Archer is a very very lucky boy now. The first few months of his life he wasn't as lucky. Archer is almost 7 months old. It's hard to tell his exact age because he was so malnourished and in such bad condition when he was found. His luck began when he was found by the police as he was wandering the streets. They removed the shock collar he had around his neck and brought him to the shelter where he could get treatment. His first day in the shelter was very scary. He was lost and he was obviously not feeling well. He threw up what he ate and he had really bad diarrhea. His second day showed just how lucky he is, not just to be found but to be alive. Not only did he have diarrhea, but they found the source. He passed a toddler size t-shirt and material thought to be a bandana. Even the strongest of adult dogs could have been killed from eating such material, but as small and undernourished as he was, he passed them through and was eating like he was famished as soon as his stomach felt better. The shelter called Coastal to see if we could help find him a home. We welcomed him into the rescue with the promise of a home that will make sure he is taken care of and get the guidance, training and supervision that a puppy needs. He has been in a foster home since he joined us, and we are learning more about him each day. It's obvious he never received any training the past. His jumping and mouthing may have been tolerated when he was 3 months old, even four months, but at almost 7 months old it is out of control. His foster mom is working with him every day on his commands and to teach him that jumping and mouthing isn't okay. He is learning sit and down very quickly. He doesn't even need his treat anymore to do it. For Archer, just the attention and words of praise are enough. With good food and attention from his foster mom, he is gaining weight and his ribs are only showing a little bit now. His diarrhea has resolved, and his coat is getting the most beautiful shine. Amazing what a little care can do. He even lost his last baby tooth this week and is sporting a mouth of big dog teeth and a couple that are still making their way through the gums. No wonder he is mouthing and chewing. Archer needs a home that is experienced with the German Shepherd breed. He is extremely energetic and needs a family that will give him both the physical and mental exercise he needs, along with the training to become as wonderful an adult as he is puppy. He would benefit greatly from another dog in the home who is his size or larger, one that can teach him the way that only a mentor dog can teach a puppy, and one who can play with him. . He loves to play with another dog.