Need to rehome an awesome guy - 4.5 years - Toronto
Hello GSD owners,
It is with a very heavy heart that I must look to re-home my boy. I have been going through health problems for some time and do not see them ending anytime soon. I have no been able to give my boy the life outside that he deserves.
Tiger is 4.5 years old, fixed, microchipped, and in excellent health. He has a great sense of humor and is very active. He will almost never stay still! Until he crashes 😊 He loves his people dearly. He has never had any serious health conditions (only puppy acne, panosteitis when he was growing up). He comes from a reputable breeder and both his parents had excellent joint scores. His yearly checkups have always gone well and I can provide his medical history. He is a pure-bred West German line shepherd.
Tiger does require an experienced owner. He is a big guy, about 100lbs. He must be introduced to new dogs slowly. He lived with my girlfriend’s Chihuaha (1/10th his size), but he will bark at other dogs on the street. With people inside a house or meeting on the street he will be a very friendly and loving boy (watch the jumping up!). He barks at people through the house windows or who are on the other side of our yard fence, so in that regard he is a very good guard dog. Because I’ve been asked, he has never had any city or legal actions pending against him.
I have posted him for re-homing on general sites but unfortunately the people getting back seem like good people but I would not trust them to be able to look after a German Shepherd. Tiger is strong willed so someone experienced to a strong, intelligent German Shedder/Whiner/Digger is essential. So I am hoping someone on these forums is interested in meeting Tiger or knows someone who might be. I live very close to Toronto.
My process would involve a few meetings of the potential adopter and seeing their home situation. If they have dogs we would need to introduce Tiger. I would also need a vet phone number I can call as a reference. The adopter must have had at least one adult German Shepherd before. Once the adoption is done I would be unable to take Tiger back as I am waiting on rehoming him to move to a small condo that is easier for me to manage.
Tiger is a wonderful, wonderful boy and so I want to give him a life outside my backyard. He’s travelled extensively (Oregon, Vancouver, road trip to West Virginia and back to Vancouver, flew to Toronto, lived in Montreal a summer), but not since my health turned bad. He’s too intelligent and loving to be inside or in a backyard all day.
As I said above the adopter must have owned a German Shepherd before. Tiger is not suitable for condo living. I live near Toronto, but the adopter does not need to be in this area. However there’s a limit to how far I can travel to meet potential adopters. I am asking a $200 donation to an animal shelter or welfare society for him.
I have his breeder papers and can provide his medical history.
If you have questions or interest please PM me.
Tiger & Chris
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