Newman

Newman

Good with Dogs
Good with Kids
Housetrained
Shots Up to Date
Spayed/Neutered

This guy’s name is Newman. He is a 2 year old German Shepherd/Akita mix. He weighs in at about 65 pounds.
Newman has not had it easy. He was found dragging a chain that was wrapped around his neck. He then spent several months in the shelter. When he got to Rover Rescue he was a nervous wreck. He did not trust people very much.
I am happy to say Newman is making great strides in learning to trust. He has become my shadow. He loves to be near me. Most nights he will curl up on the couch while watching TV. His personality is starting to show as well and I get to see his goofy side.
Newman loves to go for walks. Now that he is more comfortable he is starting to pull on leash a little more. We are working on leash manners. He does still get spooked occasionally by a passing car or person.
Newman is not a fan of car rides, although he is getting a little better. He has ended up hiding under my car seat cover a couple of times. We are trying to do some happy rides to help with this.
Newman is crate trained and goes in willingly. He is crated at night and while we are at work during the day. Newman is also potty trained. He marked a few times when he first got here, but after being fixed no more issues.
Newman loves other dogs. He loves dogs more than people. He gets along well with the 2 smaller dogs in the household and let’s them be boss. He loves to play with his foster brother (but watch out if he is playing inside the house, he doesn’t always watch where he is going). He has met several dogs at adoption events and just wants to play. He can feed off other dogs barking and get over stimulated, however.
Now that Newman is getting comfortable in the house he does have some bad manners we are working through. He can be very mouthy when playing. He likes to nip me for attention. He also tends to jump up when excited. He is a huge beggar for food and has tried to help himself to our dinner. With some work he has gotten better with all of this, but still forgets his manners sometimes.
Newman’s ideal home would be with a dog savvy person (he is not a good first time dog). He is going to need continued training and socialization. I would like Newman to go to a house with another dog to help him acclimate. Newman will also need a fenced in yard because he gets the zoomies and loves to run. Lastly, Newman would do best in an adult only home. He has not met any kids yet, but with being nervous and the play biting he may not do well with children in the home.
Newman has potential to be a great dog in the right environment. Once you have gained his trust he will be a loyal companion. He just needs some TLC.

If you are willing to give Newman a chance please reach out to his foster mom, Annie 815-685-0746.
The adoption fee is $225.

Adoption fee includes:
- microchip
- spay/neuter
- age appropriate vaccinations: Bordetella, DH(L)PP, rabies
- heartworm preventive & flea/tick preventive
- deworming