German Shepherd Dog (medium coat) : : Female (spayed) : : Adult
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Hi, I'm Kiki #6014!
My foster family also affectionately calls me Noodle, Keeks and drool monster! I have come a long way since the rescue picked me up and have one heck of a story to tell.
See, I was born with what my new vet Dr. Richards calls EPI or exocrine pancreactic insufficiency. It means that my pancreas doesn't have the enzymes to help me digest my food correctly and get all of the nutrients I need to be big and strong. Because of this, I came to the rescue way too small for my breed, I was nothing but skin and bones! My foster mom says I only weighed 43 pounds. I'm never going to be a big German Shepherd like some of my other foster brothers and sisters, but my vet said I should be about 70 pounds! My foster parents said my condition is easily managed and requires a powder to be put on my food every day so I can keep growing. I need a family willing to work with me and my condition because I will need EPI powder for the rest of my doggo life - but I promise I'll love you forever.
Kiki's foster mom here - Kiki has thrived since being rescued from her previous situation. She is eager to learn and is extremely food motivated due to being constantly hungry during the early part of her life. We have worked on begging and counter surfing and she has improved greatly now that she is finally digesting what she is eating! Kiki loves every person she has met. From adults to kids she has shown nothing but love and is eager to please. She needs a family willing to give her patience as she continues to grow into learning what a GSD really is all about.
She has shown improvement with the dogs in our neighborhood and on our fence lines but would be best as a single dog in the home to help her continue to grow and learn. She is house trained, enjoys her crate and has done well on the leash for all of her walks. She loves chasing squirrels and bunnies and has really turned into a great pup with an excellent personality. And as always, ball is life. She would truly thrive in a family who understands the GSD breed and is willing to work with her special diet requirements.
Feel free to contact us with any questions, we would love to find this girl the perfect home! Approved adopters can email her foster at firstname.lastname@example.org
More about Kiki 6014
Is Not Good with Dogs, Good with Kids, Good with Adults, Somewhat vocal, Does Good in the Car, Requires a yard, Leashtrained, Cratetrained, Plays fetch, Likes to play with toys, Needs special care, Affectionate, Eager To Please, Intelligent, Not good with small dogs