Age: 3 years
Energy Level: Moderate-High
Overall Drive: Moderate, High prey, High food
Location: Vancouver, WA
Nautica is a beautiful athletic fun Shepherd who wants to accompany you on every adventure. She is up for anything and extremely biddable! Nautica is neutral to other people and dogs, she is an easy keeper as long as her exercise and mental stimulation needs are met. She is not super pushy or dominant, she is a little on the softer and sensitive side.
Nautica is fully crate-trained and doesn't even destroy bedding. She walks well on a prong collar, and responds well to moderate leash corrections and/or verbal (depending on her drive level at the time). She knows "sit", and is working on "stay" "down". Once bonded to her person, she is able to hike off-leash and naturally checks in. She rides nicely in the car, does well at the vet's office (a little nervous). Gunshots don't seem to bother her. She is bestfriends with the male Shepherd in her foster home and has briefly met two females with no issue. She will fixate on cats and will chase if given the opportunity.
Nautica's ideal home would be an easy-going, semi-active one that will continue her training and socialization. Like most Shepherds, she thrives on routine, boundaries, rules and consistency. Nautica loves going for long walks, hikes, or engaging with her person. She is essentially a blank slate. Nautica is so willing to learn, so would do well with someone who wants to put in the time and effort into building her in the direction they want. She would probably do well in lure-coursing, barn-hunt, competition obedience, rally, agility, dock-diving or flyball.
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.
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.