Do you know why he is being re-homed at this age? I adopted an adult GSD, and while it has been an overall positive experience, he came with some deeply ingrained bad habits, some of which, after several months and a lot of professional training, we are still working on. I was told he was ok with cats. Well, he is NOT ok with them. I'm pretty sure he will not ever be able to be off leash around them.
When I first got him and tried to walk him, he had zero leash manners. No one had put the time into walking him or socializing him, so the first thing he would do when he saw someone was pull you hard towards them so he could get close enough to jump on them. Not everyone wants to be jumped on by an 80 lb dog, lol. We had to work on that for many weeks. It took professional training to get him over going absolutely crazy every time he saw another dog.
I don't mean to only present a negative view because at least he has not ever been aggressive towards people and he has come a long way on many issues.
Most folks wanting to re-home a dog will not necessarily be forthcoming about any negative habits or traits, so just be aware it may take some time, hard work and money for training to help him become the dog you want in your life.
He is a beautiful GSD and hopefully, he is just a super nice, well behaved dog that the family was too busy for.
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