. She is not the German Shepherd dog for a 1st time owner of the breed. She is not the dog for someone that doesn't have the time, knowledge or willingness to work with her. Adopter needs to be confident & consistent with her training. Alex was raised with 3 small children without incident. She will become very protective of her people if adopter is not able to provide the leadership needed. Leadership is a must. Adopter will need to be patient with Alex at first & limit introducing her to a lot of people. It is imperative she feels safe & you get her trust before introductions to others. 'By getting her trust 1st we will ensure success.' Home visit & references required.