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Adorable Emmit recently got his freedom ride to his foster home after being turned into a shelter as a stray. He’s around 3 ½ years old with so much potential and life to live!
Emmit is a pretty quiet guy right now but once he is healthy and comfortable has the potential to open up and shine! He’s a mostly dark with some medium sable on his face and body, he’s sure to fill out and become a gorgeous shepherd with time. He enjoys following his foster parents around and occasionally demanding some attention, while other times he’s content to go lay down by himself. He occasionally sniffs at his foster fur-siblings and ponders what to do with them, never aggressive, but not overly excited with them either. Right now Emmit doesn’t engage in play with other dogs much, put there’s the possibility this is due to his not feeling well and getting comfortable in his new environment.
Emmit knows “no” and can be corrected. He is starting to learn basic commands in his foster home right now, but will need a lot of encouragement and patience when it comes to kennel training. He has very strong feelings against his kennel and shows signs of bad past experiences, he is sure to build some patience in his new parents when it comes to this issue!
Emmit is fearful at times and needs encouragement to go outside on his own, and other times walking on his leash is a strong puller and wants to lead the way. He is
still learning that he is safe and will need lots of encouragement at his achievements and simultaneous leadership to correct any bad habits.
Emmit seems to be ok with large and small dogs but likes his space right now. Cats and other small animals have not been tested yet.
Emmit is fighting a bad cold right now and is also heartworm positive. He is on medication for current health problems and will be going through heartworm treatment in his foster home.
Because Emmit is battling medical issues right now and is very new to our
program we know there is so much more to him and cannot wait to see him get healthy and start showing his personality. Please check back for updates if Emmit sounds like the dog for you and your family!
EMMIT's ADOPTION FEE: $300
This fee covers only part of what we spend to vet, board and rehab the dogs we save. On average we spend over $450 on each dog. We made a decision to keep our adoption fee at the 2005 level even though vet prices have doubled and tripled since then. We are constantly fundraising to cover the deficit. At minimum, your adoption fee includes the dog's spay/neuter, heartworm test, heartworm treatment if needed, rabies shot, distemper/parvo shot, bordatella shot, deworming, monthly heartworm and flea preventives, and microchip. In many cases it also includes surgery and various types of vet treatment for standard issues such as hot spots, ear infections and so on.
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