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Training Rescue Dogs has rescued 62 dogs since 2014.

Below are all of the dogs that have found their furever homes.
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Angel

  • Sex: Female
  • Age: 1.5 year(s)
  • Weight: 70 lbs.
  • Color: White
  • House Trained: Yes
  • Crate Trained: Yes
  • Spayed: Yes
  • Special Needs: No
  • Microchipped: Yes
  • Good With Kids: Yes
  • Good With Cats: No
  • Good With Dogs: Yes
  • Fostered In: Alexandria
  • Tag Number: 003



Angel has been with the rescue 3.5 weeks now and we have had her assessed and trained by Brian Kerchner, owner of Good Dog Workshop.  We are proud to say that Angel is ready for her forever home! The best word to describe this girl is HAPPY.  Angel is a very energetic girl, but is quiet and calm after enough exercise.  She will benefit most from a home where plenty of walking, running, hiking or other exercise is a part of a normal routine.  She is potty and crate trained, and almost house trained.  In her current foster home, she is fine being crated most of the day, but her energy is drained in the morning and evening by long walks and playtime at the dog park.  Doggie daycare would be a great outlet for Angel’s energy and since she has great social skills.  She is very puppy-like (happy-go-lucky and everything is so exciting!) and still learning new things.  She needs to be shown the way with good guidance and leadership.  She socializes very well with dogs and people.  She walks well on a leash at a good pace, is eager to please and corrects very easily.  She will bark at the door bell/door knock, people who approach the car, etc., but responds well  to correction and happily greets anyone up-close.  She can easily be trained not to do this.  She knows basic obedience, but more by body language than voice command (sit, down and will give her your paw).  Angel is also very sweet and cuddly.  She loves to be loved! While Angel does enjoy the company of other dogs, this is not a necessary requirement for adoption.  She will do fine by herself with enough interaction or with a playmate.  Angel is currently in a home with a calm, 4 year old female shepherd.  While she gets along very well with her, a match with the opposite gender is usually best for shepherds (not a requirement though).  Pairing Angel with a dog calmer than she to feed off the calm energy is ideal; however, she needs more engagement than a slow senior could give her.  Children: Angel will be best with children 10 years of age or older. She is much too energetic for toddlers. Small cats/dogs: If you have a calm cat or calm small dog, Angel will get along just fine.  If the cat or dog is too hyper, this will only excite her to chase the cat or dog.  (Note: she will chase squirrels and other small, scurrying animals).  Please contact Angel's foster parent, Raegan Weber, at raeweber00@gmail.com or 571-276-2287 if you have any questions and are interested in adopting our sweet Angel.  

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Aurora

  • Sex: Female
  • Age: 6 year(s)
  • Weight: 69 lbs.
  • Color: Black and Tan
  • House Trained: Yes
  • Crate Trained: Yes
  • Spayed: Yes
  • Special Needs: Yes
  • Microchipped: Yes
  • Good With Kids: Yes
  • Good With Cats: Unknown
  • Good With Dogs: Yes
  • Fostered In: Washington, DC
  • Tag Number: 015



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Ava

  • Sex: Female
  • Age: 1.3 year(s)
  • Weight: 65 lbs.
  • Color: Black and Silver
  • House Trained: Yes
  • Crate Trained: Yes
  • Spayed: Yes
  • Special Needs: No
  • Microchipped: No
  • Good With Kids: Unknown
  • Good With Cats: No
  • Good With Dogs: Unknown
  • Fostered In: Strasburg
  • Tag Number: 012



Ava is 15 months old and is a beautiful long hair female German Shepherd or mix. She is very smart and very loving. I do not think she has ever met a stranger. She enthusiastically greets people and insists they pet her! She rides well in car. She is currently in training and doing well. She is ready for her forever home. Interested adopters may contact info@trainingrescues.org to schedule a meet and greet.

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Barron

  • Sex: Male
  • Age: 7 months
  • Weight: 67 lbs.
  • Color: Sable
  • House Trained: Yes
  • Crate Trained: Yes
  • Neutered: No
  • Special Needs: No
  • Microchipped: No
  • Good With Kids: Yes
  • Good With Cats: No
  • Good With Dogs: Yes
  • Fostered In: Vienna, VA
  • Tag Number: 039



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Bear

  • Sex: Male
  • Age: 3 year(s)
  • Weight: 95 lbs.
  • Color: Black and Red
  • House Trained: Yes
  • Crate Trained: Unknown
  • Neutered: Yes
  • Special Needs: No
  • Microchipped: Unknown
  • Good With Kids: Unknown
  • Good With Cats: Unknown
  • Good With Dogs: Unknown
  • Fostered In: Chattanooga, TN
  • Tag Number: 014



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Blitz

  • Sex: Male
  • Age: 7 months
  • Weight: 60 lbs.
  • Color: Black and Tan
  • House Trained: Yes
  • Crate Trained: Yes
  • Neutered: No
  • Special Needs: No
  • Microchipped: No
  • Good With Kids: No
  • Good With Cats: No
  • Good With Dogs: Yes
  • Fostered In: Alexandria
  • Tag Number: 016



Blitz is a handsome 7 month old male German Shepherd. We pulled him from a rural NC shelter on his last day. He can be a bit shy when meeting new people, but warms up quickly. He is all puppy--bouncey, mouthy, and a bundle of energy! He is a sweet boy who loves to be loved and cuddled. He does have a strong prey drive so no cats or small dogs. In addition, he is not good with toddlers. He reacts to babies the same he reacts to squirrels--he wants to pounce!. He rides well in a car and walks well on a leash. He has no manners or training, so obedience training will be an adoption requirement. He will be neutered before adoption. He is being fostered in Alexandria, VA. Interested adopters may contact info@trainingrescues.org for more information and to arrange a meet and greet.

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Blue

  • Sex: Male
  • Age: 2 year(s)
  • Weight: 75 lbs.
  • Color: Black/Tan
  • House Trained: No
  • Crate Trained: Yes
  • Neutered: Yes
  • Special Needs: No
  • Microchipped: Yes
  • Good With Kids: Unknown
  • Good With Cats: No
  • Good With Dogs: Unknown
  • Fostered In: currently in training
  • Tag Number: 002



Blue is a sable German Shepherd about two years old. He was confiscated by Animal Control due to neglect. He had been tied in a backyard without shelter, food, or water. It was obvious he never had a human in his young life who cared for... him. Nevertheless, he did warm up to shelter staff, albeit slowly.

He is currently in a boarding and training facility and making excellent progress. He wants and enjoys human interaction, but is not yet sufficiently socialized. It took the trainers about 5 days to gain his trust so a positive relationship could then begin to form. He is learning to trust, but still, at times, may be reactive to those he does not know. However, thanks to the training he receives, he is beginning to understand and enjoy human affection and contact. As a result of his training, he is gaining confidence in himself and around other humans. To gain his trust, a relationship must be built first. He does not

respond to dominance, but rather mutual respect and a confident leader. He understands and responds to many commands, on and off leash. Blue is a good dog who will make a wonderful companion, but he will need someone who is patient and will to build a relationship with him.

I went out to see him after he completed a month of training. He was completely non-reactive and even friendly with me. His favorite thing is his kong, but his most favorite thing is his kong with peanut butter! Sunday, November 16, I will be visiting again, but this time I will be handling him. I will post a report of that interaction.

