Welcome to Southwest Florida German Shepherd Inc. Sunday, May 27 2018 @ 01:28 am EDT


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update Luna id with a family on a foster to adopt basis for the next week or so. LUNA just came into the rescue 2 days ago 5/12/20. She is being housed by a foster in the Naples area. She has a sad tale to tell. Her owner passed away in her home with the dog and was not discovered for a few days. The dog remained with her owner until the police broke down the door and extracted her. She was then placed (by them) in a home in Miami who were not qualified to own a GSD. The family was not prepared to handle a dog like her and called us to relinquish her. She has all shots, spayed, HW Neg and was well cared for until that event.
Luna is about 11 months old. She is a female long hair black and tan GSD weighing about 45-50 pounds. She is smaller than most but will get a bit heavier and fill out a bit i time; but she will always be petite!
She would only be available to an experienced GSD owner because she is currently extremely possessive of her human. She bonds quickly and she is good with other dogs and cats. We do NOT recommend her be re-homed with kids because of her reactivity to protecting her person. She has no food aggression. She lived with 2 families who let her get away with anything, thereby creating a dog who was alpha to the families, rather than being controlled! She was controlling the home and the people there were incidental to her life. They fed her, loved her, walked her and created the worst possible scenario for the dog to accept direction. She is housebroken and beautiful, but without a strong leader, will be a problem child. Since neither of two families who had her her had any alpha to control over her, her next owner will need to take control and train her to be a responsive loving dog. This task is definitely doable but will be a project rather than a cake walk. She has lunged at people, never bitten, but because she feels she needs to protect her person, she has lost sight of who is in charge.
If after considering all of this you would like to meet her please call us for an appointment. Bottom line is with work this can be a great dog, failing to do the work with her will result in an unpleasant rescue experience.

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