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Size: Medium
Age: Adult
Gender: Male
Breeds: German Shepherd Dog, Crossbreed
Unknown with Cats

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Shepherd lovers take notice!!! This is handsome Gila. He was picked up as a stray by one of our foster partners in Tennessee.

He is a sweet, easygoing dog who loves to play and snuggle with other dogs and his humans.

Gila is a little shy when he first meets new people but warms up quickly once he feels safe. Due to his shyness, a home with older children would be best.

He’s learned a lot of commands (sit, down, stay, look at me, leave it, come- including long line recall, etc.) and is practicing in distracting environments. This smart guy is also crated trained.

He is a very well-behaved boy. He’s quiet at night, loves to go for walks (without pulling on the leash), and is very treat and toy motivated. Gila is easy to train and will be an amazing dog if you give him consistency, patience, love, and lots of goodies!

In short, he’s just about a perfect young dog who will do fabulous in a calm home where he will feel safe and loved.

Check out his video montage:

Name: Gila
Breed: German Shepherd Dog/Crossbreed
Sex: Male
Age: 3 years (estimated)
Weight: 52lbs
Spayed/Neutered: Yes
Vaccinations: Up to date
Heartworm: Negative on recent testing
Microchipped: Yes

Good with Children: Over 12
Good with Dogs: Yes
Good with Cats: Unknown

Adoption Fee: $500.00  (includes transport fee when applicable)

Location of dog currently: Memphis, TN  


Paws New England is a foster-based rescue - our dogs reside in various locations throughout the south and New England.  

Adoption donations cover pre-adoption vet costs (including vaccinations, spay/neuter when age appropriate, and heartworm testing/treatment when necessary), a microchip, and transportation to New England if necessary.

Donations for our young, healthy puppies and dogs support their fellow canines of advanced age or suffering from injuries and abuse whose donations are reduced but whose veterinary costs are typically much higher. We appreciate your understanding that your newly adopted dog will help others in need.