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German Shepherd Dog / Mixed :: Male :: Young

Status:Available for Adoption
Location:Fort Collins, CO

Additional Info:
  • Good with Dogs

  • Organization Contact Info:
    Until They're Home
    Fort Collins, CO 80524
    (719) 819-4663


    MacGuffin “Mac” is a one year and 8 month old male, neutered, 50% German Shepherd mixed with Boxer and Australian Shepherd, Australian Cattle Dog, etc. He is a medium to high energy dog that will have medium to high exercise requirements. He is 100% crate trained (rests in the crate during the day with the door open and sleeps through the night in the crate with the door closed) and 100% potty trained (no accidents at all since he was a small pup). He walks very well on a leash without pulling. He knows the following: sit, down, shake, come, and “get in the crate.” He has done well in puppy preschool, good dog basics, and in working 1:1 with a trainer. He loves training more than anything, actually. He is both food and praise motivated. So, if you’re looking for a dog to train to run with you, do tricks, catch frisbees etc. he would love that. He loves chewing on his toys and buffalo or elk horn chews but doesn’t destroy things that he shouldn’t. He behaves really well in the house or in the backyard. He is not a nuisance backyard barker and has never tried to dig out or jump a 5 ft. wooden fence. He gets along well with most other dogs when off leash - he has only had one incident at doggy daycare in the year+ that he has been going to daycare and boarding at Camp Bow Wow. He can be a typical German Shepherd type dog in that he is very attached to and very loyal to “his people” and can be protective of them. He has done well being carefully introduced to children/teens but hasn’t lived with any children/teens. He can be leash reactive with some other dogs but has only had these instances in tight public spaces. He is not a “brewery dog” - at least not at this stage in his life - and can get anxious in situations where there are a lot of people/dogs/noises. He will bark/growl at strange people who come to the front door, which can be good home security, but you will need to carefully introduce him to any new, strange people whom you want to let into your home. Like many GSDs, he has some digestive issues that require he be kept on a specific diet or he will have diarrhea. But he does really well if he is kept on a premium and limited ingredient diet and supplemented with pre/probiotics (Venture Pollack and Pumpkin kibble and NaturVet Advanced Probiotics & Enzymes Plus supplement work the best). He also is currently on 20 mg daily fluoxetine for anxiety management and that needs to be continued or gradually discontinued with veterinary supervision. For these reasons, we would recommend that he go to a home with experienced dog owners who are ready and willing to keep working with him to be the best dog he can be.

    If you are interested in this pup, please fill out our foster/adoption application here: and someone will be in touch with you shortly!

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