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Mon, 07/01/2013 - 23:11 -- Julian
Rex
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Rex is a 6-year old German Shepherd and is very playful, intelligent, and attentive. He loves to lounge inside around his humans (who he is very specific about), but does also love his ventures outdoors. Rex can be triggered by noises such as cars or people walking by, and will become vocal in and outside of the house. His favourite thing while in the yard is to run the perimeter to make sure everything is under control while chasing flies and moths with abandon.

True to the German Shepherd nature, he loves to have a job! While living in town with his foster parents, that means following a routine and learning new things. Rex is a teddy bear when it comes to cuddling inside, and loves a good snuggle after playing and 'working'. To maintain boundaries for him, he sleeps outside of the bedroom but is always by the door, and can't wait to greet you when get home. Gentle with food, he's a boy who loves love and positive reinforcement. Sturdy toys are a must for this powerful boy - he loves a good stuffed animal, but it won't last more than a few minutes! He requires frequent brushing to keep shedding under control, but he loves it and will lean into it for as long as you can stand it.

Rex is currently working with a trainer and his foster parents to ensure that he is in the best position when moving to his forever home. As a GSD does, Rex will push boundaries and requires a strong relationship with his owners to keep him focused and happy. He has aggressive tendencies with other dogs, both on-leash and in controlled introductions, with a guarding mentality of his people and his space. We are hopeful that he will be able to socialize with other dogs with further training, but at this time, a home with no other animals (especially dogs) or children is required. He doesn't always recognize how powerful he is, and can be a boisterous boy. An owner with experience with GSDs who lives in a quiet area would give him the best chance at being his best self!

Rex is currently taking phenobarbital for seizures and has not had one since he has been on the medication, which is given twice daily with his food - he will need to continue with this medication for his lifetime. He has weakness in his hips, especially on the right side, and will compensate for this by sitting a certain way. The weakness does not seem to impact his everyday activity.

Rex is up-to-date on vaccines, neutered, and microchipped.
More about Rex
Animal ID:20-014
Type:Dog
Breed:German Shepherd
Sex:Male
Age:6 years
Size:L
Spayed or Neutered?:Yes
Status:Available
Location:Foster Home