German Shepherd dogs are incredible animals. They are among the most intelligent dog breeds in the world. They have incredible focus and learning potential, and they are some of the most physically impressive and capable dogs. Though all dogs of all breeds are unique and individual, German Shepherd Dogs have many great common personality traits such as loyalty and protectiveness.
German Shepherd Rescue Texas organizations save as many of these amazing animals as possible from neglect, abuse, and abandonment, and try to offer them a new happy life with loving families.
So now that you’ve decided to adopt man’s best friend, let’s take a look at how to find your next puppy companion and some of key considerations when it comes to animal adoption and puppy training.
Adopting A German Shepherd Rescue Texas Dog
Yes, German Shepherd dogs are an incredible breed, but you shouldn’t bring one home on a whim. German Shepherds are not low maintenance animals. That isn’t to say they are not a joy to raise, but they are very strong intelligent animals that mature very quickly.
Some Key Considerations
- GSDs can be expensive animals to raise. Between food, vet care, and grooming, they can be a larger investment than other pets.
- This breed needs loving positive reinforcement. When adopting a rescue pup, you may be dealing with previously set behavioral elements. Our rescue pups are all assessed carefully and often the rescue process involves behavioral rehabilitation and counseling. This is only a start however and you will need to be prepared to take over any rehabilitation necessary within your puppy training.
- These dogs mature very quickly and this quick growth requires careful monitoring and adjustment of diet.
- GSDs have many genetic predispositions to various health conditions. This can include dietary problems, eye degeneration, and very debilitating hip and joint issues. Be aware that there are many potential health complications you may have to accommodate with your new friend.
Our Dogs And Their Stories
Our dogs come from many different scenarios. These can include abandoned litters due to lay of spaying and neutering, or simply owners abandoning young dogs of around the 6 month age when they begin to lose their adorable puppy look and move into gankly teenage doghood.
Without rescue these dogs are often left to the elements and can die of hunger or exposure. Our German Shepherd rescue Texas organization gives these dogs the chance at the new and fulfilling life they so deserve.
Dogs are selected as viable adoption candidates based on temperament and condition.
How To Pick The Pup For You?
When you meet a bunch of German Shepherd puppies, your first reaction will likely be just a sheer cuteness overload. But there are a few signs to look out for when predicting how these cute lovable bundles may act in your home and interact with your family or other pets. Abuse and neglect need to be considered and fully prepared for. There will likely be some information on your new dog’s history, but often much of this information is unavailable. Lara’s can provide a solid assessment of possible past trauma, but it is hard to know everything. It is great to have this local resource serving the areas surrounding our location in New Braunfels, including the greater San Antonio area. Follow up care and working together with new owners can help ensure that these puppies fit in and thrive in their new homes.
Pet ownership of any kind requires a good deal of thought and consideration, and when you factor in the responsibilities of raising a rescue dog, this only becomes more complex. On top of that, German Shepherds are amazing yet complex animals. Though they can definitely be a handful, they can also be the most loyal and loving animal companion you ever find. If you’re considering a German Shepherd rescue Texas puppy, we invite you to give us a call or come visit our facility to see if we have a puppy that’s the right fit for you and your family.