German Shepherd/Labrador Retriever
Picture of Alex, a male German Shepherd/Labrador Retriever

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Home:San Francisco, CA  
Age: 22 Years   Sex: Male   Weight: 51-100 lbs

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Quick Bio:
-mutt-pound dog

Human attention...any human! , Water...any lake, bay or stream, Gophers...he's hypnotized by them!

Hates balloons even uninflated ones

Favorite Toy:
a small soft rubber squeaky toy, the newest one...for maybe a day

Favorite Food:
Anything I am eating

Favorite Walk:
Duboce Park

Best Tricks:
Hiding when I am even thinking about clipping his nails

Arrival Story:
After the passing of my previous dog, I went to the animal shelter seeking another canine companion. When I entered the room housing Alex, he was the only dog that came forward and stuck his paw through the bars of the cage attempting to play with me. Alas, I had to leave town for two weeks, but I learned that Alex had been at the shelter for almost two months before I arrived. Surely he would be there when I returned. Two weeks later I returned to find a sign hanging on his cage, Adoption Pending. I waited to see who would be his new guardian. I saw it was a young Asian couple with a five yr. old boy. Alex left with them reluctantly, and I wished them well. I left disappointed, but returned two weeks later to find Alex back in a cage. This shelter has a return policy if things don't work out. The family claimed the dog was too big for their child. I wasted no time adopting him on the spot!

Less than a year after acquiring Alex, I suffered a permanent disability. After recovering sufficiently to function by myself, I had Alex certified as a Service Dog. He has been my constant companion since in virtually every activity I engage. About two years ago, Alex became a therapy dog through a program sponsored by our local SPCA. Alex enjoys the visits he makes to nursing homes and hospitals bringing some of the same joy and comfort to the people there that he provides every day for me.

I've Been On Dogster Since:
June 20th 2004 More than 12 years!

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