It is not known how he would interact with children or other animals. He most likely would do well with older children or teens and dogs who are not dominant and who have no interest in other animals.

Interested adopters may arrange to visit him with his trainers. It will be best for a prospective adopter to develop a familiarity and relationship with Blue while at the training facility before taking him home. Getting to know him while working together with his trainers will allow Blue and his new human to begin to bond. This will make the transition to his forever home less stressful and since the training facility is the first stable and caring environment he has ever known.

Interested adopters may contact info@trainingrescues.org or 202-350-1149. 

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Blue puppy

  • Sex: Male
  • Age: 3 months
  • Weight: 22 lbs.
  • Color: Sable
  • House Trained: No
  • Crate Trained: Yes
  • Neutered: No
  • Special Needs: No
  • Microchipped: No
  • Good With Kids: Yes
  • Good With Cats: Unknown
  • Good With Dogs: Yes
  • Fostered In: Alexandria, VA
  • Tag Number: 035



Blue puppy is a male German Shepherd born December 28, 2015.

The Volhard puppy temperament test was conducted on 2-14-16. The following are observations based on the puppy's performance.

  • a lttle unsure, but social
  • does okay with handling, but needs work
  • okay with restraint, but should continue to work on keeping this positive
  • will retrieve, but needs work on returning object
  • very prey driven and interested in toys
  • some sound sensitivity 
  • very assertive puppy, needs a lot of socialization and exposure 

Needs and experienced German Shepherd owner. Could be good sport prospect or working dog. Needs work on sound sensitivity is used for work. Will need experienced handler. Do not recommend home with young children. Needs a lot of structure and stimulation.

Training is a requirement under the adoption contract with a TRD-approved trainer.

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Bruno

  • Sex: Male
  • Age: 4 months
  • Weight: 59 lbs.
  • Color: Blk/Tan
  • House Trained: Yes
  • Crate Trained: Yes
  • Neutered: No
  • Special Needs: No
  • Microchipped: No
  • Good With Kids: Yes
  • Good With Cats: Unknown
  • Good With Dogs: Yes
  • Fostered In: Falls Church, VA
  • Tag Number: 038



Bruno is a male German Shepherd born December 28, 2015.

The Volhard puppy temperament test was conducted on 2-14-16. The following are observations based on the puppy's performance.

  • A little unsure of new people
  • not good with handling or restraint; needs positive work on both 
  • will retrieve, but will not return object
  • low prey drive
  • no natural interest in tug

Needs a lot pf positive socialization. Needs experienced Shepherd or working dog owner. Needs structure and exposure. Without appropriate training, could develop territorial or defensive behavior, reactivity, and resource guarding behavior.

Training is a requirement under the adoption contract with a TRD-approved trainer.

UPDATE

Since the initial assessment, Bruno has been significantly socialized by taking him to Old Town Alexandria, high school sporting events, outdoor pet festivals, adoption events, and the like. He is good with strangers approaching and dogs. He rides well in a car and enjoys the company of his humans. He is a calm, low energy puppy with a low prey drive. He will need continued socialization and exposure. He cannot be just a backyard or neighborhood dog. He needs to get out into the larger community for socialization and confidence building.

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Cassandra

  • Sex: Female
  • Age: 3 months
  • Weight: 10 lbs.
  • Color: light tan
  • House Trained: No
  • Crate Trained: Yes
  • Spayed: No
  • Special Needs: No
  • Microchipped: No
  • Good With Kids: Yes
  • Good With Cats: Yes
  • Good With Dogs: Yes
  • Fostered In: 
  • Tag Number: 048



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Chase

  • Sex: Male
  • Age: 8 months
  • Weight: 55 lbs.
  • Color: Black and Tan
  • House Trained: Unknown
  • Crate Trained: Unknown
  • Neutered: Yes
  • Special Needs: No
  • Microchipped: No
  • Good With Kids: Unknown
  • Good With Cats: No
  • Good With Dogs: Unknown
  • Fostered In: Strasburg
  • Tag Number: 006



Chase is an 8 month old sweet, handsome, happy puppy. He was an owner surrender to a shelter because he chased cattle and other small farm animals. He was very stressed at the shelter, but at the training facility he has been a happy, outgoing and friendly little guy. He had no training or manners when he arrived, but is a star pupil! He has learned his commands and how to walk on a leash like a little gentleman. He loves people and gives kisses freely. He is friendly with other dogs, but does play rough and like a puppy does not always take social cues. He is a typical young male and a bit full of himself so continued training in his new home will be required. He is ready for his forever home. If you lead an active lifestyle and are up to the challenge of a high energy, smart German Shepherd puppy, Chase is looking for you! Interested adopters may fill out an adoption application at www.trainingrescues.org  

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Cooper

  • Sex: Male
  • Age: 9 months
  • Weight: 50 lbs.
  • Color: Black and Tan
  • House Trained: Unknown
  • Crate Trained: Yes
  • Neutered: Yes
  • Special Needs: Unknown
  • Microchipped: Yes
  • Good With Kids: Unknown
  • Good With Cats: Unknown
  • Good With Dogs: Yes
  • Fostered In: Elkridge, MD
  • Tag Number: 051



Cooper is a 9 month old German Shepherd puppy. He is a good dog, but has never had and structure or leadership. He is very mouthy and talkative. He will require an owner and home who has experience with high energy and high drive German Shepherds. He is not for a first-time Shepherd home. He will require leadership and structure and owners who will put in the time and dedication to train and exercise him soo he will become the awesome dog he can be. He gets along with other dogs, but must be introduced properly. He rides well in a car and takes treats nicely. He most likely is not good with cats and should be in a home with children above the age of 12 because he will knock over smaller children.

He is spending some time with trainers to curb his ethusiasim and give him structure and impulse control.

There is a training requirement under the adoption contract with an approved trainer. Interested adopters should submit an online adoption application at www.trainingrescues.org

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Darby

  • Sex: Male
  • Age: 3 months
  • Weight: 10 lbs.
  • Color: Black and Tan
  • House Trained: No
  • Crate Trained: Yes
  • Neutered: No
  • Special Needs: Unknown
  • Microchipped: No
  • Good With Kids: Yes
  • Good With Cats: Unknown
  • Good With Dogs: Yes
  • Fostered In: 
  • Tag Number: 054



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Diesel

  • Sex: Male
  • Age: 1.5 year(s)
  • Weight: 80 lbs.
  • Color: Black and tan
  • House Trained: Yes
  • Crate Trained: Yes
  • Neutered: Yes
  • Special Needs: No
  • Microchipped: Unknown
  • Good With Kids: Yes
  • Good With Cats: No
  • Good With Dogs: Yes
  • Fostered In: Strasburg
  • Tag Number: 011



Diesel is a large happy dog who does not know his own size. He is very smart and learns quickly.
This handsome guy is rumored to be a 1-2 year old rottie/shepherd/dobie mix. Though his lineage and history are both a bit mysterious, it makes no difference to friendly Diesel and his legions of admirers. He came to us from North Carolina as an owner surrender. She had him for only a few months before she moved to a new home that wouldn't allow him. Poor Diesel has had at least four homes in his young life (probably 5-6). As a result, he has not learned some basic doggie manners (although he does already know "sit", "down", "shake," and walks nicely on a leash). So, Training Rescue Dogs has stepped in to provide "finishing school" for Diesel and to allow him to blossom into a well-mannered pup.

