Bay Area German Shepherd Rescue
  • Male
  • Puppy
  • Adopted Feb 1, 2020
  • Good with Cats? No
  • Good with Dogs? Both
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Hi! I’m Balto. I’m an 85 pound 11 month old youngster. When my new friends rescued me from the shelter, I was a bit of a wild child only because I had no consistent training and was cooped up  for a long time. That was really hard on me because I like to move and those cages were so small. I’m so grateful to be out of there!

I’ll definitely need someone who will teach me the things all good dogs should know including obedience skills and good manners. I'm doing so well since I've been with my friends in Windsor. I've gone on field trips and have been a perfect gentleman-joyously greeting new people and minding my manners. I  know some basic commands like how to sit and walk nicely on leash. 

I’m an energetic youngster and would love to be part of an active family. I’m a good listener and will be a great student for sure.

I used to live somewhere where I was left outside with another dog. We were caught bothering livestock so my adopters should be aware that I would need further testing in this area and/or not be unsupervised around small animals until then. I pay no attention to the resident cat where I'm staying now and I have also been very good with the small dogs I have met.

I’ll enjoy regular exercise and having things to do. Need someone to pal around with? A running partner? Like to hike? I’ll be happy to tag along with you wherever you go. I am no couch potato! My humans are very special to me and in true GSD fashion, I will bond closely with my new family. I like all people and other dogs are lots of fun, too. I’m a happy boy and enjoy making new friends - both human and canine. I’ll do best with an adopter who has large breed experience and will be firm but gentle. 

I hope to meet you! I’ll be waiting with my friends in Windsor.

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