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Gwen German Shepherd Dog Chesterfield, MO

  • Young
  • Female
  • Large
  • Apricot / Beige, Yellow / Tan / Blond / Fawn, Bicolor

About

Coat length
Medium
House-trained
Yes
Health
Vaccinations up to date, spayed / neutered.
Good in a home with
Other dogs.

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Meet Gwen

***Currently in training*** Adoptable soon!

Gwen is a 7 month old spayed female GSD pup that recently came to us along with 3 littermates when the owner was unable to find homes for all of the pups. Having a house full of 7 mo old GSD's was a bit much - understandably so! She is spayed, vaccinated, and microchipped. Gwen has also been started on a monthly heartworm, flea, and tick preventative.

When siblings stay together for as long as this crew did, we can see something called "littermate syndrome." The pups are very attached to each other, and that can interfere with their socialization with other dogs and with people. Gwen has been through some major life changes in the last few weeks, and the separation from her pack was a little tough, but we're finally starting to see this girl's true personality. She is looking for someone that understands she's still trying to figure this all out, and he's going to need some help along the way. Gwen has shown herself to be a bouncy playful girl and while she loves the other pups in her foster home, she's a lot at times...so we would recommend no tiny or older fragile canine friends.

Gwen has had some trouble with crating at first and can be a bit of an escape artist...we would recommend a high quality crate and close supervision when out in the yard until she learns the boundaries. She just wants to be with her people at all times. Gwen is going to be a dog that bonds very strongly with her owner, so she will need someone to work on boundaries and socialization skills to prevent her from progressing with separation anxiety and social anxiety when in new situations. We would prefer to find a home that will take her to training to work on some of these key skills. Plus, it'll be a great way for her to build a bond and trust in her new family! She is going to be spending some time with one of our local trainers for a board and train in early November to get the basics started and set her up for success in her new home.

If you've read the above and think she sounds like the perfect match, we'd love to talk with you more. Her other siblings, Rocky, and Liam, are also available but we are not looking to place them together.

Our Adoption Fees:
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*Dogs and puppies 12 months old or younger: $400

* Adult dogs over 12 months of age: $350

* Senior dogs over 7 years of age qualify for our "Seniors FUREVER" program! Seniors are special to us, so we offer two options:

(1) If your heart has a special place for the seniors, you can adopt a senior dog for the regular adoption fee of $350 and this becomes a perpetual fee. You can adopt another SGSDR senior dog at any time from us in the future at NO CHARGE.
(2) If you aren't sure about your future adoption capacity, you may adopt your SGSDR senior dog for a reduced adoption fee of $250.

For more information on adopting a Serendipity dog, please visit our website at any of the following links:

http://serendipitygsd.org/adopt
http://serendipitygsd.org/adopt/faqs
http://serendipitygsd.org/adopt/seniors

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Gwen

  • German Shepherd Dog
  • Young
  • Female