Bay Area German Shepherd Rescue
  • Male
  • 1 year
  • Adopted Apr 1, 2020
  • Good with Cats?
  • Good with Dogs? Both
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My name is “All American Joe”. I know it’s kind of a mouthful and it’s also kind of funny. BUT…to explain… I was born on the 4th of July. My friends just call me “Joe”.

I’m a healthy one and a half year old GSD with a thick black and tan coat and I weigh a big, strong, and athletic 80 pounds. I’m playful and friendly and will be lots of fun for my new family.

I love to play with other dogs my size but seem to have a high prey drive so no cats for me please. Sometimes I get excited around little dogs too. Oh..some practice meeting other dogs while I’m on leash would be good for me.

I have boundless energy and will love an active adopter - someone who will provide me with lots of fun and exercise. Experience with us working breeds is a must and I’ll also need someone committed to teaching me the basics and then some as I really haven’t had much training. I take treats gently so that will be helpful! I am making great progress with learning my basics including good manners. My foster family is taking me out and about to practice. I still pull on leash when I get excited but that will get better with the opportunities I'm getting with my fosters and of course will get with a committed adopter. 

I have a stable demeanor. I’m not bothered by lots of activity like playing children, bicycles, remote control cars etc. And I used to live with older children.

I was terrific in the car on the ride to my foster home and I have nice house manners.

I also totally enjoy hanging out with my people. I follow my fosters around like a shadow and I will lay forever for a good brushing and/or massage.

I have a wonderful zest for life and can’t wait to settle in with my new people. My new friends at BAGSR say that I will be an awesome, fun pal for an active adopter.

I’ll be waiting with my foster family in San Jose. Hope to meet you!

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