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Ethel German Shepherd Dog Bellingham, WA

  • Adult
  • Female
  • Large


Smart, Protective, Quiet, Dignified, Loyal
Coat length
Vaccinations up to date.
Good in a home with
Other dogs.

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Meet Ethel

Hi, my name is Ethel! I'm a PURPLE pawprint, which means I will fit well into a home that meets some specific criteria. Here is what would work best for me in my new home:

-Personality: Intelligent, attentive, food motivated

-Can Live with Kids: Unknown history. Ethel is a bit on the anxious side and can be easily overwhelmed by quick movements she doesn't see coming. For this reason, she'd do best in a home with adults, or at least one with older, respectful, dog-savvy kids/teens who can be gentle and respect her space. At this time we're recommending 14+

-Can Live with Cats: Unknown history. Will need slow, supervised intro

-Can Live with Dogs: Yes, Ethel has tested well with other dogs at the shelter and should be fine sharing her home with a canine companion. Super high energy, boisterous young dogs/puppies would likely be a little too much for her, but a dog of similar size/energy level would likely be ok.

-Can do Apartment Living: Not recommended-- she'd really love a home with a fenced yard!

-Potty Trained: Appears to be

-Bite History: No

-Positive Reward Based Obedience Classes Required: No

-Energy Level: Medium/high

-Needs Medical Procedure Before Going Home: Spay/microchip

-Additional Information: Ethel is a sweet middle-aged Shepherd who's on the lookout for her forever sidekick! She came to us a stray so we don't know much about her history, but she seems like she could mesh well into most homes. She'd love a big yard to explore and lots of treats to snack on! Ethel is very smart and catches on to new things quickly. A family that can provide her with plenty of mental stimulation and exercise would be great!

If you are interested in adopting, please fill out an application on our website ( or in person at our facility. We recommend calling into the shelter after your application has been submitted so our front desk can give you next steps on our adoption process.
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