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SHERMAN is an adorable young German Shepherd with the cutest "soft" ears! Sherman comes to us from a small shelter in California, MO. He had showed up one day as a stray several months ago at a resident's home. He was surrendered to the shelter after a few months of the resident attempting to care for him. He's now ready to find his forever family!
Sherman is a super-sweet boy, who due to not being socialized with humans, is trying to figure out this whole living indoors, family thing. He is just starting to learn good doggie manners and how to be an inside dog, so he may chew things if he's left unsupervised. He's still a young pup! He is a shy boy who will need a patient, quiet owner and will come out of his shell in his own time! Sherman has turned into a little cuddlebug that wants to be near his foster mom all the time. He has shown a sassy side as he has settled into his foster home by being a bit of a talker when he's not happy with the situation (waiting for mom to get out of bed, sitting before going outside). However, with consistent guidance, he does what he is asked. Sherman has turned into a cuddlebug who just wants to be near his human. He loves to lean on people or sit on their feet and get lots of pets.
Sherman can jump out of a 4' fence, so a 6' fence is preferred in his forever home. He will need to be consistently supervised while outside. However, as he has settled into the home, he no longer jumps to visit the neighbor, but greets her with enthusiasm at the fence.
Sherman has done well with other dogs, but he really needs a home with a respectful dog, who will hang back and allow Sherman to warm up to the environment. He does not like it when dogs get up into his face, so a companion or play buddy with a relaxed temperament would be ideal! He does get excited when meeting other dogs (or even people), but he does a nice job of settling down as others do. Once he is comfortable with the other dog, he will begin to play! He recently had a short term foster in his home and started playing with her one on one when outside towards the end of the week.
At some point, Sherman received some trauma to his head (possibly a farm accident), causing him to have a bump on the top of his head, as well as a permanent indentation in his skull next to it. Even his eye on that side sets back just a bit. His cheek also has a small area that has no hair growth due to permanent damage (possibly scratched by another animal). These imperfections don't affect this loving boy one bit - it all adds up as history, and it has given him character! The bump has been removed and it was just a cyst and has healed up nicely. Sherman's eyelid on the bottom rolled inward irritating his eye which has also been surgically fixed and is in the process of healing.
Sherman's ADOPTION FEE: $250
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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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?
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