Choco Status: Available

ID: 35922

Name: Choco

Breed: German Shepherd Dog (GSD)

Age: 3 Years

Gender: Male

Adoption Fee: See below

Location: In Foster in
Hampton Hill,, Middlesex

If you are interested in adopting a dog that does not say it can be homed with a cat and wish us to cat test please let us know and we will be happy to do this.

18-11-2022 Choco is a stunning boy who has come to us to find his forever home.  He is used to having free run of a yard and has not lived in a home so he will need adopters who understand it may take him a little time to settle.  Choco walks on a lead so if he needs to learn about house training this should take him long to pick up.  He is not used to being handled so we are looking for an experienced adult only home where there is at least one other dog to help him settle into his new life. Choco has a grade 3 heart murmur which is not causing him any issues at the moment but is something that will need to be monitored by his new vet. If he needs treatment for his heart in the future this will not be covered on insurance so please take this potential cost into account before applying.

25-11-22 UPDATE
Choco is so bewildered to be at Many Tears.  He runs around very nervously but once you calm him down he is so friendly and obviously enjoys human contact.  He needs direction about walking on a lead but he has so much potential and is such a lovely soul and very special.  He is going to make someone very proud and very happy and once he has settled in a home environment the change in him will be quite substantial. Once you have his trust he bonds very quickly and likes a fuss and to lean on you to be close. If you have or have had GSDs previously, you still haven’t had one like him!  

06-12-22 UPDATE
Choco has the makings of a very confident young man and is already making great progress. He gets quite excited to see people and will approach you in the kennel for attention. He is a bit hesitant when it comes to having his lead put on but he doesn't make it particularly difficult, and he's already much easier to walk. When he first came in he would sway and pace nervously on the lead but now he's much more comfortable standing by your side, though strange people and noises can still bother him.  He gets on wonderfully in the company of his friend Tilo, and does appear a bit distressed when separated, therefore he may not be suitable as an only dog. He's drawn a lot of attention from staff, volunteers and visitors for striking colours, unusual for the breed. He truly is a beautiful dog and is bound to make someone with a bit of patience and a loving heart very happy.

31-12-22 UPDATE
Choco's confidence has only grown over time, he's overjoyed to see people and he greets everyone that passes by his kennel with a great smile and a wagging tail. He adores every opportunity he has to play in the sand school and is long overdue a chance in a home of his own where he can go for long walks and play in the garden as long as he wants.
He's met a great variety of dogs since coming in and has shown no issues or aggression from his end, he's even happy to eat alongside the other dogs in his kennel. He's currently kenneled with a female border collie but has been with a standard poodle, another German Shepherd and even a small cocker spaniel with no trouble at all.
It's hard to stress just how affectionate and loving he's become after such a short time in the rescue. He's happy to approach people and will jump up gently for a bit of fuss, and gets really excited to see anyone with a lead in their hand. It's worth noting that he's become much calmer on his walks and doesn't pace around or weave on the lead anymore. He is however still a large breed and can be a bit much when he's excited, and may not be suitable for a home with small children.
He's still a young dog with immense potential and is more than deserving of a fair chance at life, if you think you can provide him with this please consider sending in an application.

23-01-23 UPDATE
Choco arrived in foster care with me yesterday and what a wonderful boy he has ben so far. He travelled quietly in a crate in the car and, on arrival at my home, he immediately did a HUGE wee when I put him in the garden. He has toileted outside each time I have put him out and has not had any accidents yet. For the first hour or so, he was understandably a little unsettled, and paced around but after that he settled beautifully, ate his dinner and then slept while I cooked the dinner and watched TV. He slept all night in his crate without a peep. He has ignored the cat and walked beautifully on his lead when we went out this morning, only pulling very slightly for the start of the walk, then settling into my pace thereafter. I had to pop out for an hour and Choco seemed quite Ok with this was calm and relaxed when I returned home. He is a very gentle dog who will walk up behind you to give your hand a gentle lick but, because of his size, he would be best in a home without very young children as he might knock them over.

Please read our information on ADOPTING EX-BREEDING DOGS before you apply.

PLEASE NOTE: We nearly always home dogs who have come from breeders where there is ALREADY A RESIDENT DOG living in the house. They have usually never lived in a house before and are only used to canine company. They usually get their confidence and learn faster with another dog to copy from. This also helps with house training and learning how to walk on a lead. They will make lovely pets but do need a lot of love, time and patience. If the ex breeding dog you are interested in can be an only dog it will say so in its write up. Please read our information on ADOPTING EX-BREEDING DOGS before you apply.

 If your application is successful you will be home checked and you, all members of your family and any dog(s) who will be living with the dog MUST come to meet the dog you want to adopt. All our dogs are micro-chipped, have had at least their first inoculation and are spayed/neutered unless there is a medical reason for not doing so. You must have a safe means of transporting the dog home in a crate or if this is not possible please discuss with Many Tears or the Fosterer when your application is being processed.


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