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Branson Shepherd Mix Springfield, MO

  • Adult
  • Male
  • Large
  • Yellow / Tan / Blond / Fawn, Black


Coat length
Vaccinations up to date, spayed / neutered.
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Meet Branson

Introducing Branson: A Resilient and Loving Companion, a Diamond in the Ruff

Breed: German Shepard Mix

Coat Length: Long and Gorgeous

Age: Approximately 5-6 years

Weight: 90 pounds

Privacy Fence Yard: Required

Personality: Affectionate, considerate, slow to warm up, but once he does, he’s sweet with an unmatched loyalty for his person(s)

More about Branson: Meet Branson, a resilient and loving dog who has faced adversity but still maintains his loving spirit. We suspect that Branson was tragically dumped, as he arrived with an impressive repertoire of commands and impeccable house manners. However, his insecurities have led to aggressive behavior when meeting new people in unfamiliar environments. But don't let this initial behavior fool you—once Branson warms up, he transforms into the most loyal dog in the world to those who have the patience and understanding to earn his trust.

Branson's journey has been marked by challenges. He endured a month of living on his own, wandering up and down busy highways, and being chased around by well-intended individuals, unknowingly adding to his stress, fear, and insecurities, which has understandably impacted his trust in humans. He was finally recovered by use of a humane trap by his foster mom who knows that through patience, understanding, and a commitment to his well-being, Branson will overcome his insecurities and become an even more remarkable companion.

One unique trait that sets Branson apart is his love for kitties. He adores their company and forms gentle bonds with them. However, Branson is not too fond of high-energy dogs, and would much rather be your one and only pup in the household. He may do okay with smaller dogs, or with calm, older, docile dogs, but will need to be slowly introduced to any dog he meets that is going to be his new siblings. He loves walks and that is a wonderful way to do slow introductions, parks are his favorite thing in the world, next to being his humans’ best boy, of course.

Branson's impressive obedience skills demonstrate his eagerness to please. He already knows commands like sit and shake, showcasing his intelligence and willingness to learn. Affectionate and devoted, Branson loves nothing more than being near his humans, and prefers to lay at your feet or by your side, but respects your personal bubble and doesn’t lay right up against you. Knowing that you are in the room with him and close by is all that he’s ever wanted in life.

It's worth noting that Branson transitions into a crate without any issues at all, but he is not destructive if left out of the crate at night either. This shows his adaptability and consideration for his people's needs. He aims to please and is remarkably well-mannered, making him an excellent companion for those seeking a balanced and respectful relationship.

At 5-6 years old, Branson has plenty of love to give and deserves the best forever home that can provide the security and understanding he needs. With the right environment, patience, and consistent positive reinforcement, Branson will blossom into an even more remarkable dog, radiating love and gratitude.

Although Branson initially displays insecurities through aggressive behavior in new environments, once he warms up to his trusted people, he becomes fiercely loyal. His transformation is a testament to the power of love, trust, and understanding.

If you are someone who can offer Branson the love, security, and stability he craves, you have the chance to witness the transformation of this incredible companion. Branson's heart knows no bounds when it comes to unconditional love, and he longs to find a forever family who will reciprocate his unwavering devotion.

Are you ready to provide Branson with the love and security he deserves? Reach out today and embark on a journey of compassion, trust, and a lifetime of unbreakable bonds with this deserving boy.

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