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Tristan D170339

German Shepherd Dog (medium coat) / Male / Adult

Details about Tristan D170339

  • ID D170339
  • Adopted for Adoption
  • Dog
  • Tan/Yellow/Fawn with Black
  • Coatlength: Medium
  • Activity Level: Moderate
  • Good with Dogs: No
  • Good with Cats: No
  • Good with Adults: All
  • Reaction to New People: Friendly

More about Tristan D170339

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

Name: Tristan
Age: DOB Approx. 2.22.11
Gender: Male
Breed: German Shepherd Dog 
Weight: 70
Dog friendly: Only in specific situations, does best as only dog in the home
Cat friendly: No 
Kid friendly: Yes
House trained: Yes
Crate trained: Yes
Energy level: Moderate
History: Local Owner Surrender
Adoption Fee: $350.00 

From the Foster:

Tristan is a sweet, loving, energetic, and slightly nervous boy. We love him with all our hearts, but we can’t sustain and support two dogs anymore, and we think he is the one that will benefit more from a new family that can give him more focused love and attention.


We took him in as a stray about five years ago, fed and cared for him, and took him through boot camp training. He is a very good listener, good recall, very trainable. Knows “sit,” “come,” “down,” and “mat.” Loves to play fetch and tug, and with a good harness, is a fine walking companion.


He is a true german shepherd - loyal to his family/pack/home turf, and very protective of them. When he is on our property, he is a loud deterrent to anyone who would try to enter without permission; but, off our property, he is just fine meeting people. When we are walking him, he is ready to protect us from other dogs on the street; but, he he has gone to daycare and boarding many times, and there he is a fine doggy citizen and good puppy playmate.


Inside the house, his protectiveness and nervousness means that he needs to be properly introduced to new people; he can quickly become comfortable with them, but needs to check them out and determine they aren’t a threat first. He’s been a very good dog with our small children (3 years and 3 months). They are a part of his pack. We would be, and are, careful in putting him in proximity with smaller children that aren’t our own without, again, proper introductions.


It breaks our heart to have to let him go, but our lives are limiting his at this point, and we’d like him to be able to get out there and have more fun in the years he has left. We hope you can help us make that a reality for him!