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Otto is available for adoption through GSRE – this is what his current owner says about him.
Otto is a 20-month-old, male, short haired, black and tan German Shepherd. He is not currently neutered but is microchipped. He is vaccinated until Sep 2022 and is up-to-date with his flea and worm treatments. He has a sensitive stomach and is fed Alpha Sensitive dog food with no treats or titbits. He has no disclosed medical issues but is said to have sensitive ears (no evidence seen at time of dog assessment).

Otto is being rehomed through GSRE as he is spending too much time on his own and they believe he may be suffering with separation anxiety. He is currently left up to 8 hours daily and does not cause any damage or have any accidents when left alone. Also, the owner’s child suffers badly with their chest (allergies) and Otto’s presence affects this.
Otto is currently used to living with a young child/baby. He is said to be good with other dogs and has no reaction to livestock. His reaction to cats is unknown. He has never shown any signs of aggression or bitten anyone.

Otto is very excitable when visitors come to the home but soon calms down. He is good when travelling in the car but will bark when the car stops. He does not bark excessively. He has lived in his current home since being a 9-week-old puppy. He lives indoors and is housetrained.

Otto pulls slightly on the lead through excitement and is currently walked on a Halti head collar. He soon settles into the walk. He has a recall and knows commands paw, heel, sit, lie down, turn around and roll over. He does not have any possessive tendencies over toys or food.

During the time the GSRE assessors spent with Otto, this is what they said about him.
Otto barked when the assessors arrived at the owner’s home and he was very excited to see them. There was no aggression shown towards them at all.

The owners had managed to rehome Otto themselves previously but unfortunately the person who took him suffered an allergic reaction (hives) and he was returned the following day.

The owner believes that Otto may have separation anxiety but the assessors suspect that he may simply be missing his owner (left 8 hours daily) as he tends to follow them around the house. He does not cause any damage to the home in their absence and does not have any accidents either, both of which would be highly characteristic of a dog suffering with separation anxiety.

In summary, the assessors described Otto as being a stunning dog who is very well looked after. They believe that people will be queuing up for him.

Otto has been adopted.

Derbyshire - Own home
20 month
Good with children:
Good with other dogs:
Good with cats:

Why we do what we do

German Shepherd Rescue Elite was not only set up to help as many unwanted, abandoned and neglected German Shepherds as possible, but to also offer education to the general public on the responsibilities / pros / cons of owning a large working breed dog and to be able to offer help and advice so hopefully we can become the prevention for once instead of always being the cure.

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