Breed: German Shepherd
Age: 6 years
Size: 120 lbs
Ideal Match: A home looking for a sweet shepherd to hang out with
Deeker is a sweet, loving dog who found his way to Last Chance at Life when his owner passed away. When you sit down he comes over to request pets. He’s a fluffy guy and appreciates being scratched and brushed. Overall he seems laid back and like he’d enjoy just hanging around the house with his people. Deeker is a big boy who could stand to lose some weight, and will need his owner’s help to do so to get him in better health.
Deeker appears housetrained. He does not seem to know any commands yet, but he is well mannered and does not jump.
In the kennel Deeker doesn’t react to the other dogs nor does he when he sees other dogs on leash. In his previous home, he lived with an older male german shepherd who he got along with very well. He also spent time with his owner’s grandchildren who were middle to high school age and enjoyed their company.
Deeker’s medical intake is pending. He needs to lose about 50 lbs. He struggles to get up from a lying down position when on smooth surfaces, and needs mats to give him traction to stand. Once he is up he is fine and his walk is slow and steady. He seems to be a little protective of his rear end which could be due to joint soreness that is aggravated by his increased weight.