- Status: Adopted!
- Adoption Fee: 550
- Species: Dog
- General Color: Black with Tan, Yellow or Fawn
- Ear Type: Erect
- Tail Type: Long
- Current Size: 70.4 Pounds
- Current Age: 4 Years 5 Months (best estimate)
- Location: Sebec ME 04481
- Microchipped: Yes
- Fence Required: Yes(6 foot)
- Declawed: No
- Obedience Training Needed: Has Basic Training
- Exercise Needs: High
- Grooming Needs: High
- Shedding Amount: High
- Owner Experience Needed: Breed
- Reaction to New People: Friendly
KIBA was saved from a high kill shelter in Texas where dogs have just 3 dogs to be saved and transported to the rescue in Sebec, Maine KIBA is neutered, core vaccines, rabies, heart-worm & tick disease tested negative, de-wormed, monthly preventatives and micro-chipped. He has an estimated date of birth of 5 February 2016 and at the time of rescue in February 2020 weighed around 70 pounds. We have no way of knowing the exact breed, it is up to individuals to decide what breed they think is most likely.
KIBA arrived at the rescue on Tuesday, 25th February and was adopted on 14 March 2020, however, sadly his family are having to return him to the rescue since he is not good with other family members dogs who visit often and as attacked unprovoked. He will be coming back around 14th April 2020.
After being back at the rescue for a week in a kennel, I decided to bring him up into the house where there are 15 other dogs of all ages and sizes. He did great and was so happy to be with other dogs. He does try to be alpha, but has not shown any sign of aggression and my dogs are not interested in him wanting to be alpha and when they let him know this he immediately backs off. He is also extremely responsive to be told no and will stop instantly when told by me.
He does get very excitable and so it is important introductions should be done in a calm enclosed environment to not create more stimulation. I have several video's and pictures of him with lots of other dogs on the rescue website
When returned the family said that dh did apparently also seem to bond more with the female and would show possible signs of anxiety when she was not there - so we are looking for an experienced family who understands the intelligence and needs of these high energy, super inteligent German shepheds, who is willing to work with possible seperation anxiety. Not allowing him to be with people all the time, getting him used to being on his own, in different rooms to others can be helpful, but reseearch and guidance and the willingness to work with him if he does show anxiety is a must. It is important to understand that GSDs do have a very strong bond with their people, it is natural for them. I allow him to be in certain rooms but not follow me all the time - so if I go into the kitchen, he is not allowed to follow me - he does really good and is very repsonsive.
He is definitely a dog that needs to have lots of mental stiumulation along with lots of exercise, a family that goes on hikes, to the lake/beach or places where he can really get rid of his energy and also get lots of mental stimulation would be the best fit for him. He will be very easy to train and enjoys making you happy. He
is a big strong, high energy boy who loves to learn and thrives with praise, he loves to play ball and is very responsive to training.
All dogs use dog doors to go out and do their business or to enjoy the cool, fresh weather in their dog runs or communal areas. We cannot say if a dog is house-trained, however, we expect families to understand that all dogs need a transition period and accidents could happen and training is most definitely needed.
All dogs are fed Rachael Ray Nutrish PEAK Natural Dry Dog Food, Grain Free Western Grasslands Recipe with Bison. R achael Ray Nutrish Peak Dog Food receives the Dog Food Advisor’s second-highest tier rating of 4.5 stars.
We suspect he would not be good with cats or livestock and so best for him to be the only pet.
KIBA is available for adoption for an adoption fee of US $550.
This fee is not negotiable and is used to cover the rescue costs of pulling, vetting, health certificate, transport from Texas to Maine, monthly preventatives, supplements, food, general day to day cost of running a brick and mortar rescue and anything else that is needed. Canadian adopters need to know that customs charge 15% taxes when entering into Canada.
If you feel that you have the heart and home to give this precious soul a wonderful life, please go to our website, under the ADOPTION INFO tab, complete, then submit the APPLICATION. Our process takes around 2-4 days, and ensuring your references are aware that we will be calling, could speed up the process. Once you have been approved, we discuss any questions in regards to the dog you are wanting to adopt, then you complete and submit the contract, make payment and then we can work out the pick up / transport arrangements.
Please do NOT submit an application if you are not looking to take home a new best friend within the next few weeks.
ALL Dogs are LOCATED AT THE RESCUE IN SEBEC, MAINE. We post in various states along the east coast and Canada where we have had lots of successful adoptions to enable more exposure for these beautiful saved souls. Families will need to be prepared to travel to the rescue to meet and take home their new best friend. Sebec is located just outside the towns of Dover-Foxcroft and Milo (approx 8 miles) and approx 45 miles from Bangor. There are also lots of hotels, motels, pet friendly accommodations and wonderful camp-sites for the more adventurous families and what a great way to get to know your new best friend.