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Brutus

Name: Brutus 
DOB: 12/19/17
Weight: 88lbs
Adoption Fee: $400.00

*Please research the German Shepherd breed before applying! They are wonderful dogs for the right family, but require a strong leader and consistent boundaries*

Hi everyone! My name is Brutus, and my foster mom thinks I am just about the greatest foster she's ever had. She may be a little biased though because big dogs are her favorite. I enjoy being by my foster mom at ALL times and love when I get all the pets and attention. I even prefer her over my foster dad to go outside with me everytime. When she leaves me alone in my room I do whine a bit but eventually I am quiet and lay down and relax. I have been crated from time to time as well and do just fine! I am very good at relaxing, and my favorite pastime is lounging around while my humans work from home all day! I also enjoy running around the yard and playing with my foster brother. Our favorite games are chase and tug of war, I even sometimes let him win!
 
I am the sweetest guy ever, but sometimes I don't know my size so although I love children a home with really young kids would not be a good fit. I have met kids that are 7+ and done great! I also like to play with my foster brother, and sometimes I can get a bit much with my size so a home without small dogs is a must. My foster home has a cat as well, and we get along just fine. It took me a while to adjust but now we even play together sometimes (supervised by my foster mom of course). I would love a home with a fenced in yard, where I can chase all the squirrels and bask in the sunshine :) I do well walking on a leash, until I see a squirrel and want to chase it. That isn't my fault though, squirrels just look too fun! I do love daily walks and my foster mom says it's a joy walking me because I am so well behaved. 
 
The best thing about me is my personality. Sometimes I like to talk to my family, and have been told I have the total German Shepherd talking trait. I don't bark much unless I hear something going on outside, but I am vocal with my "talking" while playing :) I have such a big personality, and my foster mom thinks I never got to be a puppy because sometimes I am so goofy and dopey. She thinks I would love an owner who has some German Shepherd or big dog experience, because I do have some things to work on and my size can make it a bit difficult if you have never had a big guy like me in your life before. 
 
Lastly, I am doing so well with potty training and am working on not marking everything as my territory currently. Recently I have been going a lot outside and haven't had an accident in a while! I keep my room very clean as well and have had no issues. 
 
If you think I would be a good fit, reach out! I have loved all people I have met and would love to meet you too!
 

An adoption application is the best way to show your interest in an animal.  Please check out our website, www.ruffstartrescue.org for more details and additional pictures on any of our animals! All Ruff Start dogs and cats are spayed/neutered, up to date on age appropriate vaccines, microchipped, dewormed, and on monthly flea/tick and heartworm prevention (dogs) as well as heartworm tested (dogs).

Ruff Start Rescue is a foster based rescue. Animals are located in homes throughout Minnesota. We do not have a facility where animals are kept.

Ruff Start Rescue Criteria for Adoption: http://www.ruffstartrescue.org/info/display?PageID=11744  


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