#666 Remy

Status: Adopted
Age: 1.5 years (5/18/22 )
Size: Medium to Large
Color: Sable
Sex: Male
Activity level:
Good with other dogs:
Good with cats:
Foster parents: Lynn & Larry M
Sponsor Buddies:
Yard Fencing: Required

Photos by: Caitie C

Date Adopted: December 25, 2023

Remy is a sweet 1 year old male who‘s always on the move.  He’s up for any adventure, large or small, and looks forward to being your loyal companion.  He bonds tightly to his person or family and soaks up the attention once he’s acquainted with you.  He loves to play; toys, balls, water, tug, you name it and he’s game.  He has a huge smile and is a genuinely fun guy that makes everyone who’s met him laugh at his antics.  As long as he’s had adequate activity and enrichment, Remy settles well and sleeps soundly in his crate overnight.

We first heard about Remy when a local shelter reached out to us this summer looking for assistance in placing him as he was showing signs of kennel stress.  They felt he needed rescue placement instead of direct from shelter adoption to allow for decompression and additional training.  One of our evaluators found a stressed dog who was slow to trust, but could see that he was a good boy who needed help and had a lot of potential, the exact type of dog for which this rescue was created.

With slow desensitization and socialization, Remy has made tremendous progress.  He still needs controlled introductions to new people in the home, but he can now ignore most people, dogs, and loud noises on walks and in the yard.  He has started basic training which any adopter will need to continue.  He takes treats nicely but does have a tendency to greet you with an enthusiastic jump up hug with his big paws.  Remy has met a few dogs and done well with most of them.  With proper introductions, we feel he would do fine with a dog tolerant of his puppyish energy.  He’s been happy as an only dog in his foster home as well.

We think Remy would do best in a home without young children given his energy level, he’s best described as being like a puppy who forgets he’s adult sized.  He has prey drive so we doubt he would do well with a cat.  Most importantly, Remy needs an active home with German Shepherd experience willing to continue with his training and socialization.  His new person or family must understand that this young guy has been through a lot and will need time to adjust.  But, if that time is given, we’ve seen what a wonderful and happy boy he is.