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FRESNO is a young, utterly adorable all-white GSD who was surrendered along with 5 other dogs by a backyard breeder. He had not been socialized outside of the home, and had never even worn a collar or been on-leash! He was anxious and terrified -- he dropped to the ground out of fear of the unknown. He broke our hearts.
Fresno is a charmer who will work his magic on you the minute you meet him. He's a unique boy with a head tilt that is unusual but somehow adorable. Fresno has opened up and discovered what it's like to be a real dog! He really enjoys the company of his foster fur-siblings and would love to have a doggiei buddy to play with! He's learned the art of playing with toys and how to fetch a ball. He was always around other GSDs in his previous home, and now in his foster home.
Fresno is a tall boy! He does have a bit of stranger-danger, but is working hard with his foster family to become more social and accepting of new people and experiences. He truly is a gentle dog in spirit, with both animals and people -- though he loves to play hard with other dogs!
Fresno LOVES to play with other large breed dogs! He does like to play rough, so would do best with a dog of similar energy level and play style. Small dogs and cats need to be tested, although we will likely NOT recommend them, simply due to his rough play.
Fresno has a slight head tilt that we had evaluated by a board-certified neurologist at Blue Pearl. He believes the tilt is either genetic or the result of some trauma as a very young puppy (possibly sat on by mom, etc). The good news is that it does not in any way affect his health, his temperament, or his plain old joy in living. And sometimes it makes him look so downright adorable you just want to run up and hug all over him.
One VERY unique and special family will share the rest of his life -- is that YOU?? Is this your lucky day? Apply now!
FRESNO'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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PLEASE READ THIS:
We're picky about our adopters! GSDs are not for everyone. They demand lots of time/effort/training. They shed all year round and are big and scare lots of people. They "mouth" and are usually strong-willed and stubborn. You have to have references and a home visit. If you're not willing/able to deal with any of this, please don't waste your time applying.
All MoGS dogs must be inside family pets. We do not adopt to outdoor only homes. You have to put your dog indoors (NOT in the yard) when you're not home. One adopted MoGS dog died after the owners left to run errands, left her outdoors, someone opened the gate, and she was hit by a car. Privacy fences have been broken into, gates have been opened, thieves have stolen dogs. NEVER leave your dog outdoors when you're not home!!
You're required to make a lifetime commitment. Only you can make sure the dog is safe, loved and cared for, for life. The minute you adopt, that responsibility is yours. Are you unable or unwilling to make a lifetime commitment? Do not apply. What's your plan for unexpected events and major changes? New baby? Divorce? Moving? How you will provide for your dog if your family breaks up? If you move? If you have a child?
You're making a lifetime commitment to a MOGS Dog. We expect you to keep it! It's YOUR RESPONSIBILITY to stick by your family member -- no matter what.
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