This is Nina, a 12-month-old purebred black German Shepherd. She was rescued by me from an abusive home where she was not socialized and kept confined most of her young life. Unfortunately, I need to let Nina go because she does not like my cats. As a result, my three beloved house cats have found refuge in my barn for safety. I deeply care for Nina and she cares for me, but I fear for the safety of my cats as she poses a risk to them. Her new home will need to have no cats or other small animals.
Nina responds well to basic commands and is becoming more accustomed to indoor living but there's still lots of room for improvement. She spends her nights in a crate in my bedroom but freely roams the house and the farm yard during the day. Her enthusiasm for treats makes her highly trainable and eager to please. She has accompanied me on various trips by car and on the leash and is displaying an eagerness to learn and meet people. She's often admired for her stunning appearance and gets along with Fen, my Australian Shepherd. She has an appointment to get spayed in February as well as all her shots. Her vet is Dr. Gray at Riversedge Vet Hospital in Albany.
Nina needs a special someone—a patient, proficient, and enthusiastic person willing to invest themselves in her continued development. With her youthful spirit, I believe she has the potential to excel in roles like search and rescue, given the right training. Her exceptional scenting ability could prove invaluable in such endeavors.
She could be the perfect fit for you if you have no cats or small animals. She's eager to explore and forge a loving bond with her new owner.