I put up a post yesterday, regarding a lovely one year old GR girl being rehomed. I had left two messages for the owner on this brand new listing for this girl, plus left a message on her mobile phone. We had not heard back from her, so phoned again tis morning, as requested in listing, & was to,d the girl is being picked up today. Seems to me that since she only listed this lovely young girl yesterday, she has just given her away to the first interested person, without carefully vetting the new home she is going to. I do hope it works out for this girl. Would hate to see her listed again in a couple of weeks. I would have thought the owner would have cared enough to have spoken to all interested people, to see which would be he most suitable placement. So our decision regarding her, has sadly been made for us.
As my husband would love to have a German shepherd again, after tragically losing his eight month old GS many years ago, I have been looking at those available & have found one listed at a shelter twenty mins from us. She is five years old & says on the listing that she is good around other dogs & children. No mention of whether or not she is good around cats, so I have phoned he shelter & left a message to express our interest in Gypsy. At five years old, i am thinking that she would be relatively calm around a young puppy & may become a sort of mother figure? Would she still be quite playful at that age? There is also another younger GS girl listed for rehoming by her owner ....a year old, & has done obedience. Owner is wanting $500 for her. Have left a message on her phone ....no-one is at home ...so frustrating!
I know my husband would really love to have a boy, but I am really concerned that three male dogs in the family might have problems when Loki reaches adulthood. We will be neutering him at around ten months or a year old. I am sure it would be best to have a girl, if we decide to go ahead & add another dog to the family, as a play companion for young Loki. Would appreciate any advice on this. There is a very beautiful 14 month old GS male being sold by registered breeder ....I am guessing he was being kept as a potential stud, & she may have already mated him. He really is top quality stunning boy & she is asking $1000 for him, plus she lives a seven hour drive from us. It's a lot of money & a long way to travel. Breeder states that this boy has an amazing temperament & is very affectionate & great with other dogs. No mention of if he is good with cats. Does anyone reading this have a GS with their GR? Do the two breeds go well together? Male with male?