Meet Hummer Hummer is an amazing dog. He was surrendered on October 10, 2020 when his owners couldn't be found and his heroes who fostered him were unable to keep him. Hummer is a gorgeous six year old German Shepherd/ Retriever mix. He has a beautiful chocolate and white coat. He weighs 60 pounds. Hummer is house-broken, loves car rides and going for hikes and long walks with his person. Hummer likes being with other dogs and might benefit by having a doggie companion to keep him company. Hummer will do best in a quiet, calm house with older children. He chases cats and will need to be in a home without them. Gaining trust will be important for his new person. Hummer is showing signs of past abuse. He appears afraid of sudden movements to grab hold of him and he's very head shy. He may have been hit about the head and leashes jerked on and off of him. He'll duck to protect himself. It's heartbreaking to see these behaviors. But with a kind and gentle family who understands his fears, we think they'll be able to help him forget his past and help him grow in confidence and trust. The shelter environment is also hard on Hummer. Every day he becomes a bit more anxious. He doesn't know what's happening to him or how he found himself 'locked-up.' We've moved his kennel so he can see the outside and we try and give him outside time as much as possible to ease his anxiety. These are new behaviors for him. Per his foster family, he's a much different dog when he's away from the shelter and with people he knows and trusts. He's much more relaxed, affectionate and happy-go-lucky. We hope his forever family comes for him soon so he can leave the shelter behind and begin to live and love again. If you're looking for your best buddy and are able to open your heart and home to a dog needing some TLC, Hummer might be the one for you. He is a special boy with an incredible personality, he just needs that special person to give him a chance at a happy life. Call 706-865-4135 for information on additional health services provided as part of the adoption fee. If interested in one of our puppies or dogs, please submit an application online or at the shelter. Applications can be submitted online at: https://www.charlessmithgallhumanesociety.org/page/dog-adoption-application Once an application is submitted online, you will receive an email saying your application has been successfully submitted. If you don't receive this email within 24 hours, please check to make sure all application fields were completed or please call our shelter at 706-865-4135. All adopters must complete an approval process which involves a reference check with current/recent vet and a brief home visit if located in the immediate area. We do permit out of state adoptions. Adopters MUST come to the shelter to transport their new family member home. We do not ship nor do we transport them to their new homes. Adoption policies and application procedures are detailed at the shelter website: http://smithgallhumanesociety.org/ under tab All Adoptable Animals. Charles Smithgall Humane Society (CSHS) is a No kill shelter. 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. Adoptions and meet and greets are being scheduled by appointment only. Please call our office, email us or complete an application and someone will be in touch just as soon as they can. Location: 4823 Helen Hwy., Sautee, GA 30571, Phone: 706-865-4135 Email: [email protected] Our shelter in Sautee GA is located about 3 miles south of the alpine town of Helen in northeast GA.