Name: Gunner
Age: 7 years
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When you inquire about a dog, the following questions might be helpful:

1. Why are you giving up your dog?

2. Has the dog ever bitten, nipped or 'gone after' anyone?

3. Does it have any health problems? Who is your vet? May I contact him/her?

4. Where did you get the dog? Does it have papers?

5. Does your dog have any training? Is it housebroken? crate trained?

6. Is the dog left alone for long periods? What does it do? Bark? Dig? Chew? Is it an inside or outside dog? Where does it sleep?

7. How does the dog behave with adults, children? Other dogs? Cats?

8. Is your dog mellow? calm? energetic? protective? affectionate?


Gunner is a really really good boy and needs more exercise than I am physically capable. Due to my current circumstance I'm looking at several more surgeries which will require me to be non weight bearing for a long time. I need to move and it's breaking my heart I can't take him with me. He deserves so much more than I can give him right now. I met Gunner at Bradshaw Animal Shelter Nov 2018. I went to visit all the GSD 3 different times to make sure I was making the best choice for my household. I had researched the GSD so I knew what I was getting into. Did I mention, he is a really, really good boy. So loving, gentle and very energetic, like any normal GSD. I have 4 young grandchildren and he adores them. They hug him, lay on him, run around with him. He is neutered & current on shots. Gunner lives with 4 fur siblings-2 cats, which he adores and they adore him. Fat Cat loves to lick Gunner's face every morning. He also has 2 small rescued dog siblings, a 10yr old Boston Terrier and a 5yr old one eyed French Bulldog. When they play he just rolls over allowing them to climb all over him. He is not the dominate dog in this house, the Boston Terrier rules Gunner's roost! He gets along great with other big dogs too as he has a husky & a cane corso playmates at my son's house. Gunner is fully trained. When I originally adopted him from shelter I crate trained him but now he has the run of the house. He does not climb on furniture he has a cot w/cushion bed on top he prefers to sleep on, even at night he sleeps on his own bed. Once in a while you'll see him climbing into the lil dogs bed. It's hilarious! He has no idea of his size. He is fully potty trained. Learned quick which door means out. Sometimes he doesn't alert me, he just stands at the door but if he really has to go he'll run back & forth whining to get my attention. Gunner knows all his basic commands-sit, stay, up, down, shake, leave it, outside, bed or when using crate I just say house and he goes in.
He does get very excited when it's time to go for a walk. His excitement has increased only because his walks now are so far & few due to my physical inability. I make him wait at the door until he settles down before we step out. He loves the trails around the Elk Grove area and does great in the neighborhood. He's not very reactive as I usually just cross the street or keep it moving if I saw another animal. He doesn't try to chase or go after he keeps it moving. I don't know how he would do around water as I've never taken him to river, beach or in a pool. He has a lil kiddy pool during the summer he likes to romp in along with chasing the water hose. He's not a barker unless he really hears something that grabs his attention. I leave my windows & front door open and he doesn't react unless they walk up to my door but even then it's more the lil dogs that get everyone going. I need to find a family that will provide Gunner the love and attention he deserves and so desperately needs. Thank you for his consideration.