I adopted a second GSD today
She is a black female around 1 year 6 months old came in as a stray. Appears to be purebred? I have named her Xena. I thought she was spayed but last minute the shelter informed me she wasn't, so she was sent to the vet to get spayed and I picked her up and brought her home. Not the ideal situation to bring a new one home as she is most likely in pain and groggy, now thrown in a new situation.
She is doing good so far though. I am keeping her crated, goes out to go potty and did two nice firm stools. She has done great with my 3 small pugs and doesn't seem care about the cat.
I took my 7 month old female GSD puppy Riley in to visit her at the shelter and they got along great there. Played a ton, Xena was very gentle and let Riley climb all over her. They played with a toy together too. Xena was also kept in a kennel with another dog; a female lab mix.
However the few times Riley has stopped to visit Xena in her crate, Xena will show her teeth and do a low growl. Hopefully just letting Riley know to stay away since she doesn't feel like playing? I am trying to keeps Riley from peering into her crate and taking them out separately so Riley won't try to play. I will start taking them for small walks together once Xena is feeling up to it.
She only wanted to eat a couple pieces of cooked chicken breast for dinner tonight.
Just thought I'd introduce Xena. Any tips on older adult adoption introductions or spay healing tips would be appreciated. Riley is next on the list to get it done.
5 dogs (2 GSD & 3 pugs), 1 cat, 2 parrots and a horse
Last edited by kirsten; 10-18-2013 at 01:34 AM.