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HI, we currently have 2 spayed female shepherds at our shelter that we need assistance in placing. Due to the circumstances we will only release them to an approved rescue group who is willing and able to keep these dogs in a foster home only until an adoptive family is found. They can not be in a kennel any longer.

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I'm a young lady who has a lot of energy! I'm a true herding dog, and I need a job to keep me busy - I won't be the docile family dog who just hangs out in the yard all the time. I love to snuggle, but I can be suspicious of new people at first (German Shepherds are guard dogs). I've had a lot of training already, but I was still too much for the family that had me since puppyhood. I need to find the right home this time, preferably one with no cats, and kids age 10 and up. I have a condition known as hip dysplasia, so I need someone who is willing to continue my treatment. I'm 1 1/2 years old, and I'm spayed and housebroken. Please come visit me!
Sage is constantly pacing in her kennel and is now showing signs of pain from her hips. We are currently treating her with Rimadyl and cosequin however we fear she is doing farther damage to her joints every day she spends here. She is a high drive shepherd and needs an owner who can keep her busy and safe. She loves to snuggle with people once away from the building but is not easily distracted from her barking and pacing inside the kennel these days

Timber - 8-9 years old
Timber spent most of her adult life living in filthy conditions at a kennel with an estimated 60-70 other dogs. She rarely had a chance to be walked or taken indoors and we have very little background info on her. Timber was adopted from us but then turned into aother shelter because it was discovered she is not housetrained and can easily escape the average fence when not entertained or directly supervised outside. We quickly brought her back to our shelter but have not been able to rule out a medical issue as a cause for the housetraining issue. She is very sweet and gentle but should go home with older kids only as she does like to play chase in the yard and sometimes nips at younger/smaller children out of play. She has shown absolutely ZERO signs of aggression while with us.

Again, these 2 lovely ladies will ONLY be released to a rescue that can provide an appropriate foster home and rehabilitative services until a new owner is found. If you think you can help please let us know by August 7th



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Rachel Frock
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Humane Society of Baltimore County




 

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Hmm... showing pain from HD- and STILL too much for her family? It sounds to me they didnt want the vet bill... BUT that could be just me getting fed up with people who are supposed to be treating their fur kids like REAL family...
 

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Bump for the pretty girls
 

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The young girl has mesmerizing eyes- I think she is absolutely just beautiful!! She reminds me so much of Vita!!
 

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I'm guessing they didn't want the vet bill for treating the HD, too.

For pity's sake, they made it though Brat Stage and she wasn't "too much" for them! You're not going to tell me that NOW she's suddenly become more goober than she was at 9 months of age!

Beautiful dog, though.
 

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Has anyone contacted them? I would offer to take her and treat her Displaysia, but it says kids ages 10 and up- and I have a four year old and a couple kids I watch ages 2 and 4.
 

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Have to bump these two up again... this beautiful girl has been stuck in my mind since I seen her!
 

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We cannot afford hip surgery, unfortunately, have three heartworm treatments to pay for.
 

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If only my daughter was older and I had more room- I think she has to be one of the most beautiful girls!
 

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Yes, she has quite the face!
 

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If a dog has HD, and doesnt get a hip replacement, what are the other options for her? Just treatment and tying to keep her comfortable? how long does a dog usually have if no surgery is done?
 

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alright then...
havent heard any word on anything with these two, will be calling the shelter as TODAY is their last day!!!!
 

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OK, Just got off the phone with Rachel. Today was her last day, but she is giving her till 5 PM thursday so someone can committ to her. SADLY, I am the ONLY person who has called to inquire about this girl. She said Sage's quality of life is deteriorating in the kennel- she is getting depressed, and she is starting to bark constantly, pace, and jump in the air. She said she is a WONDERFUL girl, very loving, and so far she hasnt seen that there would be a problem with other LARGE dogs, but she cannot be in a home with cats, bunnies, puppies, other small animals because she has a very high drive. Apparently, her and a litter mate were bought to to search and rescue- the litter mate was "easy to train" and she was "too difficult". SO, she was surrendered. Rachel said she beleives that she needs a job to do, lots of activity or room to run. She is only going to release to a rescue because she wants experienced dog owners to handle her, but told me several times on the phone she would love to see her saved as she is a real sweetheart
Also, she said she will help with transport as much as possible.
ANYONE??
 

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THANK YOU DANNI for calling and buying her a little more time! (anything mentioned on the older gal?)
 

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BUMP!!
 

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I would be happy to help with transport too!! Please give this beautiful girl another chance at life!!
 

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Anyone?? I will give a donation if you can take her into your rescue. She ONLY has until thursday- she is so young and full of life... is the HD keeping people away?
 

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UP YOU GO one more time tonight from me... as I go to bed in shock that there is no place for a beautiful, young girl!!
 
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