Diesel loves to meet new people (young and old, male and female) and greets everyone with a hearty thump of his long tale. He tries to make friends with other dogs he meets, but his exuberance is often too much for his new acquaintances. He also seems to be completely unaware of his size and power (he's currently about 80 pounds). One thing Diesel is learning in training is how to greet his new friends properly. He is also learning impulse control and how to make better decisions. Right now, Diesel often gets himself into trouble by failing to "look before he leaps". And leap he does! He can jump a six-foot fence with ease.

With some leadership and consistency, Diesel is going to thrive. Some lucky family will be able to adopt Diesel soon. Will it be you? If so, he will reward you with a near-constantly wagging tail, a happy smile, and doggie kisses. If you'll allow it, he also loves to snuggle, especially at night..with his head on your pillow.

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Duke

  • Sex: Male
  • Age: 1.5 year(s)
  • Weight: 73 lbs.
  • Color: Black and Tan
  • House Trained: Unknown
  • Crate Trained: Yes
  • Neutered: Yes
  • Special Needs: No
  • Microchipped: Unknown
  • Good With Kids: Yes
  • Good With Cats: Unknown
  • Good With Dogs: Yes
  • Fostered In: Morrisville, NC
  • Tag Number: 024



Duke was found as a stray in Durham, NC. No one came forward to claim him so he was brought to the local shelter. He did not do well in the shelter so he was not put up for adoption and only available to rescues. When no rescues came forward to claim him, the shelter was without any options and planned to euthanize him. However, Duke had several guardian angels working for him. His first angel won a 48 hour reprieve to find a rescue. His second angel found a rescue to pull him. The rest, as they say, is history. Duke was pulled and has a new lease on life! He is a friendly fellow, but not much is yet known about him. We will update his bio as we learn more.

UPDATE

Hi, my name is Duke! I was without a home when a nice lady took me in. I was dropped of at the shelter in Durham NC where no owner came to claim me. I waited for a very long time but no one came and I got scared and wanted out, so they said I was "unadoptable" and put me on the "sleep" list. Then I prayed and Angels camefor me! They found a rescue to help get me out and a nice foster mommy to take me on my Freedom Ride! I'm still very scared and I don't really remember ahome. The Doggy Doctor says I'm very healthy but thin. I've just been so used to not knowing when I'll get food. I have a foster brother who is old and wiseand teaching me how to be quiet and calm. I also have a foster sister that's almost one (close to my age)! We play all the time. She is trying to teach mewhat dog toys are and dog beds. I don't know if I had those before. The ball-my favorite thing ever!! Foster mommy and daddy say they will make sure I go to mynew home with a bunch too! I like baths, and I'll even stand up on my back paws to help you. My foster daddy is the greatest, he keeps treats in his pocket!He's taught me stay, sit, no begging, come, down, and no. I am working on the lay down..that one's hard. I walk well on a leash and don't pull you! But I'mso excited to tell everyone my happy story that I forget to walk in a straight line. I cannot wait to find my forever family! I love to snuggle up with you anda blanket and watch Westerns! That's why my foster mommy named me Duke! Please consider letting me continue my happy story with you, I'll be ready foradoption soon!

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Finn

  • Sex: Male
  • Age: 1 year(s)
  • Weight: 75 lbs.
  • Color: Black and Tan
  • House Trained: Yes
  • Crate Trained: Yes
  • Neutered: Yes
  • Special Needs: No
  • Microchipped: Yes
  • Good With Kids: Yes
  • Good With Cats: Yes
  • Good With Dogs: Yes
  • Fostered In: Alexandria
  • Tag Number: 056



owner surrender

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Fritz

  • Sex: Male
  • Age: 3 months
  • Weight: 25 lbs.
  • Color: Black and Tan
  • House Trained: Yes
  • Crate Trained: Yes
  • Neutered: No
  • Special Needs: No
  • Microchipped: No
  • Good With Kids: Yes
  • Good With Cats: Yes
  • Good With Dogs: Yes
  • Fostered In: McLean
  • Tag Number: 061



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Green puppy

  • Sex: Male
  • Age: 3 months
  • Weight: 18 lbs.
  • Color: Sable
  • House Trained: No
  • Crate Trained: Yes
  • Neutered: No
  • Special Needs: No
  • Microchipped: No
  • Good With Kids: Yes
  • Good With Cats: Unknown
  • Good With Dogs: Yes
  • Fostered In: Alexandria, VA
  • Tag Number: 036



Green puppy is a male German Shepherd born December 28, 2015.

The Volhard puppy temperament test was conducted on 2-14-16. The following are observations based on the puppy's performance.

  • needs time to warm warm up, very unsure about people and new situations
  • needs a lot of very positive socialization and exposure throughout his life
  • passive--accepts handling and restraint
  • natural retrieve

Without appropriate training, could develop reactivity adn fear behavior later in life. Needs regular exposure and positive socialization. Cannot be a "field" or "outdoor" or one just left in its home or area. Needs a calm, relaxed, and experienced owner who will be patient and work to boost confidence. Could do well with an older dog who is stable and social. Without appropriate training, could develop fear, territorial, or defensive behaviors later in life.

Training is a requirement under the adoption contract with a TRD-approved trainer.

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Gretchen

  • Sex: Female
  • Age: 2.5 year(s)
  • Weight: 55 lbs.
  • Color: Black and Tan
  • House Trained: Yes
  • Crate Trained: Yes
  • Spayed: Yes
  • Special Needs: No
  • Microchipped: No
  • Good With Kids: Yes
  • Good With Cats: Yes
  • Good With Dogs: Yes
  • Fostered In: Alexandria, VA
  • Tag Number: 028



Gretchen, a 2.5 year old, owner surrender from a backyard breeder in Kentucky. She is a petite girl, weighing about 55lbs, who is very sweet and loving despite her horrendous living conditions and lack of socialization. She came to us a little skittish, pregnant and undernurished. Gretchen gave birth to six puppies, but only one survived. Gretchen loves attention from humans. 

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Hank

  • Sex: Male
  • Age: 1.5 year(s)
  • Weight: 68 lbs.
  • Color: tan wth black mask
  • House Trained: Yes
  • Crate Trained: Yes
  • Neutered: Yes
  • Special Needs: No
  • Microchipped: No
  • Good With Kids: Yes
  • Good With Cats: No
  • Good With Dogs: Yes
  • Fostered In: Alexandria, VA
  • Tag Number: 017



Hank is a 1.5 year old neutered German Shepherd mix. We pulled him from a rural NC shelter on his last day and we are happy we did! He is the SWEETEST dog ever! He may look intimidating, but he is all love bug! He wants nothing more than to please his humans. He needs obedience training, but has nice, gentle manners. He listens well to his handler and responds quickly to direction. His leash manners were non existent when he arrived. However, in just one day he has made significant progress--just because he listens to what he is being asked to do. He does well with distractions and can easily be redirected. However, he does not like small dogs. He is friendly with all adults, children and babies he has met. He is free with his kisses! He also rides well in car. He has not shown any aggression in any situation: food, toys, water, or personal space (Blitz evades his space quite often!). I gave him a bath the second day I had him which he tolerated very well, he did not like it, but he was a good boy and let me shampoo him all over. He enjoys being brushed and other attention from people. The slightest kindness shown him has his tail wagging uncontrollably!  

