Age: 3 years
Weight: 110 lbs
Energy Level: Moderate
Overall Drive: Low (high prey)
Location: Vancouver, WA
Calvin is a gentle giant. He looks very intimidating, and has a big deep bark, but all he wants to do is be loved and played with. He is very neutral when meeting new people. If he was human he would be bar security.
Calvin knows 'sit', walks well on a leash, is fully crate-trained, fully outdoor kennel-trained, rides nicely in the car, he also walks well on a prong/leash. He is great at the vets office, and loud noises don't bother him. For daily exercise he will play fetch or ride alongside a bike.
An ideal home for Calvin would be an active one to continue his training and socialization. He would do best in a home without other dogs or small children. He has lived with another female German Shepherd but they both showed some minor resource guarding to each other. He does not get along with other male dogs.
West Coast adoptions only, HOWEVER, if application is strong we may consider placement in other Western US states.
Must have previous or current, purebred German Shepherd experience OR other high drive working breed experience. Have no children under the age of 12 years old OR have extensive experience with children and high drive dogs.
Our adoption process includes- completion of an application, followed by a telephone interview. If that goes well, we will arrange for a home visit.
Adoption Donation: $500.00
Transport along Interstate 5 (Bakersfield, CA to Bellingham, WA) is available but cost not included in adoption fee.
For all inquiries, please fill out our adoption application first, as the volunteer answering emails is probably not the coordinator for the specific foster home/dog.