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Trooper German Shepherd Dog St. Paul, MN

  • Adult
  • Male
  • Large
  • Black, Yellow / Tan / Blond / Fawn


Adult Only Home Preferred, Fenced Yard Preferred
Vaccinations up to date, spayed / neutered.
Prefers a home without

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Meet Trooper

Snapshot of Trooper:

Size: Large, 75lbs

Activity Level: High

Noise Level: moderate barking but quiet in the house

Good with Dogs: yes

Good with Cats: unknown

Good with Kids: No

Good with Strangers: Skittish and slow introduction but warms up quickly.

Potty Trained: Yes

Crate Trained: Yes

Shedding: Yes

Hi my name is Trooper:

I think I'm pretty much a pure German Shepard but its tough to tell because nobody knows where I came from. I was found on the streets, severely underweight and in pretty bad shape, but finally got taken into rescue and was given some much-needed love and care. During this whole journey, they told me that I am likely about 3.5 years old and although I was skinny at the time, they helped me get back to a normal weight of about 75lbs. Being on the streets made me pretty weary of new people, so I am not a huge fan of strangers and don't like being approached. Because of this, I don't think I would do the best around young kids; however, after you give me some time to check you out, I do warm up quick. I haven't been around many cats, but I do know that I am a fan of playing with the dog friends my family has introduced me to.

Aside from some of my skittish behaviors and fear towards new people, I actually am very smart. My foster parents tell me that I am one of the smartest dogs they know and love making me do all these ridiculous things. I know the basic commands like sit, shake, stay, and lay down, but also know a few others like when to place on my mat and can go to my kennel when being told...usually. I also am big fan of play wrestling with my foster parents but am still working on calming myself down when they tell me they're done. I can get a little mouthy (I call them teeth kisses) but have learned that this is a bad trait to have, so I have been working hard to stop doing that as well. I can definitely keep up with an energetic lifestyle and love to play and go on walks. When I am not playing, I don't mind lounging around. I typically like staying near my people and making sure I know what is happening at all times, and definitely love some cuddles and belly scratches.

Overall, I know there are some things I need to work on, but I am convinced that if someone can continue to work with me, I can make a great companion. I love being outside so would love a place where I can still explore the yard and have room to run around. I wouldn't mind sharing a house with another pup as long as they can manage playing rough sometimes. While I might not do great in a crazy home with kids and tons of new people, I would love to be someone's buddy for life.

Trooper is fixed, microchipped, and up to date on vaccinations for his age.

Adoption Fee: $400 + applicable tax

Trooper is currently on medication for skin allergies. With his reactivity and anxiety he will need further training and possibly medication to help him.

MEET ME/ADOPT ME: If you'd like to arrange a meeting or begin the adoption process, please fill out an adoption application by visiting or clicking "adopt me! A volunteer from Twin Cities Pet Rescue will contact you within 3 business days.

FOSTER HOMES NEEDED!!! Twin Cities Pet Rescue is a volunteer-run, foster home-based organization. We can only rescue as many animals as available foster homes. Please consider saving the life of an animal in need and become a volunteer foster home today. To become a foster, fill out a dog or cat foster application on the Twin Cities Pet Rescue website: There is little to no cost to foster an animal. Twin Cities Pet Rescue provides its foster families with food, supplies, and veterinary care for its animals. All you need to do is supply the love!

PLEASE NOTE: Twin Cities Pet Rescue does not adopt to homes further than 100 miles from the Minneapolis/St. Paul Metro Area.
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  • German Shepherd Dog
  • Adult
  • Male
  • Large
  • Black

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