Interested adopters may contact info@trainingrescues.org for more information or to arrange a meet and greet.

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Helga

  • Sex: Female
  • Age: 4 year(s)
  • Weight: 70 lbs.
  • Color: black and tan
  • House Trained: Unknown
  • Crate Trained: Yes
  • Spayed: Yes
  • Special Needs: Unknown
  • Microchipped: Unknown
  • Good With Kids: Yes
  • Good With Cats: Unknown
  • Good With Dogs: Yes
  • Fostered In: Vienna
  • Tag Number: 018



Meet HELGA, the our newest pack member! She is a 4 year old, AKC registered owner surrender. Her elderly owners could longer care for her so they wanted to find her a more suitable home. Helga is VERY sweet, affectionate, loves and wants attention. She does well around other dogs and does not have much of a prey drive. She is fostered in Vienna, VA.

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Indigo

  • Sex: Male
  • Age: 3 year(s)
  • Weight: 65 lbs.
  • Color: Black
  • House Trained: Yes
  • Crate Trained: Yes
  • Neutered: Yes
  • Special Needs: No
  • Microchipped: Yes
  • Good With Kids: Unknown
  • Good With Cats: Unknown
  • Good With Dogs: Yes
  • Fostered In: Alexandria, VA
  • Tag Number: 022



Indigo is a Californian who came east in search of his forever home. He not only rides well in a car, but he flies well in a plane, too. Indigo is very sweet with all the people he has met on both coasts. He is good with dogs, greets appropriately and then mostly does not interact. He takes treats politely and gently. He walks well on a leash, but will need to brush up a little on his obedience commands. He is medium energy and laid back, but does excited when he sees his leash. Nothing, so far, has fazed him, not even a cross country plane ride. He is looking for a family to call his own and settle down with. 

He is fostered in Alexandria, VA. Interested adopters may contact his foster at info@trainingrescues.org




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Kahn

  • Sex: Male
  • Age: 8 year(s)
  • Weight: 85 lbs.
  • Color: Black and Silver
  • House Trained: Yes
  • Crate Trained: Yes
  • Neutered: Yes
  • Special Needs: Unknown
  • Microchipped: Yes
  • Good With Kids: Unknown
  • Good With Cats: Yes
  • Good With Dogs: Yes
  • Fostered In: Balimore
  • Tag Number: 049



Kahn is a super-friendly, mature gentleman who LOVES people. His favorite thing is getting a belly-rub! Kahn has some osteoarthritis and would do best in a home with minimal stairs, and consistent easy walks. He enjoys the water and would benefit greatly from having some "therapeutic" swims at the local pet pool. 

Having recently arrived from the shelter, we are giving him some time to settle in before introducing him to his foster fur-sbilings, and the cats. We will report back on how these introductions go but we believe he will be okay with other dogs, and possibly the kitties but are not 100 percent sure at this time.

Kahn was found wandering as a stray and then spent nearly a month waiting for his owners to come find him. Sadly no one came looking for this terrific dog. Obviously someone spent a lot of time with him, training him to be the super-social dog that he is.

If you would like to add Kahn as a member of your family, please send us an email. Kahn is currently located in Baltimore, MD.

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Kaiser

  • Sex: Male
  • Age: 4 year(s)
  • Weight: 67 lbs.
  • Color: Dark Sable
  • House Trained: Unknown
  • Crate Trained: Yes
  • Neutered: Yes
  • Special Needs: No
  • Microchipped: Yes
  • Good With Kids: Unknown
  • Good With Cats: Unknown
  • Good With Dogs: Yes
  • Fostered In: Strasburg, VA
  • Tag Number: 25



Kaiser is a 4 year old stunning dark sable neutered male. He weighs 67 lbs and is very under-weight. He came to the shelter as a stray so nothing is known about his past. He is a bit timid and unsure of people, but does warm up fairly quickly. He takes treats very gently, rides well in a car and gets along with other dogs. He also loves to play with a ball. He is currently spending some with trainers to help build his confidence and learn obedience. As we learn more about his personality we will post updates. 

Interested adopters may contact info@trainingrescues.org for more information.


 

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Kaiser #2

  • Sex: Male
  • Age: 4 year(s)
  • Weight: 80 lbs.
  • Color: Sable
  • House Trained: Yes
  • Crate Trained: Yes
  • Neutered: Yes
  • Special Needs: No
  • Microchipped: Yes
  • Good With Kids: Yes
  • Good With Cats: Yes
  • Good With Dogs: Yes
  • Fostered In: Manasas
  • Tag Number: 033



Four-year old Kaiser is a striking dog! The first thing one notices is his red sable coloring and soulful eyes. This big boy is full of love too! He loves to interact with humans, he gets along great with other dogs and with children, he loves to go for car rides, and his favorite love is McDonalds ice cream cones and cheese burgers - but not too many please!

Kaiser was used as breeding stock prior to being rescued and spent most of his life in a 12 x 6 outdoor pen. Since coming to TRD, Kaiser has learned house manners, learned to play, and has learned some obedience skills. The training staff at Creature Comfort Inn did a great job giving him a new start in life and they shed a few tears of joy when he graduated on to his foster home. Kaiser is now living in a foster situation where they are continuing his socialization experiences to build his confidence with new sights and sounds. His ideal family would be one with the knowledge to set clear, consistent boundaries; one that can give him experiences for socialization, leadership and structure. Previous understanding on establishing pack leadership and routine is a plus. Kaiser is good with children and has been fine with other dogs. We do not have firsthand knowledge of how he is with cats, but he should probably not be placed in a home with cats unless the individual possesses significant experience in cat-dog relationships with high-drive dogs. 

Interested adopters may submit an adoption application on the website at www.trainingrescues.org

For additional information contact info@trainingrescues.org

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Lacey

  • Sex: Female
  • Age: 8 months
  • Weight: 30 lbs.
  • Color: tan
  • House Trained: Yes
  • Crate Trained: Yes
  • Spayed: No
  • Special Needs: No
  • Microchipped: No
  • Good With Kids: Yes
  • Good With Cats: Unknown
  • Good With Dogs: Yes
  • Fostered In: Alexandria
  • Tag Number: 005



She is 10 months old and about 30lbs. She was listed on Craig's List as "free to a good home." Although she is not the typical dog brought into this rescue, we were concerned about her fate under such a listing. So we contacted the post and scooped her up! She is a cutie and full of spunk! As you can see from the video, she likes playing with the big dogs! She knows basic commands, good with people, children, and dogs. She is crate trained, rides well in the car, and up for any adventure!She is full of puppy energy, but does settle down when directed to do so. She will make a great family dog. She loves people and attention.She is ready to be adopted after she is spayed. Interested adopters, please fill out an application on-line. To arrange a meeting, please contact info@trainingrescues.org

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Lilly

  • Sex: Female
  • Age: 3 year(s)
  • Weight: 62 lbs.
  • Color: black and red
  • House Trained: Yes
  • Crate Trained: Yes
  • Spayed: Yes
  • Special Needs: No
  • Microchipped: Yes
  • Good With Kids: Yes
  • Good With Cats: No
  • Good With Dogs: No
  • Fostered In: Alexandria, VA
  • Tag Number: 027



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Magenta Puppy

  • Sex: Female
  • Age: 3 months
  • Weight: 18 lbs.
  • Color: Blk/Tan
  • House Trained: No
  • Crate Trained: Yes
  • Spayed: No
  • Special Needs: No
  • Microchipped: No
  • Good With Kids: Yes
  • Good With Cats: Unknown
  • Good With Dogs: Yes
  • Fostered In: Alexandria, VA
  • Tag Number: 041



Magenta puppy is a female German Shepherd born December 28, 2015.

