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There is a definite German Shepherd feel to PennySaverUSA.com’s latest Pet of the Week. The pet we are spotlighting that is up for adoption is a German Shepherd, and the pet we are spotlighting that was already adopted, twice, was thought to be a German Shepherd, but was actually something else! Read their stories below.
Our pet up for adoption is named Kingston, pictured on the right, from the Burbank Animal Shelter.
Kingston is a 5-year-old German Shepherd with a big personality.
He is very strong and we recommend that he be adopted by someone experienced with handling large strong dogs.
Hyper is his middle name and he is very active and should get lots of daily exercise to compliment his nature … he’s not meant to be a couch potato!
Kingston should be the only dog in the household, as his name would imply, he’s the king. Bring your entire family by to meet this wonderful dog, Kingston ID A044521, and take home a friend for life!
Burbank Animal Shelter
Location: 1150 N. Victory Place, Burbank, CA 91505
Contact: http://www.thevbas.org | 8-1-8-2-3-8-3-3-4-0
Adoption hours: Monday-Saturday 10am-6pm, Sunday 11am-3pm. Closed major holidays.
Adoption Fees: Dogs $104, Cats: $78, Bunnies: $30 (prices include spay or neuter, vaccinations and microchip.)
This week’s user-submitted pet adoption story comes to us from PennySaverUSA Twitter follower @OneBoredMommy. Her blog is one of our favorite reads, and we encourage you to check it out. Here is her story about RICO:
For our son’s 7th birthday we decided to surprise him with a puppy! After checking the shelters, we fell in love with a little guy labeled to be a “German Shepard” mix.
Since we already had a German Shepard Mix that we loved, we thought this would be the perfect fit for our family!
Sure enough, the minute he came into the house, “RICO”, pictured to the right, was an instant hit with the family and even our other dog! Though later, as he aged, we learned that he was actually a pitbull/labrador mix …we loved him so much!
He was great with the kids, quite the landscaper (he chewed all the plants and ate the sprinkler system in our backyard), and even helped me re-decorate (by pulling up an entire room of brand new carpeting in our family room).
RICO was very loved & very patient with my kids (since there were four of them)!
We had to adopt him to a family before we moved from California to Connecticut almost 4 years ago, but he adjusted to his new family environment very quickly!
Funny enough, they received the finished product of all of our hard work…a perfectly well behaved dog…who has yet to chew up anything he shouldn’t and sleeps with the kids in their beds!
I am certain they love him just as much as we did…in fact I know that for a fact!
Adopting Rico was a great gift not only for our family, but the family he lives with now too!