(Gunnar is represented by: MAGSR)

Gender: Male
Breed: German Shepherd Dog
Color: Black & Tan
Date of Birth: 10/30/2013
Date of Birth is estimated: Yes
Current Size: 70 lbs
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Housebroken: Yes
Obedience Trained: Working on it
Living With: Foster
History: Owner Surrender

Good With Kids: Yes
Good with Cats: Yes
Other Dogs OK: Yes

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Foster Needed?: No

Represented by: MAGSR
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NID#: 520
Date Added:
Added to DB: Sun, 2016-10-30 23:52
Last updated: Tue, 2017-03-07 20:34

Not Ready for Adoption: No
Commitment Dog: No
Show as New: No
Special Needs: No
Dog Record Archived (1=Yes/0=No): 1



Meet the very handsome Gunnar.  Sadly Gunnar's family who love him dearly had to surrender him to us, not a decision they made lightly.  Gunnar has been part of their family for 3 years, was a big part in their 3 young children's lives and a buddy to their older 3 legged male GSD.

Unexpectedly one day Gunnar decided to challenge the older GSD for the alpha position, which did not go over well.  The family was faced with the difficult decision of how they were going to keep both boys safe.  Having the dogs live separately in the same home, they were not able to provide enough quality time for them both.  The very hard decision was made to rehome Gunnar.  

As you can imagine Gunnar is somewhat confused at this time.  He obviously is unsure of his new surroundings and the new people caring for him.  It takes a little time for him to relax with new people, but once he feels safe he happily joins our volunteers for walks and some loving.  He is very typical of the breed in that he wants to protect his family and home from strangers.  Given proper introductions and some tasty treats he quickly welcomes people into his space.  Gunnar is going to need patience as he adjusts to his new life.  Training with Gunnar will help this along as well as create a nice bond with his new family.


Gunnar is settling in nicely in his foster home with his fur-sibling and several young children.  He is absolutely wonderful with the children and just wants to be loved.  Gunnar also met a cat during his Thanksgiving travels and was good with the cat inside, but decided he wanted to chase the cat outside, so adopters should be aware of his interest to chase while outside.  If Gunnar sounds like he would be a good fit for your family, please ask to meet him.