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German Shepherd
Male, 2 years old, 77 pounds
River is a gentle giant. He is smart as a whip and picks up things quickly. He looks intimidatingly large, but this guy is a total love bug. River is really treat motivated and once he designates you as the "treat giver" he will absolutely love you. He pulls on leash when he gets excited and still jumps up when you walk in. He needs someone to teach him some manners but he does know how to sit and shake. He takes treats very nicely and is excellent around other dogs. He has a lot of patience for other dogs and would love a family that will take him for lots of walks.

Once acclimated, River is a charmer. He his anxious in transition and will be restless until acquainted. He is a people lover and his attention is focused on them, but he does have a prey or herding drive as he is not good around horses and likely will chase deer too. Once he is in chase mode, getting his attention back is not possible so an adopter who can prevent and set him up for success is best. He is still a big puppy with lots of energy and a zest for life but he is curious and easily distracted.

River is actually a good running companion! His darling personality will be a great match for many homes that adore the breed.

River is among the dogs POMDR brought back from Hitchcock Road Animal Shelter to help free up space for dogs being evacuated due to wildfires.
If you would like to meet River, press the Adopt River button and fill out our online adoption questionnaire.
Bauer house
(831) 718-9122
Mailing Address
P.O. Box 51554
Pacific Grove, CA 93950
Tax Info
POMDR is a non-profit 501(c)(3) corp.
Tax ID: 27-1154816
Physical Address
615 Forest Avenue
Pacific Grove, CA 93950
By appointment only until the Covid-19 crisis is over
Adoptable dogs available by appointment only
Veterinary Clinic
1251 10th St
Monterey, CA 93940
Medical care for dogs in our program only