Name: Chico
Age: 4 years
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1. Why are you giving up your dog?

2. Has the dog ever bitten, nipped or 'gone after' anyone?

3. Does it have any health problems? Who is your vet? May I contact him/her?

4. Where did you get the dog? Does it have papers?

5. Does your dog have any training? Is it housebroken? crate trained?

6. Is the dog left alone for long periods? What does it do? Bark? Dig? Chew? Is it an inside or outside dog? Where does it sleep?

7. How does the dog behave with adults, children? Other dogs? Cats?

8. Is your dog mellow? calm? energetic? protective? affectionate?


Courtesy listing for Pets In Need

Age: 4 years
Gender: Male
Size: 88 lbs
Breed: German Shepherd

Calling all German Shepherd lovers! Chico is a gorgeous GSD who came to our shelter after a lengthy stay at a shelter in the Central Valley. This boy has already served his time and we're hoping to find a forever home for him, STAT! He's energetic and playful (quite silly, actually!) and a huge fan of both squeaky and stuffed toys. Once he’s tired himself out with yard playtime or a long walk, Chico is ready to cuddle. Yes, this XL-sized boy thinks he’s a big ole lap dog! It’s pretty darn cute. He’ll roll over for a belly rub… and then roll his way right into your lap. Chico walks well on leash and is very well behaved on walks. The ideal home for Chico will have large breed dog experience and will be interested in pursuing further training with him. We'd recommend no small fries in the home for this guy, unless they're used to big dogs and knock-over-proof. If you're looking for a GSD to walk, hike, and maybe even bike with, come meet Chico!

Visit Chico at our Palo Alto shelter
3281 E. Bayshore Road, Palo Alto, CA

Open Monday-Friday 12:00-5:00 pm and Saturday 10:00 am-5:00 pm.

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