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German Shepherd Dog (medium coat)  : :  Male (neutered)  : :  Young

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About Major 4747

  • Status: Available for Adoption (adoption info)
  • Adoption Fee: $300.00
  • Species: Dog
  • General Color: Black with Tan, Yellow or Fawn
  • Current Size: 75
  • Current Age: 2 Years 5 Months (best estimate)
  • Location: Northern Virginia 20191
  • Microchipped: Yes
  • Fence Required: Yes
  • Housetrained: Yes
  • Obedience Training Needed: Has Basic Training
  • Exercise Needs: Moderate
  • Owner Experience Needed: Breed


Howdy!  I'm still available, and I'm not sure why.  I know I had a rough start - being a yard dog for the start of life was tough but, believe me, I LOVE being an inside dog!  I like cool floors, occasionally a comfy bed, and my crate is even nice to sleep in.  And I'm starting to find out that I LOVE LOVE LOVE toys!!!  My big brother doesn't always want to share, so we run around the house together.  And I can play ball with myself by dropping them down the stairs.  And then there's this thing called a hose...I LOVE playing in water, too!

My foster mom says that I have these things called heartworms.  To get rid of them, I get monthly treaties called Heartguard.  At my last vet check, the doctor said my heart sounds good and to keep taking my monthly treaties like a good boy.

While I enjoy hanging out with my big brother and sister, my favorite thing is to hang with my people.  I like to lay as close as I can to them while they're working, watching TV, sleeping - pretty much all the time.

Major's foster mom here.  Major is a moderate energy GSD who is very people oriented and very submissive for a GSD.  While he enjoys having his canine companions around (and is learning a lot from them), he would also be OK as an only child.  As long as he can have his human around.  We also don't know how he would be around children, but would likely be OK with older, considerate children.

Major can be somewhat vocal (if you close the bathroom door, he will howl at the door, and when he barks he sounds a little like a seal), but is non-reactive on the leash to pretty much everything (kids, cats, cars, woodland creatures).  He is fully housebroken, and uses his voice to let you know he needs out if he's out of sight.  He takes correction well on a leash and is quickly progressing on his leash manners.  In the two known interactions with cats, he has showed little to no interest in them, so we believe he would do OK with a dog-savvy cat.

One thing to note - on his last visit to the vet, he was not particularly well behaved.  That could be the result of not having his people there and not feeling all that great (he was pretty itchy and miserable).  He will need someone with GSD experience to continue his training and help him build confidence.

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More about Major 4747

Good with Dogs, Good with Cats, Good with Older/Considerate Kids Only, Good with Adults, Somewhat vocal, Does Good in the Car, Requires a yard, Leashtrained, Cratetrained, Affectionate, Gentle, Goofy

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Currently we do not know if Major 4747 will be able to attend the event, VGSR Rescue Event - Fredericksburg on Saturday, September 12th, 2020.
Currently we do not know if Major 4747 will be able to attend the event, VGSR Rescue Event-Gainesville on Sunday, September 13th, 2020.
Currently we do not know if Major 4747 will be able to attend the event, VGSR Rescue Event-Gainesville on Sunday, October 11th, 2020.