***NEEDS FOSTER or FUREVER HOME*** Currently in Boise DUCK is a 2 year old black German Shepherd blend who was found stray and very underweight (60 lbs) by the City of Stockton, California. DUCK was on his own for a year, but thanks to Stockton Animal Services, he was trapped and brought to safety at the shelter. He was given his intake vaccines and flea control, but was then given a deadline to find a rescue. FFAR stepped up and became a new transfer partner with the California shelter and had him transported to Idaho. DUCK was shy and scared upon intake, but with the caring staff, he found some confidence and learned that people are good. He is a happy dog that seems to love people and even knows how to give kisses. His dog-to-dog assessment showed him always curious. He showed tail-wagging for one medium-sized gal, and showed well with two other test dogs. He showed curiosity to cats, but does not seem to be reactive to cats. DUCK doesn't know any tricks (will stare at you when you say 'sit'), but is treat-motivated so that he will learn quickly. He appears to be house-trained. Because he entered the shelter with a limp, X-rays of both legs were taken. They show that DUCK has a shallow hip socket and could need a future Femoral Head Ostectomy (FHO). The rescue believes that with proper weight management (i.e., don't let him get fat so there's not extra weight on the joint), good joint support supplements, and regular exercise, dogs like DUCK can live a long happy life without the need for surgery. Email [email protected] and ask for a foster or adoption application.