My Nonprofit Reviews
Review for Give a Dog a Home, German Shepherd Dog Rescue, Sebec, ME, USA
The dog that we adopted was physically healthy. Unfortunately, she had been severely traumatized, presumably before she went to the rescue. More unfortunately, the extent of the dog's needs were not shared. At all. The dog is absolutely phobic about the leash. This is a very significant problem in a house without a fenced in yard. It is unclear whether the dog is actually house trained (possibly, but since she runs if she goes outside and she can't be leashed, it's hard to tell). The dog is not socialized to and is fearful of people. The fear and lack of interest in people is not changing. I can't imagine how anyone would think that this dog could be a pet as she simply does not respond to human attention. The person adopting the dog is experienced with dogs, competent and willing to invest the time to train the dog in typical new pet behaviour: don't get on the furniture, this is how to walk on the leash, sit, come when called etc. This dog needs significant at home professional intervention which could not have been unknown to the rescue. The local shelter would NEVER adopt out a dog like this.