GRETA ~11 years old. Good with older considerate children and dogs. Not good with cats.
GSRA adopts to residents of VA, NC, and SC only
Meet Greta, a very spry 11 year old girl who needed help after her owner fell ill. Greta had almost no fur when we rescued her, she was in bad living environment with poor nutrition. Well after a few months with us she has her swagger back and a beautiful full coat of fur! Now Greta is not for the faint of heart, in true Shepherd fashion she is the boss of the house, she could also be considered the “fun police” as she likes to keep an orderly pack. This doesn’t always go over well with the other dogs, especially the smaller beagles who tend to be intimidated by their big sister. She is definitely not good with cats, she will need a cat-free home and may do best with either no other dogs or maybe just one submissive dog that doesn’t mind being pushed around and “herded”. She does love to play and generally gets along great with the other dogs until the “mom” comes out in her and she decides she’s had enough. Because of this she will need someone experienced with being a “pack leader” to keep her in check.
Greta is house and crate trained although she can also be trusted in the house while you’re gone. She loves to ride, she just settles right in and rides like a champ. Greta is very food oriented, she eats like she’s starving and for whatever reason she has a tendency to be food aggressive towards other dogs, an easy issue to avoid if you feed her separate from her siblings during dinner time. I have never seen her be food aggressive towards a person but I would recommend a home without children under 15 years old in case she feels a threat from another dog. The advantage of her being food driven is that she should be easy to work with and train, she has some manners but could use some basic obedience. She also pulls on a leash, she’s not horrible but she’ll need some work on that as well if you plan on walking her a lot.
Greta really is a sweet girl, she is currently being fostered with 4 other dogs so a lot of her time is spent keeping them corralled and in check but when everyone is settled she loves belly rubs and attention. If she were the only dog or one of two I’m sure she would seek out more attention from her humans. When she’s on her own she loves to roll in the grass or crawl in your lap for love, such a funny and loving girl. She is also the type to follow you everywhere, no privacy when you have Shepherds!
As far as her health goes she is a very spry girl, most people can’t believe she is 11! She seems healthy, she has had hip surgery in the past and her right eye looks funny, apparently the previous owners son hit her with a board and it required surgery. I don’t know how well she can see out of it but she’s sharp as a tack and doesn’t miss a thing! She is currently in heat and will be spayed as soon as possible. She has all her vaccines and was heartworm negative but will be tested again when she’s spayed.
More about Greta
Good with Dogs, Not Good with Cats, Good with Older/Considerate Kids Only, Good with Adults, Cratetrained, Playful