Hello from Mt. Rainier, Wash.
My name is Dallas, i live in a mountain town under Mt. Rainier in Washington State, about 45 minutes south of Tacoma.
I'm 25 years old, have never really been a dog person, that is until I started volunteering at a local island Wolf sanctuary, and an Alaskan Husky named Amiak and the Border Collies won me over. I was looking to get a Husky, but in November of 2010, a female black German Shepherd came into my life. I was living in Tacoma at the time while visiting my parents back home for turkey day, and suddenly a small, 10 week old black GShep came into the room, and I did a bit of a double-take. At first I was all, "Oh god, what kind of mutt did you get", but when i looked at her, i almost looked away but she did one of the shepherd head cocks, and that was it, she was mine! i instantly fell in love for her and GShep's in general. When my living situation in Tacoma fell apart the month after, I pretty much moved back home just to be with her and raise her out in the woods and not the city. My dad had named her 'Fricks', but I thought that was stupid and changed it to 'Fritz'. At least it's an actual German word.
Fritz is now all of a year and a half years old, and she is the light of my life. She comes from Czech working lines and E. German show lines. Since raising her, I've lost my mind on GShep's. I've adopted a pure white male named Lanzo, who is 2 and a half. Typical American lines, nothing special but is a great alarm dog and a sweetheart. I'm an advocate to discourage the irresponsible and improper breeding of GShep's, and to help lower the numbers born with the health issues we see today and for a long time now.
I'm also an advocate for having wolves back into our forests, and have been participating in being a voice at the public meetings.
I currently at a spay/neuter clinic in Tacoma called Coalition: HUMAnE. I love the jobs, especially when GShep's are brought in. I'm also a lover of heavy metal, extreme metal and other worldly music.
Anyone local on here? Would love to meet others and their GSheps.