My (Foster) Dog

Discussion in 'Other Pets & Livestock' started by Jamie_Dog_Trainer, May 6, 2011.

  1. Jamie_Dog_Trainer

    Jamie_Dog_Trainer Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 8, 2008
    Washington State
    Last week I posted about a GSD puppy, 6 months old, female, that I was trying to foster out of Kitsap Humane Society. Her current name is Shyanne.

    Today at the end of my shift I "cage broke" her and brought her home. We can have her for a few weeks, I'll do some training with her. Ultimately we may adopt her, but this decision is so emotional for us after Foenix has only been gone for a month now. I am not really sure I am ready to have another large dog back in the house, especially a German Shepherd. With all that said I think she's got a phenominal temperament, her personality remains to be seen really. Its hard to guage the nuances of a dog in such a stressfull environment as a Shelter. I really really really like her!

    She's got kennel cough though...so she's on meds and she's also lost a lot of weight since I first saw her.

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    This is where you can really see she's too skinny!!
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  2. SarahBeth9394

    SarahBeth9394 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 23, 2008
    Oh Jamie she's the female version of my Max. We had Max when I was a kid. He was an awesome dog. In fact I was just telling a friend about Max this morning. Thanks for bringing up a happy memory and give Shyanne a smooch from me.
     
  3. chickensducks&agoose

    chickensducks&agoose Chillin' With My Peeps

    she's beautiful. What a gorgeous dog!
     
  4. hlf1996

    hlf1996 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    gorgeous dog! if she has a good personality, definitely a keeper
     
  5. ChickenFanaticAB

    ChickenFanaticAB Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Her head looks huge compared to that tiny body! She'll look great when she puts on some weight. She is way prettier than most white shepherds, such a nice cream color!
     
  6. melodie_a

    melodie_a Chillin' With My Peeps

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    She looks so much like our Riot. Great dog!
     
  7. Jamie_Dog_Trainer

    Jamie_Dog_Trainer Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 8, 2008
    Washington State
    Quote:I agree that she's got some growing up to do and putting a few pounds of fat and muscle will help too. As far as her color goes I also like the cream, but she's got really bad pigment. White toe nails, pink nose and pink pads on her feet, I don't think I have ever seen a shepherd with such poor pigmentation. But I didn't buy her, so I will take her how ever I can get her. I am wondering with some better nutrition if her pigmentation might get a bit better. And if it doesn't -- oh well, if we keep her, its for her brains not her body [​IMG]
     
  8. zengrrl

    zengrrl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Bless you for fostering a dog. Even if you don't give her the forever home, the chance you're giving her is priceless. [​IMG]
     
  9. LyonFuzz

    LyonFuzz Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Wow. She's a beauty. She was lucky to find you:) Do you know her story?
     
  10. BorderKelpie

    BorderKelpie Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 1, 2009
    outside Dallas
    She looks so natural in your home. (hint, hint) [​IMG]

    Thank you for giving her the chance she deserves, wherever she ends up.

    You're awesome and she's pretty. (and I am not into white GSDs or white dogs for that matter - I think I just like her expression).
     

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