The Volhard puppy temperament test was conducted on 2-14-16. The following are observations based on the puppy's performance.

  • Aloof, not interested in people unless encouraged
  • curious and brave
  • does not do well with handling or restraint. needs work on both is a positive way
  • will naturally retrieve, will not return with object
  • prey drive
  • will tug

Very assertive female. Very confident. Needs very experienced owner. Good sport or police prospect. Do not recommend home with young children. Without appropriate training, could develop defensive, protective behavior; territorial and/or resource guarding behavior. Needs a lot of: positive socialization, structure, and stimulation. 

Training is a requirement under the adoption contract with a TRD-approved trainer.

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Maltman

  • Sex: Male
  • Age: 5 year(s)
  • Weight: 83 lbs.
  • Color: Sable
  • House Trained: Yes
  • Crate Trained: Yes
  • Neutered: Yes
  • Special Needs: No
  • Microchipped: Yes
  • Good With Kids: Yes
  • Good With Cats: Unknown
  • Good With Dogs: Unknown
  • Fostered In: Washington, DC
  • Tag Number: 058



Maltman is doing phenomenally well at his foster’s house.  He is very housebroken, eats his food gently and show no signs of resource guarding - allows his foster near his food bowl and to pet him when he's eating.  He took to the foster’s roommate right away.  He is friendly with everyone he meets on the street.  One night he was walking with his foster when they intersected a man with a hood and a big jacket when turning the corner. The man then leaned over to pet him and Maltman was happy and loose.  He rarely ever barks and doesn't even blink an eye when the foster’s roommate comes in through the front door unexpectedly after work at night.  He gets the zoomies sometimes and play bows bouncing around the apartment, but otherwise, he does great with the apartment lifestyle.  He wakes up around 7am for his morning walk (he is still on the shelter routine) and will let his foster know that its time to take him out.  He is so sweet and attentive.  He follows his foster around, but he is also independent and can entertain himself just fine.  He loves attention, but isn't a needy velcro dog.  He sleeps well on a big dog bed in the bedroom.  He likes chewing on bones and will toss around his soft, squeaky toys but doesn’t shred or de-stuff them very often.  He is left loose in the house with zero issues or incidents during the work day.  He walks well on leash and does not pull with his harness on.  He does bark when he sees a dog, does not redirect on his leash. His foster is working on the command "Let’s go!" as a way to keep him moving past other dogs.  He is doing well with this and resolves quickly.  He is quick to start reacting to another dog - pulling and barking, but he is fine when he actually approaches and interacts.  He again showed tolerance to a dog who was energetic and jumping up.  He is reactive but not aggressive.  

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Max

  • Sex: Male
  • Age: 2.5 year(s)
  • Weight: 98 lbs.
  • Color: Black and Tan
  • House Trained: Yes
  • Crate Trained: Yes
  • Neutered: Yes
  • Special Needs: No
  • Microchipped: Yes
  • Good With Kids: Unknown
  • Good With Cats: Unknown
  • Good With Dogs: Yes
  • Fostered In: Washington, DC
  • Tag Number: 021



Max is a 2.5 yr old, neutered male German Shepherd weighing a whopping 98 lbs. Max is a stunningly handsome dog who came to a shelter because his owner worked very long hours and did not have the time to dedicate to Max. He has been boarding him while at work so that he could have additional interaction but wanted more for Max. According to the shelter, he previously lived with children.

Max is a very well socialized dog with people, dogs and cats. He is laid back, but he does have ball drive and LOVES to play fetch. He is just an awesome dogs! He is being fostered with 2 female German Shepherds and is doing well with them. He also visits a dog park regularly and plays nicely with humans and dogs. He even went shopping at Nordstrom and was relaxed and friendly with other shoppers. 

He is fostered in Washington, DC. Interested adopters may contact info@trainingrescues.org for more information. 

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May

  • Sex: Female
  • Age: 11 year(s)
  • Weight: 70 lbs.
  • Color: Blk/tan
  • House Trained: Yes
  • Crate Trained: Unknown
  • Spayed: No
  • Special Needs: Yes
  • Microchipped: No
  • Good With Kids: Yes
  • Good With Cats: No
  • Good With Dogs: No
  • Fostered In: Pasadena, MD
  • Tag Number: 029



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Navy Blue puppy

  • Sex: Male
  • Age: 2 months
  • Weight: 14 lbs.
  • Color: Sable
  • House Trained: No
  • Crate Trained: Yes
  • Neutered: No
  • Special Needs: No
  • Microchipped: No
  • Good With Kids: Yes
  • Good With Cats: Unknown
  • Good With Dogs: Yes
  • Fostered In: Alexandria, VA
  • Tag Number: 045



Navy Blue puppy is a male German Shepherd born December 28, 2015.

The Volhard puppy temperament test was conducted on 2-14-16. The following are observations based on the puppy's performance.

  • naturally social, people focused puppy
  • does okay with handling and restraint, but still needs work to be relaxed
  • will retrieve, but not return with object
  • prey drive
  • likes tugs 

Confident, stable, and social puppy. Good pet or working prospect. Needs Shepherd experienced home. Without appropriate training, could develop resource guarding behavior. Needs structure and stimulation.

Training is a requirement under the adoption contract with a TRD-approved trainer.

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Neiko

  • Sex: Male
  • Age: 6 year(s)
  • Weight: 100 lbs.
  • Color: Black
  • House Trained: Yes
  • Crate Trained: Yes
  • Neutered: Yes
  • Special Needs: No
  • Microchipped: Unknown
  • Good With Kids: Yes
  • Good With Cats: Unknown
  • Good With Dogs: Unknown
  • Fostered In: Strasburg
  • Tag Number: 019



Neiko is a neutered 6 yo handsome 100+lbs hunk of German Shepherd. Neiko was surrendered by his owners because they were moving into a small apartment. He lived with a toddler and a Husky. He comes from working bloodlines so he does have high drive, even at 6, but also settles down nicely and is laid back in his kennel. He must have a family who is passionate about German Shepherds and understand the requirements of the breed. He needs a strong leader who will engage both his mind and body. Neiko will be a great waking buddy. He is friendly with people, but can be reactive with other dogs and most likely not good with cats. He never had any formal obedience training so he is learning basic commands and doing exceptionally well. He walks well on a leash and responsive to commands. He will need follow-on training with his new family to make sure appropriate leadership is established. 
He has lots of life to love to give to a family. Will you be the lucky ones?

