Name: Ranger
Age: 2 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?


Email to apply for Ranger.

Let's get the hard stuff out of the way: Ranger is a shepherd type dog through and through! He's wary of strangers, doesn't care for strangers in his family's home, and while he can play outside with all dogs, he's not big on male dogs sharing his space nor dogs who have soft personalities. He absolutely needs mental stimulation and physical exercise everyday, and if he doesn't get it, he gets upset easily, as high drive Shepherds are wont to do.

Our good boy being re-homed due to his former owner getting diagnosed with an aggressive cancer and passing away within a month of his diagnosis.

Now for all the fun parts!

Ranger absolutely loves his foster sister. He would love to have a sister in his new home. They start every day wrestling in the living room, and they spend every evening half asleep on the couch, where he makes dramatic, calming sighs after a day of fun. He loves going exploring and hiking and is an avid squirrel hunter. With Force free training, we have worked on him being able to be in closer quarters with strangers and playing very politely with dogs. Seeing him play with dogs less than half his size is adorable because he will find a way to make himself more manageable and "small," especially if they have strong personalities. You can see some of these playtimes on his instagram, GoForRanger.

Ranger is being fostered and trained by a Mountain View-based trainer who offers sitting and boarding. And she can be your dog sitter when you travel! Ranger is Crate and muzzle trained, knows sit, down, and turns on a dime being recalled out in the dog park or out hiking.

Ranger has recently gone on his first vacation with his foster family. He got to explore creeks and fields and get a fenced in backyard to explore and sniff every evening. He will definitely enjoy being able to have a fenced in backyard, whether it is in an apartment complex or in a house. Watching Ranger run is like listening to a pretty song. Sometimes that song might be by Led Zeppelin and other times that song could be something more classical like Chopin.

We are working in desensitization with new people and have a great way to introduce him to potential adopters in a way that he'll end up your best friend, it just takes a few times for him to get used to you. If you are interested in meeting this good boy shepherd, please email which will put you in direct contact with his foster mom.