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Noelle D6668

Noelle (watch my video at the shelter and me at my foster home!) was neglected and thin when she was abandoned at a dog park. Shelter took her in and started her vet care. She had fly bites on her ear, was thin, had flea dermatitis, needed dental (worn bottom teeth) and overall unhealthy.

After a month at the shelter, her time was up. She had no options left and was getting kennel stressed. Thanks to our foster home, we were able to rescue her. Noelle is people friendly and loves attention. With dogs at the shelter play-yard, she needed to meet first and then fine hanging out.

She does listen to corrections. When finally out of the shelter, she did do excitement barking at dogs at a distance. We have to see if she was barking because she was excited to be out finally (after a month), or reactive to dog park. GSD do like to talk. Noelle did fine on walk and already knows 'sit' and 'down' for treats. She loves to play ball and will bring it back & drop it.

Noelle is now relaxing at her foster home after her spay and dental/extractions. She needs time to relax, learn and get healthier. Noelle is beautiful and smart. She will need an experienced GSD guardian. Adult-only and home with yard. More info. to come from her Foster Home. 

Update from foster home: Noelle looks like a smaller, younger version of President Biden’s German shepherd, Champ!! She isn't the bony, skinny dog that she once was, and her coat feels nice & soft now. She is like a shadow- always moves to nap nearby her human and sleeping at her human’s feet in the evening, sometimes leaning on legs & feet (makes a good foot warmer!). She tends to be protective of her caretaker, alarm barking when her human says “ouch” loudly. She has learned to not bark inside or in the side yard at other dogs barking outside. She knows her boundaries of where it’s okay to wander inside the house, waits for permission to enter, and does not beg or act mischievous inside. She sleeps well in her crate when it’s time to go to bed and was housetrained from the beginning. She’s smart and has learned how to bow, wait, play dead, chase her tail, and touch designated items with her nose, and catch a soft Frisbee as well as already knowing how to sit, lie down and shake her paw. She's fine with having her paws lifted and wiped dry but is still shy of nail clippers. She’s treat-motivated, but she really loves playing fetch. She learned to not pull on her leash on walks. She is very loving to her caretakers and friendly to people she meets. Ear rubs and treats are tied for second favorite after fetching balls & soft frisbees. Bikes, cars, skateboarders, joggers, etc. don’t bother her. She does bark loudly at other dogs and cats and pulls to greet them. She needs a firm hand to hold her when she walks near unfamiliar dogs. After her initial barking and excited pulling and when her leash is off, she acts fine with dogs. It seems that she doesn’t react to squirrels, but it may be because she gets distracted by dogs and doesn’t notice squirrels. She loves going for a car ride. While she easily does up to 6-mile hikes on weekends, she is also fine with just sleeping at your feet while you’re at the computer after a short morning walk during weekdays as long as she can play fetch in the afternoon and get her longer walk in the evenings. Noelle is very much a companion dog who needs to be by her humans. I hope she finds her forever home because she has a lot of love to give and would make her owners her world.

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Details of Noelle D6668

  • Name: Noelle D6668
  • Type: Dog
  • Gender: Female
  • Breed: German Shepherd
  • Age: 5 years 5 months
  • Color: Black with Tan, Yellow or Fawn
  • Size: 50 lbs.
  • House trained: Yes
  • Shots Current: Yes
  • Spayed/Neutered: Yes
  • Special Needs: No
  • Good with Dogs: Yes
  • Good with Cats: Unknown
  • My Video: https://youtu.be/zKA79Jy3Cxk
  • Host: Furry Friends Rescue
  • Organization: Furry Friends Rescue
  • Date Added: 12/4/20


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