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Bigfoot D170279

German Shepherd Dog / Mixed (medium coat) / Male / Adult

Details about Bigfoot D170279

  • ID D170279
  • Adopted for Adoption
  • Dog
  • Brown/Chocolate with Tan
  • Coatlength: Medium
  • Activity Level: Moderate
  • Good with Dogs: Yes
  • Good with Cats: Yes
  • Good with Adults: All
  • Reaction to New People: Friendly

More about Bigfoot D170279

  • Energy Level: Moderate
  • Indoor/Outdoor: Indoor Only

Name: Bigfoot
Age: DOB Approx. 2.14.15
Gender: Male
Breed: German Shep x
Weight: 66 lbs
Dog friendly: Yes, smaller and medium dogs he does best with
Cat friendly: Yes
Kid friendly: Yes
House trained: Yes
Crate trained: Yes, but does fine left out
Energy level: Moderate
History: Pulled from an animal shelter
Adoption Fee: $350.00

From the Foster:

First and foremost, Bigfoot is very much a people person. He loves his humans and does everything he can to please him. He is a 66lb teddy-bear who occasionally tries to be a lap dog, but for the most part, he is aware of his size. He is an owner surrender from a family who had other dogs, children and cats so it is assumed he does well with the latter two (I honestly can't imagine him not). Every time we see other people while out and about he wants to say hello and his tail wags like crazy.

Bigfoot does not mind medium-small sized dogs in his house and tolerates them, even if they have a sassy nature. With dogs closer to his size, Bigfoot needs a little more time to feel as comfortable with them , and will not be a good pairing with another alpha dog. No alpha dogs or large breeds. He does well with small dogs and some medium  When I brought a larger dog into the home, Bigfoot had to figure out the new hierarchy. The larger dog submitted, and now they are the best of friends. They play constantly and cuddle together at night.  His interactions with larger dogs and alpha dogs will need to be monitored to see who he can be friends with.  

Bigfoot is a perfect mix of mellow and energetic, he loves to play and run around open spaces, but also likes to be a couch potato and spend time cuddling or chewing on a bone. He is not very vocal, though he sometimes barks when people come to the door or when the neighbor's dogs growl at him through the fence while he is going potty. He is very gentle with people, but does put his paw on you when he wants more cuddles, which can hurt a bit if his nails are too long and he pats you on the face.

Bigfoot is a sturdy dog, who is currently at a healthy weight. All in all, he is a very healthy dog who despite his big stature somehow manages to pull off semi-backflips if you throw a ball over his head.

Bigfoot is potty trained and crate trained (but he does require a little push to go into his crate). He only had one accident the morning after he came to my home and has not had one since. He did not do any marking either despite all the dog pee that must still be in my carpet at this point. I stopped putting him in his crate because he kept getting out (it was an old crate that was barely holding together) and he would do fine when left out alone. He is a counter/table surfer though, so I close the door to the kitchen or put him in a room where he has no food/wrapper access.

Bigfoot is one of the most well behaved fosters I have ever had. He picks up on commands very easily and understands if he is not allowed in a certain room i.e. the kitchen. He knows basic commands like sit, stay, come and possibly others. A week ago I taught him "up" in less than five minutes. He will always come to you and does well off-leash.