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post #1 of 3 (permalink) Old 08-06-2013, 03:01 PM Thread Starter
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We are in process of adopting Faith. A 1 year old all black German Shepherd. Not sure if she is 100% or a mix. She has all the GS traits, large pointed straight ears, head, body and tail. She does have a trait that is quite startling. Her eyes, a bright yellow/gold that because of her black coat, really stand out. Faith has been to a kill shelter twice in her young life. But she is calmly playful and respectful. She is never rough. We took her on her first ever half hour walk to the park and she was awesome. My wife is in love with her and Faith instantly bonded to her as well.

The integration is ongoing this week as she meets our 12 year old large Mancoon Cat, "Kitty", and our Beagle "Cruiser".

Any ideas welcome as this is our first GSD.


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post #2 of 3 (permalink) Old 08-06-2013, 03:45 PM
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Faith seems to be the perfect match. If you haven't planned on it already, when you introduce her to Cruiser, I suggest you pick a neutral area , like the park. Your wife brings one dog, you bring the other - arrive in separate cars. For kitty - well, she is used to dogs, I suggest you have Faith on a leash and Kitty has an escape route - just in case. If by chance Faith is used to cats, this may work: introduce them - say "Kitty - this is Faith" "Faith, this is kitty". I know it is strange, but it worked with my dobe. Her owner told me even if I had to go find the cats - take the dog to the cats one by one - and introduce - that way the dog knew the cats weren't something to chase - but the dobe was used to cats. I had 3 cats and went very well.

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What a perfect name. Congrats to you all!


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