Interested adopters may contact info@trainingrescues.org for more information or to schedule a meet and greet.


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Nina

  • Sex: Female
  • Age: 6 year(s)
  • Weight: 65 lbs.
  • Color: Black
  • House Trained: Yes
  • Crate Trained: Yes
  • Spayed: Yes
  • Special Needs: Unknown
  • Microchipped: Unknown
  • Good With Kids: Yes
  • Good With Cats: No
  • Good With Dogs: Unknown
  • Fostered In: Strasburg, VA
  • Tag Number: 023



Nina, an owner surrender, is a 6 year old spayed female German Shepherd. Nina is from Germany where her parents are Schutzhund titled sheep herders. That should give you an idea of her energy level, even at 6. She has energy and high drive with a very healthy prey drive. She must be the only dog. Ideally, she needs a home with lots of land in a rural setting. She will keep woodland creature populations in check! Nina has excellent obedience training and recall. She is very good with people and children, large and small. She is one of the most tolerant dogs with humans and obeys well. She did live with several children in her previous home. Nina can be active, but she can also settle down in the house. A family who runs, hikes, and spends lots of time outdoors will address her physical energy, but she also needs her mind engaged.

If you have a family and live in the country, this is an ideal situation for her. She is an excellent family companion, but is not good with other animals.

Interested adopters may contact info@trainingrescues.org for more information and to arrange a meet and greet.
 

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Odin

  • Sex: Male
  • Age: 1 year(s)
  • Weight: 85 lbs.
  • Color: tan with black mask
  • House Trained: Yes
  • Crate Trained: Yes
  • Neutered: Yes
  • Special Needs: No
  • Microchipped: Yes
  • Good With Kids: Yes
  • Good With Cats: Unknown
  • Good With Dogs: Yes
  • Fostered In: Roanoke
  • Tag Number: 009



Odin is a very sweet dog who loves people and dogs.

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Orange puppy

  • Sex: Male
  • Age: 3 months
  • Weight: 18 lbs.
  • Color: Blk/Tan
  • House Trained: No
  • Crate Trained: Yes
  • Neutered: No
  • Special Needs: No
  • Microchipped: No
  • Good With Kids: Yes
  • Good With Cats: Unknown
  • Good With Dogs: Yes
  • Fostered In: Alexandria, VA
  • Tag Number: 040



Orange puppy is a male German Shepherd born December 28, 2015.

The Volhard puppy temperament test was conducted on 2-14-16. The following are observations based on the puppy's performance.

  • not very social or naturally human focused
  • does not do well with handling or restraint. Needs a lot of work on positive handling all over and restraint.
  • will retrieve, but not return object. Could be taught to retrieve.

Very assertive and a little aloof. Needs an extremely experienced owner. Would not recommend home with young children because does not have the patience for them. Without appropriate training, could develop resource guarding behavior--need to work on trades and positive associations. Needs a lot of socialization and exposure.

Training is a requirement under the adoption contract with a TRD-approved trainer.

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Pepper

  • Sex: Female
  • Age: 1.5 year(s)
  • Weight: 60 lbs.
  • Color: Black
  • House Trained: Yes
  • Crate Trained: Yes
  • Spayed: Yes
  • Special Needs: No
  • Microchipped: Unknown
  • Good With Kids: Yes
  • Good With Cats: Unknown
  • Good With Dogs: Yes
  • Fostered In: Strasburg
  • Tag Number: 020



Pepper is 1.5 yo spayed 60 lbs female German Shepherd. Her owners surrendered her due to changing family circumstances. Pepper is a happy, sweet girl. She loves all the attention and tummy rubs she gets from the staff at Creature Comfort Inn! She also enjoys training and is an excellent student. However, she does still have puppy brain and loses focus every so often, but she is so darn cute!! Pepper will need regular exercise and continued training with her new family. She rides well in a car and gets along with other dogs and people. Not sure how she does with cats. 

Interested adopters may contact info@trainingrescues.org for more information or to schedule a meet and greet.

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Pink puppy

  • Sex: Female
  • Age: 2 months
  • Weight: 12 lbs.
  • Color: Sable
  • House Trained: No
  • Crate Trained: Yes
  • Spayed: No
  • Special Needs: No
  • Microchipped: No
  • Good With Kids: Yes
  • Good With Cats: Unknown
  • Good With Dogs: Yes
  • Fostered In: Alexandria, VA
  • Tag Number: 042



Pink puppy is a female German Shepherd born on December 28, 2015.

The Volhard puppy temperament test was conducted on 2-14-16. The following are observations based on the puppy's performance.

  • naturally social puppy
  • needs work on handling and restraint--handle all over using treats keeping it positive
  • not a natural retriever

Could be a good "pet" assertive but people focused. Needs experienced Shepherd owner. Continue working on positive socialization. Will need structure and mental stimulation.

Training is a requirement under the adoption contract with a TRD-approved trainer.

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Princess

  • Sex: Female
  • Age: 8 year(s)
  • Weight: 70 lbs.
  • Color: Blk/Tan
  • House Trained: Yes
  • Crate Trained: Yes
  • Spayed: No
  • Special Needs: Yes
  • Microchipped: No
  • Good With Kids: Yes
  • Good With Cats: No
  • Good With Dogs: No
  • Fostered In: Pasadena, MD
  • Tag Number: 030



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Purple puppy

  • Sex: Male
  • Age: 2 months
  • Weight: 14 lbs.
  • Color: Sable
  • House Trained: No
  • Crate Trained: Yes
  • Neutered: No
  • Special Needs: No
  • Microchipped: No
  • Good With Kids: Yes
  • Good With Cats: Unknown
  • Good With Dogs: Yes
  • Fostered In: Alexandria, VA
  • Tag Number: 044



Purple puppy is a male German Shepherd born December 28, 2015.

The Volhard puppy temperament test was conducted on 2-14-16. The following are observations based on the puppy's performance.

  • not human focused, highly interested in environment and curious
  • does well with handling--continue to make positive
  • does not enjoy restraint. Needs a lot of work with handling while restrained
  • not a natural retriever, no interest in ball or prey (tug)

Could be a good "pet." Assertive puppy and aloof. Needs and experienced Shepherd (or working breed) owner. Would do well with owners who owned Chows or Akitas. Would not recommend home with children. Will need a lot of socialization and exposure to avoid reactive behavior later in life.

Training is a requirement under the adoption contract with a TRD-approved trainer.

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Red puppy

  • Sex: Male
  • Age: 2 months
  • Weight: 14 lbs.
  • Color: Sable
  • House Trained: No
  • Crate Trained: Yes
  • Neutered: No
  • Special Needs: No
  • Microchipped: No
  • Good With Kids: Yes
  • Good With Cats: Unknown
  • Good With Dogs: Yes
  • Fostered In: Alexandria, VA
  • Tag Number: 043



Red puppy is a male German Shepherd born December 28, 2015.

The Volhard puppy temperament test was conducted on 2-14-16. The following are observations based on the puppy's performance.

  • naturally social and human focused
  • does well with handling and restraint, but only for short periods. Gets frustrated with restraint after some time.
  • natural retrieve 
  • prey drive
  • likes tugs

Confident puppy, curious, not overly assertive or passive. Great for SAR, service dog, sport prospect. Nice well-rounded puppy. Will need structure and work to avoid trouble later.

