Jacob VP263
7 years, 5 months
DOB: 08/18/2010
Med. 26-60 lbs (12-27 kg)
German Shepherd Dog, ,
Animal Welfare Organization: Vals Pals GSD & Large Paw Rescue

This pet is currently being listed by Vals Pals GSD & Large Paw Rescue ---- Get to know Jacob VP263 ---- Status: Fostered

If you have any questions about fostering or adopting Jacob VP263 please contact Vals Pals GSD & Large Paw Rescue directly at and info@valspalsgsdrescue.org.

Dogs Name:  Jacob

Status:  Available

Breed:  German Shepherd Dog

Gender:  Male

Age:  7-8 years

Weight:  60

Estimated Healthy Weight:   62

Cats:  No

Small Dogs:  Yes

Large Dogs:  Yes

Kids:  Yes

Housebroken:  Yes

Crate Trained:  Yes

Basic Commands:  Sit and come

HW Status:  Negative

Special Medical Needs:  NA

Special Behavioral Needs: None Known


About the Dog: (Bio)

If Goldilocks and the 3 Bears  had included a dog, it would've been like Jacob.
He's not too big, ​though not ​exactly small. He loves a nice walk, but not too far. And he's the perfect amount of protective, without being combative. He's the alarm system, not quite the bouncer. Yes, he's just right.
Experts tell us he's approaching his senior years (likely 7-8 yrs old now) but this handsome devil keeps some energy in reserve. Being 100% house broken & crate trained also add to his charm.
Almost back up to an ideal weight, he should top out at around 60-62 lbs.
Mr. Wonderful is clever, but easily entertained. He'll gladly rest his head on your knee, for as long as you're willing to pet him - and then settle down for a nap, a few feet away.
He's perfectly fine with dogs (big & small) and children.
Important note: his intense fascination with cats can be overwhelming.​ ​
Like squirrels, they tend to run - and chasing them is too hard to resist. Jacob (affectionately nicknamed JJ) is ready & waiting for his perfect family. The one that's just right.


Background of the dog:

Jacob was pulled from HC in Aug (a few days before hurricane) had an adoption tag, then rescue tag & both fell through. Was a stray before


ADOPTION APPLICATION HERE: www.valspalsgsdrescue.org

Disclaimer: The information regarding this dogs temperament and health is fully disclosed to the best of our knowledge. Temperament of a dog can change in different and new environments with new people and pack members. These are the experiences we have had with the dog while living in a foster home. Medical needs can change although we have all our dogs completely vetted and thoroughly checked out by a veterinarian, and have treated all known medical issues, we do not guarantee the long term health of any dog.

About Val’s Pals: We are a non-profit organization that runs solely on monetary donations as well as donated time by volunteers. We do not have any type of a facility and all of our dogs live with foster families in their home. We, the volunteers have full time jobs and families and do rescue in our spare time, we try to move as quickly and efficiently as possible. Please keep this in mind and understand that we get multiple request and emails daily so please be patient with us, as many of us cannot get to these things until we are home from our regular day jobs.

Our dogs: Val’s Pals mainly focuses on German Shepherd Dogs and other large breed purebreds or mix breeds. We are dedicated to rescuing as many dogs as we can afford as well as have a foster home for. Many of our dogs come from high kill shelters, as well as strays, un-wanted, neglected and cruelty cases, our focus is to provide them with the proper medical care, socialization as well as love and care. The long term goal is to match them with the right family and home where they will continue to thrive and become loyal and loving members of the family.

Applying for a particular dog: You are welcome to list the dog(s) you are most interested in on your application, however if the placement team is already working with previously approved adopters with that particular dog, there is a chance by the time you are approved the dog could no longer be available for adoption. If this happens, the placement coordinator will work with you to meet other dogs in our program that might be a good fit, as well as being first in line once you are approved to meet any new dogs we get in.  We do not hold dogs.

Application Process: Applications take about 7 to 10 days to process. We are all volunteers, with full time jobs and families that are doing our very best so please be patient. Please make sure your application is completely filled out and your references are expecting our calls, if we have to play phone tag with your references it will slow down the application process.  If your application is approved, it will go to the home visit stage, after the home visit if approved to adopt, the placement team will then work with you to start meeting our dogs.

If you do not have time to go through the process of the application, please do not apply. We want to match you with the right dog and not just give you a dog that could be all wrong for your family and household, we hope that you will understand this process and work with us by providing as much information as possible to ensure we set you up to meet dogs that will meet your needs. WHILE GOING THOUGH THE APPLICATION AND ADOPTION PROCESS, PLEASE CHECK YOUR SPAM FOLDER, AS THIS IS WHERE THE MAJORITY OF OUR EMAILS WILL END UP.

Adoption Process: We require a minimum of three meetings with the dog you are interested in. You must be willing to drive to the foster family for the first meeting. We would like for you to really take the time to get to know the dog to make sure the dog is going to be a good addition to your family. We require that you purchase a large or extra large crate as well as an ID tag with your phone number on it. This is not optional. You will be working with the foster family on the adoption once you have started the meeting process. The foster family will determine if this is a good match since they know the dog the best.

Minimum Donation for Adoption: A minimum donation (adoption fee) is required for each adoption, you can find this information on our website. The minimum donation is not negotiable. Nine times out of ten, the dog has cost three times or more than the amount we are adopting it out for. We are a rescue being funded by donations and not a city run shelter where tax dollars are covering vetting cost.  Please do not email us and ask us how much our dogs are, this information can be found on our website.

Please Note: We do not bring dogs to meet you at request or call you upon request. We are an all-volunteer organization that is board run. The first step to meeting any of our dogs is to fill out the online adoption application.  Once your application is processed and if approved, we will be in touch to arrange for you to meet our dogs. Online application here: valspalsgsdrescue.org

Thank you for your interest in adopting a Val’s Pals rescue dog!

Adoption Fee: $200.00

Pet Attributes
Name Jacob VP263 Housetrained YES
Age Senior Hypoallergenic N/A
Gender Male Spayed/Neutered YES
Size Med. 26-60 lbs (12-27 kg) Ok with dogs YES
Shots up to date YES Ok with cats NO
Ok with kids YES

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