We at PDR believe in the benefits of post-adoption training for our dogs and their families. This allows for continued socialization, learning and helps to create a well-mannered and balanced dog. Post-adoption training is a requirement in our adoption process. For more information on our process and requirements, visit our adoption information page.
All Pound Dog Rescue dogs are spayed/neutered, vaccinated, heartworm/lyme tested, dewormed, and microchipped prior to adoption. The standard adoption donation is $450, and puppies under 5 months of age are $500. The adoption donation is applied to assist in the costs of veterinary care and the overall care of the dog.
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Let me introduce you to Jaeger. He’s a 6 year-old long haired German Shepherd, sitting at 90Lb although a huge percentage of that is fur because just look at that poof of a tail! He has classic German Shepherd colorings, with a beautiful coat and big, soulful brown eyes. He is a magnificent ball of compassion and love and deserves nothing more than to find his forever home. Although as fosters we had the option of changing his name, Jaeger was born to be Jaeger; cause honey he’s got the moves! Plus, he is excellent off leash and recall is on point with his name.
Jaeger came from a pound in Toronto where he was owner surrendered, through no fault of his own. It is for the best though because Jaeger deserves a family who is as devoted to him as he will be to them. He needs to belong to a family where he is allowed the to roam in the house and to sleep right at their bedside at night.
Jaeger has the classic German Shepard bark when meeting new people and dogs and he will let you know someone is at your door. This can be intimidating to those that aren’t familiar with Shepherd’s. Although cautious at first meet, Jaeger does quickly settle down once he meets you. We are looking for a home with a spacious backyard or large property as he loves to lie on the deck for hours just watching over the house. Inside, he does not chew inappropriate things and is quite happy lying on the floor at your side as you watch TV. He is not a high-energy dog but will require two good walks a day in order to keep him calm and sleepy at your feet.
This big boy is a whole lot of love who will happily roll over on his belly when you ask him if he wants a belly rub. He will monitor your every move around the house, with one eye on you at all times. He LOVES food, people food to be exact! He will sit at your feet and stare at you until no end for a bite. He doesn’t however have any food aggression with his own food and is a slow eater. He likes to roll on his back when being brushed but is uncomfortable when his back end is touched. He has been amazing with house training. We have not had to do a single thing for him and he has never had an accident. He asks to go out and is left alone in the house during the day with no incidents. Honestly one of the easiest fosters we have had to date training wise.
Jaeger is extremely food motivated, which makes training easy. He knows “sit”, “stay”, “down”, “belly rub”. He has great recall in a large area with no distractions, but should not be trusted off leash as he can be easily distracted when in a busier area. He is great in the car and is a perfect co-pilot on any adventure. Although Jaeger has countless positive attributes, he still has some quirks that need continued training. Jaeger does pull on leash when he is excited or when he sees other animals or wildlife. Continued training with a gentle leader and correction will teach Jaeger appropriate behaviour while out and about. Jaeger has a strong herding drive and will not be suitable as a dog park dog or for dog play groups as he gets too excited and the herding instinct comes out. He tends to herd dogs that he meets by nipping them in the bum. Continued training and socialization with well-behaved, balanced, and calm dogs will help Jaeger learn appropriate behaviour when playing with friends. He could certainly be a dog though that can go for nice leash walks with buddy dogs for his socialization. Jaeger does have some mild separation anxiety when left alone but has never been destructive. This behaviour will lessen as time goes by and as Jaeger learns that he will never again be abandoned. Because of this we are looking for a home for him where someone is home more than away. A permanent work from home, active retiree, or opposite shift family will be ideal for him. He is an extremely sensitive boy who shuts down with the slightest hint of frustration or raised voices so patience, understanding, and positive reinforcement training methods are a must when interacting with him. We are looking for people with German Shepherd breed experience for Jaeger’s forever family and they will be required to complete, at a minimum, a level one obedience-training course.
Jaeger currently lives with one other dog in the home and does well with her. He would be okay as the only dog or with another dog as long as the dog is a well-behaved, balanced and calm dog as having another dog does help with his discomfort with being alone. Jaeger has been exposed to a cat and would do best in a non-cat household. While he has never caused harm, he will chase them and will cry continuously if the cat is in a high place he cannot reach. Jaeger is not being fostered in a home with children, but I believe with his patience and quietness he would do fine with older, well behaved children. Over 12yrs of age who know how to appropriately act with dogs.
Jaeger is a German Shepherd through and through and is a kind hearted, gentle soul. Anyone who has ever had the pleasure of owning a Shepherd knows their devotion and loyalty is like no other and all Jaeger wants is to find his forever people. If you are committed to continued training and are seeking a lifetime of loyalty, Jaeger is most definitely the dog for you.