Red Stick German Shepherd Rescue
Name: Winston
ID: #201909

Sex: M
Age: 4 months
Heartworm: N
Adoption Fee: $300

Winston is a handsome male German Shepherd puppy. We estimate that he was born in July 2019 -- making him about 4 months old in November.

He is a confident, curious puppy. He seems to be very smart and learns very quickly. He's very loveable and sweet!

He's already mostly house-trained, and even crate-trained. He lets his foster family know when he'd like to go outside. However, at this age, accidents may still happen in the house--if that's a problem for you, then please consider a fully house-trained adult dog instead. Puppies have small bladders and may not be able to hold it all day!

He loves to cuddle with humans and play with the adult dogs in the foster home. In fact, he loves dogs of all sizes (large and small). Like all puppies this age, his life revolves around PLAY. He's at an age where plays rough-and-tumble games with other dogs and puts teeth on everything. He loves toys and especially things he can chew.

He's not yet leash trained -- he's a baby! He's working on "sit" and "no," and he's making great progress. He's growing FAST. Our vet has predicted that he will grow up to be over 100 pounds!

He has not been exposed to cats in his foster home -- most puppies will chase cats, so they're generally not a good match for kitties.

He also has not lived with children. He still puts his teeth on everything -- including fingers, toes, shoes, and pant-legs, so he's not suitable for a home with small kids.

There will be lots of work for her adopter! He is looking for a home that already has the patience and experience to teach him all the things he needs to know. Successful puppy applicants will have a demonstrated history of success owning and training working breed dogs and/or puppies in the past (including both a good vet reference and a trainer reference).

Before you apply to adopt a puppy, please consider: normal GSD puppies are ALL little stinkers. It's just how they roll. They put sharp, little teeth on everything (and humans are favorite chew toys, because they squeak the loudest). They sometimes tear stuff up because it's fun (the more expensive the stuff, the better it tastes). They can't hold their little bladders, so you might have to get up in the middle of the night and may not have a good night's sleep for months. You might come home from work to find a soiled crate, and when you've had a long, hard day, the puppy will still need attention (and a bath). They're rambunctious and might not mellow out for several years. We generally don't place young, mouthy puppies to be "starter dogs," or in homes with young kids.

If you already know how time-intensive (and exhausting) GSD puppies can be, and you're up for having your shoes and landscaping destroyed, your hands and toes chewed on, and holes put in your favorite pants, cleaning up potty accidents, and you have the patience, know-how, and time to raise, socialize, and train this breed (and have great references), you're our kind of puppy adopter! We can't guarantee he's purebred, but he sure does look like it to us. However, what you see is what you get with puppies--there are no pedigrees or promises about what they'll look like when they grow up. He was picked up stray by animal control and pulled out of a parish animal shelter, so we don't know anything about his prior life before rescue. We've promised that he'll never be left behind again, so adopting is a life-long commitment for 12+ years.

A completed adoption application, with vet and personal references, and a home check are required to adopt Winston. If you are interested in adopting Winston, please fill out an adoption application. All adoptions are approved solely at the discretion of the RSGSR board of directors.

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