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Willie German Shepherd Dog Bellingham, WA

  • Adult
  • Male
  • Large
  • Bicolor, Black, Brown / Chocolate


Affectionate, Curious, Protective
Coat length
Vaccinations up to date, spayed / neutered.
Prefers a home without
Other dogs, cats.
Adoption fee

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Meet Willie

Hi, my name is Willie!

Here is what would work best for me in my new home:
-Personality: Curious, watchful, affectionate once comfortable
-Can Live with Kids: 13+, sturdy kids who respect dog body language. Up to counselor's discretion.
-Can Live with Cats: No
-Can Live with Dogs: No, Willie is dog selective and still gaining confidence around other dogs. At this time we are requiring him to be the only dog in the home. Please keep in mind that Willie is NOT a dog park dog, but does enjoy going on walks and interacting with his known humans.
-Can do Apartment Living: No
-Potty Trained: Appears to be!
-Bite History: No
-Positive Reward Based Obedience Classes Required: No, but he may benefit from some structured positive reinforcement training!
-Energy Level: Medium/High
-Needs Medical Procedure Before Going Home: Yes, a neuter and microchip.

Meet Willie - a 5 year old German Shepherd who is currently seeking a loving and patient forever home. Willie's journey has been one of resilience and personal growth, and we believe he has the potential to flourish in a caring and supportive environment with the right individual or family. It is important to note that Willie is dog selective, which means he prefers the company of select four-legged friends. His compatibility with other dogs should be assessed on an individual basis and introduced gradually to ensure a harmonious relationship. However, with proper training, guidance, and structured socialization, Willie has the potential to develop positive associations and build trust with other canines. He may require some extra patience and understanding from his new family. We are seeking an adopter who understands the unique needs of a dog like Willie. Patience, consistency, and positive reinforcement will be crucial in helping him feel secure and comfortable in his new surroundings. A calm and structured approach to introductions, gradual exposure to new experiences, and a PREDICTABLE routine will allow Willie to build trust and develop a sense of stability. Willie's ideal home would be one where he is the only pet, providing him with undivided attention and love. A serene environment without young children or high-energy pets would ensure that Willie can relax and flourish at his own pace. Engaging in activities that stimulate his mind and body, such as daily walks, puzzle toys, and obedience training, will not only strengthen your bond with Willie, but also contribute to his ongoing development. It is worth mentioning that Willie's progress is a testament to the incredible potential for growth and transformation in dogs. Despite his challenges, he has already come a long way in his journey, and we are confident that, with the right adopter, Willie's transformation will continue to unfold, bringing joy and companionship to his new home.

If you believe you have the patience, commitment, and understanding to provide Willie with the love and guidance he needs, please fill out an adoption application.
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