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Male Young Dutch Shepherd

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About Roscoe

Adoption Fee: $225

ROSCOE IS PENDING ADOPTION AND NOT AVAILABLE AT THIS TIME.   Roscoe is a beautiful 14-month old brindle Dutch Shepherd. He was in training to be a scent detection dog at San Quentin Prison, and in spite of his intelligence and high energy, he wasn't well suited for this program which led them to transfer him to us. He has a hard time transitioning to new environments and is prone to feeling anxious, especially when left alone. Roscoe will need plenty of patience from his adopter to help him acclimate, and teach him to self-soothe. While his breed immediately makes us think he needs a job to do, or a purpose, he is one-of-a-kind in that he rather more needs unconditional love, patience, and flexibility from his human.



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Green Dog Rescue Project

10342 Old Redwood Hwy Windsor CA 95492

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Terriers (Small)

Let me introduce myself, my name is Bear.   I weigh in at about 20lbs, not too big, not too small... and I'm about 7 years old.    The f... show more

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Scott (Findus)

Australian Cattle Dog

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