Shade

Lincoln, NE

  • Owner: Kelsea
  • Age: 1 Years 0 Months
  • Gender: Male
  • Species: Dog
  • Breed: German Shepherd Dog, Shepherd Mix
  • Size: 40 Lbs
  • Neutered: No
  • Rabies: Not Current
  • Human Aggression: None

    Good with...

  • Cats no
  • Dogs yes
  • Kids yes

More about Shade...

Description

German Shepard. Mixed. (I'm guessing with Shiba Inu) We have named him Shade, which he responds well to. 40 pounds. 1+ Year Old? Not fixed. Original Humane Society in Wichita, Kansas found Shade on the streets and began to treat him for an eye infection in August of 2018. Shade was then rescued and sent to Lincoln, Nebraska near the end of August 2018. Shade continued to receive treatment for his eye at Animal Care Clinic: 255 S 84th St Lincoln, NE. No information of shot record. He came to us with his left eye damaged. I don't believe he can see out of his left eye. The vet prescribed eye drops; which clears some of the cloudiness up. It's deformed in shape and almost looks as if he has cataracts, clouded over but you can still see the color of his eye. Theory is someone had him for the first part of his life. He does well in kennel and on a leash. Knows how to sit. Responds to shake. Loves to play fetch. Has shown is good with other animals. Lived with my brother's German Shepard for 2 weeks. Still a lot of puppy left in him so wants to play. I have a 4 year old niece that he plays with but needs redirecting when she displays a lot of energy. Shade will jump up on her or nibble at hands when moved quickly.He play bites. Like a puppy. A lot. He's never left marks or pierced skin. I've been training him to "Be Nice". He is responsive. When he gets scared he shows aggression. Has been terrified of two gentleman in their 50's and barked. But also cowers away, hides behind me. shows teeth at this time but will not make contact/bite. Acts curious, will try approach man and sniff his hand. He looked very scared as if maybe a man similar to this is responsible for his eye? Because he cannot see out of one of his eye I believe he is more aware and protected of himself. He has also growled and tried to nip at my hand while trying to pick him up. He does this almost every night before bed. It never leaves marks or pierces skin. It only seems like he is trying to communicate that he does not want to be moved. I think that maybe since he can't see out of one of his eyes he uses this as a communication skill and also a defense mechanism. With building trust he turns into a super affectionate dog. Loves to rub his head and his whole body all over you. Loves to lay his head on you to sleep. Loves to jump up and hang on you to get lots of affection. Loves to S M I L E.

Reason for Rehoming

Moving/Rent


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