RiverRescue Me ID: 23-05-18-00217

About River

Adoption Fee: $225.00
Australian Kelpie / German Shepherd
Age: Puppy
Sex: Male

Meet River This handsome boy is River. River came to us from a hoarding situation nearly a year ago. Found living in filth as a young pup, River, his mama Faith, and six puppies were rescued and surrendered to our shelter. Fantastic Faith is still looking for a home and River is now ready to find his furever loving home too. River was petrified when he first arrived. He'd run from his own shadow. Should anyone even look at him, he'd cower and run away. BUT, thanks to our staff and volunteers, River has developed a lot more confidence and is ready to experience a loving home. River is a gorgeous Austrailian Kelpie/ red German Shepherd mix. He's just over two years old. He is super sweet. He LOVES people he trusts. He has the gentlest of personalities. He tries so hard to be brave. For the person or family who is patient with him and helps him transition, they are going to be rewarded with a companion for life. River loves with his whole heart. River will absolutely need a containment fence. He is scared of so many things; running is his first reaction. River likes other dogs. He loves his mama, Faith. If they could be adopted together, that would be the biggest blessing, but he can stand on his own too. Another dog to show him the ropes and give him comfort would be a benefit to him. River loves to play. River would do best in a quiet home, with experienced dog owners. Only gentle guidance for this boy. Anything more and he'll shut down or run away. River is in no way aggressive, it's just that life must be taken slower to let him catch up with his new world. For the person who adopts River, showing River all the good things that life can offer, like love, kindness, comfy beds, toys, soft voices, treats, peace and quiet, will be a wonderful bonding and richly rewarding experience. This boy has a piece of our hearts at the shelter. To see where he came from, to the incredible young dog he is today, fills us with joy. There will be no words good enough to see this boy land softly in his forever family. If interested in River, please submit an application online at: https://www.charlessmithgallhumanesociety.org or email us for an application. If you submit an online application, please email or call us so we can verify we have it. Our email is [email protected]. Phone: 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://charlessmithgallhumanesociety.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 either owner relinquished rescued from area Animal Controls or high kill shelters. The facility usually is operating at capacity with a list of animals waiting for space to open.als 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]


Charles Smithgall Humane Society
White County
4823 Helen Hwy 75N, Sautee Nacoochee, Georgia 30571


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


  • Average Energy
  • Submissive


  • Neutered
  • Vaccinations Current

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