Hi there! My name given to me by the shelter is Weasel, but my foster family calls me Willie! I am a fun loving 4-year-old GSP. I am about 52 lbs, but I'm needing to fatten up a bit more because I was extremely thin when I was taken into rescue. I have lots of energy and LOVE to play, especially fetch with the tennis ball. I've never been around cats, but my hunting instincts are pretty high. I point a lot, quite perfectly actually, and I have interest in everything from birds, to squirrels, and even insects. I am great with other dogs and also great with kids... although if I am fetching and too focused on the ball, I may run into someone... Did I mention I LOVE to fetch? I love to be around my people so I am going to need a family that will let me snuggle in bed. I like to be close and give kisses when I wake up in the morning.
I respond extremely well to "Willie" and know basic commands like sit, shake, and down. I am not much of a jumper and I am potty trained, which are big pluses. I do very well walking with my gentle leader but I am not too bad with just a good old fashioned leash and a collar either. I do well in the crate I just like to have my blanket to snuggle and chew on, I love blankets. I like to have a large yard to run my energy out in like most GSPs but once I get some running in, I am pretty mellow and low maintenance in the house. Although I am goofy and love to play, in the house I tend to just lay down and sleep, maybe chew on a bone... I may place my big head in your lap to get some pets in. I have been seen climbing the fence outside a time or two, so the taller the fence the better for me, but I have worked with an e-collar and have done well since then about not climbing. I could probably use a little more training so I need a family who is willing to work with me more, but I will make anyone a very happy companion as I am loyal and very loving.
If you're interested in adopting me, please fill out an adoption application if you haven't already and email my foster mom, Allie.
Since I am a neutered, fully vetted, and temperament tested GSP my adoption fee is $375.