German Shepherd Dog (medium coat) / Male / Adult
Details about Cannon D200776
- ID D200776
- Available for Adoption
- Tan/Yellow/Fawn with Black
- Coatlength: Medium
- Activity Level: Moderate
- Good with Dogs: Yes
- Good with Adults: All
- Reaction to New People: Friendly
More about Cannon D200776
- Energy Level: Moderate
- Indoor/Outdoor: Indoor Only
Age: DOB Approx. 05/14/2012
Dog friendly: Yes
Cat friendly: TBD
Kid friendly: Yes
House Trained: Yes
Crate Trained: Yes, but does fine left out.
Energy level: Moderate
History: Pulled from an animal control
Adoption Fee: $400
From the Foster:
Cannon is the perfect example of why people love German Shepherds so much. He’s loyal, smart, loving, and adorable. *Please read his whole bio since he will seem like the perfect dog – but he needs a special family*
Things he loves: Cannon LOVES to play fetch. We’ll say “Where’s your ball?” and he’ll get so excited and run around the house looking for it. And when you throw his ball he will bring it back and bark until you throw it for him again. He also loves to explore the yard. He does his daily “patrol” 2x a day by walking around the fence. He takes his job as a dog very seriously – he’s obviously there to protect his humans and his neighborhood. BUT – he does not have an aggressive bone in his body. He just alerts us by barking about any changes we need to be aware of (ie. squirrels)
Things he does not like: He hates it when one of his humans leaves and will whine and pace. He also does not like to take medicine (but what dog does, really?). He’s not a fan of storms so he will need a lap to snuggle on when there is thunder. The few times he's had a potty accident in the house it was during a thunder storm.
Things I love about him: I love so much about Cannon! He tolerates our grumpy bulldog barking orders, he still loves us even if we give him icky medicine, and he actually listens! (most of the time) Not to mention he’s so smart and he gives the best snuggles. Oh – and he already knows “sit”, “shake”, and “come”. Plus, he’s potty trained! (beside the accidents mentioned above due to scary thunder)
Things we are working on: In typical GSD fashion he does like to bark when he sees people/dogs/critters on walks or out our window. It’s not aggressive but it can be alarming due to his size, so we’re working on redirecting. Other than that he’s a gem!
Cannon really is perfect… but he does come with a few caveats. He does have some arthritis in his back. He gets shaky on his feet and has issues jumping every now and then. He’s pretty good about taking it easy when his back bothers him, but he’ll happily run and chase a ball when he’s feeling good. It’s not severe enough for medical intervention but could possibly in the future if it gets worse.
He also has immature cataracts. No medical intervention is needed for this either at this time but will also need monitoring since in future he may experience ocular pain or blindness.
The most pressing concern is he has a condition called Perianal Fistula. It is NOT a life-threatening condition but it can be extremely painful. When he has a flare up medication therapy is needed, which it NOT cheap. When he is and is not flared up he’ll need ointment applied to his anus area and he needs to be on a strict diet of hypoallergic prescription food. The food is also NOT cheap – about $100 for a 25lb bag. More information will be provided to anyone interested in adopting Cannon
Cannon will be more expensive than the average dog and it is imperative his new family sets him up for success by establishing him with a veterinarian within a few weeks of adoption – but if you’re willing Cannon will return the favor with kisses, snuggles, and by being the most perfect companion.