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Location: 08534
Name: Bruce
Status: Adopted!
Species: Dog
Breed: Shepherd / Mixed (medium coat)
Sex: Male (neutered)
Current Size: 45 Pounds
Potential Size: 50 Pounds
General Potential Size: Large
Current Age: 1 Year 7 Months (best estimate)
Activity Level: Highly Active
Indoor or Outdoor: Indoor and Outdoor
Good with Dogs: Yes
Good with Kids: Yes
Housetrained: No


Bruce, his siblings and quite possibly his mother were among the dogs that were surrendered by their former owner. While at their former home, Bruce and all the other dogs simply roamed freely, didn't receive proper socialization and weren't properly vaccinated. It was also clear to see that most were very thin, which was most likely due to very limited feedings and improper proportions when they were fed. Ironically, we had plans to take these dogs in when the pups were much younger, but lost contact with the owner until the pups were almost a year old.  With their lack of proper human interaction as pups, Bruce and company were all very hesitant of our offers of friendship when we first met them. 

Bruce and some of his siblings immediately went to one of our top foster homes where he not only got healthy really quick, he also responded very well to the socialization he received from his foster family. Bruce's Shepherd characteristics show through when he "herds" as he's playing with people. Bruce will still needs some basic training but appears to be a very quick learner. While his friendly, affectionate personality makes him a great candidate as a family pet, his adopter should be familiar with the "working" dog breeds as Shepherds need an active lifestyle and plenty of room to run and play. 

Bruce has been fully vetted and kept on his monthly preventatives since his arrival. He also tested negative for heartworms during his recent vet examination. While there were cats at the former home, we're not positive how Bruce will coexist with them.

If interested in adopting Bruce, please submit an application at (no need to register or login.) 

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