REHOMED Sensational Scout – Sweet 2 Year Old German Shepherd – Dallas TX



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Scout has found her forever home!

 


Hi, My name is Scout!

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I am a gorgeous, healthy black and tan female German Shepherd Dog. I am just 2 years old and am a big girl at 80 pounds. I am very smart, devoted, affectionate and playful.

I am not a big fan of cats, to be honest. I am OK with most dogs, but I love to wrestle with them and it can get very carried away at times.  For this reason, my owner feels that it might be best for me to be a very spoiled “only dog”, or with a dog that is of similar size and athleticism. I have lots of energy and really love to play – especially fetch with my beloved ball.

So why am I being rehomed?

My owners are a middle aged man and his elderly parents.  As much as they love me, they realize that my needs for playtime, exercise and attention are more than they can offer. They want what is best for me, and feel that my life would be much better in a home with people who have lots of time to give me what I need and deserve.

I am looking for a home with a large, securely fenced back yard, and owners who have lots of time and energy for me. I am probably not suited to small children, as I am not a big fan of being squeezed, poked and prodded.

However, give me some big kids with a ball to throw for me, and I am in Heaven!

Here are the traits my owner loves the most about me:

1) Senses when smaller dogs are doing something humans don’t like, and tries to correct the smaller dog.
2) Very mindful of pedestrians and vehicles when on bicycle leash.
3) Sensitive that what she doing what may be too pushy, and backs off.
4) Does not complain, even when current situation is not ideal. (Walking in freezing rain, she seems very glad to be outside and oblivious to the harshness, even when human and smaller dog are trying to stay as warm and dry as possible, and walk under shelter)
5) Always ready to play or do exciting stuff.


All About Scout

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Name of Pet: Scout
Location: , Texas, Dallas
Type of Pet: Dog
Breed of Pet: German Shepherd
Sex of Pet: Female[/one_half]
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Age of Pet: 2
Spayed/Neutered?: Yes
Health Problems: No
Up To Date on Vaccinations: Yes
Gets along with cats: No
Gets along with dogs: Yes
Good with Children?: Unknown
House Broken or Litter Trained?: Yes
Crate Trained?: Yes
Accessories Included: Harness, collar, crate, leash. (I have another dog, but I have spares that can go with Scout). Additional crates (up to 3) if need be. (I would still have crates over).
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Scout’s Personality

1) Senses when smaller dogs are doing something humans don’t like, and tries to correct the smaller dog.
2) Very mindful of pedestrians and vehicles when on bicycle leash.
3) Sensitive that what she doing what may be too pushy, and backs off.
4) Does not complain, even when current situation is not ideal. (Walking in freezing rain, she seems very glad to be outside and oblivious to the harshness, even when human and smaller dog are trying to stay as warm and dry as possible, and walk under shelter)
5) Always ready to play or do exciting stuff.

Scout’s Current Home Environment

Suburban house with a big back yard and large dog corral (my other dog kept breaking out, and she would of course follow). Tile floors, lots of play area. Outside much of the time, because together unsupervised they would got nuts (out of control).

Scout’s Current Family:

Currently 1 middle aged man (me) and 2 elderly parents. Previous 3 middle aged men. I’m the primary dog person. I work during the day my parents are at home during the day. Everyone in my household has always liked dogs. 1 large cat lives in the house.

Scout’s Favorite Toys, Foods, Activities?

Squeaky Tennis balls. Running alongside bicycle on bicycle leash on quiet streets and on park trails.

Cute Scout Story:

2 stories.
1) Adopted younger brother (completely different breed) had to stay overnight for surgery. Took Scout the next day for a check up. From the lobby she heard younger brother in the next room (or he heard her) and they started howling back and forth. Took her to car when done. Got her in th back seat. Went back in to get younger brother. He was handfull, so I threw my keys in the driver’s seat. Took him to the passenger side, closed the door. As soon as I turned around, I heard a click/thump… He had wanted to be with Scout, and stepped on the door lock on the way back.
2) Scout needed to go out back, she had been playing inside. I was standing in the door way. She was running torwards me with a ball in her mouth. She realized I was going to tackle her if she kept holding it, so she dropped it well before she got to the back door. The ball bounced back towards her back foot, and she accidently kicked the ball outside, much to her surprise and delight….

Why is Scout Being Rehomed?

1) Cat tolerates smaller dog, but not Scout.
2) Together, the smaller dog and Scout, are more than a handful for me, Therefore both don’t get the attention they need.
3) Personality wise, while Scout is very sweet, the younger male dog bonded with me much more deeply, making his training much easier.
4) Scout is not getting the daily/weekly attention she deserves and needs.
5) The smaller dog is more manageble by my parents.

Scout’s Perfect Adoptive Home Will Be:

1) A home that can encourge Scout to stay friendly and sweet. It would be sad for Scout to be turned into an aggressive mean dog, especially one as energetic, strong, and big as she is.
2) A home where at least one person’s sole dog focus is on Scout, not on multiple pets.

Additional Comments:

Have not had her around kids much. She may be a bit pushy around small kids of playing, but she seems to understand when to back off. She has had some training prior to when I got her, but needs refreshers. She is mostly housebroken, but I’ve had her outside a lot, and she seems to need some more consistent refresher training (frequent potty breaks and not kept in crate to long, to encourage her as to what areas are most appropriate to eliminate in).