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Thor ADOPTED:) German Shepherd Dog & Australian Shepherd Mix Waverly, IA

  • Adult
  • Male
  • Large


Coat length
Vaccinations up to date, spayed / neutered.
Good in a home with
Other dogs, cats, children.

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Meet Thor ADOPTED:)

WE ARE NOT A SHELTER. WE ARE A NO-KILL 501-C-3 NON-PROFIT RESCUE: To see an animal, you must fill out an application first and then once approved, we can set up for you to meet the animal you are interested in.

Here is the Dog Application that you can copy and paste into a browser:

Thor had an owner that had a friend in Shell Rock, Iowa take him in temporarily. But the owner never came back for him. So Thor is a Waverly Pet Rescue dog now. Thor is up to date on shots, heartworm negative, and neutered. He is living in a foster home.

Thor is about 2 years old. He is a German Shepherd mix. Our best guess on that 2nd breed is an Australian Shepherd. Thor is super friendly and a sweet boy.

Thor (may be renamed Linus) came to Waverly Pet rescue as a surrender. His previous care taker was watching him for him while his former family was getting settled in with a new baby. Unfortunately his former family elected to leave him with the care taker permanently, and his care taker worked long hours and knew he didn't have the time and energy to give Thor the home he needed.

Thor is about 52lbs, and medium/large sized. He was well cared for, being neutered and kept up to date with all his vaccines, heart worm and flea/tick treatments. He was one of the few fosters we have been able to put up for adoption with no vet care needed.

Thor is currently living in a foster home with 2 dogs and 5 cats. He is doing well with everyone in the house. We have only had 2 issues. 1: He has had 2 pee accidents (one on the floor the first day by the door to go outside.. not a big deal), and the other on our bed about a week later ( We are guessing that was a ploy for attention but we usually keep the bedroom door closed).

His previous homes, he was the only dog, so he is learning a lot about socializing with other dogs. He can get easily over stimulated and over excited (mostly with toys), where he doesn't know when it's time to stop playing and calm down. Once we minimized the toys he started to calm down and relax. The previous house had cats, so he is fine with the cats.

He is crate trained and considers the crate his personal space. While we are away and at night, he is in the crate, and he also eats in the crate. Any other time we keep the door closed so other dogs don't go in because he can get defensive of that area..

We were told that you can't put blankets in or over his crate because he will pull them in and chew them. But we did give him a blanket to sleep on while outside the crate, and he carries it around the house like Linus from the Peanuts (hence the possible name change).

 He would do best in a home with another active dog, or where he has lots of opportunity to play. I think he would be good with kids who are old enough to play with him. He is initially shy around men but for us quickly became friendly. Also, Thor will require a home with a fenced in yard, his previous home he was outside on a tie out, but at the dog park and at the foster home we found that he LOVES the freedom to run around a fenced in yard!.

Thor deserves the best home out there! Please apply today!

Will someone please adopt Thor and give him a forever home? $250.00 adoption fee.

WE ARE A NO-KILL 501-C-3 NON-PROFIT RESCUE. All donations are tax deductible. We do not have a shelter. All pets live in foster homes. We only adopt to indoor homes. To see an animal, you must fill out an application first and then once approved, we can set up for you to meet the animal you are interested in. We do background checks on all applicants. If you have assault, domestic abuse, or drug charges please do not apply. If you have questions, please send an email to

All animals see a vet for shots and normal exams. If they appear healthy and there are no obvious health concerns, then extensive testing is not done. This is normal procedure for pet rescues and shelters.
Waverly Pet Rescue puts a lot of money into medical care for each dog and cat we take in. $350 is the average cost for basic care. This does not include if the animal had an injury, required extra flea / ear mite treatments, or needed extra days at the vet office.

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