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This big boy is in the Raleigh County Humane Society Shelter in Beckley WV. It is a gassing shelter. He's NOT posted on their website as I guess they are still short staffed and not posting many of their animals on the Petfinder site. The shelter called me today as he's running out of time.

Humane Society of Raleigh County Inc.
325 Gray Flats Road
P. O. Box 115
Beckley, WV 25802
Phone: 304-253-8921

Here is a link to their website: Humane Society of Raleigh County

He is very layed back and gets along well with other dogs and everyone he's come in contact with. Poor guy has what looks to be a number of hot spots on his hind quarters that are drying up. They said when he came his fur was very damp around those areas as though he may have been laying on wet ground. He also has rubbed areas on both sides that look like he may have been left in a harness for a long time or tied out on one. He definately needs grooming!!! He's QUITE a large boy but behaves nicely on lead!! Really really sweet. I'll be glad to go back over and temp test myself with other dogs and cats... the shelter is closed on Sundays and Mondays. They estimate him to be around 5 yrs old... He's an adult, but not geriatric! There is low cost kenneling available in the Beckley area and also in Princeton and I'm available to help pull if needed. He's just a doll! Can anyone help him??
 

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A nonprofit *Humane Society* that is a gassing shelter????? All I can do is shake my head and wonder .....
 

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He's gorgeous.

They should not be able to call themselves that-it is so misleading to the consumer. I am going to drop my dog off at the Humane Society because I can't care for him-how bad can it be at a HUMANE society? Jeesh.

BTW-I would like to note that he is a biscuit colored white. I am no expert in whites (or anything else) but do think that sometimes when people see a biscuit white, they think mix. http://www.wgsdca.org/thebreed/breedstandard.asp
 

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well yes this is an absolutely beautiful dog, with such a noble demeanor. despite not having an ideal life. i can imagine what he could be with some care. he needs some help.
 

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Re: BECKLEY WV- WGSD, 5 yo neutred Male-Raleigh Co HS

Originally Posted By: JeanKBBMMMAANHe's gorgeous.

They should not be able to call themselves that-it is so misleading to the consumer. I am going to drop my dog off at the Humane Society because I can't care for him-how bad can it be at a HUMANE society? Jeesh.

BTW-I would like to note that he is a biscuit colored white. I am no expert in whites (or anything else) but do think that sometimes when people see a biscuit white, they think mix. http://www.wgsdca.org/thebreed/breedstandard.asp
Yes, I'm sure you're right on his color... he's probably the biscuit white that you described...he is a stunning dog... quite large and very large boned. He came in as a stray some time ago and no one claimed him... just as well as he obviously wasn't cared for at all so lets hope he can move on to a really good home where he'll get the care he deserves. He's just an absolutely wonderfully sweet dog! I"m just dying to take a brush to him and get his coat groomed out!!

While I wish there were no kill shelters anywhere, the Raleigh County Humane Society shelter where he's at has no option but to euthanize. People sign a consent form to euthanize when they drop a dog off there in the event the dog isn't adopted... they're told. They can retrieve the animal if they chose to. It's the irresponible owners who are at fault. The shelter gets in over 6000 animals (dogs/cats) a year. I wish there was an alternative, believe me... It's difficult to go into there and see all those little faces looking at you, but at least the people who work there are very kind and caring right to the end. The euthanasia tech happens to love GSDs so he gives them every chance he can... I wish none of animals had to be pts.
 

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He may be even younger than five. He's bottom teeth look pretty nice. The telltale tartar, which may be on his back teeth could possibly be from poor diet. Obviously, if he has hot spots and rubbing where a long-time harness was ... I'll bet money that his diet wasn't very good.
Very pretty boy. Both dogs at that shelter are. Hopefully, someone can get out there and do a real good temp test on both of them: looking for male and female dog aggression, both big and small, cat friendly, kid friendly, and food or resource guarding. Boy, if they pass all tests, they would be an amazing pair of GSDs to welcome into any family.
Can you imagine what they will look like after proper diet, grooming, etc??? Wow!
 

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White Paws is interested in him. We need a temp test, cats, dogs and ect.
Thanks
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hope something's going on to get this magnificent boy temperment tested and on his way to white paws!
 

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It certainly could be possible Liz.( I just looked at their website) He does look a lot like their lines, esp his coat. We don't have many white gsds around Beckley,especially ones like him. So no doubt he probably came from out of this area . I was pleasantly surprised when I first saw him and in awe over his size and coat!
 

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Wow--this dog looks like llama! What a gorgeous, plush coat!

Is someone temp testing him so he can get into rescue?
 

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i hope someone is so busy working on this dog that they haven't had time to post.
 

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Temp testing this big guy tomorrow as the shetler was closed today.
 

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great!
 

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Posted the same picture on the black boy's thread as they seemed like a pair of old pals when they met.

The big white boy is an absolute charm. . . what a wonderful dog. I pm'd the info to the rescue interested in him and he is very layed back and friendly towards all two and four legged friends! I just can't say enough good about him!

I really appreciate everyone's help on this board and for taking an interest in these two and for the offers to help them.
 

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White Paws will be taking this handsome fellow!
 

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what beautiful boys! thank you nancy at white paws!
 

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ohhh... I know this is an old post and he was picked up. But he is gorgeous. My Gabriel is a Selah Shepherd. Alice (his breeder) is a wonderful person and their dogs are absolutely awesome!! It's so sad to think that there are so many beautiful and wonderful dogs out there needing rescue!
 
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