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Sterling German Shepherd Dog & Siberian Husky Mix Chicago, IL

  • Young
  • Female
  • Large
  • Sable


Friendly, Playful, Smart
Coat length
Vaccinations up to date, spayed / neutered.
Good in a home with
Other dogs, children.
Adoption fee

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Meet Sterling

Sterling is a 1.5-year-old spayed female German shepherd mixed with husky and malamute. She was found as a stray, starved to only 35 pounds and full of milk but without any puppies. Upon vet examination, she was diagnosed with heartworm, multiple parasites, lymes disease, anaplasmosis, and a UTI on top of her starved figure.

Sterling is social, affectionate, and playful. She would enjoy another playful dog companion or a social lifestyle that includes doggie playtime. While she has done very well meeting neighbors and young children on leash, her puppy habits like mouthing, pulling, and jumping mean that she would likely do best with older children that can handle rough-housing style play. Cats are unknown.

Sterling’s personality is very true to her Alaskan breeds. She is smart enough to slip out of harnesses and crates, and when bored, she can occupy herself with finding something to chew on. She is crate-trained and house-trained, though she has had a couple small pee accidents likely due to medications and a full bladder. She could use better walking etiquette because she’ll sled-dog pull even a strong human around going after rabbits and squirrels. But she doesn’t bark much, will go for car rides, takes treats gently, and has done well with thunder and fireworks. She enjoys belly rubs, spending time in the yard, and treats. She knows basic commands including sitting for her food bowl and leash.

Now that Sterling has completed her medical treatments and gained weight (now 60 pounds), she is looking for an active and social home that will stimulate her curious mind and continue her training.

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