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8/12/2021 5:55 PM
 

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German Shepherd Dog (medium coat)  : :  Male (neutered)  : :  Adult  : :  Large


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About ARGOS

  • Status: Available for Adoption (adoption info)
  • Adoption Fee: 550
  • Species: Dog
  • General Color: Black with Tan, Yellow or Fawn
  • Ear Type: Erect
  • Tail Type: Long
  • Current Size: 75 Pounds
  • Current Age: 5 Years 7 Months (best estimate)
  • Location: 04481
  • Microchipped: Yes
  • Housetrained: Yes
  • Obedience Training Needed: Needs Training
  • Exercise Needs: Moderate
  • Grooming Needs: High
  • Shedding Amount: High
  • Owner Experience Needed: Breed
  • Reaction to New People: Friendly

ARGOS was transferred to GaDaH from a shelter in Mississippi.

ARGOS is neutered, rabies, core vaccines, heartworm/tick tested negative. He is on monthly prevention, microchipped, has an estimated date of birth of 4 January 2017 and weighs 75 pounds.

ARGOS is available for adoption from Give a Dog a Home Rescue in Sebec, Maine for an adoption fee of $550.  This adoption fee covers the cost of running a brick and mortar rescue as well as any transport, veterinary, food,    treats, toys costs and the many expenses that rescues endure to keep the pets in their care safe, and happy.    Be sure to read all his information and if interested, go to the rescue website to submit an adoption application.

https://www.giveadogahome-sanantonio.org/forms/form?formid=5838

ARGOS has been at the shelter in MS since December 2021 and soon became a staff favorite. The shelter reports that he came in with a torn ACL and opposite hip showing signs of hip dysplasia.  His knee has healed and he no longer shows any signs of it bothering him.  He no longer limps and may not require any additional treatment for many years to come. When GaDaH confirmed we would pull him, we worked with the shelter to see if they was able to get him to a local veterinarian to have the Femoral Head Ostectomy performed for his hip dysplasia, which they managed to do, Give a Dog a Home Rescue paid and Argos had surgery on 26 July 2022. FHO surgery is the removal of the diseased hip-ball-joint and the leg is supported by the muscles.

For the next few months Argos will need basic physical therapy, to help build back the strength in his leg and once this has happened, he will be able to lead a normal, happy, active life with no signs of knowing he has had any surgery. As with any kind of recovery, swimming is extremely beneficial (although not required) to help healing and strengthen his muscles. He will already be walking and so it really is just a matter of following the veterinary directions on the level and kind of activity he needs, which really is all about building up that muscle.

The shelter has said that Argos is calm, playful, listens to commands, house/kennel broken, easily trained, great with other dogs and kids, a gentle giant, who just needs some love and a kind home.

Argos would benefit from an active family that can give him the lifestyle that he needs both mentally and physically. He will need a family that is able to support him and lift him as he gets older, although years down the road. A family that understands the German Shepherd Dogs mental needs and will take him to different environments and places to see, hear and smell all the different things the East Coast has to offer. Argos has not yet encountered snow so that will be an exciting first.

More information, pictures and videos will be posted when all dogs are here, settled in and I have had time to get them and post.

The rescue buys food in bulk, by the truck load and there are a variety of brands and flavours. None of the food given is less than a 4* food rating. There have not been issues with eating any of the varying foods. It is important that you do your research on the ingredients and speak to your vet or a nutritionist on grain vs grain free!

​You MUST understand that dogs need time to decompress and adapt to their new environment and home. It is a HUGE transition they make from the kill shelter, being vetted, on transport for 3 days and arriving in Maine where the temperature and such is very different to what they have only known. In rescue there is what is known as the "3 Point Rule" Days 1-3 your dog is stressed, anxious, confused as to where they are now. Weeks 1-3 your dog is adjusting, settling in, learning things. At the 3-month point, your dog understands they are home, and have built up a trusting relationship where they feel loved and secure.

If you feel that you have the heart and home to give this precious soul a wonderful life, please go to our website, under the ADOPTION INFO tab, complete, then submit the APPLICATION. Our process takes around 1-2 days, and ensuring your references are aware that we will be calling, could speed up the process. Once you have been approved, we discuss any questions in regards to the dog you are wanting to adopt, then we can schedule your appointment to come to the rescue in Sebec, Maine for meet/greet/adopt

Please do NOT submit an application if you are not looking to take home a new best friend within the next few weeks.

https://www.giveadogahome-rescue.org/forms/form?formid=5838

ALL Dogs are LOCATED AT THE RESCUE IN SEBEC, MAINE. We post in various states along the east coast and Canada where we have had lots of successful adoptions to enable more exposure for these beautiful saved souls. Families will need to be prepared to travel to the rescue to meet and take home their new best friend. Sebec is located just outside the towns of Dover-Foxcroft and Milo (approx. 8 miles) and approx. 45 miles from Bangor. There are also lots of hotels, motels, pet friendly accommodations and wonderful camp-sites for the more adventurous families and what a great way to get to know your new best friend.

 

More about ARGOS

Good with Dogs, Good with Kids, Good with Adults, Somewhat vocal, Does Good in the Car, Requires a yard, Leashtrained, Likes to play with toys, Likes to be in your lap, Obedient, Playful, Affectionate, Eager To Please, Intelligent, Even-tempered, Gentle, Goofy

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Currently we do not know if ARGOS will be able to attend the event, International Homeless Animal Day on Saturday, August 20th, 2022.
Currently we do not know if ARGOS will be able to attend the event, Remember Me Thursday on Thursday, September 22nd, 2022.
See ARGOS's attendance information for future events.
See a list of all events.