OCTAVE's story
Please contact Jenny Cope (giveadogahome@live.com) for more information about this pet.
OCTAVE was saved from a high kill shelter in Texas where dogs have just 3 dogs to be saved. OCTAVE is neutered, core vaccines, rabies, de-wormed, heartworm tested negative, and micro-chipped. He has an estimated date of birth of 18 September 2016 and at the time of rescue at the end of September 2018 weighed around 12.40 pounds. He is listed as a Shih Tzu / Yorkie mix. We have no way of knowing the exact breed, it is up to individuals to decide what breed they think is most likely. 
OCTAVE is a young an energetic, happy-go-lucky confident young boy who is not afraid to let all the dogs know it is his toy that he is playing with. he is not intimidated by the big dogs and is happy living amongst dogs from 6 pound chihuahua's up to 120 pound German Shepherd Dogs. He is friendly and happy to greet people and will bark when he notices something he is unsure of. He is a social boy and loves to explore and when ready to rest he curls up with his friends in front of the pellet stove keeping toasty warm. He is always happy to see people and runs in with the other dogs, tail wagging. He is on the agile side and will climb up over a half-door to get to where you are.
He does have a long coat which is going to take a level of care and maintenance and this must be a consideration when thinking about giving this boy a home. If his grooming needs are not stayed on top of, his hair will matt and become painful. Groomers can be expensive so unless you are able to groom him yourself, this extra cost must be taken into account.
He is young and active and will need a family that can give him a good active life, suitable for his size. He is a love bug and is more than happy to sit by your side or follow you whilst doing daily jobs, but can also easily entertain himself chewing on the hooves. I have not seen him with children, but his demeanor and personality I have no doubt that he would be great with them and a lot of fun too.
As with all rescue's he needs guidance and training and we recommend families go through at least the basics of training with him themselves so that boundaries, personalities and body language can be learned from each other.  He is young and still active and so a family that goes on adventures is preferred. He has never shown any kind of aggression at all, as mentioned she lives, eats and sleeps with lots of other dogs and enjoys their company and so a family with another dog would be great, but if not then it is important that he gets to play and interact with other dogs throughout his life. We do not have cats or livestock at the rescue so are unable to comment on how he would behave near or with them.
We do NOT recommend dog parks for several months until a bond and trust and knowing to read his body language has been gained.  We do NOT have cats or livestock at the rescue so cannot comment on how he will be near or around them. She does use the dog door in the kennels and so I would suspect that she is almost house-trained. He is most likely not going to know how to let you know that she wants to go out. 
All dogs (except dogs saved from China) are available for adoption for an adoption fee of $550. Canadian adopters need to know that customs charge 15% taxes when entering into Canada. This fee is not negotiable and is used to cover the rescue costs of pulling, vetting, health certificate, transport from Texas to Maine, monthly preventatives, supplements, food and anything else that is needed.
If you feel that you have the heart and home to give this precious soul a wonderful life, please go to our website, under the APPLICATION tab, complete, then submit the APPLICATION. Our process takes around 2-4 days, and ensuring your references are aware that we will be calling, could speed up the process. Once you have been approved, we discuss any questions in regards to the dog you are wanting to adopt, then you complete and submit the contract, make payment and then we can work out the pick up / transport arrangements.
Please do NOT submit an application if you are not looking to take home a new best friend within the next few weeks.
ALL Dogs are LOCATED AT THE RESCUE IN SEBEC, MAINE.  We post in various states along the east coast and Canada where we have had lots of successful adoptions to enable more exposure for these beautiful saved souls. Families will need to be prepared to travel to the rescue to meet and take home their new best friend. Sebec is located just outside the towns of Dover-Foxcroft and Milo (approx 8 miles) and approx 45 miles from Bangor. There are also lots of hotels, motels, pet friendly accommodations  and wonderful camp-sites for the more adventurous families and what a great way to get to know your new best friend. If there are options to arrange transport, we will work with you to make it happen.
Give a Dog a Home, German Shepherd Dog Rescue
187 Downs Road, Sebec, Maine, 04481
PAYPAL - giveadogahome@live.com
All pets adopted will be spay/neutered, micro-chipped, de-wormed,heartworm tested, rabies and relevant vaccinations.
If you would like to start the adoption our process is below:
Submit Application with two personal references and a vet reference.
As long as we are able to contact your vet and references, it takes just 1-3 days to process and hopefully approve applications.
Rescue processes and hopefully approves applications. 
Once approved, rescue invites applicant to come to the rescue to meet your chosen dog/s, spend time with him/her    and then hopefully take him/her home.
Once approved you are more than welcome to come and spend as long as you like with her/him   .    I  just have to work on an appointment basis as I run a boarding/day care business and the rescue and so am really busy, but by planning ahead of time I can be pretty flexible.

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