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Female Puppy German Shepherd Dog

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About Jandi

Adoption Fee: $400

Jandi attended our adoption day on the 28th in San Jose meeting her furevers including the two resident dogs. It was a match and our princess warrior will be adopted upon her spay.

At 6 months, this beautiful puppy with a reddish coat has been through so much. We know that Jandi came into the shelter as stray with multiple fractures in her legs and pelvis, deep gashes and bearing shotgun pellets in her young body. 

She had orthopedic surgery to stabilize the fractures on her front and rear right legs during which some of the pellets were removed and requires 6-8 weeks of strict crate confinement to allow those fractures to heal without complications. With two weeks into her recovery, Jandi is doing super. The radial nerve damage we were initially concerned about has healed, she is bearing weight fully on all limbs and using them normally. Her incisions have healed without complications, her sutures and staples have been removed and she had her first bath since she came off the streets to wash away the remnants of that old life.  Her surgeons are very pleased with her progress and she is scheduled for her final x-rays and check up on August 1st. And just as a sign of her feeling so much better, her left ear is standing up more and more. 

She is very accepting of her extensive crate time balanced with supervised time out of the crate to snuggle on the couch next to her foster mom or to sleep at her feet in confined areas.  She loves balls of all sizes best, followed by softer toys that she tosses into the air and catches. She would love to run, leap, fetch and play non-stop already as she feels confident of her legs but we have to limit all that activity on her potty breaks and yard time for another 5-7 weeks for optimal healing.

She is loving towards men and women she has met equally and is at ease with the resident shepherds who watch over her and keep her company throughout her recovery. She is potty trained and is on a regular schedule able to hold for 6 hours overnight. She is mostly quiet in her crate, watching the household activities and playing with her toys.  She loves her food, takes her kibble that spills with the softest mouth. 

She is a soft, easy going, happy girl who likes to please and her side glances to see if you're happy with her are precious. She checks in frequently making excellent eye contact. Household and yard sounds like vacuums, lawn mowers, leaf blowers do not concern her as she looks to the resident shepherds for direction and mimics them.  She is beginning to bark when she feels excluded from the fun dog activities, she has a big voice for such a tiny body. She is thriving, has gained weight to reach 31 pounds and sprouting long legs.

Jadin also travels well, she went on a trip to Tahoe with her foster family, riding in her crate. She was fascinated with all the sights and smells of Tahoe, meeting people on her potty breaks. She was fearful of people with hats when they approached her, her foster family is exposing her to hat wearing people to desensitize her. 

Jandi lives with a cat in her foster home and we believe with the right cat, she is cat compatible. Her foster family has been cat testing her with the resident cat progressing from living in the same house to spending time in smaller spaces together. Jandi also spent a few days this past week at one of our back up foster homes while her primary foster family was out of town. She met lots of new people whom she adored, the resident cat and dog there and showed all kinds of puppy behavior since she's starting to feel better each day.  

Her aboriginal name means precious flower, we hope you'll join us in keeping abreast of her recovery and assist us with her medical expenses as we incur them. We have cared for previous fracture puppies and have been doing warm compresses and passive range of motion stretching exercises to ease the muscles contracted through surgery. We will also begin physical therapy when she's cleared to give her the best outcome. We have seen excellent results with early intervention and we think Jandi surely deserves to be the precious puppy of a forever family. 

Jandi is being fostered in Sacramento and will be available for adoption once she is cleared for full activity. She can now begin to meet interested adopters.



1 years, 0 months
Shots up to date
Ok with kids
Ok with dogs
Ok with cats
Crate Trained
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


PO Box 981332 West Sacramento CA 95798-1332

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