Manny has had quite a few changes in
his seven years, but he’s managed to adjust each time and is eager
to please; he’s food-motivated and enjoys doing obedience exercises
He came to GSRNE
from a shelter, and we were told that his former owner had adopted
him from there five years ago and was now losing her home to a
foreclosure. The reason he was turned in the first time wasdue to
the owner’s homeowner insurance being canceled because she had a
German Shepherd dog. Sadly, the people didn’t check around for
another insurance company.
At one point, Manny lived with 6
children, ages 8-16; and with 2 cats and a Pomeranian, so he’s had a
variety of social experiences.
Initially, in foster care, he would
race around the fenced yard as though he didn’t know what to do with
himself; his foster Mom called it having the “Zoomies.” He would
charge at the fence when the neighbor’s dogs were out in their yard
barking at him, but can walk past other dogs on leash as long as
those dogs are under control. Manny is constantly learning new
words and commands, and he has let us know that he really
likes chewing on a bully stick or a marrow bone or playing with a
stuffed toy. When he was given a Kong stuffed with peanutbutter,
though, he did not show much interest.
Mostly, Manny likes doing things
with his humans and is not interested in having another dog for a
playmate. If you’re looking for an active guy who will find you
more interesting than anything else in his world, he may be the one
you’re looking for!