Training is a requirement under the adoption contract with a TRD-approved trainer.

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River

  • Sex: Female
  • Age: 3.5 year(s)
  • Weight: 55 lbs.
  • Color: Sable
  • House Trained: Yes
  • Crate Trained: Yes
  • Spayed: Yes
  • Special Needs: No
  • Microchipped: Yes
  • Good With Kids: Unknown
  • Good With Cats: No
  • Good With Dogs: Yes
  • Fostered In: Alexandria, VA
  • Tag Number: 032



River is a 3.5 Sable female who was used for breeding her entire life. She is under socialized and never knew the finer things in life. However, despite this she is a sweet, but very scared and unsure of her new world. She is very affectionate and playful when she warms up and gains confidence that she is safe. She was used for breeding and lived outside in a pen not knowing the comforts of an indoor life. That has all changed now! She came to us on December 23 and on December 28 she gave birth to 11 healthy puppies. She was an excellent and devoted mother. She kept all 11 alive and well fed. Although she is undersocialized she wants to trust and explore her new world. She will need a quiet home and a patient human to continue her training and socialization, but she will reward this kindness with her devotion and loyalty. 

She has weened her puppies and soon will be spayed. Interested adopters may contact info@trainingrescues.org for more information.

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River

  • Sex: Female
  • Age: 5 year(s)
  • Weight: 60 lbs.
  • Color: Sable
  • House Trained: Yes
  • Crate Trained: Yes
  • Spayed: Yes
  • Special Needs: No
  • Microchipped: Yes
  • Good With Kids: No
  • Good With Cats: No
  • Good With Dogs: Yes
  • Fostered In: Alexandria
  • Tag Number: 059



River is a 4.5 y o  sable female who was used for breeding her entire life living outside in a pen where she never knew the finer things in life. However, despite this rough life, she is a sweet, affectionate, and playful looking to find her forever home. She does well with other dogs and will, most likely, do well with cats, especially if the cat is dog savvy. She will need a relatively quiet home without children and a family to continue her training and socialization, but she will reward this kindness with her devotion and loyalty. She is looking to bond with her special human. 

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Rommel

  • Sex: Male
  • Age: 9 year(s)
  • Weight: 16 lbs.
  • Color: dark sable
  • House Trained: No
  • Crate Trained: Yes
  • Neutered: No
  • Special Needs: No
  • Microchipped: No
  • Good With Kids: Yes
  • Good With Cats: Yes
  • Good With Dogs: Yes
  • Fostered In: Alexandria, VA
  • Tag Number: 031



Rommel is Gretchen's sole surviving puppy.

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Rosie

  • Sex: Female
  • Age: 1.5 year(s)
  • Weight: 65 lbs.
  • Color: Blk/Tan
  • House Trained: Yes
  • Crate Trained: Yes
  • Spayed: Yes
  • Special Needs: No
  • Microchipped: Unknown
  • Good With Kids: Yes
  • Good With Cats: No
  • Good With Dogs: Unknown
  • Fostered In: Alexandria
  • Tag Number: 060



Rosie is an owner surrender to a shelter where she lived outside in rural Virginia, but very much likes her new indoor dog life! She is about 1.5 y o. She is a sweet, friendly girl. Rosie was a little shut down from all the changes in her life, but she has come out of her shell with a personality of playfulness, happiness, and joy. She does need continuing confidence building.

She has been evaluated by a certified behaviorist/trainer. Her findings are as follows:

  • she is sweet and people focused
  • she was uncomfortable with forced handling (holding and touching feet) but very tolerant and accepting
  • she needs work on conditioning and given space to choose contact and not forced to interact, she will demand attention and contact when wanted
  • loves attention and petting, seeks human for assurance and when anxious
  • not food motivated, but will accept food and treats
  • likes toys
  • seems ok with dogs, but will need slow introduction and time
  • high risk for separation anxiety, showing some signs now. Can correct with appropriate conditioning

The adoption contract requires training with one of TRD's approved trainers.

Interested adopters may submit an adoption application on the website at http://www.trainingrescues.org/adoptprocess.html

For additional information contact info@trainingrescues.org

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Sabre

  • Sex: Male
  • Age: 3 year(s)
  • Weight: 70 lbs.
  • Color: Sable
  • House Trained: Yes
  • Crate Trained: Yes
  • Neutered: Yes
  • Special Needs: No
  • Microchipped: Yes
  • Good With Kids: Yes
  • Good With Cats: No
  • Good With Dogs: Yes
  • Fostered In: Alexandria
  • Tag Number: 001



Meet Sabre! He is a stunning dark sable German Shepherd who is Training Rescue Dog's inaugural rescue!

Sabre is a short-haired German Shepherd that was found as a stray in Baltimore, MD. His history is curious because he was obviously well-cared for, knows some German commands, but no microchip or tattoos. He is in great shape, neutered, u...p-to-date on all vaccinations, and now has a microchip. He was rescued a day before he was due to be put to sleep. He is the kind of GSD that someone who fosters GSDs, would keep for themselves. I have had him for five weeks now and he is a fantastic dog. If we didn’t have three dogs already, I would be telling you about our latest family addition. He knows basic commands, sit, down, go-potty, kennel up, “Hup!” (into the back of a Gator or Pickup), “this way” when walking in a field and watching my change in direction”, and is fantastic on recall while walking in the wilderness. He is learning fetch with a ball, not to chase chickens, goats, ducks, and kitties. He is a powerful dog, yet corrects very easily. He can jump! He is crate trained and will need a sturdy crate. He has no issue with thunder, lightning, chainsaws, falling trees, kids, and small dogs. You have to watch him with other large dogs--so far, intact dogs--small issue, but correctable. He is fitting into my pack of two other intact GSDs, and our small dog/big personality--Maggie. He is non-reactive on our walks, but always vigilant of his surroundings--a potential bark at a stranger, but stops when told that’s enough. He looks to his Handler for assurance, is developing good Handler eye contact, and just an all-around great dog. This dog will only go to someone(s) who shares my enthusiasm for the breed, leads an active lifestyle, and will include him in their life. He would also be a good family dog. Sabre is on his way to achieving the AKC Good Canine Citizen certification.

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Thor

  • Sex: Male
  • Age: 6 year(s)
  • Weight: 110 lbs.
  • Color: Black and Tan
  • House Trained: Yes
  • Crate Trained: Yes
  • Neutered: Yes
  • Special Needs: No
  • Microchipped: Unknown
  • Good With Kids: Yes
  • Good With Cats: Unknown
  • Good With Dogs: Unknown
  • Fostered In: Strasburg
  • Tag Number: 004



Thor is a big, gorgeous German Shepherd! He weighs 110lbs and is not fat. He is an owner surrender and will need a strong, confident leader who has breed experience. He is very smart and a little stubborn, but a great d...og for a human up to the challenge! More pictures will be posted soon. He is currently with a trainer. Not for first time German Shepherd owners. Must have breed experience.

