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STEWART is a big, gorgeous, hunka-hunka German Shepherd who's something of a gentle giant. And older gentleman, he's tall, elegant and sweet as all get out. He loves being loved on, getting ear and butt rubs, and generally being spoiled.
Stewart was a stray who ended up in shelter -- starved to the bone. He was a walking skeleton, severely down in the back end, and missing most of his fur. He was infested with fleas all over his body, had eye discharges, and labored breathing. It was literally a wonder he was still alive. This sweet boy had been on the streets for many months, struggling to stay alive. We'll never know how he managed.
What we do know is he did survive -- he quietly refused to give up. He knew there was a better life waiting for him and he was right. His wonderful foster home has slowly put weight back on him, helped him gradually exercise and rebuild his strength, and brought out the lover in him. He's flea-free, breathing easy, and clear-eyed to better see the loving new world around him. And now he's ready for his very own forever family who will love, cherish and care for him for the rest of his life!
Stewart has regained a great deal of strength in his back end and now runs in the yard with the other dogs in his foster home, though he bunny hops on his back legs. He can handle a few stairs but needs a home with few to no stairs. He also has a sensitive tummy and needs a bland diet, likely due to years of neglect and months on the street.
Other Animals & Children
Stewart enjoys the company of the other dogs in his foster home (large and small) but could easily be an only dog. He hasn't been around cats or small kids and would need to be tested, but we believe he'll do well - he seems to get along with everyone. However, we recommend a home with no small kids simply due to the overall energy/activity level of small children, and the fact that small kids zooming around could accidentally hit/hurt his back end.
Stewart is a quiet, calm survivor of the streets. He deserves his own slice of heaven on earth for his remaining years, witih a loving family who will spoil him and make this gentle giant comfortable. He needs someone with a mellow household who's looking for a loving companion, not a hiking or running buddy. He MUST have a home with few to no stairs. Are YOU that family? Is your heart big enough to give him a home and love for the rest of his life? Are YOU his angels? If your heart is as big as this sweet-to-the-core boy, apply now!
Stewart is a simple senior now, and has the issues that sometimes come with seniors. His back end is not that of a young pup, so he will do best with someone who can provide daily nutritional supplements and a high quality diet / nutrition plan to help him live out his golden years in style and comfort!
Stewart's ADOPTION FEE: $200
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?
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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