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Kayla

Female Young German Shepherd Dog

If you have any questions about Kayla, please contact ShepHeroes® at info@shepheroes.org

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About Kayla

Adoption Fee: $400

Kayla is a 7-8 month old dark sable female German Shepherd dog that had been picked up with her litter mate (Haley) and brought to the animal shelter by a concerned citizen.

Kayla is a very sweet pup, who loves to play with other dogs, and has adjusted well to being in foster care. She is crate trained (although not her favorite place to be), and appears to be housetrained, having had no accidents, as long as she is given sufficient potty breaks. While she is fairly easy to have around, she does need obedience training. Kayla loves to be with her humans, but is much more independent than her sister, and is not needy. Between the two, she has much more of an alpha temperament. She does tend to jump up to get attention, but is learning this is unacceptable behavior. Kayla will need an active family that can keep her well exercised and mentally stimulated.

While Kayla tested well with both males/females, we believe she would be most successful in a home with a male companion. She has not shown any interest in toys, but really enjoys playing chase with her male foster brother. She is going to make a great companion dog for whoever is lucky enough to adopt her.

Her interactions with cats, or other small critters has not as yet been tested, but we suspect they would not be a good match. Because of her enthusiasm, older children in the adoptive home would be best

It will be necessary for an adopter to have experience in raising a GSD, or other large breed dog. An adopter who can begin some basic obedience training based upon positive reinforcement is recommended to ensure Kayla remains on the path of a well-behaved canine citizen.

 

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Name
Kayla
Age
2 years, 6 months
Gender
Female
Size
Medium
Weight
53
Primary Color
Black
Secondary Color
Cream
Shots up to date
YES
Ok with kids
YES
Housetrained
Not Sure
Hypoallergenic
NO
Spayed/Neutered
YES
Ok with dogs
YES
Ok with cats
Not Sure
Prefers older children
YES
Prefers to be only dog
NO
Prefers to be without cats and small critters
YES
Crate Trained
YES
Dog Description Levels
Level 4 - Standard GSD Puppy/Experienced Ownership Required. Puppy or moderate to very high energy adult dog. This level adult dog is not an average pet as it needs working breed experienced owners to provide leadership and management.
Special or Medical Needs
NO
Prefers Larger Dogs
No

ShepHeroes®

PO Box 981332 West Sacramento CA 95798-1332

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