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Timberlake

  • Sex: Male
  • Age: 1.5 year(s)
  • Weight: 60 lbs.
  • Color: black
  • House Trained: Yes
  • Crate Trained: Yes
  • Neutered: Yes
  • Special Needs: No
  • Microchipped: Unknown
  • Good With Kids: Yes
  • Good With Cats: No
  • Good With Dogs: Yes
  • Fostered In: Roanoke
  • Tag Number: 010



Timberlake was on the euthanasia list, but was pulled just in time. He is a sweet and very smart 1 yr old male Shepherd/Lab mix. He is housebroken, crate trained, and has had basic obedience training. He does very well with other dogs. Timberlake also does well with adults and children of all ages. He has lots of energy to play or to  be a running companion, but he also can settle down and snuggle on the sofa. He is looking for his forever home, could that be yours? Timberlake is fostered in Roanoke. Interested adopters may contact info@trainingrescues.org for more more information and arrange a meet and greet.

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Xander

  • Sex: Male
  • Age: 2 year(s)
  • Weight: 70 lbs.
  • Color: Black and Red
  • House Trained: Yes
  • Crate Trained: Yes
  • Neutered: Yes
  • Special Needs: Unknown
  • Microchipped: Yes
  • Good With Kids: Unknown
  • Good With Cats: Unknown
  • Good With Dogs: Yes
  • Fostered In: Strasburg
  • Tag Number: 053



Xander is a gorgeous 2 year old, long coat black and red neutered male German Shepherd. He was an owner surrender to a DC shelter. All other German Shepherd rescues passed him up and he was out of options. The shelter called to ask if we could make room for him. His assessment at the shelter was unremarkable, but we sent him to spend some time with trainers to assess his temperament before making him available for adoption. The trainers report he has a good temperament, shows no aggression toward other dogs, and is friendly with all people who approach him, however children and cats are unknown. He is not food motivated, but responsive to commands. He also rides well in a car. In his previous home, he was left to his own devices and never had any structure or training.

Xander will need a home with previous German Shepherd experience and will need continued training with an approved trainer. Previous experience includes handling and training another pure bred German Shepherd as an adult. Approved trainers are trainers with whom TRD currently works.

Interested adopters may submit an adoption application online at www.trainingrescues.org. For inadtional information, please email info@trainingrescues.org. 

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Xena

  • Sex: Female
  • Age: 6 months
  • Weight: 51 lbs.
  • Color: Black and Tan
  • House Trained: Yes
  • Crate Trained: Yes
  • Spayed: Unknown
  • Special Needs: No
  • Microchipped: Unknown
  • Good With Kids: Yes
  • Good With Cats: Unknown
  • Good With Dogs: Unknown
  • Fostered In: Alexandria
  • Tag Number: 013



Xena, the Warrior Princess, is a stunning 7 month old female German Shepherd. She is an owner surrender from a family who did not understand the demands of the breed. She is a sweet puppy eager to learn, but very high energy. She needs a family who is VERY active. She will only be adopted to those who live an active lifestyle. She rides well in a car and loves ice cream cones! She did live with a toddler, but she is active and very physical so small children could be knocked over due to her exuberance. She has good ball drive and will play fetch for hours. As she matures, she will need continued socialization to build her confidence and make her a well-rounded dog. She will complete basic training, but follow-on training is required as part of the adoption contract. If you are an active family and would like to schedule a meet and greet, please email info@trainingrescues.org

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Yellow puppy

  • Sex: Male
  • Age: 2 months
  • Weight: 14 lbs.
  • Color: Blk/Tan
  • House Trained: No
  • Crate Trained: Yes
  • Neutered: No
  • Special Needs: No
  • Microchipped: No
  • Good With Kids: Yes
  • Good With Cats: Unknown
  • Good With Dogs: Yes
  • Fostered In: Alexandria, VA
  • Tag Number: 037



Yellow puppy is a male German Shepherd born December 28, 2015.

The Volhard puppy temperament test was conducted on 2-14-16. The following are observations based on the puppy's performance.

  • social, human focus--continue with socialization and positive outings
  • does not enjoy handling for long periods of time or confinement--work on restraint and handling with treats to keep positive
  • not a natural retriever 

Could be a good "pet" but needs an experienced Shepherd owner. Assertive, but adapts wells Will need structure and mental stimulation.

Training is a requirement under the adoption contract with a TRD-approved trainer.

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Zach

  • Sex: Male
  • Age: 1 year(s)
  • Weight: 76 lbs.
  • Color: Black and Tan
  • House Trained: Yes
  • Crate Trained: Yes
  • Neutered: Yes
  • Special Needs: No
  • Microchipped: Yes
  • Good With Kids: Yes
  • Good With Cats: Unknown
  • Good With Dogs: Yes
  • Fostered In: Strasburg
  • Tag Number: 008



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Zach

  • Sex: Male
  • Age: 1.8 year(s)
  • Weight: 80 lbs.
  • Color: Black and Tan
  • House Trained: Yes
  • Crate Trained: Yes
  • Neutered: Yes
  • Special Needs: No
  • Microchipped: Yes
  • Good With Kids: No
  • Good With Cats: No
  • Good With Dogs: No
  • Fostered In: Strasburg
  • Tag Number: 026



Zach is a very handsome owner surrender. He is just 1.8 years old weighing 85 pounds and a stunning young dog imported from Germany. He is affectionate and playful once he gets to know you and develops a relationship. He tends to warm up more quickly to men, but is good with both men and women. However, he does respect correction more coming from a man. He is very smart and full of energy so he will need an active family to give him required exercise. Zach needs a home where there are no children and no other pets. 

Interested adopters may contact info@trainingrescues.org for more information and to arrange a meet and greet. 

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Zar

  • Sex: Male
  • Age: 3 year(s)
  • Weight: 80 lbs.
  • Color: dark sable
  • House Trained: Unknown
  • Crate Trained: Yes
  • Neutered: Yes
  • Special Needs: No
  • Microchipped: Yes
  • Good With Kids: Unknown
  • Good With Cats: Unknown
  • Good With Dogs: Yes
  • Fostered In: Strasburg
  • Tag Number: 034



Bio to be updated

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Zev

  • Sex: Male
  • Age: 7 months
  • Weight: 40 lbs.
  • Color: Dark Sable
  • House Trained: Yes
  • Crate Trained: Yes
  • Neutered: No
  • Special Needs: No
  • Microchipped: Unknown
  • Good With Kids: Yes
  • Good With Cats: Yes
  • Good With Dogs: Yes
  • Fostered In: Falls Church, VA
  • Tag Number: 050



Zev is about an 8 month old dark sable German Shepherd puppy. According to the shelter, he has a phenomenal temperament! During the evaluation, he let the evaluator tug his legs, pick up hind legs, hold his tail, dig in his mouth. He also seems good with other dogs and cats. 

We will post additional information as we get to know him. He is fostered in Falls Church, VA.

UPDATE: Zev does, indeed, have a phenomenal temperament. He is a happy puppy who gets along with cats, dogs, toddlers, children, and adults. He is crate trained, although will complain a bit when he first goes in, but settles quickly. He rides well in a car and has very good manners when dining out at a sidewalk cafe. He is fostered in a house with cats and would like to play, but when rebuffed he accepts it and moves along. He plays very nicely with dogs and is respectful of smaller dogs who do not interested in his invitations to play. 

There is a training requirement under the adoption contract with an approved trainer. Interested adopters should submit an online adoption application at www.trainingrescues.org