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Gris German Shepherd Dog Mix Columbus, OH

  • Adult
  • Male
  • Large
  • Black


Vaccinations up to date, spayed / neutered.
Prefers a home without
Other dogs, cats, children.
Adoption fee

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Meet Gris

Gris is a 90 lbs, sable German Shepherd who initially came to STS in July 2022 from a shelter in crisis. At the time, he was heartworm positive, weighed only 52 lbs, and was very sluggish and withdrawn. Now, after receiving the care he needed, Gris is a big, healthy, active boy who has really come out of his shell!

Gris has spent the past several months being fostered by a dog trainer, and has done extraordinarily well. He originally came to us with barrier and leash reactivity (barking etc. at strange people and dogs when on a leash or behind a barrier), but he has had extensive, consistent help working through it and has made HUGE progress! Because of this, he will continue to require slow and structured introductions to new people. While he has picked a few dogs that he will play with, he will do best in a home without other dogs, and we're recommending no small children. He is perfectly happy being an only dog with a small group of people to love. He will not be the type of dog who likes to hang out at bars and patios or with a house party full of strange people, but he is perfectly content to chill in his crate until things calm down.

Gris is house broken, comfortable in any type of crate or kennel, and walks nicely on a leash. While at the trainer's, he had several successful structured intorductions to new people, and has made some new friends! Fetch is his jam (and also a useful tool for introductions), and once he trusts you, he's an incredibly loving companion. He will need a home with an experienced handler who can set him up for success.

This incredibly resilient dog has so much love to give, and we are committed to finding him a home where he can thrive and be successful!.
Gris is not an apartment candidate.

Adoption fee is $350 and includes spay/neuter, microchip, fecal/deworming, vaccines and prevention up to date. Ohio residents only.

STS is a foster-based and volunteer-run rescue. We do not have a physical location or set hours for you to meet dogs, and it does take time to answer each inquiry. All dogs are in foster homes and once an application is approved and a home visit is completed you will be able to schedule meet and greets with available dogs. We encourage interested individuals to get approved prior to searching as it helps expedite the process. A Petfinder inquiry is not a substitute for an application. For detailed information about our adoption process, including fees, please visit our website at

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