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DamienRescue Me ID: 21-10-24-00246

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About Damien

Adoption Fee: $375
German Shepherd
Age: Young Adult
Sex: Male

Pal's Place would love to introduce you to Damien, a stunning bi-color male German Shepherd. Damien is estimated to be 2-4 years old and currently weighs 70 pounds. However, he came to us very underweight and is slowly getting closer to his ideal weight of 80-85 pounds. This gorgeous fella was rescued from an overburdened animal control facility in Kentucky. He is now in a loving foster home in Chicago while he waits to meet his forever family. Damien is a typical German Shepherd in many ways. He is brilliant, loyal, and watchful. He can be aloof when first meeting new people but warms up quickly once his trusted humans provide an introduction. Damien, like many Shepherds, seems to have some barrier frustration and can be vocal when behind a barrier (i.e., fence, crate, door, etc.) towards new people. Once the barrier is removed, Damien is very friendly, but this behavior can intimidate people who are not familiar with it. Because of this and his tendency to be opinionated, and stubborn at times, we seek a household experienced with German Shepherds for him. Damien is profoundly sweet and eager to please those he knows, but it appears he's had little to no training before coming to Pal's Place. Due to his size, lack of training, and unknown history before rescue, we feel he would do best in a home with children aged 14 years + or an adult-only home. He is very well behaved in the house and is crate trained and housebroken. He is being fostered with several other dogs and gets along well with his canine foster siblings. German Shepherds are active, intelligent dogs that do best with lots of mental and physical stimulation to channel their energy into something productive. He'll be an excellent dog for guardians looking to participate in a dog sport like agility, tracking, flyball, etc. If you think you can provide Damien with the attention, training, and exercise he needs to thrive, please reach out to us today! With the proper guardians and in the right environment, he will be a once-in-lifetime companion for any Shepherd lover! Damien was recently neutered, microchipped, and brought up to date with vaccines. Unfortunately, he did test positive for heartworm but has completed treatment for the infection and is now ready for his forever home. Damien is in a foster home and can be seen by appointment only after an adoption application has been completed and approved. His adoption donation to the rescue is $375. This fee helps to cover his neuter, initial vaccines, microchip, and heartworm treatment. Please email [email protected] or visit to complete an application online for more information or an application. 'ۢPal's Place relies solely on donations to care for the pets in our care. Your donation also helps save other animals like Damien from euthanasia. 'ۢ Please email [email protected] for an adoption application or visit If emailing for an application, please be sure to check your spam/junk folder; sometimes, the applications end up in there! To receive more info, please email [email protected] Email is the preferred method of contact and is the quickest way to receive a response. 'ۢ All of our dogs are in foster homes are can be seen BY APPOINTMENT ONLY after an approved application has been received. We cannot place holds on our dogs. Please do not contact us until you are prepared to adopt.

Cook County
Chicago, Illinois 60618


  • Good with Most Dogs
  • Good with Adults (Not Kids)


  • Average Energy
  • Average Temperament


  • Neutered
  • Vaccinations Current

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