St. Huberts Animal Welfare Center
Good With Dogs: No
Good With Cats: No
Children: 14 and Up
Experience: Needs Experienced Handler
This is a courtesy cross post St. Huberts Animal Welfare Center. THIS IS NOT A GSRNJ DOG. All questions regarding this dog should be directed to St. Hubert's Animal Welfare Center at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Bella is a 3-year-old spayed female GSD currently at St. Huberts Animal Welfare Center in Madison, NJ. In addition to being a stunner, Bella has a great personality and temperament. She enjoys the company of people, especially when they are ready and willing to pet her. Bella is basically on cloud 9 when she is able to stand or sit next to a human who is willing to scratch top of her head, behind her ears and even her muzzle. If the pets stop, Bella solicits more petting by nudging people's hands with her snoot.
Bella is also quite the fetcher! As soon as she sees a tennis ball, Bella grabs it in her mouth, carries it around and is perfectly happy to drop it at someone's feet for a ball toss. However, if you try to pick up the ball, Bella will grab it very quickly and covet it from you. So, when playing fetch with Bella it's best to have two tennis balls to practice her "release" skills.
Bella came to St. Hubert's as an owner-surrender. Bella's original owner gave her to his friends when he wasn't able to take her with him when moving. Although Bella's new family really enjoyed her and had her for 7 months, they made the difficult decision to surrender her because Bella was policing their kids when they would get a little rowdy, and the other family dog when he'd get attention from family members. As a result, it would be best for Bella to be the only dog in the household and live with kids 14 years and older. Additionally, Bella will need a strong handler who is going to be able to manage her leash and barrier reactivity.
If you are interested in Bella, please contact St. Hubert's Animal Welfare Center by emailing email@example.com or by calling 973-377-2295 (ask for Shelter Behavior).