Hami, Dog, German Shepherd Dog (short coat)

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Species: 
Dog
Breed: 
German Shepherd Dog (short coat)
Primary Breed: 
German Shepherd Dog
Gender: 
Male
Home with dogs: 
Yes
Home with cats: 
No
Home with kids: 
Yes
House Trained: 
Yes
Age: 
Young
Special Needs: 
No
Spay/neutered: 
Yes
Size: 
Large
Vaccinations Up to Date: 
Yes
Color: 
Black with Tan, Yellow or Fawn
Coat Length: 
Short
Courtesy: 
No
Found: 
No
Location Zipcode: 
27419
Description: 
Hello my name is Hami. I was picked up by county animal control in late July. Since I had a collar and a rabies tag they were hopeful that they could find my home, but my tag was out of date and my family had moved with no forwarding address to be found. I had been out on my own for a while but other than the fly bites on my ears I was in pretty good shape. At the shelter I was neutered, treated me for parasites, received all my shots and tested for heartworms. The good news is I tested negative for the heartworms. The bad news I was at this strange place, with strange people and with other dogs that were as scared and uncertain about there future as I was. After about three weeks I thought things were looking up. I was adopted by this young man but within 4 days I was back at the shelter because his mom did not care for my size. I’m a good sized boy at a lean 85 pounds but that is not big for a noble German Shepherd Dog. Because I was returned to the Shelter my future did not look good. I must have a guardian angel because the shelter contacted some caring people at German Shepherd Rescue who found me a great foster home. They had an old German Shepherd Dog that wanted nothing to do with an energetic young boy like me. But guess what, they had another GSD foster about my age and a nice fenced backyard so we have a ball wrestling, running and playing. Things are really looking up. So what do you have to say foster mom. When we first met Hami at the shelter they told us he was maybe 3 or 4 years old, very strong, no manners, a rough player, difficult on a leash pulling very hard and going in all directions. Well, Hami was just going stir crazy in that shelter, with all the noise and being locked up all day it was just like a prison and he just wanted out. Once we got Hami home he settled down quickly and was like a different dog. Hami knows his basic commands, is house trained and will let you know when he needs out. We are working on his crate training and he is now taking to his crate better and will actually stay in it overnight now, but prefers to sleep on the floor by our bed. Yes he is very strong and he and his foster brother play rough, too rough sometimes, but they get along great most of time. Hami does have some issues and will need a strong pack leader. Hami can get possessive over his toys. His leash manners have improved a lot but he can still pull if he gets excited. He has a strong prey drive so he needs a home without small dogs or cats. He has never shown any aggression toward people but sometimes will jump in excitement and because he is a big boy a home without small children would probably be best. Hami is a very loving and lovable boy, but he needs someone who will continue to work with him on his training. He is smart and wants to please. He will make someone a fine German Shepherd Dog. So do you have room in your home for this big boy? Just look at that face. For more information on our adoptable pet list please visit: Adoptable Pet List To fill out an application for this or any other pet please visit: Adoption Application Please join us at our next Adoption Event(s):Petsmart - Burlington, NCAugust 8th from 10am to 12pm AniMall Pet Adoption & Outreach Center - Cary Towne Center August 8th from 1pm to 3pmCary Towne Center is located at: 1105 Walnut St # 200 Cary, NC 27511 Get Directions (919) 481-4203