|02-06-2014 04:17 PM|
we "fostered" him for almost a week before my husband caved and said he could stay : )
He was such a little baby and I slept on the couch with him for two nights to keep him from crying and waking the house up. I think after that I was done! There was no going back. When I thought I had to find him a home I cried. He was so little and needed a momma and I just fell in love with him right away. Plus how could you not love that little face
|02-06-2014 11:14 AM|
|Sp00ks||Man is he cute. Thanks for saving him.|
|02-06-2014 11:09 AM|
A "keeper" for sure!
|02-06-2014 10:47 AM|
|GSKnight||Thank you for saving this poor little guy. I love that cute dark face!!!|
|02-06-2014 09:41 AM|
Poor little baby! I'm so glad you are taking care of him!
Do you still plan to ONLY foster him? If so, then beware! --You are going ti get very arrached to that ADORABLE puppy!!!!!
I have been fostering dogs for 9 years now. My last foster got her new forever home this December. My first foster were a pair of puppies and I fell head over heels in love! It was so hard to say goodbye. However, everytime you give a dog to a loving home your heart is filled with such an abundance of joy. It can be an extremely rewarding experience! You are doing a very noble thing.
As far as raising him goes:
1) I found that I was so worrysome when it came to my pup's ears. When one of Mika's ears fell and stayed flopped for about 4 days I was so worried thst it wouldn't come back up. I talked to her breeder and I looked online. Everything/everyone said not to worry. They were right! Her ear popped back up and it has stayed up. So if tgat happens to you, try not to worry yourself like I did.
2) My aunt, who is a huge shepherc person, lent me s book to read. I have found it to be very, very useful. Plus it is a very easy read. The book is called, "The Art of Raising a Puppy," and it is written by The Monks of New Skete. It is all about German Shepherds. I have no idea if it is still in print or not, but I think it is worth looking into, because it talks a lot about the different stages of growth in puppies and what to expect/do.
Again, welcome, and good luck with that adorable little guy!
|02-06-2014 04:12 AM|
|hannahc_11||im so excited! ive always loved German Shepherds but my husband picked a lab over a Shepherd mix for our first dog and then after her we didnt want anymore big dogs. Now we just happened to come across this one and fell in love so I finally have my Shepherd or at least a part of one : )|
|02-06-2014 03:46 AM|
Picture lighting really is silly like that. Some pictures make our guy look more reddish or more tan than he is. Hard to say if he's just tan & black or faded red & black. But yeah, most likely a mix in your little one. Will be neat to see how he grows into his genes.
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|02-06-2014 03:10 AM|
|middleofnowhere||Very cute. It'll be fun to watch him grow. Thanks for being a sucker for a cute face...|
|02-06-2014 03:09 AM|
|hannahc_11||he is not quite as dark as the pics make him look. Definitely more of the light brown on a shepherd than the redish coloring on a Rott. But that was my first reaction as well. I know that one of the main dogs on the island is the shepherd so im assuming thats more than likely what he is, at least a mix of. Also his lower jaw is black and it would be brown for a rot. He is still very young though so I am curious to see what characteristics start to come out.|
|02-06-2014 02:50 AM|
Hard to be for sure. He could have a bit of German Shepherd. He looks fairly Rottweiler in color & markings. I'd assume once he gets a little older it'll be easier to tell. Either way, he is super adorable! And kudos to you for rescuing him!
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