German Shepherd Dog (medium coat) / Male / Adult
Details about Cannon D200776
- ID D200776
- Available for Adoption
- Tan/Yellow/Fawn with Black
- Coatlength: Medium
- Activity Level: Moderate
- Good with Dogs: Yes
- Good with Adults: All
- Reaction to New People: Friendly
More about Cannon D200776
- Energy Level: Moderate
- Indoor/Outdoor: Indoor Only
Age: DOB Approx. 05/14/2012
Dog friendly: Yes
Cat friendly: TBD
Kid friendly: Yes
House Trained: Yes
Crate Trained: Yes, but does fine left out.
Energy level: Moderate
History: Pulled from an animal control
Adoption Fee: $350
From the Foster:
Cannon is the perfect example of why people love German Shepherds so much. He’s loyal, smart, loving, and adorable. *Please read his whole bio since he will seem like the perfect dog – but he needs a special family*
Things he loves: Cannon LOVES to play fetch. We’ll say “Where’s your ball?” and he’ll get so excited and run around the house looking for it. And when you throw his ball he will bring it back and bark until you throw it for him again. He also loves to explore the yard. He does his “patrol” by walking around the fence. He takes his job as a dog very seriously – he’s obviously there to protect his humans and his neighborhood. BUT – he does not have an aggressive bone in his body. He just alerts us by barking about any changes we need to be aware of (ie. squirrels) He also love to play with & tear apart soft squeaky toys.
Things he does not like: He does not like to take medicine (but what dog does, really?). He’s not a fan of storms so he will need a lap to snuggle on when there is thunder. The only time he has had a potty accident was when there was thunder.
Things I love about him: I love so much about Cannon! He gives the sweetest kisses and will happily lay next to you all day. He tolerates our grumpy bulldog barking orders, he still loves us even if we give him icky medicine, and he actually listens! (most of the time) Not to mention he’s so smart and he gives the best snuggles. Oh – and he already knows “sit”, “shake”, and “come”. Plus, he’s potty trained – yay!
Things we are working on: In typical GSD fashion he does like to bark when he sees people/dogs/critters walk by out our window. It’s not aggressive but it can be alarming due to his size, so we’re working on redirecting. Other than that he’s a gem! He’s doing great in his training classes!
Cannon really is near perfect… but he does come with a few caveats. First, he does have some arthritis in his back. He gets shaky on his feet and has issues jumping every now and then. He’s pretty good about taking it easy when his back bothers him, but he’ll happily run and chase a ball when he’s feeling good. It’s not severe enough for medical intervention.
Second, he has a condition called Perianal Fistula. It is NOT a life-threatening condition but it can be extremely painful. Currently it is managed with diet and an ointment applied to his tooshy twice a day. When he has a flare up medication therapy is needed. The prescription food costs about $100 a month.
Lastly, Cannon has stage 2 Kidney disease which is not reversible and should be closely monitored. Currently it is holding steady at stage 2 but there is no way to predict when or how quickly it will progress in the future. We do know this will ultimately shorten his life span.
If you’re willing to take on an old doofus for the last few years of his life then Cannon will return the favor with kisses, snuggles, and by being the most perfect companion.