8 Year Old • 82 lb • Male
Needs a home without young kids (<6) or dogs or cats.
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Physical Description: Hammet is a magnificent, classic purebred German Shepherd. He has gorgeous black shiny fur on his back and brown soft fur on his belly, with large paws and ears to match. He has a long nose and body with deep, large brown eyes.
Personality: Hammet is a smart, well-behaved dog who carries himself with intelligence and grace. He is a bit shy at first but after he gets used to the environment, he is really affectionate, and loves to be stroked and petted. He has so much love to give! I have great fun in training him since he is very smart and food-motivated. I taught him to catch a ball in one day!
He is quite the gentleman and has impeccable manners in the house. He loves his dog bed, where he likes to sleep most of the time. When he gets bored, he will simply pick up his ball and walk over to me. Petting and playing ball with him give him great joy. A truly wonderful boy, he deserves a comfortable and loving second chapter in his life! Having lived alone his whole life, we are looking for a home where people are around most of the day. He likes children, but considering his size, children older than 12 years old are more suitable for Hammet.
History: Hammet had lived outdoors his whole life before coming into IAR. He came to our attention through an elderly woman who was taking care of him. His owners had moved away and left him with her, in her small pen. They said they would be back for him, but they never returned.
Good with Dogs: No
Good with Cats: No
Good with Young Kids: No
Good with Older Kids: Yes
Health Information: Hammet is neutered, microchipped, and up-to-date on vaccinations. He has been diagnosed as heartworm positive but does not have any symptoms; and we have begun a slow, gentle treatment that is expected to cure him by October 2017.
IAR Sponsored Training: IAR subsidizes post-adoption professional training with Jane Marshall (www.cheerydogs.com) to encourage a life-long and successful bond between the dog and the adopter. Group classes for puppies and adult dogs are provided at a substantial discount to IAR adopters.
IAR ID#: D-16-102