Female 3.5 years
Adopted Added June 07, 2022
Special needs (Health)
Willow was one of three dogs Golden State German Shepherd Rescue pulled from the Kerman Animal Shelter. Willow was also found as a stray and was never reclaimed.
At 69 lbs, it appears Willow had a hard life but that hasn't sullied her attitude in the least. Her foster mom can't say enough great things about Willow "I lucked out with her. She really is so gentle and a sweetheart. She's a love bug and wants to be a lap dog. She also has really nice eash manners."
She appears to be ok with dogs (she is currently being fostered with another female GSD) and didn't show any negative reactions towards barking dogs. She also appears to be cat friendly. She met her feline foster sibling, by accident, and she pretty much ignored him. Willow is also learning what it's like to live indoors and be a part of a family. She is also being taught housemanners and crate training. She also appears to be housebroken as well.
Unfortunately, Willow has been diagnosed with severe hip dysplasia, the left hip more than the right. The vet did not feel hip replacement surgery was an option due to Willow's size. The long-term management would be to keep Willow at an acceptable weight, joint supplements, pain management, and low impact exercise to build her hind muscles.
However, this diagnosis hasn't stopped Willow from living life to the fullest. She and her foster sister, Luna, play like there is no tomorrow.