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post #1 of 11 (permalink) Old 02-17-2011, 12:27 PM Thread Starter
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Thumbs up Introducing Nate!

Nate Von Fresno (along with 2 littermates, and a GSD mix puppy the pound threw in) was saved by Westside German Shepherd Rescue of Los Angeles in Dec. '10 /Jan '11. The whole lot was skeletal, and one had distemper, among other issues. (Generally just a sad sight.)

I put in an application, was approved, and asked to see a couple puppies. One ended up having parvo, and would need to be under medical care for at least another month, and the other just happened to be at a foster house about 10 miles from my house. (Which is quite a coincidence, as I'm about 1-2 hours north of most of LA, where the resuce is based, and where most of the fosters live.) So, my boyfriend and I ventured over to the foster house to see the little fuzzball. At first, I had intended on seeing his littermate, the mix, but Nate turned out to be more fitting for our extremely active lifestyle (or what I thought was 'extremely active', until I got this freakin' monster. ) PLUS, he really picked us.

We've had him for about a week, and couldn't ask for a better pup. So far, he's adapted amazingly well to his new home, crate, schedule, etc. We've finally figured out what tires him, and it's not the 2 miles we do every morning, or the dog park in the afternoon, or the 3-5 miles at night, or fetch for hours, or running around like a wild beast on the beach. It's mental stimulation! We went to PetSmart and then Wal-Mart last night, and not only was be the best behaved dog I've ever had on the end of a leash, but he was EXHAUSTED. Success!

We've seen all of the normal pup behavior- digging, fearfulness now and then, chomping on us when he gets riled up, but that's fine, he's just a little guy still. When we get frustrated, we remember that he's just a baby, and someday when he's snoring on our couch (I can't even imagine that at this point), we'll remember when he was just a little squirt.

Sorry my post is so long, but I feel like one of those annoying ladies at work that just can't shut up about her new baby/ grandchild/ neice/ nephew.
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Ummm pictures please!!!! He sounds adorable, but I can't tell hint hint,lol
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Ummm pictures please!!!! He sounds adorable, but I can't tell hint hint,lol
I agree he sounds cute, but we need pics. We love pics here.

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Pics! It's hard to tell how big he is, but he is HUGE. Easily 100 lbs when he finishes growing and filling out.
Hence, clicker training ALL OF THE TIME.
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Nate is so cute. I love him in his bandana-adorable.

Jamie Lee~blk GSD~6/24/10
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He is so cute!!

I have heard of that rescue! They have some beautiful dogs.

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Oh my goodness, what a darling little guy......congratulations!! And yes, Westside gets some gorgeous GSD's........
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Congrats! He is just adorable, thanks for giving him a home.

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Thanks, guys. I take full responsibility for his good looks.
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post #10 of 11 (permalink) Old 02-21-2011, 07:17 PM
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Awwww...he is a cutie pie!!
I got Jen and Mr. Luke from Westside GSR.
Robin does get some nice dogs!

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