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6yo Male German Shepherd needs adoption asap
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3 November 2019 - 1:54 pm
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Hello, my name is Shane and I acquired 35 rescue dogs from  a hoarding situation in October of 2018.

Out of that 35, 28 of them we're able to be placed or fostered,5 had to be euthanized due to severe health issues, and I had one hold over which is the German Shepherd (Max) that I still have with me.

Max is about 6-7 years old and I had to have his front right leg amputated due to cancer which was done in October of 2018.

Max is also Autistic in addition to being a tripawd which made finding any foster or home for him challenging. He is very similar to caring for an Autistic child.

I have worked with Autistic children in the past in addition to dog and animal rescue so I just intended on keeping him as a forever home. 

However I have had a rough year due to my own issues with health and legal and I am no longer in a position to care for Max. 

I also already had pre existing health issues which limited the work I could perform and on 10/28 I was squished by a horse and fractured 2 ribs, bruised my spine and sprained my elbow and this has made me unable to perform all of my duties on the farm I reside at, and my duties are what payed my rent for me and Max. 

I am looking at being homeless and camping out of my car soon as I make my way to Florida from Arizona to try and resolve the last of my legal issues and then I have to also address my various health problems both pre existing and the new ones. 

These issues make consistent work beyond challenging and living in my car is the best option I have at the moment and doing it with an Autistic tripawd would be very hard on him, if border line cruel. 

He dosent deal with change well and he dosent like being in the car at all, even for short rides, much less in a living situation.

I'm am currently in a small town about 45 minutes north of Tucson Arizona and when I can raise or borrow the money from somewhere I will be driving east towards near Orlando Florida to camp on a family members property until I can sort my issues out. 

If there is anyone that can take Max and give him a loving home that would be great.

He does not do well in boarding situations or shelters and I don't want that to happen to him again. 

He does well around a few dogs, and he mostly likes to be in quiet places next to people. 

He is house trained and a light eater that rarely ever barks or makes a mess, but he is big and clumsy. He mostly just sleeps and lays around, and just likes being next to someone. 

If your interested in Max, want to see pictures or videos you can call or text me at 602-783-3241 or email me.

Thank you 


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3 November 2019 - 4:31 pm
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Shane, thanks for posting Max's story here. We will do our best to help get the word out. He is such a sweet boy and you are obviously a great human who cares deeply for him, and other animals. I hope that the difficulties you are experiencing now will be a thing of the past soon so that you can continue doing great things for animals. 

Here is Max everyone:

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Another pic of this sweetheart:

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I am so sorry to hear all the things happening to you right now. Have you tried German Shepherd Breed Rescue? They may be an ideal place for him with your back up against the wall. I haven't looked up locations yet, but the people that I have dealt with for Afghan Hounds were wonderful. I do know that many people that work in the breed specific rescues are usually crazy in love with the breed and work hard for proper placement. 

I sure hope things turn around for you quickly, and thank you for the wonderful work that you have done.

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These looks like good links:



Many times if you can find one strong group, they have contact with others and may be able to find someone in your area or travels.

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Shane, what you have done for Max is truly.divinely driven.  And to continue  to do everything  possible to make sure he is loved and happy and celebrated for who he is shows what a compassionate heart you have.

I sincerely  hope things start looking up for you.  Just remember,  everything  in life is cyclical.   O, good times don't  last forever, but bad times don't  last forever either.

Jackie, it was so kind of you to share those links.  Hopefully they can help.  Also, Shane,  maybe it will turn out that someo could foster Max until you get   more settled.   Maybe it could even be someone  near your temporary residence.

Wishing the best for you.  Keep us posted.  Max is absolutely beautiful and we love seeing pictures of him.

May better days be ahead.....

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