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Waffles Shepherd Rochester, NY

  • Adult
  • Female
  • Medium
  • Black, Yellow / Tan / Blond / Fawn


Friendly, Gentle, Playful, Smart
Coat length
Vaccinations up to date, spayed / neutered.
Good in a home with
Other dogs.
Prefers a home without
Cats, children.
Adoption fee

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Meet Waffles

Meet WAFFLES, a sweet and loving Shepherd mix who has captured the hearts of everyone she meets. Waffles is a well-behaved pup who is crate and house trained, and knows her commands. She loves to observe the world from the comfort of her dog bed. Waffles is a smart girl who would love a home where she can connect and bond with her human. She is a loyal and loving pup who will always be by your side. One challenge Waffles has is that while she's good with people and most other dogs while at home, she is what's called leash-reactive, which means she does NOT do well with people, animals, cars, you name it - while out and about and on walks around the neighborhood. Anything fast-moving. For this reason, she needs a fenced in yard and would enjoy being more of a homebody where she won't get anxious while on a leash. Being reactive to fast, unpredictable things, younger kids would be a no for her too, to be safe.

We do have a professional dog-walker working on leashed walks with her and she's improving some, but STILL is so enticed by cars driving by and wants to chase them. It's a work in progress but we're not giving up!

Waffles is a little shy when meeting new people or dogs, so her new family will need to be patient with her as she adjusts. However, once she gets to know you, her tail never stops wagging and she is all about belly rubs and playtime. Waffles is an active girl who loves to run and play outside, but also enjoys sunbathing and stretching out on a grassy area after her daily workout. She seems good with other relatively calm dogs. She's protective of her home and is best crated as guests are arriving to make a smoother transition - we can talk to you more about that.

Waffles comes with a sponsored adoption fee of only $250 for the right adopter.

Adoption fee covers: all vetting to age (including deworming, deflea etc ), spay/neuter and microchip after 6 months of age at our clinic, $60 rebate for completion of positive-based training classes, and lifetime support of rescue.

Please fill out an APPLICATION here for consideration: (copy and paste link into browser window if link is not active in your browser)

We are still doing application processing virtually since COVID-19 and dog meets will be individually by appointment with ONLY APPROVED APPLICANTS. We are not a shelter and are completely foster-based, so there are NO DOGS KEPT AT THE SHOP.

PLEASE NOTE: If a dog is listed as Adoptable, he or she is still available at that time. Also, our adoption area is within a several hour radius of us in Rochester, NY (NOT including Canada - sorry!)

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